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.
Puente Hills Chevrolet has recently increased our business hours and we are need of a Service & Parts Department Cashier / Receptionist. We are currently searching for employees willing to give our customers the best experience possible. • A friendly attitude and always willing to help our customers. • Telephone switchboard operation. • Cash register operation. • Verify the accuracy of customer bi...
Company: Xcel Office Solutions Job Description: Receptionist/Customer Service Representative Location: Oklahoma City, OK Xcel Office Solutions is seeking a full-time Receptionist/Customer Service Representative for its Northwest Oklahoma City office. The Receptionist plays a critical role in every organization because he or she is often the first point of contact customers, prospects, and partners...
We are working with a leading manufacturing company of energy and water efficiency products for a temp-to-hire Receptionist job in Fort Worth, TX. If you have at least one year experience 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 an environmentally conscious and growing company then keep reading. The Receptio...
Danvers Animal Hospital is a well known 7 doctor practice on the Northshore. We have a job opening for a friendly and enthusiastic individual in our busy front office. Some of the responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling appointments, filling medications, and admitting and discharging clients. This is not your typical receptionist position. Must be a terrific people-person, love worki...
We have an immediate opening for an experienced receptionist. We are ONLY interested in people who can demonstrate job stability with previous employers; those who are highly dependable, extremely friendly, and those with exceptional customer service. Hours for this position: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7am to 7pm. We are looking for a long term employee, so please make sure these hours/da...
Downtown Miami Law Firm is seeking a highly professional individual to join our rapidly growing firm. You must be articulate, possess strong inter-personal skills and be organized/detail oriented. The position requires proficiency to handle busy telephone system and multitask to perform other matters. You must have experience as a receptionist to be considered for this position. If you meet the ab...
Busy Orthopedic Office with 5 locations looking for hardworking, reliable, experienced medical receptionist Duties Include (but not limited to) -Ability to travel between all 5 locations -3 years of experience in medical office setting -Greeting patients with a warm, friendly demeanor -Ability to multi-task -Answer incoming calls, schedule appointments, knowledge of insurance and verification of b...
Welcome to our family oriented dental practice! We are seeking an exceptional mature, flexible, and well-organized dental front desk receptionist/back office dental assistant with a great attitude and outstanding communications skills in this modern high-tech office. If you have marketing skills and/or bilingual, these are beneficial assets. Strong computer skills are required. Must have ability t...
Our client is seeking a polished and professional executive receptionist to be the first point of contact for employees, guests, and business partners entering the corporate headquarters. In addition to providing guidance and direction, the receptionist will assist with administrative tasks and coordination of daily office duties. Responsibilities: Screen and manage all incoming calls by providing...
Title: Receptionist Pay: $10-$12 an hour dependent on experience Location: Lawrenceville, GA Shift: 1st Shift $1,000 Giveaways Apply or Refer a Friend for a Shot at Winning $1,000 in One of Our Exclusive Monthly Giveaways JOB DESCRIPTION · First point of contact for all customers on the phone & in person · Answering multi line phone system and routing calls to appropriate parties · Organizing and...
Medical Receptionist (Lake Oswego) Medical Receptionist Full-time 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM Salary range $10.00 - $16.69 / hour to start, plus benefits Lake Oswego Epic experience is preferred to be considered for this position. Minimum Qualifications: • 1+ year of medical assistant experience in busy medical clinical setting. • Impeccable customer service skills. •...
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Successful applicants should be motivated self-starters who are friendly and outgoing. The Receptionist must have a basic understanding of facility operations and systems, be able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and have strong customer service skills with a wide range of clients. Responsibilities Act as gate keeper and ambassador of first impressions for a bankruptcy law firm. Tasks inc...
Uni-Select USA, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories for motor vehicles in North America. We are a dynamic organization that strives for maximum customer service and satisfaction and are looking for employees who are passionate about providing this level of customer service. We provide a company-wide culture that encourages teamwork among h...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Receptionist for our West Houston, TX client for a direct hire opportunity. Summary: Excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced, success driven and well-established company. The candidate for this position must have excellent communication skill Job Functions and Responsibilities: Greet visitors as they enter and c...
Manpower is looking for an experienced receptionist to fill a temporary part time position in De Pere, Wisconsin. The right candidate will be able to answer 10 lines and greeting customers and applicants and must have basic computer skills. If you have the right skills to be successful in this position please apply....
Full time receptionist needed for fast paced Pediatric Dental office. We offer the latest technology combined with a warm family atmosphere. Applicant must have a solid dental background, love working with children, have excellent people skills, be a team player, multi-tasker as well as a motivated individual. Experience with Dentrix preferred. Please send resume with a cover letter for considerat...
Busy 6 MD 1 OD Ophthalmology practice seeking medical receptionist. MUST BE BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH. 2+ years recent experience in medical front office required. Bilingual (english/spanish) required. Ophthalmology experience a plus! Must know medicare & insurance basics. Excellent data entry and customer service skills, personable demeanor, professional phone manners. Quick learner, motivated te...
Maxim Staffing Solutions is currently seeking a receptionist for a full-time position at a medical office. Position would typically be a day shift, however it may include some evenings and some weekends. Candidates should have receptionist experience, and bilingual is preferred. Please apply for more info....
Physical Therapy Clinic located in Gilbertsville PA is searching for 2 Medical Receptionists. One will be Full Time for the Gilbertsville location and the other one will be a Part Time Floater going between Gilbertsville, Phoenixville and Skippack PA locations. The floater will work 30 hours a week. THESE ARE HANDS ON POSITIONS! MUST BE ABLE TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING! Job Duties: • Greet patients...
ARC Physical Therapy is currently seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Founded in 2003, ARC Physical Therapy+ started as a physical and occupational therapy company but has grown into the region’s foremost wellness, injury prevention and rehabilitation company – a healthy workforce company. Position Purpose: This position is responsible for performing a wide range of admin...
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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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Attention to Detail
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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