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.
Busy physician office looking to fill the following positions: •Full-Time Medical Receptionist. Rotating schedules/12 hr. shifts – days/evenings/weekends. Prefer exp. with Medical Billing. •Part-Time Receptionist/Medical Records Clerk, about 25 hrs/week, Sun.-Thurs. Must be dependable, friendly & organized. Email resume to: *****...
Activehire New Milford, CT
Email job to a friend Remove Saved Job Save Job Printer Weekend Part-Time Receptionist(s) :The Children's Movement Center Job Description: Hours range from 8 a.m until 6:30 p.m. both Sat & Sun. Excellent interpersonal & computer skills required. Must send resume including work references to: *****. Indicate reception on email subject line Job Category: Other [ View All Other Job...
SESLOC Federal Credit Union Houston, TX
Job Description: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST Welcome members and visitors to the executive offices and notify appropriate staff members. Answer and direct phone calls to the appropriate staff members. Provide confidential administrative support and back-up to the Executive Secretary and confidential administrative and clerical support to the Senior Executive Team. Perform clerical duties s...
Elkton Dentists Houston, TX
Job Description: Dental Receptionist – Front Desk Receptionist – Healthcare – Health Services Elkton Dentists is proud to serve the dental needs of MD/DE/PA. Lucky for you, our busy practice is growing exponentially! We are seeking a full-time Front Desk Receptionist to join our Family Dental practice. This is a perfect opportunity for new and advanced dentist professionals alike! If you are a ...
Adventist Health System Bolingbrook, IL, 60490
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital is hiring a Full-Time Receptionist for our Pain Management Clinic . This is a day position working Monday- Friday. Previous physician office experience is highly recommended! The main duties include: Performs clerical and other office support functions to ensure a smooth operation of the interoffice systems generated by patient care activities. This individual will...
Position Description: The 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 offices. Key...
Description The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, and patient referrals. This position answers the telephone and either responds to inquiry, directs caller to appropriate personnel, or initiates a triage email for response by medical personnel. Schedules app...
Company Confidential Seminole, FL, 33776
Family Medical Receptionist Largo & Seminole office Immediate Interview/Hire. Exp. required. Organized, Detailed, Multitasking. EMR computer knowledge. Strong grammar skills & med. terminology Heavy phone support F/T Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Occasional Saturday 8am-noon Wage commensurate to experience Benefits Email Resume: ***** or fax (727) 392-3663 Reference Code:100420248302...
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world, with a reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of innovative technologies, processes, an...
Job Description: High end, fast paced professional receptionist needed in the heart of downtown Seattle. Most office traffic are clients or potential clients. This is a busy front desk directing calls and visitors to a multitude of managers. Lots of meeting and greeting! FT and PT open positions. If you believe it's better to call instead of emailing, then GREAT! However, email your resume if y...
Job Description: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist About the Company Stable Minneapolis based company is searching for self-motivating Administrative Assistant who will be internally supporting the office. This position is a great fit for a person who enjoys an energetic, positive, and friendly workplace. The opportunity offers no micromanagement. The culture is filled with ambitious, self-...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Answer Phones ? Dynamic ? Fun Work Environment ? $13 per hour Immediate need for great receptionist to help in busy office. Will answer busy phone and greet visitors. Must have upbeat attitude and enjoy working with people. MS Office skills required! Call to apply! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all q...
Company Confidential Tampa, FL, 33618
Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting them with a smile * Maintains patient accounts by obtaining, recording, and updating personal information. * Protects patients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information. * Maintains operations by follow...
Busy 6 MD 1 OD Ophthalmology practice seeking medical receptionist. MUST BE BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH. 2+ years recent experience in medical front office required. Bilingual (english/spanish) required. Ophthalmology experience a plus! Must know medicare & insurance basics. Excellent data entry and customer service skills, personable demeanor, professional phone manners. Quick learner, motivated te...
Manpower is looking for an experienced receptionist to fill a temporary part time position in De Pere, Wisconsin. The right candidate will be able to answer 10 lines and greeting customers and applicants and must have basic computer skills. If you have the right skills to be successful in this position please apply....
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29403
Medical Office Receptionist Description: Job Purpose: Serve patients by greeting and helping them, answering phones, 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...
Company Confidential Boca Raton, FL, 33487
Receptionist Administrative/Clerical Customer Service/Support Legal Busy Law Office is looking for a professional individual to work as a receptionist, answering phones, greeting clients and visitors, handling mail and generally insuring that office needs are met. Some office supply ordering will be part of this position. The Receptionist portrays the office's first impression to our clients, ...
Kraus-Anderson® Receptionist - Circle Pines, MN Rare opportunity to make an immediate impact and partner with an industry leader! Our Company For more than a century, Kraus-Anderson has been transforming the American landscape. Founded in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for more than 70 years, KA is consistently ranked by Engineering News Record among the top 50 ge...
MemorialCity area small law firm and CPA firm, has immediate opening for a receptionist/administrative assistant with a minimum of 3 yrs. experience. Candidate must have office experience, excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook and good math skills required. Position supports an office of seven professionals. Duties include phones, file mai...
Part-Time (Over night shift) Brookdale Plaza Vernon Hills - 145 North Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives th...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
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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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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.
Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
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