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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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...
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...
Company Confidential Tampa, FL, 33604
Position requires an adaptable candidate with experience in greeting clients, scheduling appointments, answering phones, scanning, etc. Must be a team player with excellent people skills, have the ability to multi task with high quality organizational skills, be detail oriented and have the capability to work independently. Candidate must have computer skills and ability to work with Word, Publish...
Part-Time opportunities are available to work M-F, with possibility of some weekend work. Flexible schedules from 2pm-7pm. Duties shall include, but are not limited to the following: Conduct Fine Arts tours for a U.S government agency Greet and check in visitors of U.S. government facility Provide directions and basic information about the facility to visitors and employees Candidates must be ...
Company Confidential Blue Bell, PA, 19422
Very busy Montgomery County Specialist practice with multiple locations seeks individual to join our team. A minimum of 2 years previous experience in medical office a must! Duties Welcomes patients in person or on the telephone. Schedules appointments utilizing the electronic medical record. Completes insurance verifications and referrals. Protects patients' rights by maintaining confidentia...
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST, MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR PRIMARY/URGENT CARE OFFICES LOCATED IN BRANDON AND RIVERVIEW. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS. EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENEFITS. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. BILINGUAL PREFERRED. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND REQUIRED. EMAIL CV TO ***** OR FAX TO 813-655-1775....
Miami Advertising Agency Job Purpose: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains security and telecommunications system. Duties: * Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Directs visitors by maintaining employee and department directories; givi...
Star Beverage Co. Inc. has an opening in our Corporate office for a RECEPTIONIST / ACCOUNTING CLERK Due to growth with in our company we will be adding another position in the accounting department. If you are a self starter and have a strong work ethic we would like you to apply. General accounts payable functions Check, verify and process invoices Prepare payments for signature Sort, code ...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43232
RECEPTIONIST Would ensuring a remarkable experience for every patient, every day make you feel successful? Interview now for an outstanding opportunity to work in a positive environment where hard work and success is rewarded. The Receptionist we are looking for has a great personality and is organized, enthusiastic, energetic, loves working with people and is multi-talented. We love our practic...
What We Do Through Transcat's calibration services segment, we offer precise, reliable, fast calibration services through eleven Calibration Centers of Excellence strategically located across the United States and Canada. To support our customers’ calibration service needs, Transcat delivers the industry's highest quality calibration service and repairs. Each of our calibration laboratories is IS...
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 *****...
Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Are you looking for a place with continual opportunities to learn? Well, here it is! Shallowford Animal Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, is seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic professional to join their team as a receptionist. We are a 2-doctor, exclusively small animal practice that specializes in providing high quality, compassionate and convenient ...
RECEPTIONIST/ADMIN WANTED (Rosemount, MN) This company is currently seeking a Receptionist/Front Desk Admin to join their team immediately. Previous experience is required. Must be able to multi-task and have a willingness to learn. Record keeping, coordination of meetings and conferences; as well as working on special projects. Must have the following skills: *Previous experience in the Constr...
For more than 50 years, HEICO Corporation, a NYSE traded company, has thrived by serving niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries by providing innovative and cost-saving products and services. HEICO’s high-energy culture focuses our Team Members’ on providing high quality products and services to our customer base, which is made up of most of the world’s airlines a...
Job Summary: Under close supervision, answer and direct incoming calls and direct visitors to appropriate party. Essential Job Duties: 1. Answer incoming calls. Provide general information and direct callers to appropriate party or voice mail box. 2. Greet visitors. Maintains log of visitors. Announces visitors to appropriate party. Direct guests and clients to the waiting area and offer bever...
SUMMARY This position is responsible for greeting company visitors, guests, and vendors and answering incoming calls. This position is expected to possess a full working knowledge of a Definity Communication Console System. This position requires a friendly personality, a clean and neat appearance, and positive attitude. Discretion and integrity are recognized requirements for this position as it...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office: telephone coverage; appointment scheduling; patient registration; check in/out; enter charges and patient referrals. Greets and directs patients and visitors Answers the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls, or initiates triage email for medical personnel response Coordinates pat...
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...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office: telephone coverage; appointment scheduling; patient registration; check in/out; enter charges and patient referrals. Greets and directs patients and visitors Answers the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls, or initiates triage email for medical personnel response Coordinates pat...
Description The Medical Receptionist will provide support with daily activities of a busy medical office. Responsible for maintain medical records, including scanning patient records into Electronic Medical Record system. Also assists office as needed by greeting and directing patients and visitors. Answering the phone and responds to inquiries, directs calls. Scheduling appointments in computeri...

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Receptionist

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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.6%
High School
24.6%
Bachelor's
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Associates
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Vocational
3.2%
Certification
3%
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