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.
Medical Receptionist / Medical Assistant - fitness/wellness orientated person for a multi-Doctor practice in North Jersey. Must be professional, friendly people person that is responsible and reliable. Knowledge of insurance verifications needed. Prior experience in Chiropractic and/or Physical Therapy office a plus. Must be flexible with their hours and possible evening hours. E-mail resume to: h...
STAFF ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST “Director of First Impressions” – be the new face of this very established and successful company! Responsibilities: greet and direct visitors including vendors, clients, job candidates and customers (offer refreshments); handle incoming calls and perform general clerical duties in upscale corporate office (Edina location/free parking) manage lobby area – receive/route...
A great opportunity for a driven and professional individual! Do you have 1-2 years of experience working in a Receptionist role? If so, then this is a great opportunity for you! Work hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30, and pay rate will range from $12-14/hour. Requirements: -1-2 years of experience in a Receptionist Position/ or admnistrative office role -Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word,...
Manpower in Elgin is looking for an energetic administrative assistant, with the following experience: -Comfortable/Friendly on the phone -Greeting people -Attention to detail -Filing -Organization skills -Computer skills - Microsoft Office -Fast learner -Ok with repetitive work -Bilingual is a plus -Monday - Friday / 8:00am - 5:00pm -If you are interested, please visit our website at www.manpower...
We are looking for a qualified Outpatient Service Representative / Medical Receptionist. This is a temporary position. Ideal candidates will possess solid administrative skills and must be able to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment with little direction. This position is temporary and in the Providence, RI area. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Answering phones, scheduling pati...
TempForce, a premiere staffing service in the Twin Cities, is seeking a temporary to hire receptionist/switchboard operator for a well-known Richfield organization. Hours are 7:45 am to 4:45 pm, Mon-Fri. Pay of $12-$13 per hour and benefits available through TempForce while temping. Pay of $14 upon hire and generous benefits package available through the client. Duties including answering calls on...
DUTIES: - Responsible for answering and routing calls - Greeting visitors, and handling inquiries from the public - Filing, scanning, faxing, as well as typing specific documentation - Responsible for coordinating incoming and outgoing mail - Entering data into Excel spreadsheet and Microsoft Access Working hours: Monday - Thursday 8AM - 4:30PM Friday 8AM - 12PM QUALIFICATIONS: - Associates Degree...
The Receptionist is responsible for acting as the first point of contact in welcoming guests (e.g., prospective graduate enrollees, customers, vendors, etc.) to a Delta facility (e.g., campus, clinic, spa, etc.). He/She maintains a professional appearance and attitude at all times to convey a welcoming and knowledgeable demeanor. This position works closely with the staff to provide day-to-day sup...
Our client is a financial services firm in Salt Lake City, UT that is looking for a Receptionist. Position is Contract and pay is up to $16/hr. Perform routine maintenance on various systems and office equipment • Manage front desk responsibilities: o Answer phones and transfer calls o Accept and sign for packages and distribute mail o Greet and assist visitors...
Very busy and fast paced multi physician Orthopaedic Surgeon group looking for an experienced receptionist. Duties include: answering high volumes of calls, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, registering patients and collecting payments. Knowledge of insurance benefits is preferred. Must be able to work well under pressure and in a fast paced enviroment....
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, a nationally-recognized law firm with offices in Atlanta, Washington DC, New York, Houston, and Austin, is seeking a Receptionist for its New York, NY office. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Answering telephone calls on the console and forwards callers to appropriate person. Taking messages as appropriate and forwards to appropriate...
Robert C Alario, CPA PC is a CPA firm, over 60 years old, well established and respected in the community. If you are interested in working for a local CPA firm that has grown steadily, provides a terrific work environment, and is focused on delivering great client service while having fun, you should contact us. We are centrally located in Leominster, convenient to Rte 2 and 190. We're a full ser...
The Dallas Office is seeking a full-time Receptionist/Legal Secretary. I. SUMMARY OF POSITION As Receptionist, the candidate will perform as follows: Greet guests and announce arrivals in a professional and friendly manner. Answer and forward telephone calls. Maintain conference room schedules. Coordinate set up/break down of meetings. Maintain logs for visitors, deliveries, parking validations an...
Small AV Rated Plaintiff PI Law Firm seeking Receptionist/File Clerk. Job duties are answering telephones, greeting clients, ordering supplies, making copies, opening new client folders, filing. Opening mail, prepare outgoing mail, scheduling conferences with physicians, sending requests for medical records and following up on those requests. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No Health Insurance Be...
Answer inquiries and obtain information for general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties. Provide information regarding activities conducted at establishment; location of departments, offices, and employees within organization. This position will be one day only. It is temporary but could work off and on....
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Medical Receptionist Reports To: Office Manager Job Summary: A Medical Receptionist is responsible for a significant portion of the patient relations work that is completed on behalf of the practice on a daily basis. This is a critical role as patient relations is at the core of the services we provide. The general purpose of this position is to prov...
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Receptionist needed for busy feline veterinary clinic in Cherry Hill, NJ. Must be outstanding with people. Duties include greeting clients, making appointments using clinic software, answering phones, readying files, handling drop offs. Must be able to juggle duties effectively during busy times. Person must be comfortable with cats and willing to perform hands-on duties as well when needed, in th...
We are looking for a professional, articulate, and organized receptionist to help support the branch operations of a successful financial services firm in Newport Beach! This is a full-time, evaluation hire position to start a great career in administrative and operations support!! If you have experience providing excellent customer service with a great smile, have solid MS Word & Excel skills, an...
Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening for a Receptionist in our Blue Bell, PA office. The purpose of this position is to represent the firm in a positive and welcoming way. The candidate must be able to perform a variety of functions while maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor. Duties include: - Greet visitors and offer beverages. Answer and direct telephone calls and faxes. Schedule and ma...
Robert C Alario, CPA PC is a CPA firm, over 60 years old, well established and respected in the community. If you are interested in working for a local CPA firm that has grown steadily, provides a terrific work environment, offers competitive salary and benefits package and is focused on delivering great client service while having fun, you should contact us. We are centrally located in Leominster...
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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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Attention to Detail
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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