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.
Company Confidential Plant City, FL, 33563
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Receptionist Company looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, fast paced and responsible individual. Responsibilities include: Greeting visitors and directing them to the proper area, answer and direct incoming calls to the proper department. Must have good verbal and written skills. Excellent medical, dental ans vision package....
New Wave People is looking for a Receptionist to work in East St. Louis, IL. Responsibilities include: - Answering all incoming calls and transferring calls appropriately - Greeting, screening and assisting visitors to the office, ensuring appropriate security measures are followed - Opening and disseminating incoming mail, parcels and deliveries - Prepare and meter outgoing mail - Respond to inqu...
Our law firm is looking to fill two open positions: (1) Receptionist (2) Personal Injury Paralegal Both positions require the applicant to be bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish Both positions require the applicant to have at least two years experience in the position in which they are applying Applicant must be able to multi-task, as we are a very busy and fast paced firm. Please do not...
Seeking a customer service rep / receptionist for a busy shop. Will be taking orders via phone. Must have good communication skills and computer skills. Shift will be Monday - Friday. 35 hours a week and the owner is flexible on start time. $9 an hour. Please send resume....
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 Great opportunity with a dynamic, growing Tulsa company for an outgoing administrative person with good phone skills. This person will fill the Receptionist role but will also be involved in various administrative projects. Must be an energetic, professional, outgoing type with a detailed, thorough approach. Must also have good Microsoft Office basic skills. Compensation: Approximatel...
Toyota of Greenwich is currently seeking a receptionist / cashier for our busy automotive dealership. Experience is a plus but will train the right candidate. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits....
Bilingual Receptionist job in Tulsa, OK. Accounting Principals has a Receptionist job available immediately! The pay range for this position is between $13.00 and $14.00 per hour based on experience. Bilingual Receptionist Job Responsibilities: - Answer phones - Provide customer service - Data entry - Scanning and filing Qualifications: - 2+ years experience answering phones - Must be able to comm...
Company Confidential Irving, TX, 75062
The Receptionist reports directly to the Business Office Manager. As a Receptionist you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. The primary purpose of this job position is to perform clerical support in an efficient manner in accordance with established procedures, and as directed by your supervisor. Administra...
Company Confidential Mercerville, NJ, 08619
Full Time Medical Assistant/Receptionist needed for a busy 2 physician orthopedic practice. Medical office experience is required and flexibility is a must. Experience working in an orthopedic setting is preferred. Duties will include both clinical and clerical work. Medical Assistant certification is a plus but not a requirement....
Job Description: Listed as one of the top companies to work at in Bellevue and we are looking for a Receptionist to represent our office. Great office atmosphere! We need someone that has an upbeat personality, lots of energy and great customer service skills. Your responsibilities will include answering phones, screen and direct calls. Take and relay messages. Greet people and direct them to corr...
Job Description: Large Charlotte Company is seeking a Professional Receptionist to support their front desk. As a Receptionist in this fast paced off, you will be answering 11 phone lines and supporting over 40 employees in directing calls, transferring to extensions, taking messages and providing overall quality customer service both in person and over the phone to customers and vendors. As a dir...
Job Description: Calling all detail-oriented administrative assistants who enjoy working in high-paced environments! An up and coming company in Doral is looking for a vivacious reception/ administrative assistant who is looking to make a fantastic first impressions to anyone who may call their office or walk into their office door. If performing administrative assistant duties and providing excel...
Company Overview Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately‐held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, it has 253 offices in 60 countries and nearly 15,000 employees. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, p...
Job Summary: The Receptionist position is the first point of contact for company visitors and callers. The receptionist answers and routes all incoming calls, greets customers, maintains kitchens, maintains copy room, opens and delivers all mail, sets up conference rooms and participates in all activities necessary to ensure that the front desk runs smoothly and with high degree of professionalism...
Receptionist/Back Office (Kent, WA) About Us We bring a bold and innovative perspective to delivering Health Care. We are committed to helping people confront and overcome major health challenges. Do you want to be a valuable part of a team who support doctors that are dedicated to making a difference in peoples lives? Do you want to be part of a fast paced, growing office? Are you looking for a c...
Celebrating 38 years in business, CIT Group, Inc. has continuously grown to meet the needs of our customers and is now a 15 location company just shy of 500 employees. Are you looking for a career at a fast-growing company with a tremendous opportunity to accelerate your career? Do you want to work for one of the most successful commercial truck dealerships in the Midwest? Despite the recent reces...
Company Confidential McLean, VA, 22101
Medical Receptionist : Part time, starting at 20-25 hours per week Potential Full Time in the future Experience as a Medical Receptionist Required Please note: this is a front office position, not a back office medical assistant position Busy three physician practice in McLean VA Fee for Service Practice Integrative Medicine Endocrine Family Medicine Skills Required / Job Responsibilities: Compute...
A busy medical office seeks a medical assistant/receptionist with experience. Full time: 35-40 hours per week Requirements: Must arrive on time and be presentable Must be able to work evenings Must have experience in medical environments Must be respectful of your coworkers and patients Duties Include: Answering phones Scheduling appointments Taking patient vitals Taking patient histories Assistin...
Take advantage of this opportunity to launch your career with the best in this business! We are looking for a warm and personable professional who demonstrates enthusiasm and a strong sense of corporate presentation to become a member of our corporate team. Our firm offers a collaborative work environment for a bright, proactive Receptionist who demonstrates a high level of initiative, poise under...
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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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Attention to Detail
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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