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.
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...
Receptionist For busy optometric practice. Multi-tasker willing to learn the optical business. Fax resume to 352-597-2060 This position is located in Spring Hill FL Reference Code:29698...
Receptionist Part time, small insurance office 15-20 hours per week. Monday thru Fri need to be flexible on hours. Retirees welcome. Apply at 5944 34th St N. Number 25 St Pete or email *****. Fax resume 727-528-0658 Reference Code:27637...
RECEPTIONIST Dublin/Grove City. Seeking FT & PT Receptionist for busy multi-doctor specialty practice. Job duties include, but not limited to answering multi-line phone system, check in and out patients, scheduling of office visits and surgeries, and filing. Ideal candidate would be outgoing and personable, and have great organizational skills. Must be able to multi-task. Fax resume to 614-761-131...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To direct incoming calls in a friendly, professional manner Assist with directing incoming calls and/or taking phone messages May be responsible for processing and distributing mail, faxes and reports Performs other duties as assigned Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the success ...
Full-time or part time receptionist needed for a busy 5 doctor small animal veterinary clinic. Seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented person to join our staff. We would like someone that works well as part of a team and is dedicated to our patients and clients. 401K, paid sick/vacation days and health insurance provided for full time employees. Flexibility in scheduling preferred....
CPST - Martins Ferry Full-time position available in our Martins Ferry, Ohio office to provide case management services to youths and adults with severe mental disabilities. Will work as part of an inter-disciplinary team in service delivery and provide case management, crisis intervention and treatment planning. Minimum of AA/ BA. LSW, LPC, CCDC II or III strongly preferred. Experience with...
BARNESVILLE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER Quality individuals to join a fantastic team at Barnesville Healthcare and Rehab Center. Looking for STNA's, Part-time Floor Care Person and a Receptionist. Apply at: 400 Carrie Ave. Barnesville, OH provided by The Martins Ferry Times-Leader...
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST FT, experience or certification req'd. Fax resume 438-2473...
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Bookkeeper/Receptionist for professional office. Experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of A/R, A/P and payroll required. Send cover letter with resume, references, and salary requirements to PO Box 5333 Traverse City MI 49696 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Job Description: Listed as one of the top companies to work at in Bellevue and we are looking for a Front Office Supervisor. Great office atmosphere! We need someone that has an upbeat personality, lots of energy and great customer service skills. Your responsibilities will include answering phones, screen and direct calls. Take and relay messages. Greet people and direct them to correct destin...
Receptionist Zodiac Aerospace has been in business in Southern California since 1972, growing from a supplier of interior components to a supplier of integrated interior systems for all of the major aircraft manufacturers as well as directly to airlines world-wide. Our in-house capacity extends from raw material fabrication to final assembly. Zodiac Aerospace’s products appear in nearly all types...
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST (F/T) Established medical practice seeking a friendly, dependable team player to handle front desk responsibilities. Duties will include checking patients in/out, making appts, explaining insurance benefits to patients. Excellent phone skills, efficiency and accuracy are a MUST! Qualified candidates please email resumes to: *****...
Job Description: Currently seeking a HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL, ARTICULATE, and DEPENDABLE Medical Assistant/Receptionist for one of our locations in Dade City. Resume must reflect a minimum of 2 years Medical Assisting experience. Must be able to work in a fast-paced setting but where patient care and focus comes first. MUST possess strong PHLEBOTOMY skills along with experience in labs, assisting wit...
America’s Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc that currently operates retail optical stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia. With over 370 locations across the country, and forty stores being added annually, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves e...
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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
Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
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