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.
Our client is seeking a Full Time Receptionist for their busy doctor's office. Greet patients, answer phones and handle other administrative tasks. Experience with billing and payment posting is a plus. Bilingual is also a plus. Salary based upon experience. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) (M/F/D/V) No Telephone calls, please. We apologize, but due to the volume of resumes received, we will conta...
Our Dallas, TX client is seeking a Bilingual Receptionist on a contract to possible hire basis. Responsibilities: Greet all visitors with a friendly and professional attitude Responsible for collecting and organizing all employee credit card receipts Answer multi-line phone system Draft and edit company documents/emails Treat clients, staff, vendors, and applicants with respect and a professional...
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 computeriz...
Job Description: Do you thrive in a busy environment? Are you a "people person"? This could be an exceptional opportunity for you. This dynamic organization is looking for a professional first impression specialist. Will be using Word and Excel for special projects. Terrific opportunity to move ahead. Bilingual Spanish a plus. will require excellent phone and customer service skills. We are an equ...
Job Description: Company in the West L.A. area is looking for someone that can keep up in a fast-paced and high energy office. Tons of room for growth for people that take pride in their work. As the Front Desk Receptionist you will be the face of the office and will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the front desk, answering and screening phone calls, welcoming and greeting clie...
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Performance Tasks Include: Open/close office each business day; Answer multi-line telephone system, servicing multiple companies within the same office space, in a timely fashion, routing and/or relaying messages to appropriate people as needed; Maintain office organized and clean; Maintain inventory of office supplies; Document preparation and distribution, client contact, and other administrativ...
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Job Description: This is a great role for someone who thrives on being on the positive side of every day. Successful firm in Irvine seeks a goal-driven Front Office Receptionist to support a busy front Desk. This is a dynamic workplace, and the right candidate will provide important support to a management team as well as presenting a professional face for the company to the diverse client?le pass...
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Job Description: At this time we are looking to hire an EXPERIENCED RECEPTIONIST. Responsibilities will include meeting and greeting customers and visitors at the branch, handling busy phones, and light data entry. Must be well spoken, organized, polite, and extremely customer service oriented Computer proficiency (Excel, Word) and the ability to do spreadsheets and related office experience is a...
Job Description: Do you love answering the phones? Do you like to meet and greet visitors? Do you have at least 2-4 recent work experience as a Receptionist? If so, please read on! I am seeking a outgoing receptionist to handle a busy reception area. Must be able to multi task and have a smile as you answer the phone. Will be greeting visitors and preparing the conference room with coffee and wate...
Job Description: High Profile Administrative position available with a large fast paced Manufacturing/Construction company. Must have 2-5 years experience working as an administrative assistant or receptionist with heavy phones. Will be answering phones, typing up all bids and proposal so experience in construction environment is necessary, greeting clients, creating spreadsheets to track client o...
Job Description: This Receptionist - Spanish Bilingual In TAFT Position Features: ? Flexible Part-time hours ? Could potentially turn into a permanent job ? Casual Fridays Local Apartment Complex is looking for a Receptionist to work Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected v...
Job Description: This law firm represents Personal Injury clients. Looking for all different positions. Legal File Clerk with high volume experience $13.00 per hour Spanish Speaking Legal Assistant Needles experience preferred DOE $16-$18 per hour Spanish Speaking Receptionist, polished professional high volume phones$13.00 per hour Must be proficient with MS Office, Must be able to pass a Felony...
Job Description: Well-established Las Vegas company is seeking a receptionist with good phone skills. Position to start immediately. Excellent verbal communication skills, professional well-groomed appearance, positive attitude, and the ability to work in fast-paced environment!!. Receptionist duties to include greeting clients, answering phones, light typing, and filing. Send resumes Attn: S. Bor...
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Job Description: Seeking a Receptionist to join our energetic team. Candidates will be able to: ?Control -first impressions- by managing the front desk, taking calls, greeting guests and co-workers daily. ?Assist with day to day office customer service, supply ordering and organization of the office. ?Distribute incoming mail, and packages. ?Order / Purchase Order Processing ?Assist with office ev...
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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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Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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