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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Email job to a friend Remove Saved Job Save Job Printer Weekend Part-Time Receptionist(s) :The Children's Movement Center Job Description: Hours range from 8 a.m until 6:30 p.m. both Sat & Sun. Excellent interpersonal & computer skills required. Must send resume including work references to: *****. Indicate reception on email subject line Job Category: Other [ View All Other Job...
JANI-KING of MILWAUKEE, representing he largest commercial cleaning franchisor, is seeking a professional individual to assume the position of Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. This position requires a candidate to answer, screen, and direct phone calls. Type proposals, letters, and various correspondence. maintain customer files. proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Use of internet and...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Exciting Local Opportunity ? Fast Paced Environment ? Stable Industry ? Great Pay to $37K Receptionist Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Receptionist Job Duties: Welcomes visitors by gre...
Description Our busy cardiology practice is seeking a Medical Receptionist to provide support with daily activities of the front office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position schedules appointments, maintains data in the electronic medical record, and greets and directs patients and visitors. This positio...
Northwest Eye Surgeons has a fulltime position for a medical receptionist. Benefits include, medical, dental, vision, 401K, and profit sharing. Competitive salary. Primary responsibilities include scheduling patient appointments, answering phones, and triaging telephone calls to appropriate staff members. We are currently in the process of a full conversion to EMR; computer skills a must. Please e...
Company Confidential Tampa, FL, 33604
Position requires an adaptable candidate with experience in greeting clients, scheduling appointments, answering phones, scanning, etc. Must be a team player with excellent people skills, have the ability to multi task with high quality organizational skills, be detail oriented and have the capability to work independently. Candidate must have computer skills and ability to work with Word, Publish...
Well-established, growth-focused, busy aesthetic medicine practice with two locations seeking an outgoing and friendly phone receptionist for both locations. The individual who will excel at this job must have these demonstrated attributes and skills: 1. An unfailingly positive attitude 2. A passion for their job and aesthetic medicine 3. A commitment to achieving goals and objectives 4. Effe...
Help Power Our World! As part of the $110 billion electrical distribution industry in the United States, Summit Electric Supply partners with the world's leading manufacturers to provide customers with high-quality electrical equipment, along with superior technical support and service. We are one of the fastest growing distributers, consistently ranking in the nation’s top 20! What You’ll Be Do...
Receptionist/Greeter Penske Automotive Responsibilities include: Under minimum supervision, operates a heavy traffic switchboard in a busy automotive dealership. Responds to incoming telephone calls – routes calls, provides assistance and furnishes general information to internal and external callers. Greets visitors and customers and performs general administrative duties. Also may assist oth...
For more than 80 years, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation has worked with people and partners across the globe to build a vibrant, inclusive and supportive Jewish community. We nurture Jewish life and learning, help those in need and build connections with Israel and Jews around the world. For more information on the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and our work go online to: www.jewishminneapolis.or...
We have an immediate contract opportunity available with a growing drilling company in OKC for a Receptionist/Admin Assistant. APPLY TODAY! Job Responsibilities: · Greet guests · Answer a multi-line phone · Order office supplies · Take daily deposit to the bank · Send and open mail · Create documents in Word Job Requirements: · Minimum 1 year’s admin experience · Must be able to meet str...
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...
Company Confidential La Crosse, WI, 54601
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant Growing, fast paced construction company in La Crosse is looking to hire a receptionist/ administrative assistant. Primary duties include: managing a multi-line phone system, dataentry, ordering, filing, back-up to Controller and administrativeassistance to project mgrs. Requirements: 5 yrs office exp., knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft ...
*TOP JOB* COVE FORGE BHS Our Williamsburg facility is seeking a FT receptionist 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Responsibilities: * Provide clerical support for the Administrative Assistant. * Operates the telephone and forwards incoming calls to the appropriate individual. When necessary, takes messages and forwards to the appropriate individual. * Sorts the daily mail ensuring it is forwarded t...
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 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...
Provides office management and administrative support at CEXEC's Washington DC office. Responsibilities include travel planning, word processing, preparing and processing purchase orders, preparing presentations, reviewing and editing documents, filing, and supporting recruiting efforts. Provides administrative support to several Project Managers and staff. Coordinates with Corporate HR, Finance a...
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in South Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced receptionist/administrative assistant candidate to work in the South Florida office. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree, strong communication skills, proficient using Microsoft Office, and excellent organizational and time management skills. Salary is between $30,000 - $35,000 depending on exp...
RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATVE Jobs - Newport Beach, CA Searching for Part Time/Full Time Administrative Assistants AND Receptionists This is a creative promotions, strategic partnerships and proprietary products company. Qualified candidates MUST have a High School Diploma, B.A. degree preferred. Stability with job history and be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism. We are look...
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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.
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Attention to Detail
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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