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.
Pancare of Florida Panama City, 32401
Admin/Clerical Front Office/ Receptionist PanCare of Florida has an immediate opening for a front office/ receptionist at our Freeport office. Must be able to multi task, have excellent customer service and telephone skills, be able to work well with others, and be a team player. If interested please email resume to ***** or fax to 850-872-4128. Pay DOE, Benefits available. PanCare i...
TNH Classified Panama City, 32402
Daily News Color.tif Admin/Clerical The Northwest Florida Daily News is looking for a full-time Receptionist/ Secretary The person in this postion must be organized, efficient, and able to deliver top-notch customer service. This associate works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, operating the switchboard, answering all incoming calls to the Daily News, assisting callers and directing th...
Company Confidential Richlands, 28574
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Company Confidential Akron, 44308
Medical Receptionist-PT NO WEEKENDS Fast paced office. Computer exp. req'd. Will train. Duties include; but, not limited to: Document management, patient satisfaction, patient callbacks and scheduling. Email resume referencing part time position to: ***** Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Front Desk Manager/Office Medical Receptionist - Bilingual English/Russian Speaking Required !!!!! A very busy Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Office located in Brighton Beach Brooklyn is looking for a competent, reliable full time Russian speaking Front Desk Office Manager/Medical Receptionist with experience managing a busy front desk/staff and interacting with patients. Competitive salary and...
Herb Chambers Honda in Boston is currently accepting resumes for a Cashier / Receptionist / Greeter. The ideal candidate would have a friendly, cheerful, upbeat attitude that can be conveyed in their voice, be a proficient multi-tasker, and portray a high level of professionalism. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - answering a multiline phone and directing calls - greeting and dir...
At Cushman & Wakefield, we employ the most talented professionals and invest in superior resources and technologies to provide our clients with innovative advice and bottom line results. The talent of our extraordinary people and the culture and business approach we foster, coupled with the exceptional, creative services we provide and the results we deliver worldwide for owners, occupiers, and in...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Receptionist for our North Austin, TX client on a Contract to possible hire basis. Duties: Answering telephones for the corporate office in a highly professional manner Must be able to multitask and handle mulitiple-line heavy call load and balance a several projects concentrated in Word and Excel Fielding question...
Company Confidential STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, 48313
RECEPTIONIST - Part time. Entry level. Multi line phones & filing. 1-6pm Mon-Fri; 11-5 pm 2 Sat’s a month. 586-843-2303 Click to apply by EMAIL =...
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...
Company Confidential Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428
Doherty Staffing Solutions is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Staffing Assistant Data Entry/ Receptionist position to work at a company in Brooklyn Park, MN. Shift: Monday-Sunday 1st Shift 4:30am-4:30pm *Weekends/Overtime will be mandatory; must be available to work 7 days/week. Pay: $13.00/hour Duties include: -Check-in Doherty Staffing Employees and assign to correct department. -Ke...
We need the ultimate multi-tasker to join a fast paced Salem office. Express Employment Professionals is looking for a bilingual receptionist to join their dynamic team. The receptionist is responsible for creating a positive first impression for all traffic (in-person or telephone) in the Express office to increase the weekly ratio of inquiry calls to qualified interviews. As the office host/host...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90014
Global Finance Firm is looking for a warm and personable Receptionist. This is an amazing opportunity to work alongside a top-performing team. In this highly visible Receptionist role, you will act as an ambassador for the firm as you direct incoming communications and establish an instant rapport with clients, vendors, and guests. You will ensure seamless operations by overseeing communal office...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Temporary Receptionist for our Dallas, TX client on a contract basis. Responsibilities: Greet all visitors and clients with an extremely professional and friendly demeanor Answer/Direct a multiline phone system Show Clients to the conference Order Entry Creating Files Stocking Refreshments Order Supplies (if need b...
Brannan Sand & Gravel is currently seeking a Receptionist for our main office in Denver. This position is a vital role to our business and we are seeking someone who can be professional; pleasant and make everyone who comes in the door feel welcome. We offer competitive wages/benefits and we were recently voted as one of the “Top Work Places” by the Denver Post. The person in this role will be res...
The J.P. Morgan Client Center is a meeting facility for bankers to welcome JPMorgan Private Bank's clients in a private yet sophisticated environment. Our role is to welcome our guests, manage the facility to maintain and reflect the JPMorgan "first class experience." A qualified candidate must be highly organized, competent in key administrative skills, well-spoken and comfortable in a fast-paced...
Dakota Sanitation is currently seeking a RECEPTIONIST to work in a fast paced office setting. Qualified candidate must possess strong phone, PC and organizational skills. FT Mon-Fri 8-5 with full benefit package. Wage DOE. Send resume to: info@ dakotasanitation.com Or apply in person at: 723 Memorial Hwy, Bismarck, ND...
PT Telemarketers/FT Receptionist Garland Road Thrift Store Dallas, TX. Now hiring PT Telemarketers & a FT Receptionists. Apply at 10030 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX. 75218, Mon-Fri. 10a-4p The Dallas Morning News - 04/16/2014...
Randstad is recognized for working with some of the most successful companies in Boston. Our client is a local Asset Management firm located in Downtown Boston is seeking an ambitious and detailed oriented Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to assist in keeping the office running smooth. The candidates that typically thrive in their company culture are described as hardworking and passionate in...
Randstad is the second largest staffing company in the country and located between the Manchester and Londonderry Business Districts. Our office is looking to bring on energetic Receptionists who are looking for PART-TIME and FULL-TIME opportunities as well as those who are looking to work strictly temporarily(we have clients who like to have the same fill in Receptionist back every time their ful...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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