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.
We are searching for a professional receptionist who smiles easily, has a consistently cheerful, positive attitude to warmly greet and welcome everyone to the clinic. The person we hire must adapt to change well and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment . We need someone who is a great team player, is willing to go beyond what is expected, and takes pride in their work. Skills needed: high lev...
Company Confidential Trumbull, CT, 06611
Hardworking, Friendly, Self-Motivated, Team Player wanted! We are a busy, well-established small animal practice in Fairfield County and are looking for a Veterinary Receptionist to join our team. This is currently a part-time position which may evolve into a full-time position. The ability to work alternating Saturday shifts will be required. This position is responsible for managing multiple pho...
Our client is looking for an experienced receptionist who knows the importance of being the first and last impression and the face of their company. They are a large and very busy advertising agency in Orange County. The perfect person is outgoing, loves to work with people, has great work ethic. You will be in charge of keeping things presentable at all time. While you will be juggling multiple t...
We are a fast paced Doggie Daycare, Boarding and Grooming facility in the Heights. We have several positions available. Receptionist: Answer phones, make reservations, provide excellent customer service, give tours. Assist in other operational duties. Must love dogs and talking to customers. Manager: Manage staff, provide excellent customer service, give tours, feed dogs, give meds and other opera...
Company Confidential Las Vegas, NV, 89148
Part-Time Receptionist Needed for Medical Spa Primary Duties Include: Checking clients in/out for appointments and classes Merchandise Sales Cash Handling Keeping track of inventory Answering phones / making appointments Approximately 14-18 hours per week MUST be able to work evenings and Saturdays MUST have excellent customer service skills Minimum 1 year experience required...
Receptionist - Part-Time McLean County Center for Human Services, a leading provider of behavioral health care services, is seeking a part- time receptionist for the Recovery Program. Work hours are Monday-Friday, 9:45 am – 2:15 pm. Responsibilities: · Greet and direct clients to appropriate staff person; · Receive, direct, and relay telephone messages; · Process incoming/outgoing mail. Qualificat...
Boutique construction design firm centrally located downtown near South Station seeks a top notch receptionist/administrative assistant! This will start out on a temporary basis and ideally covert to permanent after a period of about 90 days. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, handling mail, fed-ex, assisting the accounting department with invoicing and project work, dat...
Our client is seeking a Receptionist in Miami, Florida (FL). Responsibilities: Responsible for handling phones, taking and relaying messages accurately, greeting and screening calls from vendors, customers, job applicants and other visitors to assure security of assigned floor. Responsible for ascertaining name, firm represented and nature of business, as well as announcing arrival to proper emplo...
Memphis Veterinary Specialists is a referral-based veterinary specialty and emergency center. We are seeking an additional receptionist who must have experience in a veterinary hospital or in the human healthcare industry. Job duties include using a multi-line phone system, scheduling appointments, handling of payments, data entry and filing. The available position is full time (40 hours per week)...
Company Confidential Hickory, NC, 28601
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Local CPA firm is actively seeking highly motivated front-desk receptionist/administrative assistant for the organization. Candidate must possess excellent client service and communication skills. Duties would include, but not be limited to, general clerical duties, serving as administrative assistant to the partners of the firm, assisting with the time and bi...
At Texas General Hospital we provide the highest Quality of Medical Care to the community and an excellent opportunity for professional growth and training for our Medical Staff. Quality Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction are our top priorities. Physicians on staff have trained at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Emory, University of Texas Southwestern and Baylor. These physician...
Company Confidential Albany, NY
Receptionist BBL Construction Services has an immediate opening for a full-time receptionist at our Corporate Headquarters. The qualified candidate must be dependable, exhibit a pleasant demeanor and be able to multi-task. This position offers the possibility for possible future advancement. The hours of this position are 8 am thru 5 pm Monday thru Friday. Salary will commensurate with experience....
High-end New York City client has immediate need for polished and professional receptionist with exceptional presentation and communication skills! Job Purpose: Serves callers, visitors, and employees by greeting and directing callers and visitors; maintaining security and telecommunications system. Duties: * Greets and directs corporate office callers by answering telephone calls from customers;...
The Receptionist is responsible for handling incoming calls, greeting visitors, providing customer service and order entry/sales support, and handling a wide variety of administrative support duties. Responsibilities Answer multiple telephone lines; screen and direct calls with courtesy and professionalism Manage multiple email accounts, and respond or direct accordingly Serve as backup for custom...
The overnight Front Desk Receptionist / Concierge is responsible for: responding to resident requests in a timely and courteous manner; addressing safety concerns; conducting property walks and ensuring that all entrances are properly secured; monitoring the switchboard and the emergency call system; answering and directing phone calls; ensuring excellent customer service takes place at every inte...
We are seeking a temporary Medical Receptionist for our client located in Nashua, NH. You will answer phones, schedule appointments, check patients in/out. You must need to know Allscripts Medical Record System. Monday through Friday from 8:30 am -5pm $11-12/hour...
Company located near 610 and 45N. The ideal candidate for this position is to have someone with an energetic and delightful voice when answering phones and someone who would want to stay in the accounting field. They want someone who is interested in accounting and looking for an entry level position. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Receptionist and Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible...
Dental Office Manager / Receptionist - Downtown DC - We are excited to add an administrative team member to join our growing, high quality, periodontal Implant practice with facilities in both downtown DC and Alexandria VA (Dr's Justin Zalewsky, Harold Fagan, and Michael Stiglitz). The new position is intended for the downtown DC practice. This is a one of a kind position that offers ongoing conti...
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Morton Auctioneers & Appraisers is seeking an administrative assistant/receptionist to be the "face of the company." This position is responsible for greeting all visitors and for answering and redirecting incoming phone calls. In addition, the position will be assisting our administrative office with clerical duties and dataentry. Job Description Essential Fu...
MaxLinear is seeking a service focused, motivated and friendly receptionist / administrative assistant for our Carlsbad, CA corporate office. In this role you will be the first line of communication for visitors to our office and those calling in. The ideal candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural, professional but business casual environment where responsiveness, strong follow through and dedica...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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