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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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A growing OKC company is looking for an energetic person to be a receptionist. If you want to be the face of this great company, please apply today! Job Description: - Operate multi-line phone system; answer, screen and forward calls, provide information, take messages, review voicemails and schedule appointments - Perform administrative support tasks such as proofreading, transcribing handwritten...
Marietta based company is looking for a telephone receptionist. Duties will include handling incoming calls and other office responsibilities. Previous experience is a plus. Please send a resume with a salary requirements to: *****...
JOB SUMMARY: The Receptionist handles front office/lobby reception and administration including visitor registration, answering phones and routing calls, handling company inquiries, sorting and distributing mail; assists Building Security in tracking visitors and badges; coordinates visitor activities with hosting employees; sorting incoming mail and deliveries and metering outgoing mail; administ...
Job Summary: Under direct supervision from the Human Resources Manager this position provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties. Essential...
IMMEDIATE OPENING at Grayson Hyundai Subaru for Receptionist. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, professional in appearance and attitude and has the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. We have been under the same ownership for over 30 years and are looking for an individual who is seeking a career-level position. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and opportun...
Receptionist need in Vergennes. This position will be Monday-Friday, on campus in an infirmary that sees youths ranging from ages 16-24 and the hours are 7am-4pm. It is a temporary assignment that will last between 2-4 weeks. Job duties will include answering a one-line telephone, front desk duties, greeting, maybe some scheduling. Must have computer skills. Medical reception experience is preferr...
Company Confidential Orlando, FL, 32803
Large Orlando area Podiatric practice looking for a Posting Medical Receptionist preferably with Podiatric or Orthopedic experience for locations throughout the Central Florida/Orlando Area. Intergy experience and computer skills are a must. Duties include posting charges (from a Superbill/Encounter Form), answering phones, greeting patients, updating patient's EMR Chart, scanning documents into E...
Special Counsel Information Governance is recruiting for a Receptionist job in Los Angeles, CA! The ideal candidate will have 1 – 2 years of reception experience. If you have worked at a location with a high volume of walk-in visitors, this could be the perfect opportunity for you! Responsibilities of the Receptionist job: · Maintain conference rooms · Order supplies · Provide administrative assis...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Receptionist in Atlanta, Georgia (GA). Summary: The Receptionist 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 Rece...
Description The Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy cardiology practice including, patient registration/checkout, enter charges, and patient referrals. This position exhibits total commitment to excellent customer service to ensure an outstanding customer experience. Greet and register patients in a prompt, pleasant, and helpful manner. Input and maintain new patient...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office. Responsible for maintain medical records, including scanning patient records into Electronic Medical Record system. Also assists office as needed by greeting and directing patients and visitors. Answering the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls. Scheduling appointments in computeriz...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office. Responsible for maintain medical records, including scanning patient records into Electronic Medical Record system. Also assists office as needed by greeting and directing patients and visitors. Answering the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls. Scheduling appointments in computeriz...
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...
Ajilon is seeking a part-time Receptionist for a contract position in the St. Louis, MO Metropolitan area. Candidates must have three years of experience. Responsibilities for the Receptionist include: • Route calls to proper department • Manage office supplies • Filing • Coordinate and follow up shipping orders • Manage schedules and reports Requirements are: Minimum of three years as an Receptio...
Bilingual Receptionist job opening in the Trenton NJ Looking for a full-time contract Bilingual Receptionist. The ideal person for this position is bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish), and have previous secretary experience, including strong clerical experience. Qualified individuals should submit their resumes for immediate consideration. Bilingual Receptionist job duties include: Qualifica...
Receptionist / Accounting Job in Tulsa, OK Accounting Principals has a Receptionist & Accounting job in Tulsa, OK. This is a front desk role in a business casual office setting. The pay range for this position is $12.00 to $15.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Answer phones - Assist accounting and purchasing departments - Specia...
A Bilingual Receptionist job in Houston, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. You must be bilingual (Spanish/English) to be considered for this position. In this role you will provide clerical support for the department by preparing various documents, answering and screening calls and scheduling meetings. The pay is between $10.00 and $14.00 per hour depending on expe...
Receptionist Temporary Job in Downtown Kansas City, MO Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to hire a Receptionist for a temporary opportunity to start immediately! This person will be greeting clients and answering phones. Essentially this is the first person anyone sees when they walk in the door and exceptional customer service skills are needed. Candidate must be okay sitting at front desk...
Receptionist Contract Job in Overland Park, KS Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to hire a Receptionist for a temporary opportunity to start immediately in Overland Park, KS! Candidate must be okay sitting at front desk and answering a multi-line phone system. The front desk receptionist will be solely in charge of meeting and greeting everyone who steps through the front door and must greet...
Title: Administrative/Receptionist job in Fairfield, OH. Summary: We have a job opening for an Administrative/Receptionist professional in Fairfield, OH. This position will be responsible for initial contact with all visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies appropriate department of arrival and maintain phone system. The Administrative/Receptionist job duties and...

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