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.
Company Confidential Odessa, 79762
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Experienced Medical Receptionist needed for a busy medical practice in West Houston. Must have 1-2 years of experience verifying and handling insurance - HMO and PPO, dealing with patients, scheduling appointments in a medical practice and covering busy switchboard. Contract opportunity with full-time potential....
DENTAL SOUTH P.A. 800 Marie Ave. South St. Paul, MN 55075 POSITION DENTAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST JOB DESCRIPTION We’re growing and we’re looking to add another front desk receptionist to our busy dental practice in South St. Paul. Because you will be the first person that our patients meet when they visit our office, we need someone who can bring positive energy and a smile to work every day. If comp...
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist to Owner of top international design firm with worldwide clients! Manage ever-changing Outlook calendar, schedule appointments, organize international and domestic travel (Owner travels 50%), prepare Excel reports, coordinate client meetings, order lunches, answer/direct all calls, prepare correspondence, FedEx, copying, filing, keep office presentable, assist...
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Steadfast Companies is looking for an energetic, fun, and hard-working receptionist at our affordable housing property in San Ysidro. The ideal candidate will be able to multi-task, stay organized and come to work with a can-do attitude. What the job is about: Assist the Community Manager in all functions necessary to run the property effectively. Communicate with residents, applicants, vendors, a...
Details: Title/Position: Receptionist - Entry-Level Department - Administrative Level II Work Shift: 9AM - 5:30PM (Monday-Friday) Location: 100 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202 Starting Salary: $16.35 per hour Status - Non-exempt The Receptionist Office Assistant (ROA) plays a significant role in helping the community achieve very satisfied residents through customer service efforts that enh...
The Liberty Group is seeking a BilingualAdministrative Assistant/Back-up Receptionist west of the Galleria. The qualified candidate will have: • A minimum typing speed of 50 wpm. • A minimum of 3 years relative experience • Strong proof-reading skills • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word • Experience with a multi-line phone system • Experience in the Staffing, Legal or Real Estate industry...
Immediate opening for an experienced front desk medical receptionist for a busy Dermatology office in Beverly Hills. We need someone with top-notch customer service and impeccable communication ability to tackle busy multi-line phones and demanding patients with poise and grace. Experience with electronic medical records is a plus, so please note all EMR software on which you are experienced in yo...
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Contract) Our client is a well respected manufacturing company that is currently seeking a Contract Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. For this position, they are looking for an individual with experience in filing, answering phone calls, ordering office supplies, and making travel arrangements. In this contract position you will be working approximately...
Receptionist - Support A Dynamic Team Job Label:2014-03-74 High-energy professional looking to add depth and breadth to their career skill sets will find just what they seek as a Receptionist with American Homes 4 Rent. Get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing company that's unique in the industry - one of the country's fastest-growing owners of single-family rental homes. We have an exciti...
Company Confidential Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist: Manage all reception and administrative functions. Dutiens will include but not be limited to calendar and contact management, document and presentation development, travel arrangements, and all forms of external interaction (phone, email, etc). Act as key communication conduit for the group, arranging complex travel/meeting logistics and frequent distributio...
Randstad has an immediate opening for an experienced Medical Front Office Receptionist in the East end of Louisville! This position is a direct hire position with a medical procedure office. $12 an hour to start, with benefits. - Researching patient files, Data Entry - Scheduling and rescheduling appointments - Working with patients and insurance companies - Taking patients back to examining rooms...
Receptionist /Administrative Assistant Position Full-Time, Employee Small Northern Virginia law office seeks dependable, highly organized and motivated individual for full-time position as a receptionist/administrative assistant in a fast-paced office. Must have a professional demeanor, positive attitude, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task. Responsibilities include answering telephones...
Company Confidential Lees Summit, MO
Drs. office with locations in the KC Metro is seeking an energetic individual to handle receptionist duties. Full time M-F 8:00-5:00. Great benefits! Pre-employment drug screening. Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates must have: High school diploma or equivalent Computer proficiency and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) experience preferred Team player Positive attitude Only qualified c...
Immediate opening for a Medical Receptionist with 2-4 years of experience. Duties will include registering patients, scheduling follow up appointments, insurance verification, appointment reminders, updating patient information, scanning, filing, and general administrative support. M-F full time hours. This is a long term contract position. Must have strong computer and phone skills....
We are in need of an efficient, dependable, friendly and professional dental receptionist to join our team. Experience with Softdent is required. Must be experienced as a receptionist. Full time/day and evening hours. Full benefit package available. Columbia,MD area. Please FAX resume to Joyce at 410-715-1318....
Corporate Receptionist / Executive Assistant We have an open position at one of the largest executive consulting firms here in the Boston area. This position will be the first point of contact for clients and guests and also help provide support for several functions in the company, including recruiting, event planning, and accounting. The position is primarily responsible for greeting and directi...
Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Duties: * Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; giving instructions. * Maintains s...
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Greet and welcome clients, vendors and guests to FCI’s Tacoma office; keep visitor log and distribute guest passes and keycards; validate parking; assist with the use of conference rooms and equipment as needed. 2. Answer and direct incoming telephone calls, paging staff as needed. 3. Perform office receptionist assignments as needed, including upda...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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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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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