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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.

Receptionist Education

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.

Receptionist Salaries

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.

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Unique opportunity to join a prestigious firm! In this receptionist role, you will be responsible for answering and routing incoming telephone inquiries; welcoming and directing guests; creating and maintaining updated filing systems; and coordinating conference rooms. The qualified Receptionist must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills; be detail-oriented and organized; possess strong knowl...
Receptionist Growing granite, marble and natural stone company in Waltham, MA is seeking receptionist Minimum 1 year experience Good pay, benefits Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to organize and effectively present information Excellent time management and organizational skills Ability to work in a fast paced environment Send applications to *****...
Description Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Managem...
Stevens & Lee, a Law and Professional Services Firm is seeking a permanent full-time Legal Secretary/Receptionist for its King of Prussia office working for multiple attorneys and professionals. The hours are 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and pleasant with a positive attitude. We are looking for a team player that will also be wi...
We are looking for a full-time receptionist/office generalist to do multiple tasks in a busy Newark office. To apply please complete the job application process at the following link: for Newark Office Generalist including a resume with salary requirements. Job Purpose: Greets clients, directing them appropriately, notifies staf...
RECEPTIONIST (Bilingual – English/Spanish) At Harvest Meat Company we deliver an array of packaged protein products to more than 4,000 retail and foodservice customers, including independents grocers, chain supermarkets, foodservice distributors, food manufactures, and club stores. Customer across the map look to Harvest to meet their product needs in beef, pork, poultry, seafood, veal, lamb, proc...
Each year JobGiraffe places thousands of candidates in great positions throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Do you have at least one year of office experience? OR do you have a two or four year degree and office experience through internships, summers or part-time work? Do you also have a GREAT telephone personality and good MS Office skills (Word, Excel and Outlook)? If so, then please read on, as...
Job Title: Receptionist Summary of Duties: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments. Status: Non-Exempt Reports to: Center Administrator Essential Functions: 1. Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. 2. Optimizes patients' satisfaction. 3. Comforts patients by anticipating patie...
Leader in Real Estate development seeks a Receptionist for their Boston headquarters! In this role, you will be responsible for answer phones and greeting visitors; helping to manage office operations; provide support to executive team; assisting the Office Manager; and assisting the administrative staff with a variety other projects as needed. The qualified Receptionist must be incredibly detail...
National Vision, Inc. is the nations’ fourth largest optical company in the United States. We currently operate more than 700 retail stores with over 6,500 associates! The NVI team is made up of a dynamic group of individuals who have chosen National Vision because we embrace a culture that offers our associates opportunities to continue to grow for many years. Join the fastest growing optical com...
We are seeking a high energy experienced Receptionist for a fast paced corporate office. Candidates must be experienced greeting visitors, handling an extremely high call volume and directing calls to appropriate personnel. Must be able to multi-task. Must be available to interview and start immediately....
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30309
Medical Receptionist Medical Practice needs full time Receptionist. Candidate must have a minimum 3 years front office medical experience with proper techniques answering and managing multi-telephone lines, computer scheduling, checking patients in / out and collection for multi-provider practice. Position requires skills with computers, customer service, multi-tasking, attention to details, organ...
Immediate opening for a Front Desk Receptionist. M-F full time hours. Qualifications: -Front desk experience -Must be personable, upbeat, and energetic -Strong phone/communication skills -Good computer skills as there will be some admin -Multi-tasking -Microsoft Office Duties: -Answering/transferring calls on multi-line phone system -Greeting clients -Light administrative duties -Signing for mail...
Looking for an immediate full time Cashier/Receptionist position in a fast paced clinic environment. Monday - Thursday 8 - 5. Friday 8 - noon. Medical experience required. OB/GYN experience a plus. Eager to work with electronic health records. Must have excellent communication skills with patient, physician, and co-workers. To apply: Email: ***** Fax: 325.793.5357 Address: One Vill...
Our client, a well-established firm in Boston, is seeking a Receptionist/ Admin to join them in their new office! In this role, you will be responsible for answer phones and greeting visitors; helping to manage office operations; provide support to high level clientele; and assisting the staff with a variety other projects as needed. The qualified Receptionist must be incredibly detail oriented; w...
Company Confidential Denver, CO
One of the hiring companies at the Denver Career Fair will be hiring for Tax Professionals, Receptionist/Front Desk and a Marketing Coordinator. Attend the event to meet directly with hiring managers to be considered for these positions! United Career Fairs is a national recruiting solution that specializes in Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Customer Service, Retail & Sales Management. We...
RECEPTIONIST/VETERINARY FRONT DESK: Receptionist needed full time for a very busy full service veterinary hospital located in South Lake Tahoe (Zephyr Cove, NV). This is an opportunity for a person to live at beautiful Lake Tahoe, while working in a quality veterinary practice. Roundhill Animal Hospital has been honored by the local media in the "Best of Tahoe" category, and also featured in "Vete...
Bayshore Grooming & Pet Resort is looking for reliable dog lovers to join us in caring for and grooming our four legged friends. Please contact us to inquire about F/T & P/T positions for: - Daycare - Dog Bather - Kennel Assistant - Receptionist Fax 813-832-3914 Email *****...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST A medical facility located in Brooklyn, New York is currently seeking a full time Medical Receptionist. The ideal candidate must have reception experience in a medical meeting. Responsibilities will include: Meeting & greeting patients Scheduling & confirming appointments Collecting co-pays Verifying insurance & performing authorizations Salary will be commensurate with experi...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63101
Large law firm located in downtown St. Louis seeks receptionist with strong administrative experience. This role requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and organization skills. The successful candidate will possess a professional demeanor, positive attitude, discretion, ability to multi-task and follow up on outstanding issues. This is a full-time positi...
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