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.
Exciting opportunity for a Experienced Part Time Medical Office Receptionist. We are currently seeking a Part Time Medical Receptionist for an Outpatient physical therapy clinic located in Lorton, VA. We seek a strong, experienced, dependable, responsible, and multi-tasked individual who can keep the front office running smoothly! This will be a 30 hour work week. THIS IS A HANDS ON POSITION! MU...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office. Responsible for maintain medical records, including scanning patient records into Electronic Medical Record system. Also assists office as needed by greeting and directing patients and visitors. Answering the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls. Scheduling appointments in computeri...
Description 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 initiates triage email for medical personnel response Coordinates pa...
Description The Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy cardiology practice including, patient registration/checkout, enter charges, and patient referrals. This position exhibits total commitment to excellent customer service to ensure an outstanding customer experience. Greet and register patients in a prompt, pleasant, and helpful manner. Input and maintain new patien...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Receptionist for a temporary to hire opportunity in Waukesha, Wisconsin (WI). In this role you will be handling a high volume of calls and directing them to the appropriate team member. The Receptionist will also be greeting internal and external customers upon arrival. The Receptionist will be doing various administrative tasks throughout the day as dele...
Quosal is a sister company of ConnectWise through ConnectWise Capital. General Summary: Administrative Assistant / Receptionist needed for a software development company in the Eastside Seattle area. The Quosal LLC Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Administration department’s day-to-day functions and operations. The Administrative assistant also provides clerical ...
RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATVE Jobs - Newport Beach, CA Searching for Part Time/Full Time Administrative Assistants AND Receptionists This is a creative promotions, strategic partnerships and proprietary products company. Qualified candidates MUST have a High School Diploma, B.A. degree preferred. Stability with job history and be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism. We are look...
The Secretary/Receptionist is responsible for greeting the public at PCBH, answer incoming calls, and providing secretarial support. The successful candidate will work every third weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 2 week night shifts from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. shift per week. Flexibility to work additional shifts strongly preferred. Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital is an 80 bed facility ser...
Description Obtain patient demographic information, obtain insurance information, verify insurance benefits, obtain authorizations, collect monies due from patients, obtain signatures on applicable forms. Qualifications Previous registration/collection experience; computer literate; customer service background....
Description SUMMARY: Performs duties necessary to maintain imaging records, reports, and film files. This includes clerical tasks such as writing, filing, and typing. Assists physicians and others in locating radiologic records. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are represent...
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in South Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced receptionist/administrative assistant candidate to work in the South Florida office. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree, strong communication skills, proficient using Microsoft Office, and excellent organizational and time management skills. Salary is between $30,000 - $35,000 depending on exp...
Description The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position answers the telephone and either responds to inquiry, directs caller to appropriate personnel, or initiates a triage email for response by medical personnel. Schedules app...
RECEPTIONIST Seasonal , September - April 9-4 Mon-Fri, light typing. Email resume to: ***** DFWP...
*TOP JOB* COVE FORGE BHS Our Williamsburg facility is seeking a FT receptionist 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Responsibilities: * Provide clerical support for the Administrative Assistant. * Operates the telephone and forwards incoming calls to the appropriate individual. When necessary, takes messages and forwards to the appropriate individual. * Sorts the daily mail ensuring it is forwarded t...
Front office receptionist needed for local family owned company. We have been in business for 16+ years and are growing. We operate a heavy truck and trailer repair facility, with emergency road service and shop repairs. We also have a Tire company. Duties to include but not limited to : Answering phones Taking Service Calls Greeting customers Maintaining customer lounge Receiving part deli...
Our client, a growing engineering firm in the Rockville/Gaithersburg area, is looking for a full time Administrative Assistant/Receptionist to join their team. Full job description posted below, but outstanding MS Office skills are a must, as well as warm, pleasant demeanor (as this person serves as receptionist too). This position is a 6 month temp to perm. College degree not a must but some coll...
Our Receptionist position is located on the 20th floor in the main reception area of our downtown Seattle corporate offices. The Receptionist is responsible for answering incoming calls and greeting and assisting clients, vendors, and other visitors to our home office. The Receptionist may also perform a variety of office duties as directed and assigned by the manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Answe...
This HireStrategy client is a technical services company and has been recognized among the “Best Places to Work” and “Fastest Growing” company within their industry. They are currently seeking a Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to perform front-desk responsibilities and employee administrative support! Responsibilities: ·Utilize customer service skills in greeting and assisting v...
About Us VISION: Dr. Kenneth Beer and his entire staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of dermatological care to all of our patients. We are committed to treating each patient with individuality, respect and compassion. HISTORY: Established in 1994 by Dr. Kenneth R. Beer, the practice has since expanded to include West Palm Beach and Jupiter locations. We are a complete skin car...
Part Time - 3 to 4 hours on Saturday and Sunday; sometimes overnight security coverage may be needed and overnight coverage is desired. Horizon Bay at Hyde Park - 800W. Azeele Tampa, FL 33606 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training
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
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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