An administrative reception is someone who completes administrative and clerical tasks like filing, delivering, and accepting mail. An Administrative receptionist has the responsibility to clean, organize, and maintain the reception area. They take and direct calls, manage front office administration and phone coverage. They also update client files and order office supplies, and assist in invoicing. The administrative receptionist performs data entry and filing tasks and manages the inventory of office supplies. Responding to and managing emails is also a duty done by an administrative receptionist.
There are certain skills that administrative receptionists need to have to accomplish their tasks. One of them is customer service; the process of offering assistance to all the current and potential customers and maintaining a professional appearance at all times since you're the first person clients see as they walk through the door. More importantly, you must be calm and professional, especially when handling clients. The educational requirements of a receptionist are a high school diploma or GED certificate, but an associate or bachelor's degree will be preferred with computer proficiency and basic math skills. An administrative receptionist earns on average $30,788 a year.