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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Job Title: Full-Time Receptionist and Administrative Support Manager: Office Manager Start Date: ASAP Payroll Classification: Hourly Job Description: Responsible for providing the highest quality customer service internally and externally. This role involves handling all reception and administrative tasks. This includes greeting clients, answering the phone,sorting the mail and working directly wi...
LegalSource is looking for a front desk receptionist for a mid size firm in Hartford. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years experience handling busy phones, assist with e-filing and provide administrative assistance to the firm. Our client offers free parking along with a wonderful work environment. This is a contract to direct hire position. Please send resumes to Christina at...
Part Time Receptionist/Sales Assistant (Please see specific schedule below) Colton RV, located in Orchard Park is looking for a Part timeReceptionist/front desk associate to join our team! We are New York’s premier recreational vehicle dealership. In business since 1962, this locally owned and operated family business is growing every year!We are a leader in the industry and offer something for ju...
Manpower is looking for an experienced Administrative Receptionist that is fluent in Spanish/English The job is located in Boston, MA Monday - Friday 8-5PM PAYING $15 AN HOUR This assignment is for 4 Months TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS JOB YOU MUST BE FLUENT IN SPANISH/ENGLISH Overview of the job description Bilingual Receptionist (Spanish/English) POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for providing administr...
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Receptionist (Bridgewater, NJ) Immediate opening for full time position for growing Engineering & Architecture company in our Bridgewater, NJ Headquarters: EXCELLENT Customer Serviceand multi-line phone skills with references for same Required. Organizational and fast paced multi-tasking abilities required. EXCELLENT Microsoft Skills required. Articulate communication skills required. Engineering...
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Kforce is currently assisting an Austin, TX client in the search for a qualified Receptionist with strong bi-lingual (Spanish) skills for an immediate opportunity. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the following: Answering, transferring, paging from main switchboard (5 lines) Attend to incoming traffic (mostly existing or potential employees) Distribute applications Verify documents...
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Title: Receptionist job in Tempe, AZ Summary: This job opening is for a Receptionist in Tempe, AZ. This position is tasked with sitting up at the front desk and greeting all incoming guests, as well as answering incoming phone calls and directing to the proper department or individual. Responsible for ad hoc administrative support tasks, ranging from letter correspondence creation, spreadsheet cre...
Title: Part Time Receptionist job in Norwood, OH. Summary: We have a job opening for a Part Time Receptionist job in Norwood, OH. This position will be responsible for supporting the operation of the Training and Human Resources Departments. The Receptionist job duties and responsibilities include: • Serves as receptionist for the building, greeting and assisting visitors. • Answers incoming calls...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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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Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
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