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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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Req ID: 61787 Job Function: Internal Administration Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-time Contract Type: Regular Employment Job Level: Professional Sub-department: Office Location: Morristown, NJ (MMU_HO), United States Travel Required: 0% Start Date: 23/06/2014 The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight...
RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL POSITION Available in Maumelle, AR. Responsibilities: Will perform broad range of front desk clerical and office duties. Operate multi-line phone systems and other standard office equipment. Will perform other duties as assigned. Requirements: Must pass criminal background check and drug test. Must be organized, self-motivated, have the ability to multi-task and handle stress...
Odessa, 79761
Medical FULL/ PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST needed for Physician's Office. Bilingual preferred. Computer literate. Please deliver resume personally to: 808 Tower Drive Suite 1 Odessa, TX 79761...
Immediate opening for Receptionist at law office. PT or job share. Hours to share are Mon-Fri, 8-5. Must be pleasant, have excellent phone & people skills, ability to communicate effectively with clients, attorneys & support staff. Notary helpful but not requite. Basic computer & bookkeeping knowledge as well as familiarity with standard office equipment. Submit resume & cover letter with availabi...
Vet Receptionist / Assistant for small animal hospital in Phoenixville. Some exp. req’d, Saturdays a must. Email resume to: ValleyForgeAnimalMedicalCenter =...
Bakersfield, 93309
Receptionist Seeking PT Surgery Center Receptionist, experience preferred. EMR knowledge, Insurance verification and Spanish speaking a plus. Pay DOE. Please fax resume to 661-862-7137 or email *****...
Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. As a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company, Alkermes applies our scientific expertise, proprietary technologies, and global resources to develop products that are designed to make a meaningful difference in the way patients manage their disease. Our trac...
Crawford Broadcasting Company, a national operator of over 20 radio stations in 8 markets, has an exciting opportunity for a PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for its Corporate office in Blue Bell, PA. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, 20 hours per week. Applicants must be eager to learn, possess pleasant phone skills and work well independently. Responsibilit...
Company Confidential Celebration, FL, 34747
Job Description Receptionist FT (4-5 days) needed for busy medical office with two locations. This person must be able to work in both of our locations: Altamonte Springs and Kissimmee. Must be willing to travel between locations of offices. This person must be able to work independently, must work well with patients and employees, must be able to input data into patient records. Must have a posit...
FT - RECEPTIONIST/ ASSISTANT . Busy personal injury law firm located in downtown West Palm Beach. Candidates will need at least 2-5 years of experience working in the legal field. Bilingual preferred. Good at multi-tasking with strong computer ability. Microsoft Office experience required. Forward resume, references and salary requirements....
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST FT Medical Receptionist in St. Paul. High phone volume. Previous medical clinic experience require. EMR experience prefer. 40 hours per week. M-F 8:30-5 pm. Benefit eligible. Fax resume to (612) 813-3886 or email ***** For more information, visit our website ENTSC.COM...
TempForce, a premiere staffing service in the Twin Cities, is seeking a temporary to hire receptionist/switchboard operator for a well-known Richfield organization. Hours are 7:45 am to 4:45 pm, Mon-Fri. Pay of $12-$13 per hour and benefits available through TempForce while temping. Pay of $14 upon hire and generous benefits package available through the client. Duties including answering calls on...
Medical Office Receptionist Our growing medical clinic is accepting applications for both our McPherson and our Salina locations. The two successful candidates will have above average social skills, computer experience and a strong interest in promoting health. Experience in marketing is a plus. Interested individuals may forward their resume to: ***** To learn more con...
RECEPTIONIST/ DATA PROCESSOR The Borough of Waynesboro is accepting applications for this position. Application materials, including a job description, are available at Borough Hall, 55 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA, during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Completed applications should be returned to the Borough of Waynesboro no later than Friday, August 8, 2014...
Company Confidential Albany, NY, 12205
TIMESUNION.COM JOBS MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST FT needed for busy Albany Urgent Care Center, medical insurance included, Hours Tues - Friday 9am - 7pm Please email resume to ***** or fax to 518-869-7220. Call with questions 518-869-9692...
TIMESUNION.COM JOBS Receptionist / Dental Office 3 days per week. Approx 21 hrs. Apply in person: Drs. Justin & George, 73 Troy Rd, East Greenbush Mon-Thur 9a - 4p....
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Fun Yet Professional ? Meet And Greet People from All Around the World ? Excellent Compensation Package Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career. As a receptionist for this growing, Fortune 500 Hotel and Lodging company, you will be responsible for light bookkeeping, accounts payable and account...
Job Description: Are you an energetic individual looking for a dynamic work environment? Are you looking for advancement opportunities? If so, we will like to meet you. Sports Medicine/ Physical Therapy office is seeking a receptionist to join their team immediately. Job Description: -Manage all front office operations -Screen calls, transfer calls and take messages -Contact existing clients for f...
Company Confidential El Paso, TX, 79912
Westside law office needs receptionist/runner/file clerk. Type minimum of 40 wpm. Reliable transportation and good driving record. Mileage paid for office runs. General office skills required. Must have good grammar and command of English language. Pleasant telephone voice....
Do you have a passion for helping people? We need candidates like you to work at our client's Healthcare facility in Redwood City, CA. Job Duties: Supporting one or more mid-level managers. Work in low to medium-complex environment. Perform routine administrative duties: placing, receiving and routing telephone calls; receiving and directing visitors, typing, filing, faxing, handling incoming and...
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