Receptionist Jobs


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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RECEPTIONIST Now hiring Receptionist. Competitive pay, excellent benefits. Customer service experience preferred. Send resume: ***** or 2200 W Wadley Ave #22 Midland, TX 79705....
Front Desk Receptionist Part-time Position We are currently seeking an experienced receptionist for a Veterinarian Clinic. Candidates should be self-motivated; customer service focused, and demonstrates exceptional attention to detail. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: admissions, discharges, invoicing, appointment scheduling and answering multi-line telephones. Must have at least ...
Job Purpose: Serves pediatric dental patients and parents by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments...
Dental Receptionist / Medical Receptionist Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, use your management or dental experience to gain a better paying job? You can be a part of a successful and growing dental organization. Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist/ Medical Receptionist. This highly sought after Receptionist posi...
Description Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Manag...
Medical AssistantReceptionist / Front Office Receptionist Responsible to: Primary Responsibility: To support the providerby providing caring, personalized and efficient handling of patients, medical records, supply management and other duties as assigned. In addition the medical receptionistprovides appropriate feedback to the medical team, follow-up information to patients and correctly inputs...
Advanced Pediatrics, located in Vienna, VA, is seeking a part-time receptionist for the front desk. Candidate should be outgoing, friendly, flexible and enjoy children. Customer service, computer and multi-tasking skills are essential. Must be proficient in the English language. This is not a position for a Medical Assistant or an LPN. Salary based on experience. We are looking for someone to wor...
Job Description: Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career. As a front office receptionist for this large property management firm, you will be responsible for: assisting in phone reception, providing clerical and administrative support for a large staff and assisting in administrative duties for the office. Must have at least 2 years of administrati...
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST, MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR PRIMARY/URGENT CARE OFFICES LOCATED IN BRANDON AND RIVERVIEW. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS. EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENEFITS. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. BILINGUAL PREFERRED. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND REQUIRED. EMAIL CV TO ***** OR FAX TO 813-655-1775....
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43232
RECEPTIONIST Would ensuring a remarkable experience for every patient, every day make you feel successful? Interview now for an outstanding opportunity to work in a positive environment where hard work and success is rewarded. The Receptionist we are looking for has a great personality and is organized, enthusiastic, energetic, loves working with people and is multi-talented. We love our practic...
Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Are you looking for a place with continual opportunities to learn? Well, here it is! Shallowford Animal Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, is seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic professional to join their team as a receptionist. We are a 2-doctor, exclusively small animal practice that specializes in providing high quality, compassionate and convenient ...
Company Confidential Blue Bell, PA, 19422
Very busy Montgomery County Specialist practice with multiple locations seeks individual to join our team. A minimum of 2 years previous experience in medical office a must! Duties Welcomes patients in person or on the telephone. Schedules appointments utilizing the electronic medical record. Completes insurance verifications and referrals. Protects patients' rights by maintaining confidentia...
Bayshore Grooming & Pet Resort is looking for reliable dog lovers to join us in caring for and grooming our four legged friends. Flexible Hours-ideal for students. Please contact us to inquire about F/T & P/T positions for: - Daycare - Dog Bather - Kennel Assistant - Receptionist Fax 813-832-3914 Email *****...
Education Corporation of Americaowns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet from our corporate headquarters near Birmingham, Alabama. Our schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where we are located. We provide educational opportunities in business, administrativ...
City: Fife State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98424 Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. Job Description The Receptionist will be responsible for operatin...
RECEPTIONIST FULL TIME Apply in person Forest Manor Nursing Home 2215 32nd St Northport, AL35476 No phone calls please...
Center for Change is seeking a full-time Secretary/Receptionist, 40 hours/week, Monday Thru Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (staff rotate start and end times by one hour (e.g. start at 9:00 AM end at 6:00 PM). Center for Change is a 60-bed healthcare facility dedicated to helping women recover from anorexia and bulimia. The Center is respected for its programs, progressive outlook, and for its major c...
Position Description: Weichert is currently looking to hire a part time Receptionist to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday, up to 20 hours per week, in our busy McLean/Dolley Madison sales office. Job Responsibilities include: Answering a heavy volume of inbound calls Greeting walk-in customers at the front desk Receiving and distributing mail to office staff Assisting sales associates with ad...
For more than 50 years, HEICO Corporation, a NYSE traded company, has thrived by serving niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries by providing innovative and cost-saving products and services. HEICO’s high-energy culture focuses our Team Members’ on providing high quality products and services to our customer base, which is made up of most of the world’s airlines a...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is the fastest-growing staffing service in the world specializing in the temporary and permanent placements of premier administrative and management professionals. We are currently recruiting for one of our most exciting clients for a Receptionist job opportunity located in Central Houston, TX and based on experience paying $11-$15. The Receptionist will provide gener...

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Receptionist

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.6%
High School
24.6%
Bachelor's
20.6%
Associates
12.6%
Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
(602 Respondents)
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