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/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...
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....
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...
RECEPTIONIST Full time. Proficient in Microsoft office suite. Multiple phone lines. Min 3 yrs exp. Benefits. Mail resume to Box 2052 C/O Star News, 1003 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401...
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...
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...
Greet and direct visitors and clients; answer phone, screen and direct calls; take ad relay messages; monitor visitor access; deal with queries from public and customers; provide information to callers; receive and sort mail and deliveries; provide general administrative support as needed. Must be able to work in a diverse environment. Must have a pleasant phone disposition and positive personalit...
Check In/Out for Women's Health Center in West Bradenton. Hours are Mon – Thurs 8a-5p and Friday 8am – Noon, $11/hr. Provide superior customer service by greeting patients; check-in and check-out duties, schedule follow-up appointments, must have medical background with medical terminology. Scan patient forms, patient ids and other documents into EMR system. Sign for deliveries and disperse accord...
NewToday.jpg Clerical WHITE OAK of Shelby is currently accepting resumes for PART TIME Evening Receptionist 1:30-7:00pm, Mon-Fri A high school education, computer exp & multi- line phone exp are required. Applicants must possess good communication skills, the ability to multi-task & have a professional appearance & attitude. Please send resume to Julie Hollifield at jhollifield@ whiteoakmanor.com ...
Education Requirements: High school graduate or higher Experience Requirements: Minimum of two (2) year experience working in an office environment. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office such as word, excel, and outlook. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. Equipment Used: Office equipment such as computer, telephone, copy machine, and fax machine. Job Duties: 1. Answer all incoming calls, an...
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Full service, multi-state law firm seeks polished, professional front desk receptionist for its Charlotte, NC office. Candidate should be reliable, highly organized, and detail oriented. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a pleasing telephone presence. The receptionist will be responsible for answering and routing incoming calls on a Cisco ...
POSITION PROFILE Provides exceptional service to the business by greeting/assisting all visitors and answering and transferring incoming calls from all over the United States. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Greets the public. * Distributes name badges to visitors, temporary employees, etc. * Schedules meeting rooms for all. * Answers and transfers calls from all over the United States. *...
Exciting opportunity for a Experienced Part Time Medical Office Receptionist. We are currently seeking a Part Time Medical Receptionist for an Outpatient physical therapy clinic located in Lorton, VA. We seek a strong, experienced, dependable, responsible, and multi-tasked individual who can keep the front office running smoothly! This will be a 30 hour work week. THIS IS A HANDS ON POSITION! MU...
SALES ASSISTANT/FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONIST The Santa Ynez Valley News, a division of Lee Enterprises, in Solvang, is looking for a proactive and organized sales assistant/front office receptionist to support the advertising sales team and provide excellent customer service at this busy bi-weekly newspaper. This position is part time, 30 hrs/week with benefits. Apply online at www.santamariatimes.c...
Maryland Fire Equipment Corporation is a family-owned business that has provided various types of fire protection services and equipment throughout the Washington Metropolitan area since 1961. We are currently seeking a Receptionist with the following qualifications ... * Strong organizational skills * Professional telephone manner and customer service experience * Ability to work independently...
M. Cohen and Sons, a 4th Generation metal/glass/wood design and fabrication studio looking for an organized, friendly front desk receptionist/administrative assistant. Job Requirements: - Greet persons entering establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destination - Perform administrative support tasks, such as proofreading, invoices, balance sh...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office. Responsible for maintain medical records, including scanning patient records into Electronic Medical Record system. Also assists office as needed by greeting and directing patients and visitors. Answering the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls. Scheduling appointments in computeri...
Description The Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy cardiology practice including, patient registration/checkout, enter charges, and patient referrals. This position exhibits total commitment to excellent customer service to ensure an outstanding customer experience. Greet and register patients in a prompt, pleasant, and helpful manner. Input and maintain new patien...
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...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Receptionist for a temporary to hire opportunity in Waukesha, Wisconsin (WI). In this role you will be handling a high volume of calls and directing them to the appropriate team member. The Receptionist will also be greeting internal and external customers upon arrival. The Receptionist will be doing various administrative tasks throughout the day as dele...
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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.
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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