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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Email job to a friend Remove Saved Job Save Job Printer Weekend Part-Time Receptionist(s) :The Children's Movement Center Job Description: Hours range from 8 a.m until 6:30 p.m. both Sat & Sun. Excellent interpersonal & computer skills required. Must send resume including work references to: *****. Indicate reception on email subject line Job Category: Other [ View All Other Job...
An oil and gas company, located Downtown, is searching for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to support the Director of Contracts Administration. The core responsibilities will be to greet visitors, answer phones, maintain the kitchen and beverage center area, and order office and kitchen supplies; manage contract and document databases, update contract files, and track each document through...
Job Description: Front desk position with a upscale professional company, an urgent need for a receptionist in a high profile position, in a professional environment with room for advancement. Responsibilities will include greeting customers, general office duties and offer support to management staff. Ability to multi-task well and be customer service focused preferred, professional appearance a...
Provides office management and administrative support at CEXEC's Washington DC office. Responsibilities include travel planning, word processing, preparing and processing purchase orders, preparing presentations, reviewing and editing documents, filing, and supporting recruiting efforts. Provides administrative support to several Project Managers and staff. Coordinates with Corporate HR, Finance a...
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...
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...
Receptionist McCallâs Chapel is currently recruiting for a receptionist. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Basic duties: answer multi-line phone system, assist visitors, perform routine clerical and administrative functions. Requires basic computer skills i.e. word, excel, internet, good communication, organization skills, and a valid Oklahoma Drivers License. A more detailed job descripti...
RECEPTIONIST for busy office. Phones, excellent customer, light bookkeeping, experience preferred. Engish/Creole preferred. Email resume: *****...
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Company Confidential Pinellas Park, FL, 33781
Front Office/Receptionist Neurology office seeking a Front Office person/ Receptionist. Friendly environment and flexible hours available. Computer skills are required. Please fax resume with professional references to (727)528-0586 or email to ***** Reference Code:100421726701...
Mental Health Part Time Front Desk Receptionist: Local Behavioral Healthcare Organizations is seeking a person to perform Front Desk Reception Duties of a small outpatient facility. Experience in a BH Facility desirable. HS Degree required. Some college a plus. FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION CONTACT: Practice Manager at: *****. Please attach a resume and cover letter. May also mail ...
Company Confidential Lakeland, FL, 33813
FULLTIME RECEPTIONIST $8/HR + expense reimbursement. 9-5 M-F. Transportation required. Must exceed 50 wpm. South Lakeland office. Email resume: *****...
Assistant / Receptionist FT needed for Chiropractic office. No experience necessary, will train. Must be dependable, with computer knowledge & friendly. Fax 341-8718 or bring resume to 1717 S. Boulevard -Suite A This job listing brought to you by The Edmond Sun...
Job Description: Listed as one of the top companies to work at in Bellevue and we are looking for a Receptionist to represent our office. Great office atmosphere! We need someone that has an upbeat personality, lots of energy and great customer service skills. Your responsibilities will include answering phones, screen and direct calls. Take and relay messages. Greet people and direct them to c...
Job Description: Immediate need for Front Desk Receptionist seeking a fast paced and growing company. Excellent communication, professionalism, previous Reception and Administrative experience and a college degree will be keys to success in this family-oriented organization. Will be responsible for answering incoming calls, professionally meeting and greeting foot traffic and providing administra...
Job Description: One of Santa Barbara's most reputable companies is looking for a receptionist to join a highly energetic and innovative team. Company offers: *Positive and fun working environment *Brand new office building *A chance to be a part of a company culture that offers recreational group activities. *Competitive pay and great benefits The ideal candidate will have: *A minimum of ...
Job Description: Growing company in Fountain Valley looking for a motivated professionally polished individual looking for an opportunity for growth potential!! If you are bi-lingual English & Spanish, please apply!!! ?Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments. ?Greet persons entering establishment, dete...
Job Description: The position requires significant communication and relationship skills to ensure the best possible experience with our members, clients, and co-workers. Experienced delivering services in a client environment. Receive and direct multiple incoming telephone calls on a multi-line telephone system. Document accurate and complete messages. Skills: -College Degree -PC / Internet S...
Customer Service/ Receptionist Global Technical Recruiters is currently seeking an entry level front-desk receptionist for our high volume application branch. For the past 12 years GTR has been Northeast Ohio’s leading resource for employment. Companies rely on GTR’s recruiting expertise to find top candidates for their open positions; job seekers apply with GTR to get connected with the best co...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Switchboard/ High call volume ? Dynamic Data Entry and basic office administrative skills Immediate need for great receptionist to help in busy office. Will answer busy phone and greet visitors. Must have upbeat attitude and enjoy working with people. MS Office skills required! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will co...
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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
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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