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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.

Receptionist Education

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.

Receptionist Salaries

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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Front Desk Receptionist Part-time Position We are currently seeking an experienced receptionist for a Veterinarian Clinic. Candidates should be self-motivated; customer service focused, and demonstrates exceptional attention to detail. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: admissions, discharges, invoicing, appointment scheduling and answering multi-line telephones. Must have at least ...
Job Purpose: Serves pediatric dental patients and parents 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...
Dental Receptionist / Medical Receptionist Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, use your management or dental experience to gain a better paying job? You can be a part of a successful and growing dental organization. Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist/ Medical Receptionist. This highly sought after Receptionist posi...
Description 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 Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Manag...
Receptionist-Weekend for busy real estate office in Yardley, Saturday and Sundays 10AM to 3PM. Fax resume to 215-321-2360...
Medical AssistantReceptionist / Front Office Receptionist Responsible to: Primary Responsibility: To support the providerby providing caring, personalized and efficient handling of patients, medical records, supply management and other duties as assigned. In addition the medical receptionistprovides appropriate feedback to the medical team, follow-up information to patients and correctly inputs...
Receptionist-Weekend for busy real estate office in Yardley, Saturday and Sundays 10AM to 3PM. Fax resume to 215-321-2360...
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Pediatric office seeking fantastic Receptionist for our busy office. Must be highly motivated, have good work ethic, and be a team player. Medical experience a plus. Fax resume: 317-272-7888 or Call: 317-272-7887. This job listing brought to you by The Hendricks County Flyer...
Job Description: As a Receptionist for this well-known company the following skills are needed: You would be the first impression of this well-known company and, as such, a pleasant telephone voice is VITAL. Punctuality, being a team player, and flexibility are also necessary skills. ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES NEED RESPOND. Apply Today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will cons...
Job Description: This Front Office Receptionist Position Features: ? Professional Work Environment and Great Schedule! ? Great Pay to $29K Are you looking to gain experience working at a legal firm? Would you like to work in a professional environment? If so, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Immediate need for front office receptionist. Excellent communication skills and attentio...
City: Fife State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98424 Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. Job Description The Receptionist will be responsible for operatin...
Seeking a self-motivated, well organized, professionally mannered and very dependable individual. Position is with a government contractor (Ruchman and Associates, Inc.) working at the client site: U.S. Trade and Development Agency in Rosslyn, VA. ***CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS OR BE ABLE TO OBTAIN, A DOD INDUSTRIAL SECURITY CLEARANCE OF AT LEAST SECRET LEVEL COMPLYING WITH ALL APPLICABLE PROVISIONS ...
Front Desk Coordinator – Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates (Burnsville) Are you looking for a challenging position with a fast-paced medical group? If so, this position may be just what you’ve been looking for! Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates (CRSAL) seeks a full time Front Desk Coordinator for our Burnsville Clinic and Pelvic Floor Center. CRSAL is a large, independent surgical specialty ...
Would friends describe you as friendly, considerate, and patient? Are you looking for a job where you can help people? Do you gain satisfaction from a job well done? We are a busy, multi-doctor, patient-focused optometric practice looking for a full-time medical receptionist/patient care coordinator who is friendly, responsive, calm, and truly values working with people. Our newest team member w...
A growing oil/gas company in downtown Oklahoma City is looking for a Receptionist to join their team. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a family, friendly environment, please apply today! Job Description: - Provide administrative support to staff - Greet visitors - Handle incoming calls on a multi-line system - Order office supplies - Stock break rooms - Open/sort mail - Se...
Full Time Medical Receptionist in Hudson, Florida. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Front Desk Medical Receptionist for Medical Doctors only (either Specialists or Primary Care Physicians). Working Hours are Monday to Friday 8:45am to 4:45pm with paid lunch. The Starting Salary is $10.50 to $11.75 per hour based on qualifications. Benefits include; paid vacation, paid...
Company Confidential Fairport, NY, 14450
The ideal applicant will have at least 2 years experience in a medical office. The job requires the applicant to greet patients upon checking in, review and update demographics and insurances in computer, distribute and obtain appropriate materials to/from patients, answer phones, schedule appointments, keep a daily log of money received, file, fax and copy. A person who can work independently as ...
Job Description: This Admin/Receptionist Position Features: ? Great Benefits ? Consistent Pay ? Ladder In Corporate ? Great Pay to $25k-30k Immediate need for admin/receptionist seeking great benefits, consistent pay and ladder in corporate. Microsoft office, phone etiquette and customer service will be keys to success in this dynamic, stable organization. Will be responsible for multi task ...
Bayshore Grooming & Pet Resort is looking for reliable dog lovers to join us in caring for and grooming our four legged friends. Flexible Hours-ideal for students. Please contact us to inquire about F/T & P/T positions for: - Daycare - Dog Bather - Kennel Assistant - Receptionist Fax 813-832-3914 Email *****...
Tarpon Springs manufacturing facility is looking for a Front Office Receptionist. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, very personable and friendly to greet and direct visitors. This position will also be handling data entry of information into the company database and working on some basic accounting functions. Hours will be day time 8-4:45 M-F. This position is a temp to hire opportunity with c...

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