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/Administrative Assistant needed for Great Suffolk County Company!! 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 greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inqu...
Position Description: The Bilingual 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 offi...
A Receptionist job in Jersey Village, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have one to three years of experience in this role to be considered for the position. In this role you will provide answering all incoming calls, will greet all visitors in a friendly manner, assist the accounting department process invoices, and order supplies. The pay is $13...
A part-time, temporary Receptionist job is available through Accounting Principals in Albuquerque, NM! You must have strong customer service skills, administrative assistance experience, and be able to work a Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm schedule. You will have a great opportunity with a successful engineering firm that will start August 4th and run through November! The pay is $12.00 per...
Receptionist Contract Job in Greater Kansas City Area We are looking to hire a receptionist for a contract-to-hire opportunity to start within 1 week. This person will be greeting people as soon as they enter the office and be the first point of contact. Need someone that has at least 2 years of receptionist experience and is outgoing with people. Compensation for this position will be $12.00ph-$1...
A Receptionist Job opened up in Deerfield, IL courtesy of Ajilon Professional Staffing. To be considered for this position candidates will be greeting customers, answering the phone, and direct calls to the appropriate party. Candidates will have to possess customer service and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office is a must! This is a great company to work with that provides train...
We are currently recruiting for a Receptionist to fill a full-time job opportunity with our client in Phoenix, AZ. The Receptionist will receive callers and visitors at the establishment, determines nature of business, and directs callers and visitors to correct destination. You will provide general administrative and clerical support as well. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: -Responsible for...
We are looking to recruit an individual with an exceptional personality to fill a Medical Receptionist job in downtown Chicago, IL. You must have at least three years’ experience in this role and have supported a high volume physician group. Also, you must be able to multitask and manage multiple phone lines. If you are interested in an opportunity that has room for advancement and growth then thi...
Our client, a global communications company, has an opening for a temporary Front Desk Receptionist job in Morristown, NJ. The selected candidate must have a professional, go-getter attitude and the ability to handle a high volume of incoming calls. This individual will be responsible for answering phones, performing data entry and providing administrative support as needed for the department staf...
Part-Time Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is proactively seeking candidates for multiple Part-Time Receptionist jobs in San Diego County, CA. These are temporary and temporary to direct hire opportunities for our clients in various industries including legal, construction, property management, and others. These jobs vary from 16-25 hours per week depending on...
Ajilon Healthcare Professional Staffing is looking for Medical Receptionists for contract positions in the St. Louis, MO. Do you have experience as a Medical Receptionist? If you do, this may be the job for you! Responsibilities for the Medical Receptionist Job are: • Register new patients and update existing patient information • Facilitate patient flow by notify physicians of patients’ arrival •...
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...
We have a great opportunity for a PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT job with one of our most respected clients located in Humble, TX. Candidates should have 2-3 years of previous front desk and/or administrative support experience. The Part-Time Receptionist/Office Assistant will be responsible for providing support to a small office by answering phones, opening mail, typing documents, makin...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently looking for a Receptionist for our client in Canonsburg, PA. The right candidate will need to attend to visitors and deal with inquiries on the phone and face to face. Supply information regarding the client to the general public, clients and customers. Receptionist Job Responsibilities: • Answer telephone, screen and direct calls • Take and relay messages...
We have a job opening for a Part Time Receptionist in City of Industry, CA. This position will be responsible for all front office and administrative duties for a small accounting firm. Main responsibilities are to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers of the organization. The part time hours are Monday through Thursday, 24 to 32 hours per week. The Part Time R...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is the fastest-growing staffing service in the world specializing in the temporary and permanent placements of premier administrative and management professionals. We are currently recruiting for one of our most exciting oil and gas clients for a Receptionist job opportunity located in Houston, TX in the Galleria area and based on experience paying $14-$16. The Recepti...
Receptionist Job in Phoenix, AZ Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently looking to fill Receptionist jobs in central Phoenix, AZ. This position is responsible for handling incoming phone and email correspondence, greeting guests and directing to the appropriate department, and handling the mail distribution. This receptionist position is a contract to hire opportunity with immense potential for...
We have a job opening for a Part-time Weekend Bilingual Spanish Receptionist in Whittier, California. This position will be responsible for assisting new and returning guests with questions about services, hours and general location information. Main responsibilities are providing excellent customer service, answering phones in a professional and expedient manner. Qualifications: - Must have excel...
Receptionist job opening in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s clients has an immediate opening for a hardworking Receptionist. Located in downtown San Francisco, this permanent, full-time position is easily accessible by all means of public transportation. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with a well-known luxury property management firm, where the team constantly challenges its...
Title: Receptionist job in Fairfield, OH. Summary: We have a job opening for a Receptionist in Fairfield, OH. This position will be responsible for initial contact with all visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies appropriate department of arrival and maintain phone system. The Receptionist job duties and responsibilities include: • Welcome visitors by greeting t...
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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.
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
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