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 Greenwood Village, CO, 80111
Medical Practice in Denver Tech Center area looking for Front Office Receptionist/Coordinator Skills/Qualifications: The right candidate MUST be reliable and have at least one year of experience in the medical field as a receptionist or front office duties, experienced in scheduling, detail oriented, professional, multitasking, flexibility, telephone etiquette, problem solving, work well with othe...
Receptionist Glendale, CA 91203 6 month contract Pay 16-18 DOE Shift/Hrs: 8 to 5 or 9 to 6 SUMMARY: This position is the receptionist of a telephone switchboard and building entry. The individual normally operates without direct supervision however; there is a supervisor to whom non-routine inquiries and questions can be referred. Activities may include, but are not limited to: • Answer and direct...
Company Confidential Corona, CA, 92879
Current opportunity One entry level position for receptionist/secretary Primary position purpose: First point of contact with clients via phone, email and in office Data entry Interact with current and prospective clients in a professional manner. Manage calendars and assignments. General office support including filing, office inventory, office appearance. Reporting structure: This position repor...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Executive Assistant, the Receptionist / Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California (CA) will: Be responsible for greeting, receiving and directing visitors (customers, vendors, partners, employment candidates, etc.) to appropriate parties Operate a multiple-line telephone system, answering, screening and directing callers to appropriate individuals Coordin...
Receptionist Staff Administrator Competitive Earnings and Benefits We have an immediate need for someone with a background: · Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in a Staffing firm or similar responsibility · Easily meets and greets all levels of people, making them feel needed and welcome. Makes a good business like impression. · Enjoys a wide variety of responsibilities – coordinating and dire...
We have an immediate need for a Receptionist / HR Assistant (620-01-0714). Job Title: Receptionist / HR Assistant Job Code: 620-01-0114 Job Function: Human Resources Department Classification: Regular Full Time Compensation: Base Salary, Bonus and Stock Options Location: Irvine, California Company Benefits Lantronix provides for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance, EAP, 401(k),...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Great opportunity ? Professional environment ? Steady hours Healthcare Services company seeks a Receptionist to greet customers/clients, update/maintain records/logs/files and help with heavy phone activity. This growing organization offers a great opportunity, professional environment and steady hours for a professional individual with profi...
Job Description: Busy medical office is looking for Receptionist to join their team. Duties will include answering phones, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, and other administrative tasks as required. Ideal candidates will have at least 2 yrs of medical reception experience and a desire to work in a fast paced and busy environment Please send resume for immediate consideration We are a...
CONTRACT Receptionist Job in Overland Park, KS We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract position that would last approximately 2 months. This job will entail greeting people as soon as they enter the office and be the first point of contact. Candidate will also be answering phones, sorting mail, sending out new mailings to clients, typing letters, and doing other administrative project...
Receptionist/Office Manager Location: Santa Clara, CA NComputing, Inc. is the fastest growing desktop virtualization company in the world with over 20 million daily users in 140 countries. The company's award-winning, patented technology lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy consumption and e-waste. It is the perfect solution for leveraging the power and p...
Receptionist: Answer a multiline phone with a professional etiquette, (sometimes angry customers) Greets and welcome visitors; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival, and maintains work are clean. Require Skills: • Good telephone etiquette. • Multiline Telephone Skills • Verbal Communication • Outgoing personality • Microsoft Office Skills (Basic) • Professionalism • Organization • Informin...
Qualified Candidates must be able to: Answer and route all incoming calls with high level professionalism Greet Visitors Sort and Distribute all incoming and outgoing mail Perform support for all departments Perform Data Entry work Job Requirements: High School Diploma 2 years + prior receptionist experience Strong Computer skills Excellent Communication skills Excellent Customer service skill Abl...
Tilson is seeking a Part-time Receptionist. The hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Friday 8am-5pm with a one hour unpaid lunch. Please apply directly through the link provided, no phone calls, faxes, or walk-ins, please. POSITION PURPOSE: The Receptionist‘s responsibility is to appropriately manage a high volume of incoming calls via multi-line switchboard, while maintaining professional...
Company Confidential Saint Charles, MO, 63304
Job Purpose: Part-time person, 20-25 hours only, very busy medical office looking for someone who can multi-task. Medical receptionist experience a must. Applicants must be willing to travel, must have good phone skills and knowledge of computers and health insurance as well as good people skills. Duties: * Welcomes patients , checking them in and out. * Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider...
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST, MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR PRIMARY/URGENT CARE OFFICES LOCATED IN BRANDON AND RIVERVIEW. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS. EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENEFITS. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. BILINGUAL PREFERRED. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND REQUIRED. EMAIL CV TO ***** OR FAX TO 813-655-1775....
Job Title:Administrative Assistant/Receptionist Location:Palm Beach, Florida Salary Range:TBD based on qualifications Employment Type:Full-time Company Description Q Properties is a premier boutique real estate firm on the island of Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to real estate brokerage services, we are able to offer a menu of services through our parent company, Q Global Trust, that include co...
Company Confidential Hickory, NC, 28602
Part- time receptionist- cashier needed to join our team. Must have previous customers experience. Duties included filing, answering telephone, cashiering, general office duties. *Hours are Monday - Friday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm. *Interview Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at: Hickory Mazda Mitsubishi 1775 Catawba Valley Blvd SE Hickory, NC 28602 EOE/ DFW...
Swift Staffing is looking for a Receptionist in our newest branch location in Southaven, MS. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Answer Phones Take Applications Check Work References Perform Various Clerical Duties Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed. Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision. Must have intermediate knowledge of MS Office, Excel and Outlook....
Full Time Position Duties: Front office receptionist needed to perform check out process for medical office. Daily charge entry and payment collection, locate missing tickets, answer phones, make appointments, verify health insurance, etc. Must have ability / desire to work with team mindedness. Excellent customer service skills a must. Prior 1 yr medical office and EMR experience preferred. Compe...
Company Confidential Southlake, TX, 76092
Psychiatrist Office seeking a front office/receptionist to manage front office work and maintain patient flow. This person will be energetic, upbeat, self-starting, detail oriented, extremely organized and understand the importance of confidentiality. A successful candidate will have a professional appearance and demeanor. This person will also have proficiency with typical computer applications....
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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.
Greets persons entering establishment, determines nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destination.
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