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.
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Quosal is a sister company of ConnectWise through ConnectWise Capital. General Summary: Administrative Assistant / Receptionist needed for a software development company in the Eastside Seattle area. The Quosal LLC Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Administration department’s day-to-day functions and operations. The Administrative assistant also provides clerical ...
Description: Full time medical receptionist/medical coder Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utiliza...
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Position requires extensive telephone and in person communication with clients. Review after 90 days w/ possible wage increase. Paid sick/vacation after 90 days. Wage increases, bonus and promotion depend on job performance. Must be punctual. Hours 8:30 to 5:00 with half hour lunch....
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office: telephone coverage; appointment scheduling; patient registration; check in/out; enter charges and patient referrals. Greets and directs patients and visitors Answers the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls, or initiates triage email for medical personnel response Coordinates pa...
The Secretary/Receptionist is responsible for greeting the public at PCBH, answer incoming calls, and providing secretarial support. The successful candidate will work every third weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 2 week night shifts from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. shift per week. Flexibility to work additional shifts strongly preferred. Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital is an 80 bed facility ser...
Description Obtain patient demographic information, obtain insurance information, verify insurance benefits, obtain authorizations, collect monies due from patients, obtain signatures on applicable forms. Qualifications Previous registration/collection experience; computer literate; customer service background....
Description SUMMARY: Performs duties necessary to maintain imaging records, reports, and film files. This includes clerical tasks such as writing, filing, and typing. Assists physicians and others in locating radiologic records. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are represent...
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Description The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position answers the telephone and either responds to inquiry, directs caller to appropriate personnel, or initiates a triage email for response by medical personnel. Schedules app...
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Receptionist F/T, fluent in Spanish for a busy non-profit. Must have customer service exp & computer skills. DFWP EOE Resume or letter of interest with salary requirements may be faxed to 941-749-1796, mailed to PO Box 1624, Bradenton 34206 or e-mailed to: *****...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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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.
Rate of Growth
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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.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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