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.
BODY BY FISHER Philadelphia, 19111
"Full Time Medical Receptionist Wanted" I am looking for a detail-oriented, upbeat Medical Receptionist, who works well with others, to be part of our Medical Weight Loss team. Must have proper phone etiquette skills, be computer literate, and able to multitask! Bilingual Spanish/Portuguese, previous experience, or Medical Assistant certificate a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. So, if y...
ADOPTIONS FROM THE HEART Wynnewood, 19096
RECEPTIONIST Wynnewood 40hrs/week clerical duties for non-profit adoption agency busy office. Exc. org. skills. Strong computer, phone, & customer service skills, a MUST. Proficient in Microsoft Office req'd. Email resume & salary req. to ***** or fax to 610-642-7938. EOE Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Company Confidential Dover, 19901
KENT SUSSEX COMMUNITY SERVICES Receptionist/ Clerical Support (Georgetown) Candidate will be responsible for receiving callers and clients, daily charges and collection of monies, and scheduling appointments for service. Must have excellent customer service skills, be detailed oriented, able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment; computer and office skills required. Minimum requiremen...
Company Confidential Dover, 19901
Busy Medical Practice looking for Front Office Medical Receptionist preferable with experience in Electronic Health Records. Full time position available with benefits. This position includes scheduling patients, referrals, check in/ check out patients, file documentation and handling phone calls. The position will be open to start immediately. Those that meet requirements and would like to apply...
Company Confidential Odessa, 79765
Medical Receptionist Experienced applicants only for physician's office. This is a full time position. Experience as a nurse assistant is preferred. Send resume to sdowneyrn@ permianbasinneuro. com...
Receptionist MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Some medical exper nec, computer exper helpful. Fax resume 610-874-0318...
Company Confidential JENKINTOWN, PA, 19046
MEDICAL Receptionist MEDICAL Receptionist Busy, privately owned FP in Jenkintown seeks experienced 5 + yrs. medical secretary. Call 215-887-3100...
* RECEPTIONIST * Must have good customer service skills, be experienced w/spreadsheets, A/P, A/R. and be able to multi-task. Knowledge of Excel a plus. Call 614-235-1775 or email: ***** This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
RECEPTIONIST For busy downtown law firm. Criteria: well-groomed professional appearance. Previous experience in multi-line phone system, polite phone presence, multi-task, reliable transportation, high energy, responsible and loyal person. Please send resume to ***** This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST For multiple locations, full time position, experience necessary. Fax resume to (419)868-7300...
Company Confidential Summerville, SC, 29483
Receptionist-PT A non profit in Summerville, SC is currently seeking a part-time Receptionist. experience required, as well as good communication/ inter-personal skills required for good rapport within a small office setting. Send resume to *****...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
Investment Firm Receptionist/Scanner Full-Time Experienced, Responsible, Multi-tasked, Proficient in Word & Excel Mail Resume to: *****...
MH CIVIL CONSTRUCTORS, INC. MH Civil Constructors, Inc. has immediate openings for the following positions: * Receptionist * Pipe Layers * Pipe Foremen * Concrete Finishers * Heavy Equipment Operators * General Laborers All applicants must pass a drug test and/or operator test. Travel may be required. Current projects located in Amarillo area. Apply in person at 1113 N. McMasters St., Suite C, Ama...
Staffing Resources Midland, 79701
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Receptionist Administrative Assistant Clerical Office Assistant Shop Hand Dental Office Manager Invoicing/Data Entry Temporary Temp to Hire Data Entry Clerk Email resumes to *****...
RECEPTIONIST-CUSTOMER SERVICE The Quikrete Companies, Wauregan CT, is one of the leading producers of packaged concrete and related products. We are currently seeking a receptionist for our Wauregan, CT facility. We seek a well organized person with computer experience (J D Edwards, Word, Excel). Position involves order entry, filing, phones, reporting and general customer service. * Excellent ver...
PART TIME RECEPTIONIST Luxury Auto Dealership , Professional Demeanor, Cashier experience preferred, bilingual in Spanish is a plus! Hours are Mon - Fri: 4pm - 7pm, Sat 8am -6pm. Call 210-341-2800....
WALTER BOWLING Tampa, 33614
Dental Receptionist for busy Oral Surgery practice. Dental experience a must. F/T, growing practice with room for advancement. Bilingual is a plus. Call Violet 727-494-4555 Reference Code:100414941102...
Job Description: Are you a professional receptionist looking to expand on your responsibilities? Do you recognize the importance of first impressions,whether face to face or over the phone? Do you have 2+ years of receptionist experience and a good work history? We are looking for that go-to ,can-do "Director of First Impressions." If you are the person that everyone goes to in a pinch, then you a...
Job Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for an experienced Receptionist in Springfield, MO. This position is a temporary job opportunity. This is a great opportunity for students and retirees. The right candidate will fill in on intermittent basis covering vacation time. The Receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls and directing those call...
Landscape and Irrigation Contractor located in Hobe Sound is looking for an experienced, customer service oriented Receptionist/ Front Office Asst. Some position responsibilities to include: · Answer multi -line incoming calls, inquire as to the callers needs and either assist or direct to the appropriate person promptly. · Greet and assist walk in guests. · Order and maintain office supply invent...
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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.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
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Attention to Detail
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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