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.
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Irving client is seeking a “RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Extraordinaire” on a temporary to hire basis. Two plus years' experience as a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant experience required; prefer experience within a law firm and/or bankruptcy. Candidate should be a quick learner, articulate, have a professional appearance and demeanor, and above all else, possess excellent phone skil...
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 long term, part-time receptionist is needed on M, W, F from 7:30 - 4pm. This position is the face of the company. We need someone who is going to present very professionally and relate and greet the farmers, vendors, and incoming traffic. This person will also be responsible for the daily tasks of making coffee, cleaning dishes from tour groups and ordering supplies. There will be some computer...
The Administrative Assistant will serve as the company’s receptionist and general areas of responsibility include assisting the President and other manager, assisting with day-to-day operations, and maintaining a professional looking and functioning office. The Administrative Assistant will be a knowledgeable and welcoming point of contact for customers, partners, visitors, and employees by projec...
My name is Lauren Schachter and I own LBS INC, an executive search firm in Manhattan. I actually have three receptionist openings. One is for an upper east side top notch medical office. SO MUST have medical experience for that one which is 35K. My second client is a leading midtown communications firm that seeks a front desk receptionist to work at their busy office- answering phones, dealing wit...
Receptionist Probility Physical Therapy is looking for a motivated, upbeat and dedicated receptionist to work in our Ypsilanti office. We offer the opportunity to work and learn in an enjoyable environment. Email your resume and salary history to: *****....
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Receptionist for their Coral Gables, Florida location. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. This position is required to/ responsible for: Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, connecting calls, taking messages and forwarding to corresponding person Maintains office supp...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Receptionist for a client in Miami, Florida (FL), one of our premier travel, transportation and tourism clients. Our client is a 55+ billion dollar corporation with a very strong presence in Latin America. Job Responsibilities: Act as first impression to all visitors and guests Answer, route, and transfer phone calls to appropriate parties Maintain high level...
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 appo...
Position Description: We are currently looking for a professional individual to join one of our family of companies, Weichert Title Agency. The qualified candidate will work out of our Cherry Hill Office. As an employee with Weichert Title you will have the opportunity to support Weichert Realtors, the number one independently owned real estate company in the United States. We are accepting applic...
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...
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...
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...
We have an Accounting Assistant/Receptionist job open in Waukegan, IL. You must have a minimum of three years of experience and the ability to balance multiple functions to be considered for this role. You will be responsible for assisting with accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, vendor management and reception. This is a great company with a lot of stability! Accounting Assistant/Rece...
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...
Receptionist job opening in Downtown San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s clients has an immediate opening for a full-time Receptionist in downtown San Francisco. Easily accessible by BART and public transit, this long term temporary position at a commercial real estate firm offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that values customer satisfaction above all. The ideal candidate fo...
We are looking to recruit a dedicated individual to fill a Front Desk Receptionist job in 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 this opportunity that has room for advancement and growth then this is a great opportunity fo...
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...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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Education / Training
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
Ensures safety and security of employees by following procedures; monitoring logbook; issuing visitor badges.
Transmits information and documents to customers by using computer, mail or fax machines.
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