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...
Company Confidential Panama City, 32405
Medical/Health Medical Receptionist Must be dependable. Please fax resume to 850-785-1189. Web ID#: 34296816...
Company Confidential Cottonwood, 86326
RECEPTIONIST 20 hours per week @ $10.00 per hour. Increased hours during Bowling For Kids Sake in February. General office duties. Must have good computer skills. Call Binnie for complete job description at 928-634-9789 or e-mail: *****...
Company Confidential Snow Hill, 28580
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST/INTERPRETER A full-time Medical Office Receptionist/Interpreter is needed for the Pamlico Community Health Center. This position will be responsible for greeting visitors and patients to the Medical Center, obtaining intake information on new patients, updating information on established patients, verifying insurance information, assisting in the maintenance of medical records...
Medical Receptionist -Experience required! F/T, M-F Send resume to ablankinship@ longmontsurgery.com...
Receptionist If you are someone with basic math skills, good communication skills, have attention to detail and the ability to work independently and efficiently, we may have a position for you. We offer great pay & benefits and the opportunity for training and advancement. Send resume to ***** =...
Receptionist Receptionist – full-time – busy plastic surgery office in Exton Responsibilities will include: -First point of call at reception area -Meeting and greeting patients -Booking appointments thru EMR -Maintenance of patient records and billing -Assisting the office manager as required To be considered you will need to have the following: -Electronic Medical Record experience is a must! -P...
Company Confidential Sterling Heights, MI, 48313
Medical Receptionist needed for very busy practice. Full/Part Time with experience only! Must have knowledge with basic billing, insurance, referrals and authorizations. Fax resume 586-997-5049...
Sterling Village, LLC 18 Dana Hill Rd. Sterling, Ma. 01564 RECEPTIONIST- Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 4:30-8:30pm to perform clerical & receptionist duties excellent customer service skills & attention to detail. Computer Experience necessary. CNA'S- Full & Part time (All Shifts available) If Interested please apply in person or fax resume to (978) 422-6410 ATTN: Human Resources...
RECEPTIONIST Exp preferred. Full-time for busy physicians office. Send resume/salary history to: Box 400, c/o Heritage Newspapers, One Heritage Place, Suite 100, Southgate, MI 48195....
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Associates in Ophthalmology/ Associate Surgery Centers, a multi-specialty ophthalmic practice, is currently recruiting a Medical Receptionist for the Surgery Center. Full Time. 1-2 years of front office experience in a physician practice or hospital/surgery center required. Must have outstanding customer service skills, ability to multi task in a fast paced environment, and ha...
Crius Energy is seeking an operations clerk/receptionist for our busy Pinellas Park Call Center. In this role you will perform general clerical tasks including: answering the telephone; greeting visitors; receiving, logging, batching and/or distributing work; filing, photocopying, faxing, taking phone messages, preparing and distributing incoming and/or outgoing mail or packages; verifying or matc...
Sissy's Log Cabin Fine Jewelry Hiring for Memphis location *Sales Professionals *Office Professionals *Part-time Receptionist *Bench Jeweler Forward confidential resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Columbus, NJ, 08022
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST F/T Saturdays & exp required. Fax resume to: 609-298-0739 or email: *****...
Acme Veterinary Clinic Acme, 49610
Veterinary Technician wanted for busy small animal practice. License preferred, experience acceptable. RECEPTIONIST F/T, experience a plus. Fax resume to: Acme Veterinary Clinic at 231-938-1820 OR Mail to: PO Box 246, Acme, MI 49610 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Receptionist needed for busy Doctor's office. Answering phones, making appointments, insurance and referrals. Monday - Friday 8:00 to 5:00, No week-ends or nights. Send resumes to tucteresa@ wfbiz.rr.com or fax to 940-689-8769....
Company Confidential Torrance, CA, 90503
Receptionist F/T Greet clients, strong computer skills req'd; excel phones & assist with other duties as assigned. Email resume to: *****...
Job Description: Dental Front Office Receptionist: $32,000/year About the job: This is a great role for someone who is looking for a challenging career, working for a great organization. Successful Oncology practice seeks a professional Medical Front Office Receptionist to support a busy front office. The right candidate will provide important support to a management team as well as presenting a p...
Job Description: Come work for a company that has the leading edge in the Construction field. This contemporary office is looking for a great first impression front office coordinator. Looking for 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 peop...
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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
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
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