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.
RECEPTIONIST Now hiring Receptionist. Competitive pay, excellent benefits. Customer service experience preferred. Send resume: ***** or 2200 W Wadley Ave #22 Midland, TX 79705....
Front Desk Receptionist Part-time Position We are currently seeking an experienced receptionist for a Veterinarian Clinic. Candidates should be self-motivated; customer service focused, and demonstrates exceptional attention to detail. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: admissions, discharges, invoicing, appointment scheduling and answering multi-line telephones. Must have at least ...
Job Purpose: Serves pediatric dental patients and parents by greeting and helping them; 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 by scheduling appointments...
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...
Description Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Receptionist. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Manag...
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...
FT Receptionist in fast paced medical office to greet patients, make appointments and data entry. Must be personable, professional, computer savvy. Fax resume to 563-441-7925....
Company Confidential Erie, PA, 16505
RECEPTIONIST Needed for dental office. Must be experienced with filing insurance claims, electronic claims, dental billing, account receivable, monthly reports, and Excel spreadsheets. Full time with benefits. Reference required. Send resume to: Box 353 Erie Times-News Erie, PA 16534-0001...
Job Description: As a Receptionist for this well-known company the following skills are needed: You would be the first impression of this well-known company and, as such, a pleasant telephone voice is VITAL. Punctuality, being a team player, and flexibility are also necessary skills. ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES NEED RESPOND. Apply Today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will cons...
Medical office looking for an experienced medical office receptionist. This position will be responsible for answering multiline phone, checking patients in and out, scheduling appointments, and verifying insurance. Candidates must be able to handle a fast paced environment and have good computer skills. Please bring an updated resume when applying for this position. Pay depends on experience. Ex...
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...
We are a busy gymnastics facility with 5 locations across long island. Afternoons, evening and weekend hours are needed. This is a front desk position. We are looking for a friendly, outgoing person who is upbeat and good with children. Must have computer experience. Sales or customer service experience is preferred. Interest in fitness is a plus!...
Company Confidential Washington, DC, 20009
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager An award-winning architectural firm headquartered in Washington, DCis looking fora Receptionist/Office Managerwhose main responsibilities will includefront desk reception and telephone, and providing administrative support to principals and staff. Duties will also include production of documents and contracts, file management, maintenance and scheduling con...
Will be answering a multi-line phone system, greeting visitors, general clerical duties, strong computer skills required. Needs to possess great customer service skills, excellent communication ability both written and verbal. Hours: Sundays 5pm to 7am Monday - MAY include additional days for fill-in for additional shifts / call-outs / scheduled vacations. Must be able to pass background / have ...
SUMMARY: Provides world class phone service to external and internal customers. Represents the company as the first point of contact and provides general office support. Professionally projects the company’s image through words, actions and appearance. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet the business needs. ·Professionally administers...
Receptionist Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service (AJFCS), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, has strengthened and enriched the lives of men, women and children of all ages. We do this through a continuum of focused programs addressing the well-being of children and families of all ages, the independence and well being of older adults, and the optimal quality of life for individuals with s...
Small Immigration Law Firm seeks fully bilingual receptionist. Applicant must be able to read and write English and Spanish, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have references available upon request. Some experience in an office environment is preferred but not required. This position is available immediately. Initial interviews will be conducted via telephone with an additi...
Job Purpose: Serves clients and visitors by greeting and referring them; notifying staff member of their arrival; maintaining reception room security and appearance; supports attorneys by maintaining calendars and scanning/filing electronic documents. Duties: * Welcomes clients and visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; transferring calls; answering or referring inquiries. *...
The Sherman Insurance Agency has a Receptionist/Clerical position available. The responsibilities are: answering phone, greeting guests, preparing reports, including working with Excel and Word. This position will work very closely with our Truck Department and agency owners. Excellent verbal and communication skills are a must. Insurance knowledge is helpful but not necessary. We do offer a compe...
City: Fife State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98424 Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. Job Description The Receptionist will be responsible for operatin...
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$16,640.00 - $35,000.00
Typical Salary for Receptionist
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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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Operates telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages, and scheduling appointments.
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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