Receptionist Jobs


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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Company Confidential Jacksonville, 28546
NewToday.jpg Medical FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST FOR BUSY PEDIATRIC/ GENERAL DENTAL OFFICE MUST be a team player with a positive attitude. Ability to multi-task is imperative. 1 year prior dental experience is a MUST. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS PLEASE SEND RESUME TO: *****...
Receptionist RECEPTIONIST – part-time receptionist needed for large Media law firm (8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.). Must be able to handle diverse demands including answering telephones, directing calls, and greeting visitors as well as various other administrative duties. Experience with Microsoft Office software helpful. Please send resume to P. Hayden at ESLAMRS, P. O. Box 319, Media, PA. EOE...
Company Confidential WEST CHESTER, PA, 19380
Receptionist/Admin Clerk Receptionist/Admin Clerk for West Chester based blower & vacuum pump distributor. Some AP & AR. Mon-Wed-Fri. 8:30am-2:30pm. 610-692-5650...
L;AG_smile DENTAL ASSISTANT DENTAL RECEPTIONIST Busy Office. Experienced Team Players. Norwich Office. Fax Resume to 860-204-9571 or Email to ***** Posted in The Day...
Cuyahoga Falls, 44221
Cashier/Receptionist Description: Answer multi-line phone, greet service customers when they are dropping off their vehicles, compute and accept payment when customers pick up parts and vehicles Purpose: To provide an excellent customer service experience from the first phone call to the picking up of vehicles. Job Duties: Greet customer at cashier window in a pleasant and professional manner Comp...
Columbus, 53925
Office assistant/receptionist (Columbus, WI) Family owned trucking company looking for a receptionist/office assistant. We are looking for someone with a positive energetic personality to greet customers and answer phone calls. Will be responsible for accounts payable and receivable, filing, and auditing driver logs. Benefits available for full time. Apply to: c/o Daily Citizen, PO Box 558, Beaver...
Full Time Receptionist Boyertown area. $10 per hour. Monday-Friday. Computer experience a must. (610)845-7673...
FT Receptionist / Biller for small medical practice in Schwenksville. Mon-Fri. Exp pref. Fax resumes to 610-287-6652...
Company Confidential GREENSBURG, 15601
Dental Receptionist Greensburg, PA. Full/Part Time. Growing state of the art dental practice. Benefits available. Must have high level client service and phone skills. Computer experience required. Dentrix software experience preferred. email resume: *****...
C. E. Bradley Laboratories Local manufacturer has an opening for full time order entry/receptionist staff. Must have knowledge of Word and Excel. Should possess good basic office skills, pleasant phone manner, attention to detail. Monday thru Friday Good benefit package. Please send resumes to P.O. Box 8238, N. Brattleboro, VT 05304...
Express Employment Professionals has promoted our Front Desk Receptionist and we are looking for her replacement. This is an immediate temporary to hire opportunity for the right candidate. Your responsibilities will include: * Answering phones and providing correct information to potential applicants, associates and clients * Greeting candidates and clients * Data entry of applications and other...
Downtown Dallas client is seeking a Receptionist/Front Desk Coordinator on a temporary to hire basis. 2+ years of reception experience required. Experienced candidates should be a quick learner, articulate, have a professional appearance and above all else, possess excellent phone skills and manners. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: answering multi line telephones (someone wit...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Receptionist for our Dallas, TX client on a Contract to possible hire basis. Duties: Answering telephones for the corporate office in a highly professional manner Must be able to multitask and handle mulitiple-line heavy call load and balance a several projects concentrated in Word and Excel Fielding questions and...
CLASSIFICATION: RECEPTION/RECORDS TECHNICIAN TITLE: SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR/RECEPTIONIST UNION STATUS: Para-Professional (Bargaining Unit) PROGRAM: Organizational Resources SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Transcription/Switchboard Supervisor, this position provides primary telephone for overall Journey Mental Health Center (JMHC) operations. This involves effectively promoting the...
Company Confidential VALDOSTA, GA, 31605
ORAL SURGERY RECEPTIONIST We are searching for a professional and courteous individual who would like a career in Oral Surgery. Dental assisting experience preferred. All inquiries kept confidential. Mail resume to Dr. Fernando Alvarado, 3205 Wildwood Plantation Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!...
Dental Receptionist Are you a motivated self-starter looking for professional and personal fulfillment in your career? Do you want to be part of an organization that is interested in your professional growth? Seeking a group that’s dedicated to both quality care for its patients and a positive work life balance for its team members? Welcome to West Coast Dental! POSITION SUMMARY: The Dental Recept...
Do you love helping people and making them feel welcome? Are you intrigued by the opportunity to join a fast-growing, fast-paced company? Here's a ground floor opportunity to gain necessary business skills in a dynamic environment, where your initiative and hard work will be rewarded. As our Receptionist you'll be the face of Waypoint Homes, responsible for all front desk duties and responsibiliti...
medical receptionist needed for busy office in Rochester Hills. Full or part-time. Fax resume to: 248-852-2552...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10036
Our client, a global Financial Services Firm offers a unique culture that is fast-paced, high energy and productive. They have an immediate temp-to-perm opportunity for a warm and engaging Receptionist to join their team. Receptionist Position Description: Primary responsibilities for the Receptionist is greeting high profile and VIP clients and streamlining daily front office operations. You’ll j...
Bakersfield, 93311
Seven Oaks Country Club Now hiring: Part-time Receptionist (for evenings and weekends) Banquet Server / Bartender Please apply in person at: Seven Oaks Country Club Human Resources 2,000 Grand Lakes Ave Bakersfield, CA 93311 Tue. - Fri. 9a-4p No phone calls please EOE...
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Receptionist

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
(865 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.8%
High School
24.6%
Bachelor's
20.3%
Associates
12.7%
Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
(597 Respondents)
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