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.
A Receptionist job in Jersey Village, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have one to three years of experience in this role to be considered for the position. In this role you will provide answering all incoming calls, will greet all visitors in a friendly manner, assist the accounting department process invoices, and order supplies. The pay is $13...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONIST for busy Ophthalmology practice, full-time w/benefits. Fax resume to: 928-778-3993...
Front Desk Medical Receptionist Full-time receptionist needed for busy OB/GYN medical office. Applicant must be detail-oriented with excellent customer service skills. Dependability is a must. Ability to multi-task is vital. Position requires ability to work in both our Lebanon or Palmyra office locations as well as some evening hours, M-F. High School diploma required. Bilingual a plus. Medical t...
Company Confidential BROOKHAVEN, PA, 19015
Medical Medical Receptionist P/T Brookhaven. We are looking for an outgoing, friendly person ready to learn. Entry level salary. Please send resume to *****....
Immediate Employment opportunity available for Front Desk/Receptionist in our highly successful and thriving Dermatology practice. We are constantly growing and need motivated, high energy, friendly and professional candidates. Candidates must have at least one year of experience working in a fast paced high stress environment. Each candidate must have experience working with patients, appointment...
We're AutoNation - America's largest automotive retailer from coast to coast, with over 220 stores representing 34 different vehicle brands. Our vision is to be America's best place to buy and service cars and trucks. We do this by attracting great people to join our team who will delight our Customers and drive Customer loyalty. We offer great career opportunities from coast to coast, along with...
About Us We specialize in General, Family, and Cosmetic Dentistry for adults and children. Responsibilities • Check patients in • Make appointments • Answer phones (4 lines) • Perform clerical duties • Provide information to patients • Confirm appointments and fill schedules (4) • Verify coverage with insurance companies • File charts/pull charts • Review charts for accuracy Education • High Schoo...
The Receptionist acts as the first point of contact for outside visitors, vendors, etc. Greets vendors, customers, job applicants and other visitors to the office. May arrange for transportation services when needed. Operates a switchboard typically to route incoming calls and place outgoing calls; performs administrative duties as required by the location assigned. Handle all incoming calls, usin...
Company Confidential VALDOSTA, GA, 31603
RECEPTIONIST The Valdosta District Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a Receptionist. Salary is $24,000.00 - $26,400.00 annually with state benefits. If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to *****. Deadline for receipt of cover letters/resumes is August 11, 2014 at 12 noon. No Phone Calls Please....
Wisconsin Legislative Council Madison, 53701
Receptionist/ Staff Assistant The Wisconsin Legislative Council is seeking a Receptionist/Staff Assistant to perform receptionist and general office support functions. High school graduation plus three years of office experience preferred. Position is full-time and includes benefits. Salary based on experience. Send letter of interest and resume by August 31 to: Director, P.O. Box 2536, Madison, W...
Autism Community Network, a non-profit agency in San Antonio, is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as aMedical Receptionistfor the organization. Our mission is to maximize the potential of children with autism by increasing autism awareness and services for families; with an emphasis on collaboration with other service providers, early diagnosis, and providing services to unders...
Randolph Community Clinic Randolph, 53956
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Randolph Community Clinic has a full time position open for a medical receptionist. Job duties include welcome patients in person or on the telephone, answer inquiries, schedule appointment; optimize patient satisfaction and protect patient confidentiality; file, scan, and retrieve medical records from electronic health record; assist with patient accounts, record and collect...
Intake Specialist/Receptionist Full time Mon- Friday, clean back- ground ck, proficient in Word & Excel, responsible for maintain- ing client records, scheduling clients, maintaining statistical information, compiling reports, assisting staff, providing referrals to clients, and answering phone. Job description at www.arkcrisis. org email: ***** Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Sharon, 16146
RECEPTIONIST (part time) needed for styling salon in Hermitage. Reply with resume to Box SH10615, c/o The Herald, Sharon, PA 16146. This job listing brought to you by The Sharon Herald...
Receptionist For orthopedic office. Full time position Monday through Friday. Must have prior experience in physicians office. Experience in Centricity software a plus. Excellent benefit package. Please e-mail resume to *****...
Company Confidential Cullman, 35055
Large surgical practice is recruiting for a part-time position. Preferred working experience in a physicians' office related to billing (filing insurance claims, follow up on insurance claims and collections) and/or experience related to receptionist duties (scheduling appointments, assisting patients/customers. Updating patient master files, verifying insurance and collection co-pays). Please fax...
Company Confidential Athens, 35611
RECEPTIONIST/BOOKKEEPER NEEDED PART-TIME Looking for individual who can work independently on a variety of regular office tasks and assign- ments. Must be able to assist management and/or work on your own. Bookkeeping experience re- quired.Required to deal with cus- tomers at retail/wholesale level. Candidate must have strong cus- tomer service skills. Previous ex- perience with Quick books Online...
WyndRidge Health and Rehabilitation Crossville, 38555
Receptionist WyndRidge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossville, TN has openings for part time receptionist. Hours will be 8:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday Apply in person. WyndRidge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 456 Wayne Avenue, Crossville, (931) 484-6129, EOE. This job listing brought to you by The Crossville Chronicle...
Company Confidential Crossville, 38555
Receptionist - Busy medical office seeks motivated professional with good people skills. Must be computer literate. FAX RESUME TO 931-787-1098. This job listing brought to you by The Crossville Chronicle...
Company Confidential Keavy, 40701
RECEPTIONIST and a MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for Medical Office in the Corbin area. Must have pleasant personality. Experience preferred but not required, will train the right person. Full & Part-time Positions Ph: 606-280-7772 This job listing brought to you by The Times Tribune...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries; provides information about establishment such as location of departments or offices; employees within the organization, or services provided.
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