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.
A Receptionist job in Jersey Village, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have one to three years of experience in this role to be considered for the position. In this role you will provide answering all incoming calls, will greet all visitors in a friendly manner, assist the accounting department process invoices, and order supplies. The pay is $13...
Ajilon is seeking a part-time Receptionist for a contract position in the St. Louis, MO Metropolitan area. Candidates must have three years of experience. Responsibilities for the Receptionist include: • Route calls to proper department • Manage office supplies • Filing • Coordinate and follow up shipping orders • Manage schedules and reports Requirements are: Minimum of three years as an Receptio...
Bilingual Receptionist job opening in the Trenton NJ Looking for a full-time contract Bilingual Receptionist. The ideal person for this position is bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish), and have previous secretary experience, including strong clerical experience. Qualified individuals should submit their resumes for immediate consideration. Bilingual Receptionist job duties include: Qualifica...
Position Description: The Receptionist is the first line of customer service for all patients and visitors entering our offices. 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 our offices. Key R...
Receptionist / Accounting Job in Tulsa, OK Accounting Principals has a Receptionist & Accounting job in Tulsa, OK. This is a front desk role in a business casual office setting. The pay range for this position is $12.00 to $15.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Answer phones - Assist accounting and purchasing departments - Specia...
A Bilingual Receptionist job in Houston, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. You must be bilingual (Spanish/English) to be considered for this position. In this role you will provide clerical support for the department by preparing various documents, answering and screening calls and scheduling meetings. The pay is between $10.00 and $14.00 per hour depending on expe...
Receptionist Temporary Job in Downtown Kansas City, MO Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to hire a Receptionist for a temporary opportunity to start immediately! This person will be greeting clients and answering phones. Essentially this is the first person anyone sees when they walk in the door and exceptional customer service skills are needed. Candidate must be okay sitting at front desk...
Receptionist Contract Job in Overland Park, KS Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to hire a Receptionist for a temporary opportunity to start immediately in Overland Park, KS! Candidate must be okay sitting at front desk and answering a multi-line phone system. The front desk receptionist will be solely in charge of meeting and greeting everyone who steps through the front door and must greet...
Title: Administrative/Receptionist job in Fairfield, OH. Summary: We have a job opening for an Administrative/Receptionist professional in Fairfield, OH. This position will be responsible for initial contact with all visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies appropriate department of arrival and maintain phone system. The Administrative/Receptionist job duties and...
Receptionist job opening in Downtown San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s clients has an immediate opening for a short-term Receptionist in downtown San Francisco. Easily accessible by BART and public transit, this 3 day position at a top gaming company offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative and skilled team. The ideal candidate for the Receptionist position will have previous experie...
Receptionist Job in Phoenix, AZ Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently looking to fill Receptionist jobs in central Phoenix, AZ. The right person would be positive, upbeat and proactive. This position is responsible for handling incoming phone and email correspondence, greeting guests and directing to the appropriate department, and handling the mail distribution. The Receptionist job Duties an...
Bilingual Receptionist job opening in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s top clients has an immediate opening for a Bilingual Receptionist. This temporary position at an educational institution is located in San Francisco and easily accessible by public transportation. This position would be best suited to someone with prior administrative experience who is passionate about providing excellent cust...
We are currently recruiting for a Receptionist to fill a full-time job opportunity with our client in Phoenix, AZ. The Receptionist will receive callers and visitors at the establishment, determines nature of business, and directs callers and visitors to correct destination. You will provide general administrative and clerical support as well. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: -Responsible for...
Our client, a global communications company, has an opening for a temporary Front Desk Receptionist job in Morristown, NJ. The selected candidate must have a professional, go-getter attitude and the ability to handle a high volume of incoming calls. This individual will be responsible for answering phones, performing data entry and providing administrative support as needed for the department staf...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill a Receptionist Job opportunity in Phoenix, AZ. The ideal candidate will have at least one (1) year experience in a related field with experience answering high volume incoming phone calls and maintaining the functionality standards of a front office. It is critical that the alignment of strong communication and organizational skills are met for this...
We are working with an insurance management company that has an immediate opening for a temp-to-hire Receptionist job in Southlake, TX . If you have at least one year experience working in this or an administrative assistant role then this could be a great opportunity for you! Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? If you want to be part of a company that values customer service then keep read...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking to fill a contract to hire Receptionist job in Columbia, MD. In this position you will be responsible for answering a multi-line phone and directing all calls to the correct person. Additionally you will be responsible for greeting visitors, sorting mail, scheduling of the conference room, assisting with travel arrangements and other duties as assigned. This...
Medical Front-Desk Receptionist Job in Phoenix, AZ A large and growing organization in the North Phoenix area is looking to fill a front-desk medical receptionist job on a temp to hire basis. This opportunity is with a well-established organization and allows for immense growth potential. The right candidate will be someone who possess great verbal and written communication and has a desire to suc...
Bilingual Receptionist job opening in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s non-profit clients has an immediate opening for a Bilingual Receptionist. This temporary position at a social service agency is located in downtown San Francisco and easily accessible by public transportation. This position would be best suited to someone with prior administrative experience who is passionate about providing e...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is looking for experienced Bilingual Receptionists for our clients throughout the San Diego area. Some positions may be temporary and others temporary to direct hire. Qualifications/Requirements for these types of positions include but are not limited to: At least 1-2 years of receptionist/clerical support Strong customer service skills 100% bilingual in Spanish and En...
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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
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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