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.
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We are working with an oil and gas company that has an immediate opening for a temp-to-hire Receptionist job in the downtown Fort Worth, TX area. If you have at least one year experience working in this or an administrative assistant role and possess a Bachelor’s or Associates Degree then this could be a great opportunity for you! Are you seeking an opportunity with a company that invests in its e...
Receptionist Contract-to-Hire Job in Kansas City, MO We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract-to-hire opportunity to start within 2 weeks. This person will be greeting people as soon as they enter the office and be the first point of contact. Need someone that has at least 2 years of receptionist experience and is outgoing with people. Compensation for this position will be $12.00ph. R...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is seeking a Receptionist to fill a job opportunity in Phoenix, AZ. The Receptionist will greet and direct all visitors with professionalism and courtesy, handle and direct all incoming calls, and maintain appointment logs and schedules. May also help provide relief and support to administrative, clerical, mail room, security, tenant services, help desk, and event plan...
Front Desk Receptionist in Rancho Bernardo, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill a Temporary Front Desk Receptionist job in San Diego County, CA. Our client is looking to immediately fill a receptionist/office assistant position in a creative and supportive environment. The company fosters creative thinking and has a strong team environment with professional management. Candidates wi...
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Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill various Receptionist jobs throughout San Diego County, CA. You will be responsible for answering phones and assisting in general office work. These are temporary and temporary to direct hire opportunities within various industries throughout San Diego County. These roles typically pay between $10-$14/hr, depe...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking for experienced Bilingual Receptionists for our clients throughout the San Diego area. Some positions may be temporary and others temporary to direct hire. Qualifications/Requirements for these types of positions include but are not limited to: At least 1-2 years of receptionist/clerical support Strong customer service skills 100% bilingual in Spanish and En...
Title: Receptionist job in Tempe, AZ Summary: This job opening is for a Receptionist in Tempe, AZ. This position is tasked with sitting up at the front desk and greeting all incoming guests, as well as answering incoming phone calls and directing to the proper department or individual. Responsible for ad hoc administrative support tasks, ranging from letter correspondence creation, spreadsheet cre...
Our client, a global communications company, has an opening for a temporary Front Desk Receptionist job in Morristown, NJ. The selected candidate must have a professional, go-getter attitude and the ability to handle a high volume of incoming calls. This individual will be responsible for answering phones, performing data entry and providing administrative support as needed for the department staf...
Bilingual Receptionist job in Tulsa, OK. Accounting Principals has a Receptionist job available immediately! The pay range for this position is between $13.00 and $14.00 per hour based on experience. Bilingual Receptionist Job Responsibilities: - Answer phones - Provide customer service - Data entry - Scanning and filing Qualifications: - 2+ years experience answering phones - Must be able to comm...
Company Confidential AUBURN, AL, 36830
Auburn Law Firm seeking both Receptionist and Legal Assistant. Real Estate experience preferred. Mail resume to P.O. Box 3208, Auburn, AL 36831. As Posted in the Opelika-Auburn News...
Company Confidential Rochester Hills, MI, 48307
UROLOGY OFFICE seeking Exp’d Part Time Biller/Receptionist 2-3 days per week. Fax resume to 248-650-4698...
RECEPTIONIST/ ADMIN ASST. Local South Hills Area Contractor has an immediate opening for a Receptionist/Admin Asst. Cordial telephone, computer (Word/Excel), communication and interactive skills required. Competitive salary and fringe benefit package. Send resume and salary history to Michael Facchiano Contracting Inc. 801 McNeilly Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15226 Fax 412-344-8913 email dlittle@ mafacchian...
Come and join the Excitement at Dahl Hyundai Mazda Subaru in La Crosse! We are currently hiring for a part-time RECEPTIONIST to work Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Duties will include: Answering the phone, greeting our guests, keeping the area neat and clean, data entry, filing and other ad...
OAKMONT COUNTRY OAKMONT, 15139
Oakmont Country Club Front Desk Receptionist Oakmont Country Club is seeking a self-motivated, energetic, Front Desk Receptionist. This is a seasonal part-time position, 2-4 shifts per week with no set schedule. Applicant must be willing to work flexible hours including, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Duties include but are not limited to, welcoming members to the club, answering phone calls, a...
F.W. Webb, New England's largest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC and industrial supplies, is seeking a full-time Receptionist at its corporate office located in Bedford, MA. Visit us at: www.fwwebb.com Receptionist The position is responsible for providing courteous and prompt service to callers calling in on a very active switchboard and to the many guests that visit the corporat...
Company Confidential IRWIN, 15642
Receptionist/ Scheduling Coordinator Are you looking for a position where you can use all of your skills in a fast-paced environment? Our dental office is looking for a part-time Receptionist/ Scheduling Coordinator & general office help to be part of our expanding team. If you are energetic & willing to learn, you may be the person we are looking for! Fax resume to: 724-863-9590...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
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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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Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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