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.
Busy physician office looking to fill the following positions: •Full-Time Medical Receptionist. Rotating schedules/12 hr. shifts – days/evenings/weekends. Prefer exp. with Medical Billing. •Part-Time Receptionist/Medical Records Clerk, about 25 hrs/week, Sun.-Thurs. Must be dependable, friendly & organized. Email resume to: *****...
Activehire New Milford, CT
Email job to a friend Remove Saved Job Save Job Printer Weekend Part-Time Receptionist(s) :The Children's Movement Center Job Description: Hours range from 8 a.m until 6:30 p.m. both Sat & Sun. Excellent interpersonal & computer skills required. Must send resume including work references to: *****. Indicate reception on email subject line Job Category: Other [ View All Other Job...
SESLOC Federal Credit Union Houston, TX
Job Description: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST Welcome members and visitors to the executive offices and notify appropriate staff members. Answer and direct phone calls to the appropriate staff members. Provide confidential administrative support and back-up to the Executive Secretary and confidential administrative and clerical support to the Senior Executive Team. Perform clerical duties s...
Elkton Dentists Houston, TX
Job Description: Dental Receptionist – Front Desk Receptionist – Healthcare – Health Services Elkton Dentists is proud to serve the dental needs of MD/DE/PA. Lucky for you, our busy practice is growing exponentially! We are seeking a full-time Front Desk Receptionist to join our Family Dental practice. This is a perfect opportunity for new and advanced dentist professionals alike! If you are a ...
Adventist Health System Bolingbrook, IL, 60490
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital is hiring a Full-Time Receptionist for our Pain Management Clinic . This is a day position working Monday- Friday. Previous physician office experience is highly recommended! The main duties include: Performs clerical and other office support functions to ensure a smooth operation of the interoffice systems generated by patient care activities. This individual will...
RECEPTIONIST Part-time receptionist to staff a condominium office. Mon, Wed & Fri 10am-1:00pm. Duties will include general office work, typing, copying, mail member support. Bilingual a must. Email *****...
Provides office management and administrative support at CEXEC's Washington DC office. Responsibilities include travel planning, word processing, preparing and processing purchase orders, preparing presentations, reviewing and editing documents, filing, and supporting recruiting efforts. Provides administrative support to several Project Managers and staff. Coordinates with Corporate HR, Finance a...
Job Description: As a Receptionist for this well-known company the following skills are needed: You would be the first impression of this well-known company and, as such, a pleasant telephone voice is VITAL. Punctuality, being a team player, and flexibility are also necessary skills. ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES NEED RESPOND. Apply Today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will cons...
Job Description: Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career. As a front office receptionist for this law office, you will be responsible for: assisting in phone reception, providing clerical and administrative support for lawyers and staff and assisting in administrative duties for the office. Must have at least 2 years of administrative or receptioni...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Receptionist and General Office clerk to assist in a busy Silicon Valley company. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in an office setting, specifically answering phones and general administrative support. Client is seeking a candidate with strong MS Office Skills. Immediate need! Temporary assignment! We are an equal employment opportunity emp...
Exciting opportunity for a Part Time Medical Office Receptionist in an Outpatient physical therapy clinic located in Richmond, IN. We seek a strong, experienced and dependable individual. Someone who is responsible, able to multi-task who can keep the front office running smoothly! This will be a 10 hour work week. THIS IS A HANDS ON POSITION! MUST BE ABLE TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING! Job Duties:...
Part Time Receptionist/Admin Assistant MBO Partners is currently seeking a part-time Receptionist/Admin Assistant to support our Office Manager and provide back-up front desk coverage from the hours of 10:00 – 2:00, four to five days a week. This role is ideal for a student or an experienced individual who is interested in a part-time role in a professional atmosphere supporting an office of eigh...
Rapidly expanding South Shore Contractor seeks an energetic, dedicated and reliable team player to provide general administrative, clerical and phone support. Prior experience in an office environment is required. Must be organized with exceptional communication, organizational, typing and proof reading skills. Must be proficient in MS Outlook, Adobe, Word, Excel, and have the ability to multi-t...
POSITION SUMMARY: The position reports directly to the Director, Human Resources, and performs receptionist duties for the Company. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Typing skills: 35-40 WPM and basic computer skills. Excellent phone and customer service skills required. Excellent attendance is also required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POS...
Full-time Receptionist is responsible for screening individuals and calls so they may be directed to an appropriate source; receiving, sorting and distributing incoming and outgoing mail; preparing client lists and scheduled reports and maintaining client card file. Receptionist is also responsible for assisting the Med Somatic and registration departments. Applicant will work 3 days in the St. Cl...
Medical Receptionist- Davenport, IA Soderstrom Skin Institute is a growing and exciting medical organization looking for a motivated individual to work the front desk at our Davenport location. Must have excellent communication and customer service skills, computer knowledge, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. Duties will include scheduling appointments, doing d...
Part Time (Weekends from 8am to 5pm) Parklane West - 2 Towers Park Lane; San Antonio, TX 78209 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want ...
Description The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position answers the telephone and either responds to inquiry, directs caller to appropriate personnel, or initiates a triage email for response by medical personnel. Schedules app...
Company: Latuff Brothers is a fourth generation family owned and operated business that has been repairing vehicles in Saint Paul since 1933. Latuff Brothers prides itself in being a pioneer in the collision repair industry through continuous education, training, and implementing the latest technology to facilitate the repairs of today's most complex vehicles. Latuff Brothers was the first body s...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office. Responsible for maintain medical records, including scanning patient records into Electronic Medical Record system. Also assists office as needed by greeting and directing patients and visitors. Answering the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls. Scheduling appointments in computeri...
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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
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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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