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.
Receptionist (Full-Time Temporary) James Marine, Inc. (JMI) has an immediate opening for a Temporary Full-Time Receptionist at its main office location in Paducah, KY.This is a 1st shift position with a work schedule of Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm (CST). The duration of the position will last from approximately July 2014 until November 2014. Essential duties and responsibilities inclu...
Company Confidential La Grange, IL, 60525
HEALTHCARE MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Busy General Surgeon practice in La Grange has a receptionist position available. Must be a mature motivated individual with medical terminology, computer knowledge and office skills. Approximately 28 hours per week, no weekends. Fax resumes to Karen 708-579-0346 or email ***** Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
RECEPTIONIST FOR GROWING multi-practitioner physical therapy clinic. Must be a positive, motivated team player & able to provide exceptional customer service. Experience with multi-tasking, multiple phone lines & scheduling preferred. Fax resume to: 928-442-0660 or email: *****...
Busy Ophthalmology office needs RECEPTIONIST/BILLER Mail resume to: 19335 Allen Rd., Brownstown MI 48183...
Job Description Assists with the coordination of office activities under the supervision of the Office Manager; provides secretarial services and other clerical functions by performing assigned duties. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and working relationship with all company staff. Manages related expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner in accordance with the Company’s budg...
Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. As a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company, Alkermes applies our scientific expertise, proprietary technologies, and global resources to develop products that are designed to make a meaningful difference in the way patients manage their disease. Our trac...
STUART A. GLASSER MD GREENSBURG, 15601
Receptionist/Filing Part-time, 20-30hrs. Send resumes to: Stuart A. Glasser MD 916 Green Street Greensburg, PA. 15601...
Company Confidential Denton, TX, 76205
Front Office/ Receptionist needed for local physicians. Experience a plus. Fax Resume to 940-381-0727...
We have an exciting DIRECT HIRE opportunity with an international trade finance company located in Midtown Manhattan! The receptionist will be reporting directly to the CFO. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: - Answering all phone calls and directing them to the appropriate department in a clear and concise manner. - Greeting all clients and visitors in a professional...
STAFF ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST “Director of First Impressions” – be the new face of this very established and successful company! Responsibilities: greet and direct visitors including vendors, clients, job candidates and customers (offer refreshments); handle incoming calls and perform general clerical duties in upscale corporate office (Edina location/free parking) manage lobby area – receive/route...
ANDOVER- Medical Office Receptionist Full-time, medical office experience preferred, must have excellent customer service and phone skills, ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, professional appearance and friendly demeanor. Resume can be faxed to 316-733-1280 or delivered in person to 105 S. Andover Rd, Suite D....
Dental Office Coordinator/ Receptionist Join our busy, friendly practice. Four days a week. Available immediately. Dental experience required. Duties will include varied clerical and admin aspects of the practice. Please email resume to: info@ gentledentistrockford .com or fax to 815-636-2686...
General Engineering Portage, 53901
General Engineering Company is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a Receptionist position at their Portage, WI office. This is an entry level position that is responsible for greeting clients and customers, on the phone and in person, the upkeep of the front office area and all routine clerical functions. Please visit our website at generalengineering.net for full job description and resume...
Now Hiring Receptionist, Phlebotomist and Laboratory Technicians Seeking energetic employees to work in a drug free, fast paced environment. Must have a HS diploma or equilvant. Apply online at www.dciplasma.com/about_careers.html or in person at 2575 Sunset Dr. Paid Medical benefits, 401K & two weeks paid vacation after 1 year. Must be willing to work EVENINGS & WEEKENDS. Posting provided by:...
Countryside Convalescent Mercer, 16137
COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Currenty accepting applications for the following positions: C.N.A. ($1000 Sign-On Bonus) P.C. Aide Baylor R.N. Weekend Receptionist Dietary Aide Interested applicants may apply in person at 8221 Lamor Road, Mercer, PA 16137, or online at http://www.quailitylifeservices.com/ EOE This job listing brought to you by The Sharon Herald...
Liberty Federal Savings Bank Enid, 73701
Part-Time Receptionist/Loan Service Must be available to work 2-3 consecutive days per week from 8:30 to 5:30. Some additional duties involving loan servicing may be included. Good organization, computer, customer service and telephone skills required. Previous banking and/or lending background helpful. Submit resume to ***** or by fax to (580)249-8256. EOE This job l...
Company Confidential Stillwater, 74074
FRIENDLY & OUTGOING INDIVIDUAL NEEDED TO FULFILL PART TIME (11:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M) RECEPTIONIST/MULTI-LINE PHONE OPERATOR/COMPUTER EXPERIENCE/GENERAL CLERICAL, FOR AN ESTABLISHED REAL ESTATE OFFICE IN STILLWATER, OK. SEND RESUME & REFERENCES TO:OFFICE MANAGER P.O. BOX 1117 STILLWATER, OK 74076 This job listing brought to you by The Stillwater Newspress...
Provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls directing calls to appropriate associates mail distribution flow of correspondence requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties. Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities t...
Currently seeking a full time greeter/receptionist to join our growing team in the Corpus ChristiTX location. Applicant must have the ability to multitask as the requirements are not limited to greeting clients. The chosen applicant will assist attorneys in transcribing sorting faxing and other clerical duties as assigned. Must have great phone etiquette skills as Greeter will direct phone calls t...
U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, was founded in 1995 and is a leading national provider of occupational medicine and urgent care services. With over 200 locations in 19 states, and more than 2,700 employees including approximately 800 medical providers - U.S. HealthWorks serves more than 12,000 patients each day throughout the country. At U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, we offer p...
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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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Attention to Detail
Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
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.
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