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.
Highly successful, local firm has immediate need for a contract to hire front desk receptionist to provide outstanding service to customers. Desired candidate will have experience handling multi-line phone system as well as basic computer skills. Must have pleasant phone voice and be able to multi-task. Will need to be available to work some evenings and every other Saturday. Don't miss this oppor...
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 *****...
Jeff Zell Consultants, Inc., (JZC) is a Small Business with over twenty-seven years of experience providing a variety of governmental, industrial and commercial clients with total engineering solutions. The Construction Inspection and Construction-Materials Testing and Inspection Divisions operate primarily from the Coraopolis, PA, office. JZC’s fully accredited, full service AASHTO, CCRL, AMRL an...
Job Description: This very stable organization is looking for a professional and outgoing receptionist. Will be responsible for answering phones, greeting visitors and supporting a team with varies administrative duties. Great working environment. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You...
Job Description: Downtown law firm is looking for a sharp, professional full time receptionist. Must be able to use MS Word, have a good phone voice and etiquette. Parking is paid for, has a good benefit package as well. Ability to move up if someone is interested in eventually becoming a paralegal. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without...
Job Description: Our client, located in Princeton, NJ is seeking a friendly & professional candidate to join their organization to work in the role of Receptionist / Administrative support! - Previous experience working in Receptionist and Administrative support roles is highly desired - Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills - At all times, must be confident, comfortable, fri...
Job Description: Looking for work on a part time basis.seeking a receptionist Monday-Friday 8 to 5 on an as needed basis. Must be able to handle 10 phone lines, fast paced environment, possess excellent people skills and front office presentation. Computer Skills ability to multi- task are essential. Positions up to $12/hr. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qual...
The Outpatient Clinic Receptionist manages the company’s scheduling and telephones. Greets and directs all visitors, including vendors, clients, and customers. Ensures completion of visitor paperwork, visitor badges, sign-in and security procedures. Answers incoming calls and directs calls correctly. Manages the company’s lobby area. Assures hospital personnel maintain customer appointments in tim...
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. www.mopsohio.com To apply please complete the job application process at the following link: http://www.mopsohio.com/job-application-process.html 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....
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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...
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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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Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
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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