Receptionist Jobs

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.

Receptionist Education

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.

Receptionist Salaries

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.

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Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Answers phone Completes forms Keeps track of basic & clinic supplies and orders replacements as stocks as needed Makes and confirms appointments for patients using...
Bond Investigations is currently seeking a full time Receptionist to ensure the quality and efficiency of our office operations. Responsibilities include: Answer and direct all incoming phone calls, via a multi-line switchboard in a professional and positive manner Serve as the primary coordinator of office telephone calls for about 10 different attorneys Greet applicants and visitors in a profess...
The Medical Receptionist is the “ambassador” of the Health Service as the initial point of contact for a patient or visitor encounter. As such, the duties of the Medical Secretary/Receptionist are performed under constant time and, at times, emotional pressure. As many as 200 calls are received and over 60 patients are seen daily. The demeanor and communication skills of this individual are import...
Receptionist Airport Chevrolet has an immediate opening for a friendly, responsible and reliable team player. 25 to 40 hours a week entry level position. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. General office duties include answering phones, database maintenance, new vehicle deliveries, etc. Good communication skills are necessary. Excellent benefits (Health insurance, 401K and more). Drug scr...
Job Description: Responsible for the daily catering needs of the Houston Office. Place catering orders, set up and clean up of routine internal breakfast, luncheon meetings and special events. Perform receptionist duties in the absence of regular receptionist. Essential Functions Meetings and Conference Rooms Order, coordinate, and set up breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for meetings in conference...
PART TIME RECEPTIONIST / OFFICE ASSISTANT Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA, New Philadelphia office, is seeking a well-organized and energetic individual to work PART TIME, Monday - Friday 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Responsibilities include answering incoming calls, copying, faxing, and filing documents. Send resume and salary requirements to: NP Office Assistant BJY P.O. Box 36963 Canto...
Our client is a leading insurer nationwide, and they have a need for a full-time receptionist. The ideal candidate is friendly and professional. If selected, you will answer incoming calls, monitor front door access, greet clients, process incoming faxes, answer generic questions on the phone, and transfer calls to the appropriate person. This is a full-time position from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday t...
Rare opportunity. Favorite investment company in Greenwich seeking poised and professional Receptionist for afternoon/evening coverage: Hours 12 – 8pm, Mon. - Thurs., and 9-5 on Fridays. Coverage for daytime receptionist who leaves at 3pm and other specific responsibilities such as calendar, order supplies, greet and meet, answer phones, order lunches and dinners. Make sure kitchens are tidy and n...
Herb Chambers Lexus of Norwell is currently accepting resumes for a Cashier / Receptionist / Greeter. The ideal candidate would have a friendly, cheerful, upbeat attitude that can be conveyed in their voice, be a proficient multi-tasker, and portray a high level of professionalism. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - answering a multiline phone and directing calls - greeting and di...
RECEPTIONIST P/T - Greet patients, file, answer phones, assist w/ co-pays and other duties for S. Hills allergy office. Send resume: A&CIA, 180 Fort Couch Rd. Ste. 375 Pgh., PA 15241 or fax: 412-833-7011 email: *****...
VETERINARY ASSISTANT/TECHNICIAN AND CLIENT SERVICE REP/RECEPTIONIST Murrieta Family Pet Hospital is a full-service, small animal hospital located in Murrieta, California. Our hospital is passionate about the human-animal bond and values excellence and integrity. We want to hire team members who desire to contribute to the success of our new practice. We are looking for honest, hardworking, dedicat...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Receptionist for our Houston, TX client, located in The Greenspoint area for a contract to hire opportunity. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Responsible for front office Support staff in a proactive manner Answer phones and route all phone calls to appropriate party Order all office supplies includ...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10036
NYC Investment Firm has an immediate need for a Receptionist. We are looking for a polished and personable team player to act as first point of contact and represent the firm to high profile clients and guests. You’ll join a collaborative and high energy team as you act as the face and voice of our corporation. This is an extremely fast-paced Receptionist role, and we are looking for a candidate w...
Company Confidential WEST CHESTER, PA, 19380
Medical Receptionist Medical Office Staff Needed Busy Surgical practice located in Paoli, PA has a part time position opening for Medical Receptionist for approx. 30 Hrs per week-responsibilities incl. heavy phone contact, scheduling appointments, scanning charts, interpersonal skills, PC literacy, particularly MS Office, and ability to work in a team environment. Medical experience needed and EMR...
Service Cashier/Receptionist AUDI DEVON Part time Service Cashier/Receptionist With the Audi brand exploding in the market place, we are in need of a part time individual to help in our service department with our customer experience. It will be fast pace & fun! Competitive Pay Plan Family owned and operated for 62 years! Send resume to: ***** =...
RECEPTIONIST P/T - Greet patients, file, answer phones, assist w/ co-pays and other duties for S. Hills allergy office. Send resume: A&CIA, 180 Fort Couch Rd. Ste. 375 Pgh., PA 15241 or fax: 412-833-7011 email: *****...
Receptionist Claritus, a nationally recognized leader in Document, Parcel, & Output Solutions, is looking to fill the receptionist position at its Corporate Headquarters location in Lincoln, NE. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a multi-line phone system, accurately assessing & routing all incoming calls. This position will also serve as the lead in processing supply orders from customers...
We have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Receptionist to join a reputable company in Manhasset, NY. We are seeking an upbeat, professional, and eager individual to fulfill a Receptionist position within their team. The ideal candidate would have 3-5 years of experience within an Executive front desk setting. Responsibilities: -Answer telephone, screen and direct calls -Taking and relaying...
Company Confidential Joplin, 64801
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST. Looking for a long-term career oriented individual for a full-time position, (Monday-Thursday, 8 am-5 pm) in Joplin. Computer knowledge and dental experience a plus, but will train the right person. Reply to: Globe Box 61, 117 E 4th, Joplin, MO 64801 This job listing brought to you by The Joplin Globe...
Company Confidential Niagara Falls, 14301
Medical Receptionist, full time, for busy orthopedic practice. Computer skills and medical skills knowledge necessary. Fax resume to 716-285-2580. This job listing brought to you by The Niagara Gazette...
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