Receptionist Employment Information
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.
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $33000.00 Job Description: Great company in Irvine looking for a personable, outgoing, professional Receptionist who is tech savvy. The Receptionist position pays up to $33K. Keys to hire will be a solid job history, pleasant and professional personality, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and great computer skills. The Receptionist will be greeting cl...
Medical Receptionist: One or more years of experience in a medical setting, preferably in an orthopaedic practice setting. Knowledge of check in and check out procedures, verifying demographics, collecting and posting payments/charges, scheduling and answering busy phones. Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) preferable. Outstanding customer service skills required. Position is in John...
Position Description: The Receptionist is the first line of customer service for all patients and visitors entering a Western Dental office. They will greet patients, sign them in, schedule future appointments, and handle incoming phone calls. They will assist patients in accordance with the training they have received ensuring patients receive the Ultimate Patient Experience while visiting a West...
Under direct supervision of the Program Director for Cosmetology, performs a variety of receptionist and/or office support duties for a specified unit/department, such as relaying and resolving routine telephone and/or walk-up inquiries, scheduling calendar items and meetings, processing forms, performing data entry, and establishing and maintaining records. Edits and proofreads documents to ensur...
Job Responsibilities : Answer and transfer calls on a multi-line phone system. Accept deliveries, sort mail, and maintain phone lists. Handle additional projects as assigned. Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information. Communicate with manager and client on job or deadline issues. Requirements Job Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of one-year office servi...
Company Confidential ABINGDON, VA, 24210
Seeking an outgoing, professional candidate to fill Receptionist opening at veterinary hospital. Must be available 10am to Midnight (shifts vary). This position is full time, including every other Saturday. Veterinary knowledge or experience a plus, but must have exceptional communication skills. Office and phone experience necessary. Candidate must be organized, mature, tactful, and self-motivate...
Company Confidential SAVANNAH, GA, 31401
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED - HEALTHCARE OFFICE Looking for a DYNAMIC Front Desk/Patient Coordinator Position at natural healthcare clinic. Must be highly organized, great with people, a team player and able to work in fast paced environment as well as some evenings. Please contact 843-473-5188 or email resume directly to email@example.com....
Part Time Receptionist Boyertown Area, Monday-Friday, 8:30-1:30. Must be friendly and reliable. $10 per hour to start. (610)845-7673...
Description Description Medical Receptionist - Lakewood Medical Partners, Dallas The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office: telephone coverage; appointment scheduling; patient registration; check in/out; enter charges and patient referrals. Greets and directs patients and visitors Answers the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls, or init...
Company Confidential St Augustine, FL, 32086
LOCAL ST. AUGUSTINE MANUFACTURER looking for a full-time office receptionist. The ideal candidate will have worked in an office environment for three-to five years. Duties include but are not limited to answering incoming calls, ordering office supplies, greeting visitors, coordinating travel, and other administrative duties. Resumes will only be received via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phon...
Company Confidential Lebanon, PA, 17042
FULL TIME MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST for busy podiatry office. Responsibilities include: answering phones greeting patients maintaining schedules data entry assisting with written correspondence filing and other relevant front desk duties MEDICAL BENEFITS AVAILABLE. Fax resume to 717-273-1906...
TRI STATE HAND OCCUP. THERAPY Cumberland, 21502
Full Time Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant Professional team player needed. Start immediately, 8:30am-5:30pm Monday- Friday. Excellent computer, typing & communication skills required. Organization skills necessary. Benefits include paid holidays as well as health, dental & life insurance. Forward resume to Cumberland@tristatehand.com. Please no phone calls. This job listing brought to you b...
Company Confidential ELGIN, IL, 60120
PT medical receptionist need-ed in a busy Elgin OB/GYN office. Approximately 12-18 hrs per week with potential to gain more hrs. Mon-Tues 1:30p-7:00p, Wed-Thurs 1:30-5:00 & 2 Saturday's per month 8:30-12:30. Benefits offered. Flexibility , ready to learn & work hard -a must! Bi-lingual a plus. Fax resume to 847-741-8099 attn: Charlene Posting provided by:...
PT MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST needed in a busy Elgin OB/GYN office. Approximately 12-18 hours per week with potential to gain more hours. Mon-Tues 1:30p-7:00p, Wed-Thurs 1:30-5:00 and 2 Saturday's per month 8:30-12:30. Benefits offered. Flexibility and ready to learn and work hard - a must! Bi-lingual a plus Fax resume to 847-741-8099 attn: Charlene...
Full-time Receptionist needed in a fast paced veterinary hospital. Must be willing to work evenings & weekends. Must be dependable and able to multi-task. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Applications may be picked up Tuesday thru Friday 8am to 7pm at: Parkersburg Veterinary Hospital, 1504 36th St No phone calls please provided by The Parkersburg News & Sentinel...
* Part-Time * Receptionist With experience, for a busy small animal practice. Send resume to: KVAC 568 Maine Ave., Farmingdale, ME 04344 This listing brought to you by MaineJobs.com...
HEALTHCARE-OtherMedical ReceptionistPart-time medical receptionist needed for fast paced family practice. Please email your resumes to email@example.com or fax to 937-832-0728. First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on May 24, 2013...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $35000.00 Job Description: Oil company seeking a RECEPTIONIST for a position M-F from 8am to 5pm. You must be able to support executive staff, answer phones and direct calls, be the front face of the office, help clients accordingly via phone and in person. You will also be running errands for the office. Proficiencies in MS Word and Excel are a must. This is a great...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $14.00 Job Description: Full time Bilingual receptionist needed for local medical clinic. Applicant must be proficient in math, spelling, and able to translate from Spanish to English. Clean DMV and a minimum of 6 months experience answering phones in a medical setting. One or more years office/administrative experience is a must. Full benefits paid upon perm hire. Se...
Experienced Receptionist needed at mid-sized private equity firm in midtown. As the first point of contact for visitors and guests, this individual will be responsible for answering phones and directing calls, meeting and greeting clients and visitors, assisting with miscellaneous requests from internal employees, and working efficiently as part of the reception team. Duties also include managing...
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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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Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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