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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Professional office is seeking receptionist 3 days per week. Requires multi-tasking at a sometimes brisk pace, confidentiality, organization, and basic computer skills. Knowledge of insurance helps. Please send your resume with a brief introduction to: *****...
MEDICAL OFFICE Receptionist Busy Orthopedic practice. Duties include scheduling appointments, registering patients, collecting co-pays. Resumes jobs@blackstoneorthopedics. com Fax: 508-226-6465....
We are seeking a Receptionist who is looking to accelerate their career growth within the largest privately-held rigid plastics manufacturer in North America. In this role, you will provide reception desk coverage to the corporate office, performing routine office processes and giving support to co-workers, as directed by the Treasury Manager and in conjunction with the Travel Manager. Other res...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: Front office receptionist to answer phones and help greet candidates. Duties/Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): Front desk/reception ? greeting applicants & fielding incoming calls General clerical duties and Data Entry Skills/Experience Experience with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Prior front office experience preferre...
HealthSouth Brooksville, Virginia
Description The Receptionist maintains internal and external communications of hospital and community through the operation of the telephone switchboard and front desk reception and helps support other hospital departments by taking on clerical or general office related responsibilities as directed. Job Code: 100221 Qualifications License or Certification: - N/A Education, Training and Years...
Job Description: Are you a great "Director of First Impressions"? Do you make people feel at ease over the phone and in person? Can you multi-task accepting phone calls while handling administrative tasks? If so, then please apply to this job ad. We are seeking an individual to welcome guests both in our office and over the phone. A great "can do" attitude along with 2-3+ years of experience as ...
HealthSouth Middletown, VA
Description The Receptionist maintains internal and external communications of hospital and community through the operation of the telephone switchboard and front desk reception and helps support other hospital departments by taking on clerical or general office related responsibilities as needed. The Receptionist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its missio...
HealthSouth York, VA
Description The Receptionist maintains internal and external communications of hospital and community through the operation of the telephone switchboard and front desk reception and helps support other hospital departments by taking on clerical or general office related responsibilities as directed. This position must be flexible in the time available. Candidate must be able to fill in for sched...
HealthSouth Columbia, VA
Description The Receptionist maintains internal and external communications of hospital and community through the operation of the telephone switchboard and front desk reception and helps support other hospital departments by taking on clerical or general office related responsibilities as directed. Job Code: 100221 Qualifications License or Certification: - N/A Education, Training and Years...
Receptionist / Human Resources Assistant Willing to work temp with the possibility of going perm when hiring freeze is over. Receptionist / Human Resources Assistant Receptionist / Human Resources Assistant Leawood, KS insurance company has immediate opening for professional self motivated individual for their corporate receptionist and human resources assistant. Reception duties include dire...
Bank of the West Fargo, MA
Qualifications Education Required Education or Equivalent Experience High School Diploma or GED required Associate’s Degree preferred Required Experience 2 - 3 years of experience Administrative/Technical Skills/ Other Information none Level Supervised none Primary Location: United States-North Dakota-Fargo...
Marten Transport Framingham, MA
Advocates is seeking a full-time Receptionist for our Corporate Headquarters in Framingham, MA. Founded in 1975 by a group of volunteers providing patient rehabilitation services on the grounds of Westborough State Hospital, Advocates is now one of the largest human services organizations in the state. Today, Advocate employs over 1000 staff members and serves 20,000 individuals at over 100 sites ...
HealthSouth Pittsburgh, Virginia
Description The Receptionist maintains internal and external communications of hospital and community through the operation of the telephone switchboard and front desk reception and helps support other hospital departments by taking on clerical or general office related responsibilities as needed. The Receptionist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its missio...
HealthSouth Sandy, VA
Description The Receptionist maintains internal and external communications of hospital and community through the operation of the telephone switchboard and front desk reception and helps support other hospital departments by taking on clerical or general office related responsibilities as needed. The Receptionist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its missio...
HealthSouth Henderson, VA
Description The Receptionist maintains internal and external communications of hospital and community through the operation of the telephone switchboard and front desk reception and helps support other hospital departments by taking on clerical or general office related responsibilities as directed. Job Code: 100221 Qualifications License or Certification: - N/A Education, Training and Years...
HealthSouth Sherwood, VA
Description The Receptionist maintains internal and external communications of hospital and community through the operation of the telephone switchboard and front desk reception and helps support other hospital departments by taking on clerical or general office related responsibilities as needed. The Receptionist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its missio...
Chesapeake Energy Corporation Oklahoma City, OK
Receptionist - 15699 Description Supports the organization's culture by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment to our community, accountability and ownership. Greets public in person and on the telephone, provides general information, answers questions and directs individuals to appropriate party as necessary. Answers phones...
Knowledgent Group Inc. New York, NY
Knowledgent is a purpose-built Industry Information Consultancy that provides advanced Information Management and Analytical (IM&A) solutions with industry…...
Company Confidential Lees Summit, MO, 64064
Drs. office in the KC Metro is seeking an energetic individual to handle receptionist duties. This position would work in our Audiology Department and would share time working as receptionist and audiology assistant. Company provides training to become a certified Audiology Assistant. Full time M-F 8:00-5:00. Great benefits! Pre-employment drug screening. Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified can...
Kaplan, Inc. Houston, TX
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Y...

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Receptionist

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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.6%
High School
24.6%
Bachelor's
20.6%
Associates
12.6%
Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
(601 Respondents)
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