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: Are you a great "Director of First Impressions"? Do you make people feel at ease over the phone and in person? Can you multi-task accepting phone calls while handling administrative tasks? If so, then please apply to this job ad. We are seeking an individual to welcome guests both in our office and over the phone. A great "can do" attitude along with 2-3+ years of experience as ...
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Description: Dental Receptionist Job Purpose: 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, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appoint...
Job Description: Growing Charlotte company seeking a receptionist to answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates...
Position Summary/Overview: TheTEMP Receptionist for its Palo Alto, California office is to perform general clerical and reception duties. Although the schedule is 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday, flexibility with regard to work schedule is required. Essential Job Requirements: - Direct telephone calls to appropriate attorneys and staff; - Meet and greet clients/visitors in reception area and...
SUMMARY: Greets vendors, customers, job applicants and other visitors, and arranges for transportation services, when needed. Operate as switchboard to route incoming calls and place outgoing calls. Assist all departments with various administrative projects. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Effectively communicate with all levels of management, coworkers and clients Proficiently switch from one p...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Receptionist for a temporary to hire opportunity in Waukesha, Wisconsin (WI). In this role you will be handling a high volume of calls and directing them to the appropriate team member. The Receptionist will also be greeting internal and external customers upon arrival. The Receptionist will be doing various administrative tasks throughout the day as dele...
Job Description: Growing company in Fountain Valley looking for a motivated professionally polished individual looking for an opportunity for growth potential!! If you are bi-lingual English & Spanish, please apply!!! ?Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments. ?Greet persons entering establishment, dete...
Job Description: Downtown law firm is looking for a sharp, professional full time receptionist. Must be able to use MS Word, have a good phone voice and etiquette. Parking is paid for, has a good benefit package as well. Ability to move up if someone is interested in eventually becoming a paralegal. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without...
Job Description: Listed as one of the top companies to work at in Bellevue and we are looking for a Receptionist to represent our office. Great office atmosphere! We need 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 people and direct them to c...
Part-time receptionist position available with a retail store. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong Word and Excel skills and good customer service skills. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Background screening required. Duties include: * Answer phone * Greet customers * Prepare bank deposits (online and cash) * Credit card batch report * Proces...
Want to work with great people? Join the Caring Hands Animal Hospital family! Our growing hospital is looking for experienced a full-time Veterinary Receptionist at our Arlington, VA location. We are seeking a career oriented person who is committed to the profession, to his/her co-workers, and will put forth the extra effort needed to achieve the high-quality service our clients expect. More ab...
PURPOSE: This position will be primarily responsible for handling incoming calls from internal and external customers with efficiency, professionalism and accuracy. This position also supports and backs up the CSRI-greeter position. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Primary function is to answer incoming calls in a professional and timely manner in accordance with quality standards and HI...
Job Purpose: 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, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone. ...
Big Sky RV of Billings is looking for a motivated FT Receptionist/ Finance Assistant who is looking to work in a fun, family environment. Applicant must have top customer service and computer skills who likes to work with a team and can work Saturdays. Includes FT benefit package. WOE. Email applications to *****....
Description Medical Receptionist The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office: telephone coverage; appointment scheduling; patient registration; check in/out; enter charges and patient referrals. Greets and directs patients and visitors Answers the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls, or initiates triage email for medical personnel re...
Description The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position answers the telephone and either responds to inquiry, directs caller to appropriate personnel, or initiates a triage email for response by medical personnel. Schedules app...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office. Responsible for maintain medical records, including scanning patient records into Electronic Medical Record system. Also assists office as needed by greeting and directing patients and visitors. Answering the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls. Scheduling appointments in computeri...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office: telephone coverage; appointment scheduling; patient registration; check in/out; enter charges and patient referrals. Greets and directs patients and visitors Answers the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls, or initiates triage email for medical personnel response Coordinates pa...
Description The Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy cardiology practice including, patient registration/checkout, enter charges, and patient referrals. This position exhibits total commitment to excellent customer service to ensure an outstanding customer experience. Greet and register patients in a prompt, pleasant, and helpful manner. Input and maintain new patien...
Quosal is a sister company of ConnectWise through ConnectWise Capital. General Summary: Administrative Assistant / Receptionist needed for a software development company in the Eastside Seattle area. The Quosal LLC Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Administration department’s day-to-day functions and operations. The Administrative assistant also provides clerical ...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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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Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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