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.
Dental Receptionist / Medical Receptionist Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, use your management or dental experience to gain a better paying job? You can be a part of a successful and growing dental organization. Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist/ Medical Receptionist. This highly sought after Receptionist posi...
Job Purpose: Serves pediatric dental patients and parents by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments...
Medical AssistantReceptionist / Front Office Receptionist Responsible to: Primary Responsibility: To support the providerby providing caring, personalized and efficient handling of patients, medical records, supply management and other duties as assigned. In addition the medical receptionistprovides appropriate feedback to the medical team, follow-up information to patients and correctly inputs...
Company Confidential Lakeland, FL, 33805
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST - needed for multi office retina practice. Travel required. Part Time. Email resume to: *****...
Description Obtain patient demographic information, obtain insurance information, verify insurance benefits, obtain authorizations, collect monies due from patients, obtain signatures on applicable forms. Qualifications Previous registration/collection experience; computer literate; customer service background....
Phone Receptionist Needed -20-30 hours/wk -$9.50/hr starting pay -Experience in telemarketing is not necessary, but is a plus -Looking for someone reliable and motivated to make outbound calls -Office has an upbeat and positive atmosphere. Please call 612-201-4828...
RECEPTIONIST First Shift: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm JOB PURPOSE: The Receptionist is responsible for receiving and forwarding outside calls to appropriate personnel, transfer calls as needed, greet guests and process mail for both inbound and outbound. DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: · Answer all calls and determine appropriate person to forward call to or provide information as necessary · Transfe...
Receptionist TexPar Energy, a national marketer and logistics management company of heavy fuel products, is seeking a detail-oriented individual to join our team as a full-time Receptionist at our Onalaska, WI facility. Our company provides rewarding and challenging careers while encouraging professional growth and development. Qualified candidates will have: h Experience in customer service, adm...
SUMMARY This position is responsible for greeting company visitors, guests, and vendors and answering incoming calls. This position is expected to possess a full working knowledge of a Definity Communication Console System. This position requires a friendly personality, a clean and neat appearance, and positive attitude. Discretion and integrity are recognized requirements for this position as it...
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers (ARC), an industry leader in outpatient physical therapy across Southeast Wisconsin, has a full-time position opening at our location in Waterford, WI. Responsibilities include greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, general administrative support; facilitate communication between therapists, physicians, insurance companies and other ARC st...
Part-Time RECEPTIONIST / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for Law Firm 12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. M-F. Individual must be professional, motivated, dedicated, possess excellent communication skills and be able to perform administrative duties. Send resume along with cover letter and salary requirements: 321 Washington, Columbus, IN 47201 Attention: Personnel....
Position Summary / Overview: The Receptionist for the Palo Alto, California office is to perform general clerical and reception duties. Although the schedule is 9:00am - 5:30pm, Monday-Friday, flexibility with regard to work schedule is required. Essential Job Requirements: • Direct incoming telephone calls to the appropriate attorney or staff member. • Meet and greet clients/visitors in the r...
JOB DESCRIPTION - SUMMARY Responsible for handling front office reception and administration duties, including greeting guests , answering phones, handling company inquiries, and sorting and distributing mail. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Answer phones and operate a switchboard. Route calls to specific people. Answer inquiries about company. Greet visitors warmly and make sure they are comforta...
Roetzel & Andress, LPA is seeking an experienced Office Services Clerk/Back-up Receptionist to work in its Columbus, Ohio office. As the law firms Office Services Clerk/Back-up Receptionist your day to day duties will consist of and may not be limited to: Maintain office supply inventory and organization of mail and copy rooms Receive and deliver mail, FedEx/UPS deliveries and courier deliverie...
Job Description: This Front Office Receptionist Position Features: ? Dynamic Organization ? Greet Visitors ? Career advancement ? Great Pay to $13 Immediate need for front office receptionist seeking dynamic organization, greet visitors and growth opportunity. Multi-line phone experience, strong communication skills and strong analytical, skills and follow-up will be keys to success in this ...
Job Description: We are recruiting for the very highly sought after reliable, friendly, efficient front desk receptionist. You are the person who enables the office to run as a well-oiled machine; keeping tabs on conference room schedules, running a guest registery, traffic control of vendors and clients, issuing and tracking badges, providing direction and facility information, troubleshooting ...
Company Confidential Meeham, MS, 39301
RECEPTIONIST Great career opportunity for outgoing individual with well developed communication skills. Must be able to multi task and handle fast pace environment. Must be computer literate, prompt, dependable and eager to learn. Previous office experience required, medical office experience preferred. Excellent customer service skills required. Send resume to: rmarshall@ meridianmri.com o...
Company Confidential Enid, OK, 73701
Physicians Office is now Hiring for a Receptionist. Competitive pay. Send resume to Box 168 c/o Enid News & Eagle PO Box 1192 Enid, OK 73702 This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Receptionist in Palm Beach, Florida (FL). Summary: This role is responsible for providing high-level administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests and performing clerical functions. Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: Greets and directs visitors Provides information and answers the telephone or console switchboard Re...
Company Confidential Sarasota, FL, 34239
Medical Receptionist for busy dermatology office. Full time position. Looking for a pleasant, positive, hardworking individual that is not afraid to meet required tasks. Must be experienced in Medical Manager software, appointment scheduling, posting of charges and payments, previous medical front office background desired. Great Benefits! Must be willing to work a minimum of four 10 hour days eac...
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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
Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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