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.
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Exciting opportunity for a Part Time Medical Office Receptionist Seeking a experienced Medical Receptionist for an Outpatient physical therapy clinic located in Chantilly, VA. We seek a strong, experienced, dependable, responsible, and multi-tasked individual who can help keep the front office running smoothly! You must be flexible with your hours. This will be a 34-37 hour work week. The schedule...
Penn Color develops and manufactures the most diverse product line of color concentrates, materbatches, and pigment dispersions of any colorant company in the world. Our continued growth has created an excellent career opportunity for an Receptionist for Penn Color's Ringgold Ga. manufacturing facility. We are seeking a pleasant person with productive work habits and computer skills to answer phon...
Our client is a local, Fresno, California, Mortgage Broker who has a temp-to-hire need for a receptionist with some loan processing experience. A real estate license would be an advantage. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to get in on the ground floor and learn the mortgage brokerage business. This position would be a growth opportunity for the right candidate. A candidate must ha...
Receptionist needed for a six month contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Gloucester, MA. What You'll Be Doing: - Greet customers and give access to training center, log them in and issue key, direct them to classroom - Provide assistance to the training manager through general admin work (assist in maintaining the schedule, review documents for typographic errors and accuracy, track c...
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Legal Office Assistant/Receptionist for small law office needed. Part to Full Time. 1. Greet visitors and answer, screen, and direct incoming phone calls to appropriate individuals. Work directly with clients in non-advisory capacity, such as answering questions, and client assistance. Preparation for appointments, such as having files ready for daily appointments. 2. Assist others with filing, ma...
-Job Title: Receptionist Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes the following. Other duties may be assigned • Retrieve messages from voice mail and forwards to appropriate personnel. • Answers incoming telephone calls, determines of callers, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel or department. • Takes and delivers messages or transfers calls to voice mail when appropriate personnel a...
IMMEDIATE Opening for Part-Time Legal Receptionist/Admin/File Clerk Busy litigation firm seeks a hard-working, dependable, punctual, and very organized Legal Receptionist/Admin/File Clerk. Candidate must have a professional appearance, a pleasant and courteous personality, and excellent written and verbal communication skills and should have experience in: - Transcribing legal dictation* - Litigat...
Quit that old day job and say YES to a new & rewarding career with Diamond Resorts International… We are currently seeking a Lead Tour Receptionist to join our team in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The Lead Tour Receptionist is responsible for training and supervising the Tour Desk staff. The Lead Receptionist graciously welcomes and check-in clients arriving for a sales presentation. The Lead Receptionis...
Full time Medical Receptionist/Appointment Scheduler for busy sub-specialist medical office in Virginia Beach - Duties will include answering incoming telephone calls and assisting patients with inquiries, routing calls to appropriate staff, scheduling appointments and collecting patient co-payments and monies due for services, along with medical records management (i.e. barcoding and scanning of...
Job Description: Calling all Early Birds. Immediate need for a Bilingual Spanish switchboard receptionist to work. Stable company looking for a Bilingual Spanish Receptionist. Will be responsible for working Monday-Friday (7am-3:30pm) and Every other Sat (11pm-8:00am). The position is paying $10-$12 depending on experience. Will be responsible for answering all incoming calls on a 16 i/c Shoretel...
Job Description: Company in Santa Barbara is looking for a receptionist to join a highly energetic and innovative team. Company offers: *Positive and fun working environment *Competitive pay and great benefits *Most up to date technology and other great resources The ideal candidate will have: *Excellent phone presence *A minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience *Bachelors degree strongly...
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist We are a three doctor, small animal hospital located in northern Bergen County with an opportunity for an experienced vet assistant/receptionist to join our team. Responsibilities include: 1. Answer phones, greet clients and take detailed messages for doctors 2. Schedule and confirm appointments, client services and billing 3. Hospital maintenance including invent...
We are looking for a part time Receptionist to work Monday and Fridays 8:30AM-4:30PM and possibly other days to fill in if needed. The job duties would include answering phones and announcing visitors. What's in it for you: Part time hours Pay rate: $11.00-$12.00 (depending on experience)...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Receptionist for our Austin, TX client on a one month contract. Duties: Greet customers Answer phone calls in a professional and friendly way Maintain cleanliness of reception area Assist with projects and other duties as needed Act as gatekeeper to screen calls. Be able to engage clients in conversation. Data entr...
A mid size OB/GYN office seeks an experienced Bilingual (Spanish speaking) Medical Assistant and Medical Receptionist with at least 2 years of experience in a medical office. One must be looking for a place to call home. They have two offices in Greenbelt and Silver Spring. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9 - 5pm. Duties include: Answering phones Scheduling appointments Scan/upload files Tria...
Immediate opening for an experienced front desk medical receptionist for a busy specialty office in Beverly Hills. We need someone with top-notch customer service and impeccable communication ability to tackle busy multi-line phones and demanding patients with poise and grace. Experience with electronic medical records is a plus, so please note all EMR software on which you are experienced in your...
Our client, a software and consulting firm in Back Bay, is looking for a temp to perm Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for their Boston office located in the heart of Back Bay. The main receptionist will be in charge of answering incoming phone calls, greeting visitors, scheduling conference rooms, managing catering, receiving incoming mail, and covering the front desk area. Ideal candidates...
BILINGUAL RECEPTIONIST Now hiring a Receptionist for our Temecula office! Qualifications: Must be Bilingual, English - Spanish Must have great customer service skills Must have experience This is a temporary position working full time hours. Pay: DOE ______________________________________________________ Need flexibility in your work schedule? Crave a high-pay, low-stress job opportunity? Want som...
Boston Consulting Firm is seeking an amazing Receptionist - recent grads encouraged to apply! RESPONSIBILITIES: Answer incoming calls Announce and Transfer incoming calls to the appropriate individuals Ensure adequate telephone coverage when leaving the office for lunch, breaks, errands, etc. Filter incoming calls for Company Supply Procurement / Inventory Maintenance Conduct Regular Research for...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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