Receptionist Jobs


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.

Receptionist Education


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.

Receptionist Salaries


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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Company Confidential Thibodaux, LA, 70301
Medical Receptionist : FULL TIME Monday through Friday. Experience in Health Care coding and Electronic scheduling is essential. Must be able to deal with the public in a smiling, calm and professional manner. Reference required. Health Ins and excellent benefits available....
Prestigious boutique Atlanta law firm has an immediate need for a receptionist! This nationally recognized law firm has wonderful, loyal clients - it is very important that their receptionist has a friendly disposition, professional appearance and is customer service oriented. Candidates must have at least one year of experience as a receptionist in a law firm or other professional services organi...
Our client is seeking a receptionist for their Corpus Christi, TX location. for this position the receptionist will be responsible for serving visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Duties will include: Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answe...
Position Description: AutoMatch USA is committed to delivering the most enjoyable and rewarding customer experience possible. Our equation for success is providing the highest quality automobiles available at the best prices, combined with top-notch customer and mechanical service. We help match our customers with the automobile that best fits their personal style, requirements and expectations. A...
Position Description: AutoMatch USA is committed to delivering the most enjoyable and rewarding customer experience possible. Our equation for success is providing the highest quality automobiles available at the best prices, combined with top-notch customer and mechanical service. We help match our customers with the automobile that best fits their personal style, requirements and expectations. A...
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant needed for Great Suffolk County Company!! Receptionist Job Purpose: - Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Receptionist Job Duties: - Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inqu...
A Receptionist job in Jersey Village, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have one to three years of experience in this role to be considered for the position. In this role you will provide answering all incoming calls, will greet all visitors in a friendly manner, assist the accounting department process invoices, and order supplies. The pay is $13...
Position Description: The Receptionist is the first line of customer service for all patients and visitors entering our offices. They will greet patients, sign them in, schedule future appointments, and handle incoming phone calls. They will assist patients in accordance with the training they have received ensuring patients receive the Ultimate Patient Experience while visiting our offices. Key R...
Position Description: The Receptionist is the first line of customer service for all patients and visitors entering our offices. They will greet patients, sign them in, schedule future appointments, and handle incoming phone calls. They will assist patients in accordance with the training they have received ensuring patients receive the Ultimate Patient Experience while visiting our offices. Key R...
Position Description: The Bilingual Receptionist is the first line of customer service for all patients and visitors entering our offices. They will greet patients, sign them in, schedule future appointments, and handle incoming phone calls. They will assist patients in accordance with the training they have received ensuring patients receive the Ultimate Patient Experience while visiting our offi...
Position Description: The Receptionist is the first line of customer service for all patients and visitors entering our offices. They will greet patients, sign them in, schedule future appointments, and handle incoming phone calls. They will assist patients in accordance with the training they have received ensuring patients receive the Ultimate Patient Experience while visiting our offices. Key R...
A part-time, temporary Receptionist job is available through Accounting Principals in Albuquerque, NM! You must have strong customer service skills, administrative assistance experience, and be able to work a Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm schedule. You will have a great opportunity with a successful engineering firm that will start August 4th and run through November! The pay is $12.00 per...
Receptionist Contract Job in Greater Kansas City Area We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract-to-hire opportunity to start within 1 week. 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-$1...
A Receptionist Job opened up in Deerfield, IL courtesy of Ajilon Professional Staffing. To be considered for this position candidates will be greeting customers, answering the phone, and direct calls to the appropriate party. Candidates will have to possess customer service and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office is a must! This is a great company to work with that provides train...
We are currently recruiting for a Receptionist to fill a full-time job opportunity with our client in Phoenix, AZ. The Receptionist will receive callers and visitors at the establishment, determines nature of business, and directs callers and visitors to correct destination. You will provide general administrative and clerical support as well. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: -Responsible for...
Our client, a global communications company, has an opening for a temporary Front Desk Receptionist job in Morristown, NJ. The selected candidate must have a professional, go-getter attitude and the ability to handle a high volume of incoming calls. This individual will be responsible for answering phones, performing data entry and providing administrative support as needed for the department staf...
Part-Time Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is proactively seeking candidates for multiple Part-Time Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA. These are temporary and temporary to direct hire opportunities for our clients in various industries including legal, construction, property management, and others. These jobs vary from 16-25 hours per week depending on...
Ajilon Healthcare Professional Staffing is looking for Medical Receptionists for contract positions in the St. Louis, MO. Do you have experience as a Medical Receptionist? If you do, this may be the job for you! Responsibilities for the Medical Receptionist Job are: • Register new patients and update existing patient information • Facilitate patient flow by notify physicians of patients’ arrival •...
CONTRACT Receptionist Job in Overland Park, KS We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract position that would last approximately 2 months. This job will entail greeting people as soon as they enter the office and be the first point of contact. Candidate will also be answering phones, sorting mail, sending out new mailings to clients, typing letters, and doing other administrative project...
We have a great opportunity for a PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT job with one of our most respected clients located in Humble, TX. Candidates should have 2-3 years of previous front desk and/or administrative support experience. The Part-Time Receptionist/Office Assistant will be responsible for providing support to a small office by answering phones, opening mail, typing documents, makin...
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Receptionist

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.7%
High School
24.5%
Bachelor's
20.5%
Associates
12.7%
Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
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