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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R.S. Audley Inc. is seeking an exempt, full-time, office assistant/receptionist to join our team. Candidate must be qualified in operating an eight-line phone system with strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of standard accounts payable policies and procedures. Candidate must be comfortable working in a fast paced team environment and proven ability to multi-task. Job Dut...
Executive Receptionist for Top Tier Law Firm Swiss Post, as part of the Global $8 billion Swiss Post organization, Swiss Post Solutions offers a robust selection of outsourcing, administrative, and business services, delivered by people who are passionate about their purpose, excited about what they do, and committed to our clients' success. For more than 30 years, America's leading companies have...
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST/SCHEDULING COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking Cheerful, Friendly and Personable Dental Receptionist Full time position in our caring general practice Primary Job Duties Include: *Warmly greeting patients *Answering phone and scheduling apointments *Entering patient info and appointments on computer *Preparing charts and reports *Collecting patient payments *Confirming insuranc...
Description The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position answers the telephone and either responds to inquiry, directs caller to appropriate personnel, or initiates a triage email for response by medical personnel. Schedules appo...
Description The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position answers the telephone and either responds to inquiry, directs caller to appropriate personnel, or initiates a triage email for response by medical personnel. Schedules appo...
Job Responsibilities : Answer and transfer calls on a multi-line phone system. Accept deliveries, sort mail, and maintain phone lists. Handle additional projects as assigned. Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information. Communicate with manager and client on job or deadline issues. Requirements Job Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of one-year office servi...
Job Responsibilities : Answer and transfer calls on a multi-line phone system. Accept deliveries, sort mail, and maintain phone lists. Handle additional projects as assigned. Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information. Communicate with manager and client on job or deadline issues. Requirements Job Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of one-year office servi...
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant needed for Great Suffolk County Company!! Receptionist Job Purpose: - Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Receptionist Job Duties: - Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inqu...
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...
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 R...
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 R...
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 R...
Position Description: The Bilingual 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 offi...
A part-time, temporary Receptionist job is available through Accounting Principals in Albuquerque, NM! You must have strong customer service skills, administrative assistance experience, and be able to work a Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm schedule. You will have a great opportunity with a successful engineering firm that will start August 4th and run through November! The pay is $12.00 per...
Receptionist Contract Job in Greater Kansas City Area We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract-to-hire opportunity to start within 1 week. This person will be greeting people as soon as they enter the office and be the first point of contact. Need someone that has at least 2 years of receptionist experience and is outgoing with people. Compensation for this position will be $12.00ph-$1...
A Receptionist Job opened up in Deerfield, IL courtesy of Ajilon Professional Staffing. To be considered for this position candidates will be greeting customers, answering the phone, and direct calls to the appropriate party. Candidates will have to possess customer service and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office is a must! This is a great company to work with that provides train...
We are looking to recruit an individual with an exceptional personality to fill a Medical Receptionist job in downtown Chicago, IL. You must have at least three years’ experience in this role and have supported a high volume physician group. Also, you must be able to multitask and manage multiple phone lines. If you are interested in an opportunity that has room for advancement and growth then thi...
We are looking to recruit a dedicated individual to fill a Front Desk Receptionist job in Chicago, IL. You must have at least three years’ experience in this role and have supported a high volume physician group. Also, you must be able to multitask and manage multiple phone lines. If you are interested in this opportunity that has room for advancement and growth then this is a great opportunity fo...
Part-Time Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is proactively seeking candidates for multiple Part-Time Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA. These are temporary and temporary to direct hire opportunities for our clients in various industries including legal, construction, property management, and others. These jobs vary from 16-25 hours per week depending on...
Ajilon Healthcare Professional Staffing is looking for Medical Receptionists for contract positions in the St. Louis, MO. Do you have experience as a Medical Receptionist? If you do, this may be the job for you! Responsibilities for the Medical Receptionist Job are: • Register new patients and update existing patient information • Facilitate patient flow by notify physicians of patients’ arrival •...
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Receptionist

Salaries

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

Some College Coursework Completed
33.7%
High School
24.5%
Bachelor's
20.5%
Associates
12.7%
Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
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