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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The Receptionist will provide administrative support including telephone and front desk reception, customer service, processing of mail, data entry, filing, and clerical duties. The qualified candidate must have previous receptionist, customer service, and office experience. Qualifications: · Bilingual (English and Spanish) · Previous administrative support experience · Excellent phone skills with...
NRT is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the nation. NRT and its affiliated companies, marketing partners and joint ventures provides mortgage, title, insurance, escrow, warranty, relocation and concierge services to NRT's family of companies. We own and operate companies in more than 35 of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, with approximately 725 sales offices, 4,700...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33133
Fast-paced investment company seeking Receptionist/Bookkeeper to begin immediately. Position will be responsible for administrative support and day to day accounting functions. Responsibilities: · Answer phones · Greet visitors · Perform filing and administrative duties · Handle all bookkeeping tasks · Process accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, journal entry posting · Assi...
About the Opportunity SWIB is seeking a half-time (7:30 am – 11:30 am, M-F) Receptionist to play a critical role on the Administrative Services team. The person chosen for this position will provide administrative support to staff and will perform a variety of administrative duties. Essential Activities • Receive and announce visitors, answer and direct incoming calls, assist staff with scheduling...
Medical Receptionist Capital Region Orthopaedics is currently seeking an energetic hardworking detail oriented candidate to provide a welcoming, professional, & courteous environment for our patients. The right candidate must be able to work well in a team environment & provide high levels of patient care. Responsibilities will be a combination of the following; · Checking patients in/out for thei...
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is seeking a qualified full-time receptionist to support a high volume emergency practice during 2nd shift and weekends. This qualified candidate must have solid customer service experience and be able to multi-task in a very fast-paced environment. The duties of the person will be varied, but highly focused on ensuring superlative service to referring veterinarian...
We are currently seeking candidates for a part time receptionist position located in Waltham, MA. The position is with a publically traded software company based out of New York, NY. We are seeking outgoing administrative professionals with strong work ethic. This individual will be the first person employees and guests see every day so it is imperative that the receptionist presents himself/herse...
General Summary: Primary responsibilities will be to operate telephone systems to relay incoming, outgoing, and interoffice calls. Other Administrative duties include the following: Duties and Responsibilities Answer incoming calls, greeting callers, providing information, transferring calls or taking messages Operate communication systems, such as telephone, switchboard, intercom, two-way radio,...
Back Office Receptionist Kathy Jones Skin Care in Ft. Wright, Kentucky is the area’s premier provider of botox, filler, peels, laser, permanent make-up, and other skin care services. We are looking for a hard working, energetic team player to contribute to the vitality of our fast -paced skin care practice in the key role of back office receptionist and administrative assistant…. please keep readi...
Immediate opening for a Front Desk Receptionist. M-F full time hours. Qualifications: -Front desk experience -Must be personable, upbeat, and energetic -Strong phone/communication skills -Good computer skills as there will be some admin -Multi-tasking -Microsoft Office Duties: -Answering/transferring calls on multi-line phone system -Greeting clients -Light administrative duties -Signing for mail...
Lesaffre Yeast Corporation is looking for a part time Receptionist for the corporate office. This is a part time position working approximately 16- 20 hours per week. This position does not offer benefits. Key Duties include but are not limited to: answers incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of callers and forwards calls to appropriate personnel or department; answers questions about orga...
A leading architecture firm, located Downtown, is searching for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to support the HR Manager. The core responsibilities will be to greet visitors, answer phones, and maintain the lobby; sort and distribute mail; schedule conference rooms and maintain calendars, order catering and set-up conference rooms for meetings and in-house events; restock kitchen supplies...
Company Confidential Alsip, IL, 60803
Receptionist - Telephone Operator Provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for greeting visitors, answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, and requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties Essential Functions 1. Meets, greets and welcomes visitors 2. D...
A property management company is seeking Receptionist/Secretary to provide clerical and customer service support to a hi rise building in the downtown Miami area. Applicants need to be highly motivated, organized, able to handle multiple tasks at once, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet usage, exceptional customer service skills are a must and applicant must be able to commu...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Consistent Schedule ? Competitive Hourly Wage Based On Experience ? Opportunity for Advancement Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career. As a Receptionist for this stable company, you will be responsible for receive incoming calls, creating letters and memos and support accounting and hr functi...
Downtown Dallas law firm seeks Part-Time File Clerk/Backup Receptionist: Duties include: filing, scanning, data entry, welcome guests and clients, answer phones. Must be dependable, accurate, detail oriented, and able to lift at least 25 lbs. Law firm experience preferred....
The Receptionist will provide administrative support including telephone and front desk reception, customer service, processing of mail, data entry, filing, and clerical duties. The qualified candidate must have previous receptionist, customer service, and office experience. Qualifications: · Bilingual (English and Spanish) · Previous administrative support experience · Excellent phone skills with...
Help Power Our World! As part of the $110 billion electrical distribution industry in the United States, Summit Electric Supply partners with the world's leading manufacturers to provide customers with high-quality electrical equipment, along with superior technical support and service. We are one of the fastest growing distributers, consistently ranking in the nation’s top 20! What You’ll Be Doin...
Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader. Receptionist Position Summary: The Receptionist administers all incoming calls and operates the reception area from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. from Monday through Friday. Essential D...
A corporate office in Clayton is seeking an experienced receptionist to run their front office. Primary responsibilities will be to answer phones, greet visitors, work with couriers and set the tone for the office. Basic to intermediate skills with Word and Excel are required. This position requires professional dress - suit, jacket or sweater set with slacks or skirts. The work hours are 12:30- 5...
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Receptionist

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
(868 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.7%
High School
24.7%
Bachelor's
20.5%
Associates
12.7%
Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
(600 Respondents)
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