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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Company Confidential Oak Park, IL, 60302
Overview Busy internal medicine office has an immediate opening for a front desk receptionist/office assistant in Oak Park. Job Type Admin - Clerical Customer Service Healthcare Job Description -Greeting Patients -Answering phones -Scheduling Appointments -Obtaining Referrals -Assisting with general office duties as required Required Experience -Basic computer skills -Excellent communication and o...
Company Confidential Smyrna, GA, 30080
Receptionist opportunity with an established organization near the Cobb Galleria. Fantastic opportunity to grow with in a position! Prior Reception, general office or customer support experience is needed. Software skills, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and data entry. Must be detailed-oriented, able to excel in a fast-paced environment. Flexible, energetic and able to manage several tasks at o...
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Company Confidential Jacksonville, 28541
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Company Confidential Panama City, 32401
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Company Confidential Sterling Heights, MI, 48310
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Part- time position for general dentist. Exp. req. Dentech software helpful. Fax resume to: 586-979-7891...
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Company Confidential Warren, MI, 48093
MEDICAL ASSISTANT /RECEPTIONIST - Part Time. Warren family practice office. Fax resume to: 248-813-9550...
Specialized Therapy Services of Amarillo is looking for dynamic individuals to join our pediatric outpatient family. You may apply at our website at www.stsamarillo.com, contact Tim Day at 806-468-9400, or email at *****. We are currently interviewing for Receptionist/Office Staff, Therapy Technicians, and a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant with pediatric experience....
Westside Animal Clinic Worcester, 01602
Full time veterinary receptionist needed. Experience preferred but all applicants will be considered. Applicant should be reliable and highly motivated to become part of a team dedicated to excellent patient care and customer service. Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment with strong communication skills. Call (508) 756-4411 or email ***** to apply...
Company Confidential Clearwater, 33763
Dental Receptionist: Experienced for busy Clearwater practice. Multi-tasker with knowledge of dental insurance. Please email resume to: ***** Reference Code:100419698202...
MASONIC HOME OF FLORIDA Saint Petersburg, 33704
Receptionist P/T Evenings Immediate opening for a receptionist for our assisted living and nursing facility. Hours are 3:30pm - 8:00pm, Mon. Fri Apply at: The Masonic Home of Florida, 3201 1st St. NE, St. Pete, or email resume to ***** or fax to 727-821-6775 Reference Code:100419557002...
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Medical Office Receptionist - Premier Ear, Nose & Throat practice looking for exper'd candidate with EMR & computer skills. Submit cover letter and resume to ***** Reference Code:100419699701...
Sunset Community Health Center Current Openings Receptionist Somerton For qualifications: www.sunsetcommunity healthcenter.org Human Resources Debra Hunter 928-819-8804 Fax 928-376-6568 ***** SCHC is an EOE, ADA and Drug Free Work Place Yuma Sun Classifieds...
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Receptionist - 36-40 hrs/week. Pay commensurate with exp. Degree not req. Apply by 8/1/14 at Gilkey Chiropractic Clinic, 4466 State Route 261, Newburgh, or email ***** Posting provided by:...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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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Attention to Detail
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
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