"customer service," "patients," and "data entry" aren't the only skills we found administrative receptionists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of administrative receptionist responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of administrative receptionist skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an administrative receptionist. We found that 35.3% of administrative receptionists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 3.0% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some administrative receptionists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every four administrative receptionists were not college graduates.
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're ready to become an administrative receptionist, you should explore the companies that typically hire administrative receptionists. According to administrative receptionist resumes that we searched through, administrative receptionists are hired the most by AutoNation, Builders FirstSource, and ABM Industries. Currently, AutoNation has 7 administrative receptionist job openings, while there are 6 at Builders FirstSource and 3 at ABM Industries.
Since salary is important to some administrative receptionists, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Beacon Hill Staffing Group, Volt Systems LLC, and Medical Company. If you were to take a closer look at Beacon Hill Staffing Group, you'd find that the average administrative receptionist salary is $38,240. Then at Volt Systems LLC, administrative receptionists receive an average salary of $33,152, while the salary at Medical Company is $32,876.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at University of Connecticut, Kelly Services, and Office Team. These three companies have hired a significant number of administrative receptionists from these institutions.
The industries that administrative receptionists fulfill the most roles in are the professional and manufacturing industries. But the highest administrative receptionist annual salary is in the technology industry, averaging $32,669. In the hospitality industry they make $32,332 and average about $31,994 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, administrative receptionists who work in the technology industry earn a 10.6% higher salary than administrative receptionists in the real estate industry.