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.
Dental Receptionist/Treatment Coordinator We are a busy fun professional Dental Office with an immediate opening for a full time front desk coordinator. Duties & Responsibilities: -answering phone, checking out patients, maintaining hygiene schedule to goal -Discuss treatment options, establish treatment schedules, and prepare financial arrangements with patients. - Monitor each patient's progress...
CAMP is the leading independent provider of aviation management products and services with a proven track record for 40 years. CAMP is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to the business aviation community around the globe. Job Summary We are currently seeking a Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant to work at our corporate office located in Ronkonkoma, NY. The succes...
InkJet, Inc. is the world's largest non-OEM supplier of industrial inkjet fluids is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a Receptionist position. The position is Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. Responsibilities include: Welcomes on-site visitors, determines nature of business and announces visitors to the appropriate personnel Answer and screen all incoming calls Enter information into comp...
Job Description: Perform all reception duties, including answering telephone calls, transferring calls, taking messages, and greeting people. Direct all visitors and calls to the proper location, applying procedures established to maintain office security. · Receive and send facsimiles, maintain equipment supplies, and update the facsimile directory. · Input data from a variety of sources into req...
Company Confidential Muskego, WI, 53150
We have an excellent full-time position available in our state of the art dental office. We are looking for an experienced dental receptionist dedicated to high quality patient care. Located in Muskego, we are looking for the right person to work 40 hours per week. Experience using Dentrix software is a plus. Please e-mail your resume. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Pay based on experience. Benefits avail...
The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine has an immediate opening at our Lone Tree Office for a front desk receptionist. This is a Monday throught Friday position, 8:00-4:30pm with occasional weekend and holiday hours. Qualified applicants must have: -Accurate scheduling of patients appointments or follow up appointments. -Excellent customer service skills, both in person and on the phone. -E...
Would you like to be part of the exciting world of beauty? Do you have exceptional customer service skills? If so, we would love to hear from you! We are currently hiring Receptionists for our busy, upscale salons in Palm Beach, FL. Excellent communication and superior customer service skills as well as a professional, front desk appearance are required. Duties include, but are not limited to, han...
Company Confidential West Chester, PA, 19380
Medical Office receptionist - Full or Part-time Busy dermatology office seeks a very organized, intelligent individual with at least two years experience in a medical office. Good customer service and people skills a must. The duties of the position will be very diverse and applicant should be open to performing all support tasks associated with a medical office. Excellent computer skills required...
Front Desk Receptionist Direct Hire $13-17/hour East Brunswick Medical office seeks candidate with 2+ years' experience handling insurance verification, schedules, data entry, charts and phone. Apply by sending resumes to: Jackie Sanchez *****...
Kansas City Tent & Awning Co is a local manufacturer of high quality awnings and canopies since 1901. Currently we are looking for a part-time receptionist to be the initial professional contact with our customers via phone and in person. Job Duties: Responsibilities include general office duties, answering, screening and directing calls; assisting all sales staff and office personnel; and maintai...
Billing Clerk/Receptionist Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions Program is currently seeking a professional, flexible individual for a fulltime receptionist and billing clerk position. Candidate must have the ability to handle a multi-line phone system, greet visitors, staff and healthcare providers with compassion and respect, and work independently. The position includes responsibility for th...
Company in Euless is looking for an OUTGOING, SELF MOTIVATED, AND FRIENDLY front desk Receptionist who will assist with overflow Administrative Assistant duties. Ideal Receptionist must have at least 2 years' experience answering a multi-line switchboard; routing callers to appropriate parties; ordering office supplies; processing mail; preparing deliveries; maintaining lobby, conference room and...
LegalSource is looking for a front desk receptionist for a mid size firm in Hartford. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years experience handling busy phones, assist with e-filing and provide administrative assistance to the firm. Our client offers free parking along with a wonderful work environment. This is a contract to direct hire position. Please send resumes to Christina at...
Ajilon Professional Staffing has an exciting opportunity for a contract to hire Front Desk Coordinator/Receptionist Job with a company in Baltimore, MD. You must have over one year of receptionist experience. This is a fast paced environment so experience handling multiple projects at once is expected. The salary for this position is $14-16/hour and has the possibility of becoming permanent. The F...
Details: Title/Position: Receptionist - Entry-Level Department - Administrative Level III Work Shift: 9AM - 5:30PM (Monday-Friday) Location: 50 North Laura Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 Starting Salary: $16.40 per hour Status - Non-exempt The Receptionist Office Assistant (ROA) plays a key role in helping the community achieve very satisfied residents through customer service efforts that enhance...
An international bank midtown seeks a receptionist. Required: High school education, plus 2-5 years experience in a corporate business environment. Person must have receptionist experience, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, good communication skills, organized, able to multi-task, typing. Person must have neat, corporate appearance to greet guests, be able to direct callers....
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30338
Excellent opportunity! Stable and growing company seeking a Receptionist to join their team! This is a fast-paced front desk, meeting and greeting and assisting with administrative office support. Prior Reception, general office or customer support experience is desired. Software skills, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and data entry are needed. Must be detailed-oriented, able to excel in a fast...
Great company in the Herndon area is looking for a professional receptionist to answer phones and perform clerical duties as needed. Qualified candidates will be available immediately to start and have excellent phone etiquette. The position includes data entry work and computer skills are required. Apply today to *****! At Skyline Personnel we understand your needs as a job...
Receptionist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Chantilly, VA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Reception - Scheduling - Coordinating - Administrative - Support What You'll Be Doing: - Duties include, but are not limited to, answering telephone; taking and delivering messages accordingly, filing (hard and soft copy), scheduling meetings on multiple cal...
Receptionist Job in Phoenix, AZ Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently looking to fill Receptionist jobs in central Phoenix, AZ. This position is responsible for handling incoming phone and email correspondence, greeting guests and directing to the appropriate department, and handling the mail distribution. This receptionist position is a contract to hire opportunity with immense potential for...
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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
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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