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.
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 & Manag...
Dental Receptionist / Medical Receptionist Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, use your management or dental experience to gain a better paying job? You can be a part of a successful and growing dental organization. Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist/ Medical Receptionist. This highly sought after Receptionist posi...
Medical AssistantReceptionist / Front Office Receptionist Responsible to: Primary Responsibility: To support the providerby providing caring, personalized and efficient handling of patients, medical records, supply management and other duties as assigned. In addition the medical receptionistprovides appropriate feedback to the medical team, follow-up information to patients and correctly inputs...
Counseling Ministry Receptionist First United Methodist Church St Pete Do you have a welcoming front deskpresence? Work min of 15 hrs per week. Strong communication skills & Microsoft Ofc. Skill set to develop working knowledge of mental health resources in the community. Submit resume and statement of faith to ***** Counseling Ministry Receptionist First United Methodist Church ...
OVERVIEW Part time position (12:30 pm - 5 pm) esponsible for setting the brand by communicating with both internal and external customers. Involved with Human Resources administrative support. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS · Front Desk Administration – First point of contact for visitors. Answers all incoming calls on multi-line phone. Assign phone extensions, maintain phone directory for switchboard...
Evening/Saturday Receptionist Needed Hoffman Automotive is currently seeking a PT receptionist for our busy dealership. This position is tasked with sitting up at the front desk answering incoming phone calls on a multi-line phone system and directing them to the proper department or individual. Hours are M-F 4:30-8 and Sat. 10-5. Average 24 hours per week. Pay rate is $8.50 an hour. Interested c...
Medical Office Receptionist Our offices are dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care possible. In addition to general medical dermatology services, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services. The medical office receptionist is a combination of the front desk, call center and product retail. A receptionist is responsible for greeting patients in a friendly and professional manner,...
RECEPTIONIST/GENERAL CLERICAL DATA ENTRY Spanish Fork, Utah PDM Steel Service Centers Inc., a recognized industry leader, is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Receptionist/Data Entry Clerk in our Spanish Fork, Utah branch. Successful candidates for this position will have demonstrated communication skills, and be highly organized and able to prioritize and handle a varied wor...
Full-time receptionist/supervisory position in busy GI practice. Successful candidate must have minimum 2 year's medical office supervisory experience, strong customer service skills, knowledge of physician business office procedures, skills in identifying and resolving problems, ability to exercise a degree of initiative and judgment, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationsh...
Dental Receptionist NTN Dental Studio is an expanding restorative and cosmetic dental laboratory seeking a candidate with a background in Dental or Medical Office Administration. This position schedules cases received by our lab in coordination with our lab manager. It also requires scheduling and confirming dental appointments and follow-ups with patients in coordination with our dentist. The po...
Front Desk Receptionist Reynoldsburg optometry office seeking outgoing, dependable individual for front desk receptionist. 30-40 hours per week. Duties include greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments and filing vision and medical insurance claims. Medical office experience helpful but will train excellent candidates. Email resume to ***** This listing brought to ...
Receptionist Primary job responsibilities: answer incoming phone calls; greet visitors; sort mail; type correspondence; enter data; file; order office supplies; perform special projects; and assist with basic bookkeeping activities. Requirements include: excellent communication and interpersonal skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and the Internet; accurate and detail oriented; stro...
A growing oil/gas company in downtown Oklahoma City is looking for a Receptionist to join their team. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a family, friendly environment, please apply today! Job Description: - Provide administrative support to staff - Greet visitors - Handle incoming calls on a multi-line system - Order office supplies - Stock break rooms - Open/sort mail - Se...
Job Description Responsible for front desk duties including prompt and courteous answering of phones and greeting customers, as well as other duties as needed. Provide processing support to department members. Assist with processing client and prospect needs in accordance with company objectives and procedures. Essential Duties: Answering multi-line phone system (including transfers) Greet and...
Orchards Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, WA is seeking a Customer Service Extraordinaire! Do you have Jack Russell exuberance for life? Do you have the heart and loyalty of a Labrador? Are you able to work at the speed of a greyhound with eagle accuracy? Must have great communication skills and love people. Part time or full time. Background check and drug testing required. Interested? Go to: h...
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...
SUMMARY: Greets vendors, customers, job applicants and other visitors, and arranges for transportation services, when needed. Operate as switchboard to route incoming calls and place outgoing calls. Assist all departments with various administrative projects. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Effectively communicate with all levels of management, coworkers and clients Proficiently switch from one p...
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Description: Dental Receptionist 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 utilization by scheduling appoint...
Want to work with great people? Join the Caring Hands Animal Hospital family! Our growing hospital is looking for experienced a full-time Veterinary Receptionist at our Arlington, VA location. We are seeking a career oriented person who is committed to the profession, to his/her co-workers, and will put forth the extra effort needed to achieve the high-quality service our clients expect. More ab...
PURPOSE: This position will be primarily responsible for handling incoming calls from internal and external customers with efficiency, professionalism and accuracy. This position also supports and backs up the CSRI-greeter position. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Primary function is to answer incoming calls in a professional and timely manner in accordance with quality standards and HI...
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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
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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