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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Email job to a friend Remove Saved Job Save Job Printer Weekend Part-Time Receptionist(s) :The Children's Movement Center Job Description: Hours range from 8 a.m until 6:30 p.m. both Sat & Sun. Excellent interpersonal & computer skills required. Must send resume including work references to: *****. Indicate reception on email subject line Job Category: Other [ View All Other Job...
RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATVE Jobs - Newport Beach, CA Searching for Part Time/Full Time Administrative Assistants AND Receptionists This is a creative promotions, strategic partnerships and proprietary products company. Qualified candidates MUST have a High School Diploma, B.A. degree preferred. Stability with job history and be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism. We are look...
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in South Florida Our client is looking to hire an experienced receptionist/administrative assistant candidate to work in the South Florida office. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree, strong communication skills, proficient using Microsoft Office, and excellent organizational and time management skills. Salary is between $30,000 - $35,000 depending on exp...
Position Description: The Receptionist is the first line of customer service for all patients and visitors entering our offices. They will greet patients, sign them in, schedule future appointments, and handle incoming phone calls. They will assist patients in accordance with the training they have received ensuring patients receive the Ultimate Patient Experience while visiting our offices. Key...
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...
RECEPTIONIST for busy office. Phones, excellent customer, light bookkeeping, experience preferred. Engish/Creole preferred. Email resume: *****...
Company Information Sypher Law Group, LLC is a growing law firm located in Overland Park, KS dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation for our clients. Our primary focus is limited to consumer Bankruptcy Law. Job Description We are seeking a dedicated, experienced and hard working individual to fill a full-time Receptionist position. This position will answer multiple line...
Job Description: Front desk position with a upscale professional company, an urgent need for a receptionist in a high profile position, in a professional environment with room for advancement. Responsibilities will include greeting customers, general office duties and offer support to management staff. Ability to multi-task well and be customer service focused preferred, professional appearance a...
The Secretary/Receptionist is responsible for greeting the public at PCBH, answer incoming calls, and providing secretarial support. The successful candidate will work every third weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 2 week night shifts from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. shift per week. Flexibility to work additional shifts strongly preferred. Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital is an 80 bed facility ser...
Great Benefits for the Pet-Lover! Simmons Veterinary Hospital and The Barkers Hotel (home of the famous Barkeritaville lagoon), are award-winning pet care and resort facilities dedicated to providing the finest companion animal services to our discerning clientele. Our staff of 70+ employees enjoys a dynamic work environment dedicated to animal wellness. We offer competitive benefits including he...
Description: Front desk opportunity at a high-volume Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; collecting insurance and patient demographic information; rooming them Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors at the front desk check-in. * Ensures availability of treatment information by filing and retrieving patie...
Job Description: Temp Receptionist position available in the Orlando, FL area! Candidates MUST have the following: - 2+ years of experience as receptionist, admin, or data entry - Ability to multi task and great customer service skills For immediate consideration attach your resume We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to dis...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38119
Medical Assistant/Receptionist with basic computer skills needed for busy Cardiology and Vein Center . salary based on education and experience excellent benefits Great benefits. Competitive salary. Send Resume to ***** or fax 901-767-9639....
Coast Professional, Inc. has offices in West Monroe, LA, Henrietta, NY, and Geneseo, NY. Coast specializes in education receivables and is dedicated to helping borrowers resolve their financial obligations. Coast is a leader in the industry and is rapidly expanding. For three consecutive years, Coast has been ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies, and ranked #778 out of 5,000 in...
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. ...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Exciting Local Opportunity ? Fast Paced Environment ? Stable Industry ? Great Pay to $37K Receptionist Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Receptionist Job Duties: Welcomes visitors by gre...
Company Confidential Billings, MT, 59101
Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. General Reception and Registration Functions Greets the patient and answers the telephone, communicates general practice information to patients and family members and provides patients with appropriate paperwork Gathers accurate information by interviewing patients, collecting...
Company Confidential Enid, OK, 73701
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TempForce, a local woman-owned staffing service, is seeking a receptionist on a temp to hire basis for a western suburbs organization. This temporary to hire opportunity offers an opportunity to work with an organization that has great growth potential into a variety of areas, strong community involvement, and has a well-established employee well-being program.We are seeking an outgoing, and dynam...
Do you enjoy developing relationships with your clients? Our customer has an immediate opening for a FULL TIME temp to hire Front Desk / Software Support Specialist for their Boardman, Ohio office. The successful candidate will be a bright, energetic individual with both Medical and Technical experience, who will answer, resolve, and log customer calls, identify issues, and provide suggestions and...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training
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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Attention to Detail
Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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