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.
Job Details: Title/Position: Receptionist Department - Administrative Level I Location: 200 South Orange Ave Orlando FL 32801 Work Shift: 9AM - 5:30PM (Monday-Friday) Starting Salary: $16.35 per hour The Receptionist Office Assistant (ROA) plays a critical role in helping the community achieve very satisfied residents through customer service efforts that enhance our resident relations. He/she wil...
Job Description: This Bi-Lingual Spanish Receptionist Position Features: We are in need of a Bi-Lingual Spanish Receptionist for a local construction company. This position will pay $13 per hour depending on experience. The position requires answering phones in a professional manner and providing light clerical support. Please send in your resume for immediate consideration. Thanks! We are an equa...
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SVS Vision Optical Centers is seeking two (2) Opticians and one (1) Receptionist for our Monroe, Michigan retail location. Opticians must have experience in dispensing, selling frames, contact lens instruction, adjusting and repairing eyewear. Should also possess excellent customer service skills. Receptionist duties include greeting patients, insurance approvals and form completion, telephone usa...
Galpin Motors in San Fernando Valley is currently looking to hire a Receptionist to be part of our Customer Service Team. Do you have an enthusiastic personality? Are you a quick learner? Do you enjoy multi-tasking? Be challenged and have fun at a dynamic and successful company known for their customer service. As part of our customer service team, you are the Face of Galpin, the first person most...
Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill various Receptionist jobs throughout San Diego County, CA. You will be responsible for answering phones and assisting in general office work. These are temporary and temporary to direct hire opportunities within various industries throughout San Diego County. These roles typically pay between $10-$14/hr, depe...
Our client has a Part-Time Receptionist job available in the Deerfield, IL area! All candidates applying to this role should have reception experience. This is the perfect position for a person looking to make extra cash in a great environment. This position entails answering phones, distributing mail, and greeting guests. If you are open to a part-time schedule, this is the perfect position for y...
Receptionist job in San Francisco, CA A top client of Ajilon’s has an immediate temporary-to-hire Receptionist job opening at a high-profile construction firm in the Financial District in San Francisco, CA. This company has enjoyed rapid success and growth, receiving national recognition from various industry leaders, and provides a unique emphasis on employee work-life balance. This role offers c...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill a full time Medical Receptionist job in the Greater Kansas City area. Only candidates with Medical Industry experience and incoming call scheduling experience will be considered for this opening. Main job responsibilities will include providing exceptional customer service to patients via phone and in person. Additional job duties will include genera...
Full-Time Receptionist Job in central Phoenix, AZ A growing organization is currently looking for an outstanding Administrator for a Receptionist Job in central Phoenix, AZ. This company requires the right individual to have excellent verbal and written skills. This candidate will be answering multi-line phone systems, greeting customers/clients, and assisting in filing, reports, etc. The position...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking for a quality Front Desk Receptionist in Phoenix, Arizona. This Front Desk Receptionist job is for a highly professional company in the mid-town area. This company has shown remarkable resilience through the economic downturn, and now is even more successful than ever! With a little over 200 employees, they focus on a fun environment and a true work-life bal...
A Receptionist Job opened up in Evanston, IL courtesy of Ajilon Professional Staffing. To be considered for this position candidates will be greeting customers, answering the phone, and direct calls to the appropriate party. Candidates will have to possess customer service and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office is a must! This is a great company to work with that provides traini...
Title: Receptionist job in Tempe, AZ Summary: This job opening is for a Receptionist in Tempe, AZ. This position is tasked with sitting up at the front desk and greeting all incoming guests, as well as answering incoming phone calls and directing to the proper department or individual. Responsible for ad hoc administrative support tasks, ranging from letter correspondence creation, spreadsheet cre...
Title: Part Time Receptionist job in Norwood, OH. Summary: We have a job opening for a Part Time Receptionist job in Norwood, OH. This position will be responsible for supporting the operation of the Training and Human Resources Departments. The Receptionist job duties and responsibilities include: • Serves as receptionist for the building, greeting and assisting visitors. • Answers incoming calls...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is the fastest-growing staffing service in the world specializing in the temporary and permanent placements of premier administrative and management professionals. We are currently recruiting for one of our most exciting clients for a Receptionist opportunity located in Houston, TX and based on experience paying $11-$15. The Receptionist will provide general front offi...
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Receptionist job in Tulsa, OK. Accounting Principals has a Bilingual Receptionist job in Tulsa, OK. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is fluent in both Spanish and English. The pay rate for this position is $12.00 to $14.00 per hour based on experience and education. The daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Answer phones and greet gue...
We are working with an established wholesale importer of home decor that has an immediate opening for a temp-to-hire Receptionist job in Arlington, TX. If you have at least one year experience working as a receptionist or in a front office role and a passion for customer service then this may be a great opportunity for you! If you want to be a part of a family-owned and operated enterprise that of...
We have a contract Receptionist job with one of our most respected clients located in Houston, TX. This position requires at least two years of previous Receptionist experience. This candidate will be responsible for greeting visitors, answering phone calls and acting as the first representative of the company. The pay for this position is $12.00 to $14.00 an hour, depending on experience. Recepti...
We are currently recruiting for a contract to hire Receptionist position in Houston, TX. This position requires that you have at least two years of prior Receptionist experience. You will be responsible for receiving and routing telephone calls and will perform light administrative duties as needed. You will also greet visitors and direct them to their proper destination. The Receptionist job resp...
Our client, a commercial real estate firm, is conducting a search to fill a Receptionist role located in Manhattan, NY. To be considered for this position the candidate must have one to two years of prior work experience. Job Responsibilities: - Greet guests and VIPs, properly representing the firm as first contact. - Answer inbound calls and route accordingly; take messages as needed - Coordinate...
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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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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.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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