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.
Receptionist / Secretary - FT Busy KenCrest Lifesharing office in Collegeville. Answer phones, greet visitors, complete data entry, recordkeeping, filing, mailings, & general office duties. Req. computer literacy, good communication skills, ability to handle diversified duties. Exp. w/people w/intellectual disabilities helpful. Great work environment. $11.66/hr plus benefits. Email resume to theck...
Details: Opening: Office Clerk Receptionist Department: Administrative Level III Office Location: 7 South Stolp Ave, Aurora IL 60506 Starting Salary: $17.25-$17.60 Per Hour Status: Non-exempt The Office Clerk Receptionist (OCR) plays a key role in helping the community achieve very satisfied residents through customer service efforts that enhance our resident relations. He/she will provide managem...
Receptionist/Administration Assistant Position Summary: Performs office receptionist/switchboard responsibilities which includes greeting employees and visitors, operating a switchboard console, coordinating mail, maintaining office supplies, and assisting with projects Basic Qualifications: High school education plus demonstrated administrative experience. Must possess good communication, interpe...
Employment opportunity available at a successful and thriving Dermatology practice in our Front Desk/Receptionist department. Do you enjoy a fast paced, high energy, deadline driven environment? At Academic Dermatology Consultants, P.A. we pride ourselves on excellence. Minimum one year of experience is required and the ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment. We offer competitive...
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Downtown personal injury law firm seeks a bilingual receptionist. The ideal candidate will have experience working as a receptionist, secretary, or administrative assistant performing the following tasks: • Answering, screening, and transferring telephone calls • Interviewing prospective clients • Scheduling meetings with new clients • Interpreting and translating • Scanning, faxing, copying, and...
We have several Top Clients looking for a Receptionist / Administrative Assistant to be the "Director of First Impressions" for their company! Typical Duties: Respond to incoming company phone calls, transfer to appropriate individual, distribute messages as needed, interacting with customer, distributors and vendor. Create, maintain, verify, copy, scan, fax and/or file electronic and paper docume...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Medical Receptionist for our Ft. Worth, TX client on a contract to possible hire basis. Responsibilities: Greet patients and maintaining awareness of patient status Check patients in, take co-pay, update charts. Answers multi-line phones and schedules appointments (new or established) in a medical environment. Sche...
Established Asthma & Allergy practice looking for Front Desk Receptionist. Full time position. Misys/ Allscripts experience a plus. Must be willing to work flexible schedule including evenings & Saturdays. Travel involved between Lombard & Naperville offices. Email resume to: ***** or Fax resume to: 630-652-9900 Posting provided by:...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Receptionist for our Nashville, TN client on a temporary to possible hire basis. Duties: Greet customers Answer phone calls in a professional and friendly way Maintain cleanliness of reception area Assist with projects and other duties as needed Act as gatekeeper to screen calls. Be able to engage clients in conver...
Receptionist needed for busy Cardiology office. Strong work ethic and excellent customer service attitude a must. Need to be multitaskable and able to handle multiple phone lines. Please fax resume to (248) 666-5069....
The Receptionist is responsible for attending to all visitors and dealing with inquiries from the public and customers over the phone and face-to-face. This position helps the office establish and maintain professional relationships with customers. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Front Desk · Operate telephone switchboard to answer and direct calls, providing information and taking and rela...
Company Confidential Avon, OH, 44011
Established and well-respected west side property management group is seeking a full-time, experienced, take charge Receptionist to join the team. JOB DUTIES: Multi-task phones, front window and staff support needs Handle customer service and maintenance requests Write and issue work orders and purchase orders for in-house staff and outside contractors Return calls for some staff members Handle wa...
Company Confidential Cordova, TN, 38016
Part-time optometry office front-desk receptionist needed in Cordova, TN. Position available 2-3 days a week (includes some Saturdays). Follow the application instructions or you will not be considered. Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; schedules appointments; maintains records and accounts; verify patient insurance eligibility; data entry; collects payments; more below. D...
We are working with an established building maintenance company that has an immediate opening for a temp-to-hire Bilingual Receptionist job in the greater Fort Worth area. If you have at least one year experience working as a receptionist or in a front office role and speak and write Spanish fluently then this could be a great opportunity for you! Do you want to look forward to going to work every...
Receptionist job opening in Brisbane, CA One of Ajilon’s top Logistics & Shipping clients has an immediate opening for a hardworking Receptionist to join their team. A temporary position with the potential to become permanent for the right candidate, this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with a Bay Area Fortune 500 company! A high-profile and global organization, the position is loca...
We are working with an oil and gas company that has an immediate opening for a temp-to-hire Receptionist job in the downtown Fort Worth, TX area. If you have at least one year experience working in this or an administrative assistant role and possess a Bachelor’s or Associates Degree then this could be a great opportunity for you! Are you seeking an opportunity with a company that invests in its e...
Receptionist Contract-to-Hire Job in Kansas City, MO We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract-to-hire opportunity to start within 2 weeks. This person will be greeting people as soon as they enter the office and be the first point of contact. Need someone that has at least 2 years of receptionist experience and is outgoing with people. Compensation for this position will be $12.00ph. R...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is seeking a Receptionist to fill a job opportunity in Phoenix, AZ. The Receptionist will greet and direct all visitors with professionalism and courtesy, handle and direct all incoming calls, and maintain appointment logs and schedules. May also help provide relief and support to administrative, clerical, mail room, security, tenant services, help desk, and event plan...
Front Desk Receptionist in Rancho Bernardo, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill a Temporary Front Desk Receptionist job in San Diego County, CA. Our client is looking to immediately fill a receptionist/office assistant position in a creative and supportive environment. The company fosters creative thinking and has a strong team environment with professional management. Candidates wi...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
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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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Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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