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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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Are you ready for a new, exciting opportunity? Are you looking for a rewarding full-time position in the medical field? Manpower has partnered with a local Doctor's office and is seeking a Front Desk Receptionist for their busy office. The position is located in Laurel, MD. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be able to multi-task. Candidate must be organized and ha...
We are searching for a Part Time file clerk/receptionist to work in our Santa Ana office, Monday-Friday (from 12-5pm). The basic duties include: Answering phones filing paperwork Assisting with office orders Making parking badges Data Entry This is a Part Time job and may require occasional additional hours (to cover vacation time)....
Receptionist Serves callers, visitors, and employees by greeting and directing callers and visitors; maintaining security and telecommunications system. Duties: Greets and directs corporate office callers by answering telephone calls from customers; determining nature of business and directing callers to appropriate destination. Welcomes visitors and employees to the corporate office by greeting t...
Receptionist Serves callers, visitors, and employees by greeting and directing callers and visitors; maintaining security and telecommunications system. Duties: Greets and directs corporate office callers by answering telephone calls from customers; determining nature of business and directing callers to appropriate destination. Welcomes visitors and employees to the corporate office by greeting t...
Physical Therapy Front Office Receptionist (Aberdeen, NJ) compensation: $10 per hr. part-time In this Front Office position you will be directly responsible for all incoming patient related phone calls, scheduling of new and returning patients, and collection of monies due at time of service. Also, some general administrative duties and you may assist other administrative staff with overflow work,...
Secretary, Receptionist, Billing, Small Medical Office, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Opie Billing System - Experience not Required, Computer Experience required including Word and Excel. Great Lakes Orthopedic Labs, Inc., 2362 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY 14225....
The Administrative Assistant Receptionist is responsible for handling all incoming calls and operating the switchboard in a courteous and professional manner. The receptionist also greets and directs visitors and employees. The position is responsible for various administrative duties. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Switchboard Operate console 8:00 am -5:00 pm, Monday through Friday Handle in...
CPA firm is looking for detail oriented Secretary/Receptionist. Duties include greeting clients in a pleasant and professional manner, assist office manager with duties, filing, answering multiple phone lines, and scheduling meetings. Must be proficient in Microsoft word, excel and outlook and have good written and oral communication skills....
JOB SUMMARY: Perform a wide range of general clerical and support functions in the organization. Act as receptionist in front lobby. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist company owners is day-to-day activities of an aerospace manufacturing company. Responsible for greeting visitors, maintaining logs and answering the phone , taking messages and paging. REQUIRED SKILLS: Proficient with MS Office Exc...
Teachers On Call is a substitute staffing service that provides substitute teachers for early childcare centers and K-12 public, private, and charter schools throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. We are currently looking for a front desk receptionist to join our team and be a part of our rapid growth. Position Description The receptionist provides excellent customer service and general administrativ...
LOOKING TO GET YOUR FOOT INTO A DOOR? CALL KEEPERS ASAP!! The Headquarters of a a global leader in the development and manufacturing is currently looking for a receptionist to join the team to provide day to day administrative support by answering and directing incoming calls, greeting visitors and directing clients to appropriate individuals in a friendly, professional and efficient manner. Main...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33139
International Advertising Agency is looking for a dynamic, friendly, professional receptionist to greet and be a host to our visitors. Presentation is important, as this is a front line position. If you have an interest in advertising and thrive in a creative, fast paced environment, you are who we are looking for. The company is located in Miami Beach. It forms part of JWT USA, a subsidiary of WP...
Property Management Admin. Assistant/Receptionist (Prospect Heights) We are looking for a hard working, motivated and dynamic Administrative Assistant/Receptionist for our Property Management company to help keep operations moving smoothly. This person will be required to assist in various departments in a fast paced office environment. The position will entail duties in accounting, customer prope...
Full time receptionist needed for a pediatric dental office in Glen Ellyn, IL. Position will consist of checking patients in and out and sending our insurance claims electronically. Calculating and collecting co-pays, answering the phone, making appointments. Job includes various other duties. Dental experience and/or front desk experience is required. Salary will be based on experience. Please Ap...
Receptionist Job Reference #: 51-83539-14ES A Manufacturing company located in the Houston - Greenspoint Area is seeking a Receptionist to add to their team. To qualify for this Direct Hire position, you must have: South American or Mexico Spanish dialect, no tex-mex . Nice front desk appearance, well dressed, presentable to greet visitors. are highly preferred. In this position you will be respon...
Company Confidential Largo, FL, 33778
Job Purpose: Front Office Medical Receptionist Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone. *...
Note – when submitting application materials, cover letter and resume must be combined into a single attachment The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) has a receptionist position available for a "people person" with good clerical skills. This position will manage front desk operations; answer multi-line phone system, greet visitors, manage company resources, and handle inquiries. I...
We are currently recruiting for a receptionist for a customer located in Norcross, GA. This is a 1st shift position, Monday – Friday, (8am – 5pm). This pay rate will be $10-11/hr. The position provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls and filing. Responsibilities Answers telephones and...
Company Confidential Princeton Township, NJ, 08540
OVERVIEW Act as the first point of contact for outside visitors, vendors, etc. Greets vendors, customers, job applicants and other visitors. May arrange for transportation services when needed. Operates a switchboard typically to route incoming calls and place outgoing calls; performs related duties as required. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES · Handle all incoming calls, using a main or floor switchboar...
Medical Receptionist Candidates must have front desk medical office experience performing patient check-in, check-out, appointment scheduling, accepting payments, accurate money handling, and have moderate knowledge of medical insurance plans. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication and provide excellent customer service. The position is Full-time, M-F/7:15-4:15, includes a...

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