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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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Front Desk Receptionist Part-time Position We are currently seeking an experienced receptionist for a Veterinarian Clinic. Candidates should be self-motivated; customer service focused, and demonstrates exceptional attention to detail. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: admissions, discharges, invoicing, appointment scheduling and answering multi-line telephones. Must have at least ...
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...
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...
Description Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Manag...
Receptionist-Weekend for busy real estate office in Yardley, Saturday and Sundays 10AM to 3PM. Fax resume to 215-321-2360...
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...
Receptionist-Weekend for busy real estate office in Yardley, Saturday and Sundays 10AM to 3PM. Fax resume to 215-321-2360...
Receptionist/Front Desk Job Description UCG’s Energy Division – Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) has an opening for a receptionist at our corporate headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD. OPIS is an award winning publishing company offering news and market information on the petroleum industry with pricing reports, newsletters and directories. This position offers the opportunity for growth and th...
Job Description: Downtown law firm is looking for a sharp, professional full time receptionist. Must be able to use MS Word, have a good phone voice and etiquette. Parking is paid for, has a good benefit package as well. Ability to move up if someone is interested in eventually becoming a paralegal. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without...
Dana Ford-Lincoln has just expanded the Northeast’s most advanced sales and service facility. Our explosive growth means we need to double our team! Our director of First Impressions is responsible for meeting and greeting customers as they enter the dealership. This is not an ordinary receptionist position—this is an extraordinarily demanding role that requires a Can Do attitude. As the first p...
Security Industry Specialists (SIS) provides security solutions to some of the most recognized companies and brands in the world. We deliver services that consistently exceed those of our peers. We accomplish this through innovation, constant process improvement, and through an uncompromising commitment to hiring, retaining and rewarding the best talent available. The Admin/Receptionist will work...
Looking for a Smiling Team Player Description: Private Practice mental health office looking for a Full Time receptionist. Medical insurance billing experience a MUST! Job duties include but not limited to: -Answering multi-line phone -Scheduling for multiple therapists -Processing insurance claims (getting authorizations, printing HCFA's, processing EOB's and checks, etc.) Use Availity to p...
Company Confidential Blue Bell, PA, 19422
Very busy Montgomery County Specialist practice with multiple locations seeks individual to join our team. A minimum of 2 years previous experience in medical office a must! Duties Welcomes patients in person or on the telephone. Schedules appointments utilizing the electronic medical record. Completes insurance verifications and referrals. Protects patients' rights by maintaining confidentia...
MARKETING COORDINATOR/RELIEF RECEPTIONIST At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our t...
This position will support both the Facilities Director and the Human Capital department's overall administrative support needs. · Assists with maintaining daily operations of a physical facility. · Performs other activities such as audio-visual (AV) set up for meetings or conferences, inter-office mail deliveries, waste paper recycling, and stocking of employee break areas. Maintains documentat...
About Us Clinical Imaging Systems, Inc. was founded in June of 1999. We are a worldwide supplier of advanced and cost effective pre-owned medical imaging equipment. The modalities we offer include CT, MRI, C-arms, Mammography, Cath/Angio suites and general radiology. Responsibilities • Answering phones • Help CEO manage daily schedule • Help CEO manage projects and clients • Some clerical du...
Company Confidential Saint Petersburg, FL, 33713
Insurance Agency looking for experienced receptionist. Full time position. Entry Level position . Benefits. job description: answering phones, mail, copying and filing. Please call Linda @ 727-4565-5600 or Email ***** Fax# 727-821-7483...
Seeking a self-motivated, well organized, professionally mannered and very dependable individual. Position is with a government contractor (Ruchman and Associates, Inc.) working at the client site: U.S. Trade and Development Agency in Rosslyn, VA. ***CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A SECRET LEVEL SECURITY CLEARANCE.*** Duties: * Welcome visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone...
Company Confidential New Port Richey, FL, 34653
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist F/T position available for busy two doctor veterinary hospital. MUST be experienced. Skills required: Phlebotomy, catheter placement, restraining, fecals and reading slides, surgery assisting, phones and scheduling, excellent verbal/written skills. Knowledge of Intravet and Idexx lab equipment a plus. Candidate should be flexible, friendly, self-starter, pleasant ...
Full time Front Desk Receptionist for busy Cosmetic Dermatology Office Responsibilities include greeting patients, checking patients in and out, answering phones, scheduling, filing insurance and assisting the manager with daily office operations, including daily close. Ideal candidate will possess a professional and positive attitude with strong customer service skills, computer skills and time...

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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
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