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.
Seeking a customer service rep / receptionist for a busy shop. Will be taking orders via phone. Must have good communication skills and computer skills. Shift will be Monday - Friday. 35 hours a week and the owner is flexible on start time. $9 an hour. Please send resume....
America’s Best is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Vision, Inc that currently operates retail optical stores in 28 states and the District of Columbia. With over 370 locations across the country, and forty stores being added annually, America's Best consistently delivers millions of pairs of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to our customers at the low prices America deserves e...
Receptionist Great opportunity with a dynamic, growing Tulsa company for an outgoing administrative person with good phone skills. This person will fill the Receptionist role but will also be involved in various administrative projects. Must be an energetic, professional, outgoing type with a detailed, thorough approach. Must also have good Microsoft Office basic skills. Compensation: Approximatel...
Toyota of Greenwich is currently seeking a receptionist / cashier for our busy automotive dealership. Experience is a plus but will train the right candidate. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits....
Company Confidential Irving, TX, 75062
The Receptionist reports directly to the Business Office Manager. As a Receptionist you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. The primary purpose of this job position is to perform clerical support in an efficient manner in accordance with established procedures, and as directed by your supervisor. Administra...
Company Confidential Mercerville, NJ, 08619
Full Time Medical Assistant/Receptionist needed for a busy 2 physician orthopedic practice. Medical office experience is required and flexibility is a must. Experience working in an orthopedic setting is preferred. Duties will include both clinical and clerical work. Medical Assistant certification is a plus but not a requirement....
Job Description: Listed as one of the top companies to work at in Bellevue and we are looking for a Receptionist to represent our office. Great office atmosphere! We need someone that has an upbeat personality, lots of energy and great customer service skills. Your responsibilities will include answering phones, screen and direct calls. Take and relay messages. Greet people and direct them to corr...
Job Description: Large Charlotte Company is seeking a Professional Receptionist to support their front desk. As a Receptionist in this fast paced off, you will be answering 11 phone lines and supporting over 40 employees in directing calls, transferring to extensions, taking messages and providing overall quality customer service both in person and over the phone to customers and vendors. As a dir...
Job Description: Calling all detail-oriented administrative assistants who enjoy working in high-paced environments! An up and coming company in Doral is looking for a vivacious reception/ administrative assistant who is looking to make a fantastic first impressions to anyone who may call their office or walk into their office door. If performing administrative assistant duties and providing excel...
Company Overview Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately‐held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, it has 253 offices in 60 countries and nearly 15,000 employees. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, p...
Job Summary: The Receptionist position is the first point of contact for company visitors and callers. The receptionist answers and routes all incoming calls, greets customers, maintains kitchens, maintains copy room, opens and delivers all mail, sets up conference rooms and participates in all activities necessary to ensure that the front desk runs smoothly and with high degree of professionalism...
Receptionist/Back Office (Kent, WA) About Us We bring a bold and innovative perspective to delivering Health Care. We are committed to helping people confront and overcome major health challenges. Do you want to be a valuable part of a team who support doctors that are dedicated to making a difference in peoples lives? Do you want to be part of a fast paced, growing office? Are you looking for a c...
Celebrating 38 years in business, CIT Group, Inc. has continuously grown to meet the needs of our customers and is now a 15 location company just shy of 500 employees. Are you looking for a career at a fast-growing company with a tremendous opportunity to accelerate your career? Do you want to work for one of the most successful commercial truck dealerships in the Midwest? Despite the recent reces...
Company Confidential McLean, VA, 22101
Medical Receptionist : Part time, starting at 20-25 hours per week Potential Full Time in the future Experience as a Medical Receptionist Required Please note: this is a front office position, not a back office medical assistant position Busy three physician practice in McLean VA Fee for Service Practice Integrative Medicine Endocrine Family Medicine Skills Required / Job Responsibilities: Compute...
A busy medical office seeks a medical assistant/receptionist with experience. Full time: 35-40 hours per week Requirements: Must arrive on time and be presentable Must be able to work evenings Must have experience in medical environments Must be respectful of your coworkers and patients Duties Include: Answering phones Scheduling appointments Taking patient vitals Taking patient histories Assistin...
Take advantage of this opportunity to launch your career with the best in this business! We are looking for a warm and personable professional who demonstrates enthusiasm and a strong sense of corporate presentation to become a member of our corporate team. Our firm offers a collaborative work environment for a bright, proactive Receptionist who demonstrates a high level of initiative, poise under...
Randstad is currently recruiting for a full time receptionist to work for a client in the East End of Louisville. Qualified applicants will possess a minimum of two years of reception and/or switchboard experience. This position will demand superior customer service skills and the highest level of professionalism, as this role will deliver the first impression of our client. This is a temporary to...
Randstad has an immediate opening for an experienced Medical Front Office Receptionist in the East end of Louisville! This position is a direct hire position with a medical procedure office. $12 an hour to start, with benefits. - Researching patient files, Data Entry - Scheduling and rescheduling appointments - Working with patients and insurance companies - Taking patients back to examining rooms...
Randstad is having an open house for a Receptionist in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. The receptionist would greet clients and visitors, in person or on the phone. This person will also direct visitors to the most appropriate person or department and perform various administrative tasks. The client is looking for a receptionist who is flexible, and has a go-getter personality with a willingne...
Receptionist Looking for a seasoned receptionist with experience working in a corporate setting to cover temporary assignments in Walnut Creek, CA. Duties and Responsibilities: - Answering and directing all incoming calls - Filing documents - Special projects as assigned - Manage incoming mail/deliveries - Greeting all visitors and clients - Stock and maintenance of employee break room Working hou...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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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