Some of the skills we found on administrative receptionist resumes included "customer service," "front office," and "data entry." We have detailed the most important administrative receptionist responsibilities below.
Before becoming an administrative receptionist, 35.3% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 3.0% administrative receptionists went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some administrative receptionists have a college degree. But about one out of every four administrative receptionists didn't attend college at all.
Those administrative receptionists who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or health care administration degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for administrative receptionists include psychology degrees or accounting degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an administrative receptionist. We've found that most administrative receptionist resumes include experience from Select Medical, Kelly Services, and Aerotek. Of recent, Select Medical had 10 positions open for administrative receptionists. Meanwhile, there are 2 job openings at Kelly Services and 1 at Aerotek.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, administrative receptionists tend to earn the biggest salaries at PepsiCo, Promed Molded Products, and Select Medical. Take PepsiCo for example. The median administrative receptionist salary is $33,004. At Promed Molded Products, administrative receptionists earn an average of $32,130, while the average at Select Medical is $32,084. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
In general, administrative receptionists fulfill roles in the professional and health care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the administrative receptionist annual salary is the highest in the hospitality industry with $32,776 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the health care and manufacturing industries pay $31,670 and $31,580 respectively. This means that administrative receptionists who are employed in the hospitality industry make 9.2% more than administrative receptionists who work in the finance Industry.