Receptionist Employment Information
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.
Our client in Boston, Massachusetts (MA) is currently seeking a Switchboard Operator / Receptionist. Job Description: In this position you will operate a single-position telephone switchboard or console, used with a private branch exchange (PBX) system to relay incoming, outgoing, and intra-system calls and acts as a receptionist greeting visitors, determining nature of visits and directing visito...
National Vision, Inc. is the nations’ fourth largest optical company in the United States. We currently operate more than 700 retail stores with over 6,500 associates! The NVI team is made up of a dynamic group of individuals who have chosen National Vision because we embrace a culture that offers our associates opportunities to continue to grow for many years. Join the fastest growing optical com...
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...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. (CSR) / RECEPTIONIST, Mon - Fri 11-4. Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org any question Call Shelly at 806-655-2501....
Premier Family Care Midland, 79701
Receptionist Busy Physician Office has opening for a receptionist. Medical experience a plus. Vacation, sick pay, health insurance, and 401K included in benefit package. Please send resume to Attn: Arita Routh P.O. Box 5291 Midland, TX 79704 or fax to (432) 682-2284. No phone calls please. PO # is BOR-7026...
Rudd Equipment Company is recruiting for a Receptionist to work out of our Cincinnati branch in Cincinnati, OH. Job duties will include but not limited to: SUMMARY: Utilize customer service skills by visitors by greeting, welcoming and directing visitors; notifying company staff of visitor’s arrival; maintaining sign-in log book. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Answering multi-line phone sy...
Description As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health Solutions is a leading healthcare business process management services provider working to improve operational performance for more than 600 clients so they can support financial improvement, enhance the patient experience, and drive value-based performance. Through our revenue cycle management , patient comm...
The Receptionist will learn and assist with general clerical and administrative duties, while answering and routing all incoming front desk calls. Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately. Position Functions – The Receptionist will learn and assist with the following: Primary duties will include handling the main switchboard and being the first contact to visitors,...
Our client in Rowlett, TX Is looking for a Medical Receptionist. The selected candidate will have the following skill set: Requirements / Duties: Must have a fun, outgoing personality Ability to work well and multi-task Take Patient history, put on therapies, and help patients with exercises Participation at community outreach events Must have great Computer and Phone skills Be Organized and have...
CASHIER RECEPTIONIST (PHILA AUTOMALL LOCATION) CHAPMAN NISSAN & CHEVROLET WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTION APPLICATIONS FOR AN EXPERIENCED CASHIER/RECEPTIONIST WE HAVE SEVERAL FULL & PART TIME OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FULL TIME HOURS – 7:30 AM – 3:30PM MONDAY – FRIDAY PART TIME HOURS - 3 - 9PM, TWO -THREE DAYS PER WEEK AND ALTERNATING SATURDAYS. SATURDAY HOURS ARE 8AM-6PM. PRIOR CASHIER OR RECEPTIONIST E...
Receptionist Exp'd needed for busy N. Tampa insurance agency. Must be dependable, professional and comfortable w/multi-line phone systems. Bilingual a plus. Excellent opportunity, salary & benefits. Call Rose 813-933-6691. As Posted in Tampa Tribune/Hernando Today...
Company Confidential SADSBURYVILLE, PA, 19369
Receptionist / AP Receptionist / AP person part time $11.00/hour 9 – 3 M-F (FT potential) Call 610-857-2806 or email: email@example.com (Sadsburyville area) =...
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS is recruiting for two 25-hour positions for a receptionist/administrative assistant. Interested persons can review the job announcement and apply at www.ch.utah.gov...
Company Confidential Stuart, FL, 34994
Dental Receptionist FT for established dental practice in Stuart. Computer & dental experience required. Excellent Salary & benefits. For recorded complete info call 772-287-2249 Posting provided by:...
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...
Our Northwest Houston, TX client is looking for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant on a Temp to Possible Hire basis. Primary Responsibilities: Shipping/Receiving responsibilities Answering phones Greeting visitors Properly log jobs in system and maintain proper paperwork Distributing mail Ordering office supplies Administrative support Requirements: Working knowledge of Excel and Word 2 years...
Company Confidential Cleburne, 76033
Part-Time Receptionist for Surgeonâ.s office in Cleburne Prior medical office experience as well as strong interpersonal skills required. Background in managed care a must. Please fax resume, references and salary requirements with cover letter to attn: Linda (817) 641-3754 This job listing brought to you by The Cleburne Times Review...
Company Confidential Burlington, MA, 01803
Receptionist / Assistant Req'd for busy, Optometry office in Burlington, MA. F/T incl. Saturdays. If you are dependable, passionate about customer care & can multi task, have computer skills, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org...
Receptionist Full time for psychology practice. Must be dependable. Previous reception, medical billing and computer experience required. Send resume with references to: P.O. Box 387 Rapid City, SD 57709-0387....
Company Confidential Scranton, 18503
Healthcare Busy oral surgery office has the following openings: RECEPTIONIST Part-time. Involves one Saturday monthly. Computer skills & knowledge of medical billing a plus. RN or LPN Two days per week. Will train. Fax Resume to: 570-346-2034 or email to: email@example.com Listing provided by: The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA Times-Shamrock Communications Monster Partner Products: thetimes-tribune....
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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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Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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