Receptionist Employment Information
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.
Company Confidential 1337 N. Cable Road, OH, 45805
ADMINISTRATION RECEPTIONIST/ BUSINESS MANAGER for local dental office. Experience required. Send replies to: The Lima News, Box 99297, Lima, OH 45807...
Company Confidential Panama City, 32405
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MEXPO INTERNATIONAL, INC. Hayward, 94545
RECEPTIONIST - SHIPPING CLERK Company Mexpo International, Inc. Location Hayward, CA Position Type Full Time Experience 2 yrs relevant experience Education Diploma or Higher For Import/Export firm. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, 28546
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RECEPTIONIST Atlantic Constructors Inc. has an immediate need for an individual with a pleasant disposition and professional mannerism to fill a front desk receptionist position. Excellent administrative, communication skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office / Outlook required. EOE/Affirmative Action Employer, Drug Testing. Fax resume to H.R. Manager, 804-523-8781. As Posted in the Richmond...
Company Confidential Odessa, 79761
NewToday.tif Medical Medical Office Receptionist Experience preferred. Applicant must be fast learner with good data retention. Good computer skills. Provide Application & Resume to: 1330 E 8th St. Suite 420 Odessa, TX 79761...
Staffing Resources Midland, 79701
Immediate Openings Receptionist Administrative Assistant A/R Clerk Part time Data Entry Data Entry Clerical Full Charge Bookkeeper w/Quickbooks O & G Accounting Clerk EMAIL RESUMES TO firstname.lastname@example.org...
Dover based law firm seeks Receptionist. Requirements include: reception experience, good communication skills, neat appearance, some word processing ability. Send resume in confidence to "PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL", Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz, 2 West Loockerman St., Dover, DE 19901....
Receptionist/ Switchboard The Bismarck Tribune has an immediate opening for a motivated, self-reliant person to manage front counter walk-in traffic and handle a multi-line switch board. The ideal candidate will possess: Excellent Customer Service Skills Outstanding Written and Verbal Communication Skills Microsoft Office proficiency Ability to multi-task. Data entry skills Enthusiasm, a...
The Receptionist for the New York office is responsible for performing general clerical, records management and reception duties. Although the schedule is 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, Monday-Friday, flexibility with regard to work schedule is required. Essential responsibilities include: Reception and General Clerical Responsibilities: - Direct telephone calls to appropriate attorneys and staff; - Operate a s...
Empire Title Company is the primary title company for Gehan Homes. We are seeking an Escrow Assistant/Receptionist for our Dallas branch office. Duties include: Preparing title commitments Preparing title policies Assisting Residential Escrow Officer Preparing packages for lender after Closing Answering phones and greeting clients Other duties may be assigned Required experience and skills: At lea...
Top 30 Home Builder in the nation, family-owned Gehan Homes has a 20-year history of helping Texas homebuyers achieve the dream of home ownership. With award-winning designs, quality craftsmanship, smarter floor plans and competitive pricing, every Gehan Home is built with quality and excellence and we strive for that same quality and excellence in our people. Empire Title Company is the primary t...
DTI is the nation’s largest independent provider of e-discovery, managed document review, facilities management and knowledge process outsourcing. DTI serves the nation’s leading law firms and Fortune 500 corporations through its 28 highly secure service centers located in major cities across the United States. We believe that we have achieved this success by providing our customers the highest le...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Dental is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Dental spans in 20 locations across multiple states...
Posting date: June 18, 2013 Job Title: Receptionist Reports To: Manager, Corporate Human Resources Group/Division: Corporate Career Band: I Job Track: Associate Position Location: Waltham, MA FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Position Summary: Working as part of a team, the Receptionist is responsible for answering the main phone lines of Thermo Fisher Scientific, all visitor registration for a busy corpora...
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 appo...
Receptionist Entry-level position. Duties include operation of multi-line switchboard and word processing. Team player needed with pleasant personality/phone voice, strong Word and Excel skills, and ability to multitask and handle a fast paced, busy office. Hours 8:00-5:00, M-F. Excellent benefits, opportunities for advancement. Email resume to email@example.com, or mail to: E.K. McConkey & C...
THE DENTOFACIAL INSTITUTE Spring Hill, 34609
DENTAL Receptionist/Surgical Asst. FT/PT for oral surgery office in Spring Hill & Lecanto, experience a must. Email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org Reference Code:100397833502...
RECEPTIONIST for busy real estate office. Must be permanent resident with good computer skills, able to multi-task and a pleasing personality! Email resumes to email@example.com...
Company Confidential Norman, 73071
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Busy surgical group seeks self-motivated, enthusiastic person with strong customer service skills. Qualified candidate should expect to check patients in/out, schedule appointments, answer multi-line phone and assist in all office duties. One year medical office experience desired. eClinical Software experience helpful. Please bring resume and three professional references to...
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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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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.
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
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