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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Click Here to Apply Online Job Description PURPOSE: Serves as initial person to greet, instruct and direct all patients visiting or calling the office as well as check in/out, scheduling appointments, collecting co-payments, and insurance and demographic colelction– utilizing skills of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in a professional manner. Must interact with physicians, staff, vendors and p...
Peak View Behavioral Health is seeking a highly motivated Part-Time Weekend Overnight (Friday - Sunday - 11:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) Receptionist to join our team. Experience in a hospital setting is preferred but not required. On-the-job training in provided. Position Overview: Manages the telephone system to include incoming calls, paging and the use of voicemail to ensure prompt communication among...
Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), in the greater Atlanta area, is seeking qualified individuals for a part-time Receptionist for the office of OMM (M-F 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.). Reporting directly to the OMM office manager, this position will provide receptionist support for entire OMM dept. Greets all patients and visitors to the clinic and acts a resource by providing...
Medical Receptionist - Part Time, Millburn, NJ Medical office in Millburn, NJ has an immediate need for a part time Receptionist. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:00 PM to 7: 00 PM Must have excellent phone, general office and computer skills. Medical Billing knowledge is a big plus. Excellent communication and a real people person is required. For candidates who wish to send their resume,...
Company Confidential Orange, CA, 92869
Seeking Highly Skilled and Professional Dental Insurance Biller/Receptionist for our Dental Practice We are a busy and growing/fun and progressive/professional yet casual Dental Office with an immediate opening for a full time dental insurance biller/receptionist. We offer a friendly work atmosphere, achievable bonuses, a five-day work week and medical, 401k and profit-sharing. Experience in the d...
Etrade Supply International is a successful supply chain management company, focusing on various supply solutions for the wireless industry. We are based in Hong Kong, with operations in mainland China, North America, and the EU. Learn more at http://www.etradesupply.com/. Etrade Supply USA is seeking a skilled receptionist in our Dallas, Texas location. The following skills and experiences are re...
Full Time & Part Time Veterinary Receptionist/Front Desk Specialist(Malvern, PA) VRC, one of the largest specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic area, is looking to hire an experienced Veterinary Receptionist/Front Desk Specialist. Our 25,000 square foot facility, located in Malvern, PA, is conveniently located on major roadways in the historic western suburbs of Philadelp...
BASA Resources, Inc. a Dallas Oil & Gas Company is looking for a Receptionist. Ideal candidate will have recently graduated college and have at least 1 year experience in an office environment. The ideal candidate will be very charismatic and be able to easily ascertain the needs of the job and be able take initiative. Requirements Daily tasks will consist of the following: Answer Multi line phone...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a Receptionist in Seattle, WA! In this position, you will be responsible for providing high-level administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests and performing clerical functions. Job Responsibilities: • Greets and directs visitors • Provides information and answers the telephone or console switchboard • Receives and sends packages...
Mark of Excellence Pizza Co. Receptionist Job Description Receptionist Company: Mark of Excellence Pizza Company dba Domino’s Pizza Status: Non-Exempt, Part-time Employee, Temporary with possibility of permanent Relevant Work Experience: 1 Year’s experience as a Receptionist preferred Education Level: High School Diploma Job Category: Administration Career Level: Entry Level DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIL...
We have a full time opportunity for an experienced Dental Receptionist and Insurance Coordinator. We are searching for an individual with great organizational, communication and multi-tasking skills. Candidate needs experience with Dental billing, Insurance and Pretreatment estimates. Dentech software knowledge is a plus. Serious experienced candidates only. May send your resume to: H. Ronald Levi...
Company Confidential Margate, NJ, 08402
Receptionist/administrative position in medical office available immediately. Looking for outgoing and refined person who has ability to multitask and learn quickly. Computer skills and ability to handle multiple phone lines are essential. Compensation is hourly. 25-30 hours per week. Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accoun...
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Receptionist Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Pure Minutes is a New York City based telecommunications technology Company that is seeking a highly qualified and energetic bilingual receptionist. You will be working with the industry leaders in Inter...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
Trust company located in downtown Houston has an immediate opening for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Qualified candidates will be self-motivated, possess muti-tasking abilities, be detail oriented, computer proficient and possess a professional and polite demeanor. This is a full time position offering an excellent benefits package and 401(k) options. Receptionist/Administrative Assista...
Large fabricating and contracting company seeks experienced, dynamic Receptionist / Customer Service Rep to manage incoming calls and appointment setting in established office environment with sales reps. Other clerical and office duties are required. DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: - PRIMARY responsibility will be handling incoming leads via phone and email - Critical role requiring an upbeat...
Quantum Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of alternative fuel systems, has an opening for a temp Receptionist/Administrative Assistant at our Lake Forest, CA facility. Quantum offers a challenging work environment, opportunities for growth, salaries commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package. Visit our web site at www.qtww.com for additiona...
An investment management firm with over 2 billion in assets under management, that provides counseling to high net-worth clients, foundations, and businesses is seeking an Administrative Assistant Receptionist that will be the first point of contact for clients while providing administrative support to others in the company. We offers an excellent benefits package including 100% paid medical and d...
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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
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.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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