Receptionist Employment Information
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.
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Company Confidential Boulder, CO, 80308
Front Desk Receptionist is needed for a busy ob/gyn private practice. Some medical office experience a plus. Position is fulltime, M-F 8:00am-5:00pm, competitive pay and benefits. Please fax resume to 303-996-0801. No phone calls please....
RECEPTIONIST - P/T for podiatry office. Exp helpful. FAX resume 610-485-8254 or email: email@example.com...
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST, Seeking full time medical receptionist for busy Mt. Pleasant physical therapy office. Must have medical front desk experience and solid base in EMR systems. Submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org...
Front Desk Receptionist Full-time receptionist needed for busy OB/GYN office. Applicant must be detail-oriented with excellent customer service skills. Dependability is a must. Ability to multi-task is vital. Position requires ability to work in both our Lebanon or Palmyra office locations as well as some evening hours, M-F. High School diploma required. Bilingual a plus. Medical terminology helpf...
Company Confidential WARREN, MI, 48088
MEDICAL ASST & RECEPTIONIST w/Exp Fast paced 5 physician's medical office in Warren. Candidates must have very friendly dispositions. Fax resume 586-393-6515...
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General Alternative Testing Labs is hiring for the following positions: Sample Log In/ Receptionist - Full Time Sample Prep - Part Time Will train both positions but computer experience is necessary. Please specify which position you are interested in. Please send resumes to: email@example.com...
Company Confidential Fort Wayne, 46807
Headwaters Counseling is hiring a RECEPTIONIST/BILLING CLERK 3rd Party payor experience required. Submit resume w/cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Stephen A. Jarrell Headwaters Counseling 2712 S. Calhoun Fort Wayne, IN 46807 EOE This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and www.jobs.fortwayne.com....
Company Confidential SPRINGFIELD, PA, 19064
FT position in Del. Co. for outgoing indiv. in busy healthcare setting. Exp. Req'd w/phone, Excel/Word, and Office skills. Fax resume to: 484-573-1053 EOE...
Receptionist & Kennel Attendant Pet lovers a must! for a boarding and grooming kennel. FT/PT apply at: 3500 W. Ramsey St. Banning 92220 951-849-1462...
Company Confidential TROY, MI, 48084
RECEPTIONIST RECEPTIONIST and Miscellaneous Office Activities, part time Troy Real Estate office. Experienced receptionist preferred. Fri thru Sun. Weekdays if needed. Email resume to email@example.com =...
Company Confidential Evansville, IN, 47725
Receptionist/Medical Assistant for family practice office. Fax resume to (812)868-0804, Attn: Office Manager Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Picayune, 39466
Receptionist wanted for growing medical office. Must be reliable, honest, and computer literate. Part-time to start, noon to 5pm. Send resume with References to: Receptionist, P O Box 963, Picayune, MS 39466 This job listing brought to you by The Picayune Item...
Company Confidential Eureka, CA, 95501
MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Front Office PT, Tues. -Thurs. answering multi phone line, scheduling, authorizations, ability to multi task. Medical Office Experience. Send resume and cover letter to: Practice Administrator , PO Box 7178 Eureka, CA 95502....
Company Confidential Whittier, CA, 90605
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST For an ophthalmology practice. Current experience req'd, minimum of 3 yrs. F/T, Mon-Fri, (562) 947-1318 Fax (562) 947-4785....
BRT GENERAL Corporation Danbury, 06810
RECEPTIONIST DANBURY - Alt 3rd Sat 10-4pm. Exp'd cust serv. prof'l w/phone, computer & cash handling skills. Fax resume: 203-792-0280...
Receptionist Glendale Hts Auto Dealer seeks part time Receptionist/ Cashier. Dealership exp. a plus. Multi-tasking and reliability a must. Responsibilities will include answering phones, cashiering and light filing. 20 -25 hours per week. Retail environment. Schedule will include some Saturday & holiday hours. Please email resume to Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org Posting provided by:...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $13.00 Job Description: Growing Title company in the Denver Tech Center is looking for a Receptionist to join their team! Job Responsibilities include: - Answer a multi-line phone system and direct calls - Copying, Filing, Faxing and other clerical duties - Office vendor management - Maintain break-room and conference rooms - Helping with correspondence between office...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $13.00 Job Description: MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST/ADMIN *Must have at least 1 year working experience *Great Customer Service skills *Able to take direction and be a team player *Able to multi task *Bilingual a plus *Able to work with walk-ins and busy phones *Experience with computers and softwares in a medical setting. Interviews being scheduled immediately. We are an eq...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $13.00 Job Description: Seeking a MEDICAL Receptionist/Customer Service for one of our locations in the St Pete/Pinellas Park area. Resume must reflect a minimum of 1 year experience as a MEDICAL Receptionist IN A PHYSICIAN OFFICE SETTING or in MEDICAL Customer Service. Must have experience in answering multi-line phone system, transferring calls, taking detailed mess...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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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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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
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Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
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