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.
Job Description: Requirements: Candidate must have at least 1 year of front desk receptionist experience Candidate must be extremely professional Candidate must have a solid work history-no job hoping Overview: Answer phones Greet clients Open and sort mail Type letters and memos (Microsoft Word) Calendar management (Microsoft Outlook) Make breakfast/lunch reservations Travel arrangements - we use...
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...
Receptionist American Residential Properties, Inc. is currently seeking a Receptionist for our new West Valley leasing office. We are seeking a dynamic, professional, multi-tasker, who enjoys working in an energetic, fast paced environment and excels at customer service. Job Description: - -Excellent customer service skills with the highest standards or professionalism - -Position serves as the in...
This person needs to be friendly, detail oriented, able to multi-task, and willing to learn new things. Being a small company, the receptionist has many important responsibilities that can change on a daily basis. This person will need to have an ear to the ground and be aware of everything that's going on in the company; from knowing which important meetings will be taking place, to coordinating...
Job Description Dynamic, fast paced contracting business in need of a Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant. Full time employment and benefits available. Tasks include but are not limited to: Operate multi-line telephone system to answer incoming calls, determine the purpose of the caller, and forward the call to the appropriate personnel Receive, sort, and distribute mail Maintain company email...
Job Description: These temp to Hire Receptionist Position Features: ? Great Locations ? Weekly Pay ? Direct Deposit ? Great Pay to $17.00 per hour. Immediate need for receptionists for fabulous Temp to Hire opportunities. Westside locations. You will need excellent phone and computer skills. Apply today with your resume as a word document! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will c...
Job Description: A very stable and family oriented accounting firm is looking for a professional receptionist. Will be responsible for greeting clients, answering calls, directing questions, and assisting with other administrative tasks. This is a great opportunity to learn about public accounting. Wonderful working environment and benefits. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will...
Job Description: Receptionist - Calling all energetic, multifaceted, and bilingual (Spanish and English) receptionists! A freshly established entertainment company in Miami is seeking a director of first impressions/receptionist for their newly renovated office located in the heart of Miami. If answering phones with a smile on your face, ordering office supplies, scheduling appointments, and creat...
Job Description: Well known Finance Company is looking for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant who has at least two years experience. Responsibilities will include answering all incoming calls, receiving and sorting all incoming mail, calendaring, spreadsheets, and working on various projects. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Looking for a team player who can work in...
Our client, a National law firm, is looking for a Receptionsit / Front Desk Coordinator / Administrative Assistant for their downtown Austin office. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: answering phones, greeting visitors, accepting deliveries, managing the conference rooms, and providing administrative support to the legal team. Candidate must have excellent telephone etiquette,...
Oral Surgery Receptionist needed in busy Homewood office Must be super friendly, compassionate, organized and able to multi task. Greet patients with a smile while answering phones and scheduling appointments. Need a quick learner of our policies who is able to complete data input and has competence in Microsoft with attention to detail and good organization skills. Will evaluate coverage and subm...
Receptionist About us: ZTC Petro Investments LP specializes in the E & P (exploration and production, oil & gas industry) business. We are a U.S. entity and have partnerships with local U.S. firms including accountants, lawyers, technical advisers, etc. Currently seeking an experienced Receptionist to join our team Houston, TX. Job Overview: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing th...
Part-Time - (3-4 hours a day) Horizon Bay at Hyde Park - 800 W. Azeele Tampa, FL 33606 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding. As a senior living solutions company, Brookdale is committed to providing the best options for the residents that we serve, for all of the places life can go. The services that we offer ensure that residents continue to live the lives that they want while al...
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29406
Busy surgical practice seeking EXPERIENCED Medical Office Receptionist to greet patients, verify insurance eligibility, collect co-payments, schedule new patient appointments & follow-ups, and general administrative support. Candidate must have at least 1 year of medical office administrative experience and insurance knowledge. Please reply to posting with resume as an attachment....
Position Summary The Receptionist answers incoming telephone calls to the corporate, region, area or division office and redirects callers after appropriately ascertaining the nature of the caller’s inquiry. The Receptionist may also be responsible for ordering supplies for the building under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager. Principal Responsibilities * Answers incoming telephone...
Company Confidential Schaumburg, IL, 60173
Commercial cleaning company in Schaumburg looking for a receptionist for 25-30 hrs per week (afternoon hours 12-5 M-F). One full time day per month (8-5, usually the 5th of the month). Duties include: Answering phones General office work Ordering supplies Typing sales bids Greeting guests Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be comfortable on the computer. Must be reliable a...
America’s Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc that currently operates retail optical stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia. With over 370 locations across the country, and forty stores being added annually, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves e...
Job Description Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is currently seeking a Receptionist/Administrator. RESPONSIBILITIES: Answer phones Greet clients Prepare UPS shipments; post and distribute mail Enter demo, move and pickup orders Confirm and schedule deliveries. Job Requirements 1-2 years experience in a similar role Working knowledge of SAP, MS Word, Excel, Email and Internet. Strong...
Receptionist needed. We want someone that can handle an upbeat, fast-paced natural health clinic, handle large volumes of people and get work done efficiently. Great communication skills and an ability to multitask a must. Excellent pay plus bonuses. Email résumé or fax to 440-384-3098....
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The Clinic Receptionist contributes to IHC’s mission and goals of client satisfaction, quality of care, cost competitiveness, and productivity by ensuring all patients and visitors to the clinic are greeted personally and are helped to the next step of needed care efficiently; works with patients and office staff as the first point of contact for customer service; completes da...
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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.
Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries; provides information about establishment such as location of departments or offices; employees within the organization, or services provided.
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