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.
Basin Energy Odessa, 79763
General Basin Energy LLC SEEKING Person with experience in oilfield invoicing Excel a Must, ADP, QuickBooks knowledge a plus but not required. Also seeking Receptionist Answering phones. Medical Insurance. Bring resume in Person to: 189 SE Loop 338 Odessa TX 79766 432-580-7488...
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION:Receptionist/Legal Secretary REPORTS TO: Natalie Miller SUMMARY: Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, answers telephones, greets and escorts clients and visitors to the conference room, receives and transmits messages and performs administrative duties as assigned. Maintains the profession...
Keepers Staffing is looking for an outstanding experience Administrative Receptionist! You must have recent 2 year experience and available for work immediately! Keepers is looking for a candidate who is flexible for temporary and temp to perm. opportunities. Someone who is professional, friendly, and customer oriented. Please read below and apply directly if this sounds like you! Job Summary: The...
DescriptionHerb Chambers Lexus is currently accepting resumes for a Receptionist . This is a full time job with full benefits. $12/hour The Herb Chambers Companies have been recognized for Four Years In A Row as one of the Top Places To Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe. Receptionist Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company per...
Receptionist Registrar Part Time Mornings We seek an individual to set up appointments in our Monroe Adult Community Nursing Office at Rossmoor. Responsibilities also include registering patients, data entry, prepares lab work. Position is Monday thru Friday mornings. Good customer service and computer skills required. Email: *****. EOE. Contact Us PI81002030...
Receptionist/Admin Assistant needed for busy engineering firm in Sarasota. Duties include: answering phones, routing calls, taking messages, greet and direct visitors and clients, coordinate conference room, manage senior staff calendars, coordinate and schedule travel arrangements, coordinate and schedule staff meetings, manage office supplies etc. Must have be dependable, trustworthy, and friend...
Law Firm in University Park area is seeking a Front Desk Receptionist/Jr. Admin for a very nice Law Firm. We are looking for someone who has an Associate’s Degree and a Paralegal Certificate who desires to work in a Law Firm and work their way up. Right candidate must be extremely professional, have good computer skills, social skills and high energy! Duties include: meeting and greeting visitors,...
Receptionist (s) Wanted - Full Time or Part Time- Need for a busy Veterinary practice. Office experience preferred. - Fun place to work! Must have good work ethic & be reliable. Call Kathryn at: 402-477-7877 for more information or send resume- Wachal Pet Health Center, 201 Capital Beach Blvd., Ste 10. Lincoln NE 68528...
Company Confidential Topeka, KS, 66607
Receptionist/Secretary/Admin Support for small alternative school in Topeka, Kansas. Requirements: GED/High School Diploma; good verbal and written communication skills; experience with Word, Excel, and Filemaker Pro would be preferred. EOE/M/F/D/V. TO APPLY, go to: http://greenbush.schoolrecruiter.net...
CLEAN EARTH, INC a premier provider of environmentally responsible solutions for treatment, recycling and reuse of waste materials and by-products in North America has an immediate opportunity for a Receptionist / Clerical Assistant in our Hatboro Corporate Offices. This position reports to the Office Manager. Responsibilities: General Office clerical tasks, such as, ordering office and kitchen su...
MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST-FT Job Requirements: Attention to detail Computer skills (EHR experience a plus) Strong people skills Team player Pleasant phone voice Previous medical office receptionist experience a plus Reliable Salary based on experience...
Receptionist Job Title: Receptionist Location: Mountain View, CA Hours/Days: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pay Rate: $17 per hour Overall Summary: The Receptionist is responsible for providing exceptional customer service. Responsibilities include greeting and welcoming customers, visitors, suppliers and employees, answering calls from internal and external callers, providing service and ass...
Title: Office Suites Building Manager Duties: Building Manager, Leasing Agent, Customer Service, and Receptionist Skills: People person, verbal and written communication, sales confident Pay: Hourly (fulltime) and commission...
We are in need of a part time receptionist to work Monday to Friday from 11 am to 4 pm. *Answer phones - take messages, etc. *Open & distribute mail *Must have basic computer skills *General office duties *Must have good verbal communication skills...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Excellent Benefits Package ? Opportunity for Advancement ? No two days the same ? Great Pay up to $25K Rewarding position as receptionist for a great sable organization. Successful candidates will apply great customers service skills, their knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as their very professional attitude in the perf...
Our client, an engineering, construction, technical and management services organization is seeking for a Receptionist to work a 2 day assignment. This assignment is in Walnut Creek, CA Dates needed: Friday August 8TH and Monday August 11th only. Candidate will be responsible for answering phones (no switchboard/just multi-line phone) Greet guests Accept packages from UPS/Fed-Ex NO COMPUTER SKILLS...
Company Confidential Uniondale, NY, 11556
Boutique Litigation Law Firm located in Uniondale NY seeks a receptionist. Hours are 9AM to 5PM. High school diploma required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please provide salary requirements....
Job Description: This Corporate Receptionist Position Features: ? Growth Within The Company ? Great Location ? Great Pay $15/hr This is not your average receptionist position we are looking for someone outgoing, with professional presentation, and experience working in a corporate setting. This incredible position offers growth within the company, great location and great pay. You will greet and d...
Job Description: Exciting immediate opportunity for an administrative professional, receptionist or front desk agent with strong communication skills. Must be able to multi task in a fast paced work environment while also communicating with clients, vendors and staff. This position is with a highly respected property management company located in the Twin Cities. They are experiencing rapid growth...
Job Description: This Corporate Receptionist Position Features: ? Great Pay to $31K This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a large medical organization. Responsible for receiving incoming telephone calls in a prompt, courteous, and professional manner; greeting/assisting visitors in the same manner; and providing clerical support to HR and other departments as assigned. Knowledge: ? Working k...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training
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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Attention to Detail
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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