Receptionist Job Overview
Receptionists create the first impression at many types of businesses. They answer phones, transfer calls, take messages, greet visitors or customers, and offer refreshments to guests. In some organizations, they also do administrative tasks such scheduling, typing, copying, filing, handling travel details, restocking kitchen supplies and sorting mail.
Receptionist Job Types
Medical receptionists work in a healthcare setting where they greet patients, collect insurance information and schedule appointments.
Corporate receptionists welcome visitors. They may also book company conference rooms, answer phones and handle secretarial work.
Beauty salon receptionists work at a front desk where they book appointments, greet and direct customers, and collect payments.
A government receptionist’s job often centers on verifying visitors’ identities. They issue temporary identification cards and call officials to let them know they have guests.
Receptionists who work in a transit facility answer passengers’ questions about departures, arrivals and local amenities.
You can typically land receptionist work with a high school diploma or GED, followed by on-the-job training. Having experience with word processing and spreadsheets will help you find receptionist employment.
Receptionist Job Market
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts receptionist jobs will grow 24 percent from 2010 to 2020 -- faster than most occupations. While some companies now go without a receptionist, most continue to have a receptionist working the front desk and greeting guests in person. Plenty of new receptionist jobs open up because it’s an entry-level position from which people move up relatively quickly. Most growth in receptionist job opportunities will happen in healthcare settings, including doctors’ and dentists’ offices and elder-care facilities, the BLS says.
The average receptionist salary was $26,730 in May 2011, according to the BLS. The highest mean salary was earned by receptionists working in dental offices: $30,380.
We are looking for outgoing bilingual receptionist/customer service professionals for openings out of our Randstad Lanham branch! Randstad has partnered with small and large clients in the Prince George's County and Anne Arundel County area. If you are bilingual and have experience with customer service, please apply. This position is a great way to gain experience. Our clients offers an extensive...
This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with a prestigious cosmetics company. The ideal candidate for this position will be available on short notice to fill in as a receptionist for short term or long term assignments (could be 1 day , 1 week or 1 month). This is a great chance for any qualified individual to improve their skills within an amazing company. If you are passionate a...
Randstad has an immediate opening for an experienced Medical Front Office Receptionist in the East end of Louisville! This position is a direct hire position with a medical procedure office. $12 an hour to start, with benefits. - Researching patient files, Data Entry - Scheduling and rescheduling appointments - Working with patients and insurance companies - Taking patients back to examining rooms...
Randstad is having an open house for a Receptionist in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. The receptionist would greet clients and visitors, in person or on the phone. This person will also direct visitors to the most appropriate person or department and perform various administrative tasks. The client is looking for a receptionist who is flexible, and has a go-getter personality with a willingne...
Receptionist Looking for a seasoned receptionist with experience working in a corporate setting to cover temporary assignments in Walnut Creek, CA. Duties and Responsibilities: - Answering and directing all incoming calls - Filing documents - Special projects as assigned - Manage incoming mail/deliveries - Greeting all visitors and clients - Stock and maintenance of employee break room Working hou...
Randstad is currently recruiting for a full time receptionist to work for a client in the East End of Louisville. Qualified applicants will possess a minimum of two years of reception and/or switchboard experience. This position will demand superior customer service skills and the highest level of professionalism, as this role will deliver the first impression of our client. This is a temporary to...
Great Job Opportunity in downtown Columbus, Ohio Randstad Corporate Services, in partnership with a leader in the Financial Services and Insurance industry, is seeking a Customer Service Rep/Receptionist to be part of a their team in Downtown Columbus. This is an excellent opportunity with one of the top employers in Columbus. You will be answering an average of 100calls per day covering the main...
RECEPTIONIST Full Time - Immediate Opening - Professional Office Temp to Hire Opportunity! Please email resumes to Jamie Sweigard - ***** Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Duties: * Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or o...
America’s Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc that currently operates retail optical stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia. With over 370 locations across the country, and forty stores being added annually, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves e...
Receptionist We are a fast growing industrial contracting company seeking a hard working receptionist. This is a full-time, permanent employment opportunity. You must be willing to work 40+ hours. We offer benefits and 401K. Responsibilities Answering incoming calls from a multi-line switchboard Sort incoming mail Provide administrative support to staff as needed Basic Clerical duties as needed Re...
Company Confidential Fremont, MI, 49412
A medical office in Newaygo County is seeking qualified candidates for a Receptionist. If you possess the necessary qualifications and would like to apply, please send resume and cover letter to Lynda Nance at *****. Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. Duties: 1. Wecome patients and answer phones in...
Front Office Receptionist Immediate opening for a Front Office Receptionist position in a face paced clinic environment. Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Must be: Able to multi-task Independent Thinker Dependable Reliable Able to communicate effectively with patients and employees Previous medical and billing experience required. Apply to: Abilene Diagnostic Clinic 1 Village Dr., Ste. 250 Abilene,...
Company Confidential South Portland, ME, 04106
Full time position available for receptionist at a busy law firm. Must work well independently and as part of a team. Legal office experience a plus but not required. Position also includes scanning and processing outgoing mail....
Teledyne LeCroy designs and manufactures electronic test equipment. Our division headquarters is based in Chestnut Ridge, NY (Rockland County) - - right on the border of Bergen County, NJ. We are looking for a PART-TIME CORPORATE RECEPTIONIST to join our team. This person must be professional, dependable and possess good communication skills. This person will be responsible for: Answering and rout...
Job Title: Compliance Administrative Assistant/Receptionist Reports to: VP Compliance/CCO Summary Description: Support the compliance department in an administrative role and provide receptionist support for thecompany . Essential Job Functions: Answer main office line and route incoming calls appropriately. Sort and distribute the incoming mail. Update main phone line voice messages for office ho...
Hedge Fund in Midtown, Manhattan is looking to hire a Temp to Perm Administrative Receptionist. Responsibilities: -Meet and greet visitors -Answer phones, direct calls and take messages -Handle incoming and outgoing mail -Provide backup administrative support to a team of admins in the office -Faxing, filing and scanning documents -Help the Operations team to scan and track invoices and payments -...
Extremely fast paced NYC corporate office seeks a professional, friendly, organized and ambitious Receptionist. Duties: Answers all incoming calls by determining the nature of the call and directing the call to the correct department. Responsible for coordinating the schedule for the executive conference room Greets all visitors and shows guests to the proper meeting area. Maintains safe and clean...
Company Confidential Visalia, CA, 93277
A local manufacturing company is currently recruiting a professional, flexible individual for a full time Administrative Assistant-Receptionist position. The Administrative Assistant-Receptionist is responsible for maintaining a positive and friendly image to all callers, visitors, and guests while greeting them and directing them. This position will also be responsible for general office duties a...
Major Real Estate Developer is seeking a receptionist/admin assistant. This is a great opportunity, with definite growth potential. Candidate must have strong computer skills, including Word and Powerpoint. Must beable able to handle busy phones and do general administrative tasks....
Part Time (25 hours a week) Receptionist position with busy downtown law firm. Well known plaintiff law firm is looking for a receptionist to work alongside three other full time receptionists. Must have prior switchboard experience....
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Answers inquiries and obtains information for general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties; provides information regarding activities conducted at establishment; location of departments, offices, and employees within organization.
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Attention to Detail
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries; provides information about establishment such as location of departments or offices; employees within the organization, or services provided.
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