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.
Company Confidential Richmond, VA, 23229
Receptionist for Upscale Office Receptionist wanted for very upscale physician's office. Richmond Top Doc winner. Outstanding customer service, professional appearance and demeanor are mandatory for this position. Familiarity with scheduling software would be helpful. Past experience as a receptionist or salesperson in an upscale place of business is a plus. This is an extremely pleasant working e...
Medical Receptionist FT position available for busy NW plastic surgeons office. Looking for customer service oriented, positive-minded individuals. Patient check in/out, scheduling, telephone, strong computer skills, 1 yr medical office experience required. Email resume to email@example.com This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
RECEPTIONIST RECEPTIONIST for Dearborn insurance agency. Phone & computer skills nec. Full time. 313-277-4600 ask for Michael...
RECEPTIONIST Seeking full-time front desk receptionist for Athena Career Academy in Sylvania, Oh. Must be professional, patient, motivated, and able to handle multiple tasks at a quick pace. Interested candidates may email cover letter and resume to Rene Downour at firstname.lastname@example.org...
Company Confidential Richfield, 44286
Cashier/Receptionist/ Accounting Assistant needed for Summit County dealership Automotive accounting experience preferred. Ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented & capable of interacting with all levels of management and customers. Position provides competitive salary, 401(k) & offers health/dental/vision plans. We are a drug-free work place and employment is contingent on satis...
Receptionist F/T multi-business Office. PBX experience, MS proficient, and social media a must. Fluent in English. $13/per hr. Mon - Fri. email@example.com or fax 941-387-2160 Source: heraldtribune.monster.com...
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Medent exp. a +. Must be organized & able to multi-task. No weekend/evening hrs. Benefits available. E-mail resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Family Care Medicine, 1208 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14150....
Medical Receptionist Digestive Health Management Dallas, TX MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST - FT position avail with a specialty group at our Presby Plano location, excellent benefits pkg. Must submit online application at www.dhat.com. The Dallas Morning News - 05/19/2013...
Company Confidential EXPORT, 15632
Receptionist â€“ Full-time Experience with multi-line phone & Word/Excel/Adobe Acrobat. Murrysville area. Send resume to: email@example.com...
The Illinois Municipal Electric Agency is seeking a Receptionist/Secretary. This individual will be responsible for answering all agency incoming calls, welcoming guests, mail distribution, coordinating supplies for monthly board meetings as well as general administrative support. The position requires a high school diploma and knowledge of basic computer & typing skills. IMEA offers a competitive...
REO Traverse City, 49684
ADMIN / RECEPTIONIST - Traverse City, MI. Real estate office seeking an individual with exceptional customer service and computer skills, office experience, a positive attitude and flexible schedule. Permanent position; 30 hours/week includes every other Saturday. Please submit cover letter and resume to: HR Manager TCemploy@realestateone.com or send to 521 Randolph Street, Traverse City MI 49684....
Surgical Associates Traverse City, 49684
Front Office Receptionist Description: The ideal candidate is a self-starter who possesses experience in a medical office, strong customer service skills, reliability, and a team-oriented attitude. Requirements include excellent communication and clerical skills, multi-tasking, accuracy, proficiency in Windows, and the ability to utilize multiple phone lines and computer systems. The candidate mus...
Company Confidential Valdosta, 31602
RECEPTIONIST/ APPOINTMENT SETTER Medical office environment, telemarketing exp. preferred. Mature individual preferred. Please Fax resume to: 229-245-1020 This job listing brought to you by The Valdosta Daily Times...
East Central University Ada, 74820
Receptionist in the Office of Academic Affairs and Presidentâ.s Office. Responsibilities: Provide front-line customer service to all internal and external customers. Operate a central telephone console with a multi-line system to route and screen calls. This position is responsible for transcribing dictation tapes and processing correspondence; providing assistance with board correspondence and ot...
Company Confidential Pasadena, CA, 91103
RECEPTIONIST Exp'd Receptionist for prof'l office. Computer knowledge a must. Strong phone and people skills. SWA Architects Email resume: m.godinez@ swaarch.com...
ADMINISTRATIVE RECEPTIONISTSandy Springs/Dunwoody area law firm seeks experienced professional for receptionist position. Duties include, but not limited to, answering phones, greeting clients, accepting deliveries, retrieving mail, & other clerical and office duties. M-F, 8:30 to 5:30. Send resume to Debbie@oandclaw.com...
Company Confidential Holland, PA, 18966
RECEPTIONIST - F/T for busy management office in Bucks County. Computer literate, condo exp a plus. Fax resume: 610-834-6204 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org...
Company Confidential Doylestown, PA, 18901
RECEPTIONIST for busy family practice. PT, approx 27 hrs. Email resume: Jobresume125@yahoo.com...
QUECHAN INDIAN TRIBE CLERK / RECEPTIONIST Social Services Department Salary: $8.68 per hour Closing: Friday, May 31, 2013 Human Resources Dept. 350 Picacho Road Winterhaven, CA 760-572-0213 760-572-0515 fax All resumes must be accompanied by a Tribal application. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian Candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Cod...
Company Confidential Houma, LA, 70361
SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST Full time, for a busy pediatric office. Mail resume to P.O. Box 5037 Houma, LA 70361...
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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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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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