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.
Job Description: This Receptionist position is paying up to $33K and features ? Friendly and positive work environment ? Competitive Pay A local dynamic manufacturing company is inviting an energetic and customer service oriented individual to join their winning team. Great reception skills, people skills, detail orientation, and good follow through will be keys to success in this organization. Yo...
Small office seeks a Front Desk Receptionist with a polished and professional phone manner. This is an afternoon position where the person can arrive between 2-3pm and will be able to stay until 6pm. The Position will involve using MS Word, Excel and data entry ability. Clerical responsibilities will include sending out mailings and faxing. A desire to be in Human Resources and Staffing is helpful...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
Premier Investment Firm with beautiful offices on the Westside has an immediate opening for a bright and engaging Receptionist. This highly visible role is ideal for a detail-oriented team player who possesses strong interpersonal skills to liaise with clients and all levels of management and staff. This firm loves to promote from within and offers incredible opportunities for career growth! As Re...
in charge of welcoming clients and guests into the store, responding to all enquiries while observing set standards. A receptionist should have knowledge of the services and treatments offered at the establishment including any offers and promotions that may be ongoing at a particular time. receptionist duties also include prioritizing workloads, ensuring all operational procedures and ensuring th...
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgw...
Pro Image Solutions is seeking for a Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities: Ability to maintain conference room scheduling, answering phones, scanning, a monthly intra office newsletter and other special projects as needed. *Solid Microsoft Office Suite experience is a MUST. *Candidates must submit their resumes along with a sample news letter they have created the for prior employers. *Looki...
Company Confidential Utica, NY, 13502
Part time receptionist for specialty dental office. Must posses a strong professional presence including business etiquette. Excellent communication skills and organizational abilities. Dental background preferred but not required....
Retirement Planning Associates, Inc. (RPA) founded in 1990, specializes in helping clients with their retirement and financial planning. Based in Winter Springs, RPA has over 65 Advisors working throughout Florida, serving primarily the education profession. RPA is a member of U.S. Retirement Partners (USRP), a national network of regional benefits and retirement planning providers. USRP provides...
Receptionist/Administrative duties including answering phones, post mail, order/distribute supplies, copying, scanning, filing documents, letter and forms, update client data, bank deposits. Maintain kitchen supplies/upkeep, maintaining office cleanliness/organization. Hourly rate range $14-$16 plus benefits. 401K options available....
Job Description: This Receptionist position is paying up to $35K and features: ? Friendly and positive work environment ? Competitive Pay ? Flexible Work Hours A local dynamic company is inviting an energetic and customer service oriented individual to join their winning team. Great reception skills, people skills, detail orientation, and good follow through will be keys to success in this organiz...
Job Description: Successful San Mateo firm looking to fill our full-time Front Office Receptionist position with benefits. Responsibilities/Skills: -Direct incoming operator calls -Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. -Assist with the customer billing process and with the membership management process -Excellent verbal communication skills -Clerical & administrative management support -...
Busy outpatient behaivoral health agency in Andover, Ma, now hiring for part-time Front Desk Receptionist/Support Staff Person (16 hrs per week). This is a shared position and you must be able to be each other's backup. Must be computer proficient. Healthcare Receptionist experience desirable. Training provided. Mondays and Fridays 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Every Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30 Must be ma...
A leading surge protector corporation has an immediate temp-to-perm opportunity for a full-time, front desk receptionist at their Largo office location. Must be high-energy and self-motivated with a bubbly and outgoing personality! Must have basic computer skills (intermediate knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and will be doing light clerical duties as well. Responsibilities will include...
The Receptionist will provide administrative support including telephone and front desk reception, customer service, processing of mail, data entry, filing, and clerical duties. The qualified candidate must have previous receptionist, customer service, and office experience. Qualifications: · Bilingual (English and Spanish) · Previous administrative support experience · Excellent phone skills with...
NRT is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the nation. NRT and its affiliated companies, marketing partners and joint ventures provides mortgage, title, insurance, escrow, warranty, relocation and concierge services to NRT's family of companies. We own and operate companies in more than 35 of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, with approximately 725 sales offices, 4,700...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33133
Fast-paced investment company seeking Receptionist/Bookkeeper to begin immediately. Position will be responsible for administrative support and day to day accounting functions. Responsibilities: · Answer phones · Greet visitors · Perform filing and administrative duties · Handle all bookkeeping tasks · Process accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, journal entry posting · Assi...
About the Opportunity SWIB is seeking a half-time (7:30 am – 11:30 am, M-F) Receptionist to play a critical role on the Administrative Services team. The person chosen for this position will provide administrative support to staff and will perform a variety of administrative duties. Essential Activities • Receive and announce visitors, answer and direct incoming calls, assist staff with scheduling...
Medical Receptionist Capital Region Orthopaedics is currently seeking an energetic hardworking detail oriented candidate to provide a welcoming, professional, & courteous environment for our patients. The right candidate must be able to work well in a team environment & provide high levels of patient care. Responsibilities will be a combination of the following; · Checking patients in/out for thei...
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is seeking a qualified full-time receptionist to support a high volume emergency practice during 2nd shift and weekends. This qualified candidate must have solid customer service experience and be able to multi-task in a very fast-paced environment. The duties of the person will be varied, but highly focused on ensuring superlative service to referring veterinarian...
We are currently seeking candidates for a part time receptionist position located in Waltham, MA. The position is with a publically traded software company based out of New York, NY. We are seeking outgoing administrative professionals with strong work ethic. This individual will be the first person employees and guests see every day so it is imperative that the receptionist presents himself/herse...
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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
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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