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.
A busy primary care physician medical office is looking for experienced medical assistant / front desk receptionist. Receptionist Duties: * Keeps patient appointments on schedule by notifying provider of patient's arrival; reviewing service delivery compared to schedule; reminding provider of service delays. * Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes. * R...
Receptionist / HR Assistant, Esterline Power Systems - North America Esterline welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and systems principally for the aerospace and defense markets. Esterline Power Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Esterline, has a long es...
National Vision, Inc. is the nations’ fourth largest optical company in the United States. We currently operate more than 700 retail stores with over 6,500 associates! The NVI team is made up of a dynamic group of individuals who have chosen National Vision because we embrace a culture that offers our associates opportunities to continue to grow for many years. Join the fastest growing optical com...
Job Description: This Receptionist/Admin Position Features: ? Opportunity ? Great Atmosphere ? Stable Company Immediate need for receptionist/admin seeking opportunity, great atmosphere and a stable company. Being committed, fast learning and organized will be keys to success in this well-known organization. Will be responsible for phones, filing and data entry for Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing com...
Hunt Valley, MD EA currently seeks a Receptionist for our Hunt Valley, MD office. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, strong communicator with excellent organizational skills, acute attention to detail, and ability to work unsupervised. Candidate shall have minimum of a High School diploma, and 2 years of experience in front desk coverage, basic PC and MS Office knowledge and skills. App...
Description: Receptionist Office of Dr. Clayton Davis, Independent Doctor of Optometry located next to LensCrafters in the South Plains Mall. Position available part-time may lead to full-time. Skills/Qualifications: Telephone Skills, Verbal Communication, Listening, Professionalism, Customer Focus, Organization, Phone Skills. Please call our office (806) 771-3926 with any further questions. www.l...
Our client, an international corporate boutique law firm, is looking to add a Bookkeeper/Receptionist to their team. Qualified candidates must have 2+ years of experience working as a bookkeeper. Must have experience with accounts payable and reconciliations. Will be responsible for covering the reception desk when needed and some payroll....
RECEPTIONIST Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits This is a temp-to-hire position, to start ASAP with an established engineering firm in the Salt Lake Valley. If you have a great work ethic and a positive attitude and would like to work for a premium employer, then this is the career opportunity for you! Pay range is $10.00 - $11.50 per hour with benefits, including 401K. Job Desc...
We are a very upscale medical practice (psychiatry and aesthetic medicine [Botox and fillers]) looking for a pleasant, professional receptionist/admin assist. Our office is a light, fun place to spend your day, but the day will go quickly, as the pace in the front office is rather fast. You must have a bright, warm personality and be willing to work hard. You must be professional in demeanor & app...
Corporate Receptionist Summary: Our client is seeking a polished and professional executive receptionist to be the first point of contact for employees, guests, and business partners entering the corporate headquarters. In addition to providing guidance and direction, the receptionist will assist with administrative tasks and coordination of daily office duties. Responsibilities: Screen and manage...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking multiple Receptionists in San Diego, CA. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. This position is required to/ responsible for: Answering multi lined phone system Greet clients upon entrance Office/clerical duties (scanning, faxing, copying and filing) Various projects, as needed REQUIREMENTS: 1-2 years of receptionist experie...
Granger Medical Clinic has the following openings: Director of Marketing Division Manager Medical Assistant Receptionist Patient Account Rep For more information and to applygo to: http://www.grangermedical.com/home/employment/...
Position Summary The Receptionist/Administrative Assistant is a non-exempt, full-time position reporting to the Membership Services Director. The receptionist/administrative assistant serves as office receptionist and membership administrative assistant. Specific Duties In addition to performing duties that may be assigned by the Membership Services Director or the Executive Director, the Membersh...
Company Confidential Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858
Pediatric medical office in Mt. Pleasant is looking for a full time receptionist for a front desk position for a very busy office. Two years or more experience in medical receptionist background is preferred. Candidate must be well organized, pleasant, and be able to multi-task well in a busy environment. Knowledge of the Allscripts PM Program, medical terminology, and medical insurance experience...
In search of a receptionist who will be able to thrive in an upbeat, fast paced environment. Alexander Cosmetic Surgery is an established Surgery Center just off La Jolla Village Drive. Please take a look at our website to learn more. WWW.ALEXANDERSURGERY.COM Skills required: Outgoing/Friendly Self-starter Motivated Organized Tasks Include: Scheduling Filing Putting charts together Responding to e...
Job Description: International organization with a presence in Phoenix has an opening for a strong, reliable receptionist! Must have a talent in handling phones with a smile on your face! Apply with Cheryl today. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at...
Busy West Allis dental practice looking for an experienced dental receptionist OR dental assistant looking to make that transition to the front desk. You will be the heartbeat of the practice. All things are routed through you, so you must be able to start and stop numerous times but be able to go back to what you were working on all the while with a big smile on your face and in your voice. We ar...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN
Immediate Opening! for an Experienced Receptionist in Memphis, TN Outgoing Personality Good Phone Voice Multi-Task Fast Paced Environment Outstanding Pay Plan Benefit Package Immediate Opening 2555 Poplar Avenue...
Position Summary All duties involved in the medical receptionist position, including but not limited to, answering the telephone; helping patients with questions; scheduling appointments; and, redirecting the phones as needed. Position Accountabilities Performs all medical receptionist duties for patients, including but not limited to: • Greets patients; assists new patients with completion of reg...
Company Confidential Wayne, PA, 19087
Center City Philadelphia law firm seeks receptionist for suburban office. Please include salary requirements with application. Skills/Qualifications: PC Proficiency, Professionalism, Scheduling, Telephone Skills, Multi-tasking, Legal Administration Skills...
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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.
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.
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