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.
Company Confidential Jacksonville, 28546
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Part-time Receptionist needed. Busy professional office in Newton has a part-time opening for a front desk receptionist. Duties include bookkeeping, filing insurance, answering phones and performing day-to-day office assignments. Send resume to: P.O. Box 159 Newton, IA 50208 Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
RECEPTIONIST/ DISPATCH/BILLING CLERK needed for local hauling and processing company. Ability to work OT. 75% Health. Reply to: Box # 6754 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15230 or email *****...
Administrative Receptionist Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Dallas, TX The Dallas office of the major international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is seeking a full-time Administrative Receptionist. This position is responsible for handling the office reception area, answering internal and external switchboard calls and performing general reception duties as well as administrative...
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 Dental is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Dental spans in 20 locations across multiple states...
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST F/T for Methuen Internist. EMR + 4 yrs experience required. Resumes: *****...
Company Confidential PEABODY, MA, 01960
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST General dental practice seeking part time receptionist, insurance coordinator. Mon. evenings & alternating Saturdays. Please call 978-531-5100...
Oral Surgical Dental Assistant Looking for a oral surgical dental assistant who is energetic, out going, a team player and a "can do" attitude. The candidate must be organized, passionate, hardworking, reliable, dependable, and punctual. Oral surgery experience is a must!!!! For more information call 630-404-5370 Receptionist Also in need of a experience dental receptionist,you must be proficicien...
Details: Title/Position: Receptionist - Entry-Level Department - Administrative Level I Work Shift: 8:30AM - 5PM (Monday-Friday) Starting Salary: $16.25 per hour Status - Non-exempt The Receptionist Office Assistant (ROA) plays a huge role in helping the community achieve very satisfied residents through customer service efforts that enhance our resident relations. He/she will provide sales suppor...
Job Details: Title/Position: Office Assistant - Entry-Level Department - Administrative Level I Work Shift: 9:30AM - 6PM (Monday-Friday) - Weekends off Compensation Rate: $15.40-$16.35 per hour The Office Assistant Receptionist (OAR) plays an important role in helping the community achieve very satisfied residents through customer service efforts that enhance our resident relations. He/she will pr...
KForce is currently working with a client who is adding a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to their team due to a recent promotion. They would like someone to start within the next week. Within this role you will be responsible for answering the phones and greeting visitors (40% or job), putting together sales orders, filing, posting calendar updates for the office, open and sort the mail on...
Pediatric psychology office in Sandy Springs looking for full time office manager/medical receptionist. This is a busy pediatric practice with a warm, supportive, and inviting atmosphere. The applicant must have the ability to prioritize and organize the work area and maintain accuracy of work, despite varied task directions and interruptions. In this friendly environment, primary duties include g...
Immediate opening for a superstar front desk medical receptionist for a busy Orthopaedic office in Beverly Hills. We need someone with top-notch customer service and impeccable communication ability to tackle busy multi-line phones and demanding patients with poise and grace. Experience with electronic medical records is a plus, so please note all EMR software on which you are experienced in your...
Steadfast Companies is looking for an energetic, fun, and hard-working receptionist at our affordable housing property in San Ysidro. The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task, stay organized and come to work with a can-do attitude. What the job is about: Assist the Community Manager in all functions necessary to run the property effectively. Communicate with residents, applicants, vendors, a...
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Stability, growth, leadership …if you are seeking a future filled with opportunity then we would like to talk with you. NVR, Inc. (parent to Ryan Homes, NVHomes) is one of the largest homebuilding and mortgage banking companies in the nation. We are currently the most profitable US builder and we have generated the industry’s highest earnings per share growth rate over the last 10 years. Founded i...
Job Title:Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Location: Houston, TX Competitive Salary and other Benefits We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Administration Department in our Houston office. The successful applicant will work closely with colleagues in the department to ensure the provision of an efficient and high quality administrative service to the whole Houston office. Thi...
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Receptionist provides administrative support to the leadership staff and greets all people, whether by phone or in-person, with professionalism. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES, includes the following responsibilities, but not limited to: · Meet and greet visitors and answer all incoming calls promptly in a pleasant, professional, and courteous manner. Ensure all calls...
CPEhr is an established and growing Professional Employer Organization (PEO) located in West Hollywood, CA. Currently, we have a need for the following stellar professional(s) at one of our client sites. Receptionist The person in this position must have 2-3 years front office experience. He/she must be able to multi-task; must work well under pressure and deadlines and must maintain a professiona...
Our client is seeking a Receptionist in San Diego, California (CA). Duties: Answering multi lined phone system Greet clients upon entrance Office/clerical duties (i.e. scanning, faxing, copying and filing) Various projects, as needed 1-2 years of receptionist experience...
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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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Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
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