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Working As A Front Desk Coordinator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Processing Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $36,800

    Average Salary

What Does A Front Desk Coordinator Do

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

Duties

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically do the following:

  • Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls
  • Schedule appointments and update event calendars
  • Arrange staff meetings
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes
  • Prepare memos, invoices, or other reports
  • Edit documents
  • Maintain databases and filing systems, whether electronic or paper
  • Perform basic bookkeeping

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run an organization efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets; manage databases; and prepare presentations, reports, and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies, and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. Secretaries and administrative assistants also use videoconferencing, fax, and other office equipment. Specific job duties vary by experience, job title, and specialty.

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants provide high-level administrative support for an office and for top executives of an organization. They often handle more complex responsibilities, such as reviewing incoming documents, conducting research, and preparing reports. Some also supervise clerical staff.

Legal secretaries perform work requiring knowledge of legal terminology and procedures. They prepare legal documents, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal. They also review legal journals and help with legal research—for example, by verifying quotes and citations in legal briefs.

Medical secretaries transcribe dictation and prepare reports or articles for physicians or medical scientists. They also take simple medical histories of patients, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, or process insurance payments. Medical secretaries need to be familiar with medical terminology and codes, medical records, and hospital or laboratory procedures.

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive is the largest subcategory of secretaries and administrative assistants. They handle an office’s administrative activities in almost every sector of the economy, including schools, government, and private corporations. For example, secretaries in schools are often responsible for handling most of the communications among parents, students, the community, teachers, and school administrators. They schedule appointments, receive visitors, and keep track of students’ records.

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How To Become A Front Desk Coordinator

High school graduates who have experience using computer software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets, usually qualify for entry-level positions. Although most secretaries learn their job in several weeks, many legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology. Executive secretaries usually need several years of related work experience.

Education

High school graduates can take courses in word processing and office procedures at technical schools or community colleges. Some temporary placement agencies also provide training in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Some medical and legal secretaries learn industry-specific terminology and practices by attending courses offered at community colleges or technical schools. For executive secretary positions, employers increasingly prefer to hire those who have taken some college courses or have a bachelor’s degree.

Training

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. During this time they learn about administrative procedures, including how to prepare documents. Medical and legal secretaries’ training may last several months as they learn industry-specific terminology and practices.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Executive secretaries can gain experience by working in administrative positions that have less challenging responsibilities. Many secretaries and administrative assistants advance to higher level administrative positions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate competency to employers.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals offers the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 to 4 years of administrative work experience, depending on their level of education, and pass an examination.

Legal secretaries have several certification options. For example, those with 1 year of general office experience, or who have completed an approved training course, can acquire the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification through a testing process administered by NALS (previously known as National Association of Legal Secretaries). NALS also offers the Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) certification, considered to be an advanced certification for legal support professionals.

The Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (CLSS) certification is conferred by Legal Secretaries International in areas such as intellectual property, criminal law, civil litigation, probate, and business law. Candidates typically need to have 5 years of legal experience and pass an examination to become certified.

Advancement

Secretaries and administrative assistants generally advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor, office manager, or executive secretary.

With additional training, many legal secretaries become paralegals or legal assistants.

Important Qualities

Integrity. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are trusted to handle sensitive information. For example, medical secretaries collect patient data that is required, by law, to be kept confidential in order to protect patient privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants interact with clients, customers, or staff. They should communicate effectively and be courteous when interacting with others to create a positive work environment and client experience.

Organizational skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants keep files, folders, and schedules in proper order so an office can run efficiently.

Writing skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants write memos and emails when communicating with managers, employees, and customers. Therefore, they must have good grammar, ensure accuracy, and maintain a professional tone.

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Front Desk Coordinator Career Paths

Front Desk Coordinator
Home Health Aid Unit Secretary Office Manager
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Patient Care Coordinator Office Administrator Administrative Coordinator
Administrative Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Billing Specialist
Billing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Front Office Manager Office Manager Billing Specialist
Billing Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist
Billing Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Accounts Payable Clerk Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Legal Assistant Assistant Office Manager
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Front Office Coordinator Office Manager Billing Specialist
Medical Billing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Legal Assistant Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Home Health Aid Unit Secretary
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Service Technician Service Supervisor
Patient Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Billing Specialist Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Bookkeeper Billing Specialist
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Front Office Supervisor Front Office Manager
Revenue Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Specialist Service Specialist
Senior Service Specialist
5 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Patient Access Representative
Supervisor, Patient Access
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Front Office Clerk 2.2 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 6.5%
Internship 3.9%
Server 2.2%
Secretary 2.1%
Manager 2.1%
Top Employers After
Cashier 4.3%
Server 2.6%
Manager 2.1%

Front Desk Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

87.9%

Male

10.2%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

74.5%

Hispanic or Latino

17.1%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

73.8%

French

4.2%

Chinese

2.1%

German

2.0%

Portuguese

1.9%

Italian

1.8%

Mandarin

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.5%

Tagalog

1.4%

Russian

1.3%

Arabic

1.2%

Hindi

1.0%

Cantonese

0.9%

Korean

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Armenian

0.7%

Thai

0.7%

Carrier

0.6%

Japanese

0.6%

Swedish

0.5%
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Front Desk Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.3%

Kaplan University

6.1%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

4.9%

University of Central Florida

4.9%

Everest Institute

4.9%

Liberty University

4.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.6%

Miami Dade College

4.4%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.3%

Ashford University

4.2%

Pima Community College

3.7%

Grand Canyon University

3.7%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

3.7%

Arizona State University

3.6%

University of Houston

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%

College of Southern Nevada

3.2%

Houston Community College

3.0%

Glendale Community College

3.0%

Georgia Perimeter College

2.9%
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Majors

Business

19.7%

Health Care Administration

17.4%

Medical Assisting Services

13.6%

Nursing

6.6%

Psychology

5.7%

Dental Assisting

4.2%

General Studies

3.9%

Accounting

2.9%

Criminal Justice

2.9%

Communication

2.7%

Management

2.6%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Education

2.5%

Medical Technician

2.0%

Cosmetology

2.0%

Biology

1.9%

Human Resources Management

1.9%

Hospitality Management

1.7%

Nursing Assistants

1.7%

English

1.6%
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Degrees

Other

36.6%

Bachelors

26.6%

Associate

16.3%

Certificate

9.3%

Masters

5.3%

Diploma

4.3%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.5%
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Real Front Desk Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical Office Specialist Prime Health & Wellness Center, LLC Highland Park, NJ Jan 10, 2015 $42,619
Front Desk Coordinator The Plastic Surgery Group of Central Illinois, Ltd Las Vegas, NV Jan 04, 2016 $33,392
Special Events and Front Desk Coordinator Virginia Beach Field House, LLC Virginia Beach, VA Mar 29, 2016 $31,200
Medical Office Receptionist Eunja Kim M.D. P.C. Fort Lee, NJ Nov 23, 2016 $26,686
Medical Office Receptionist Eunja Kim M.D. P.C. Fort Lee, NJ Apr 26, 2016 $26,686
Receptionist Dental Front Office Hospitality Dental Group San Bernardino, CA Jan 10, 2012 $25,920 -
$29,760
Front Desk Coordinator Laramie Dental Arts Laramie, WY Mar 04, 2013 $25,044

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Top Skills for A Front Desk Coordinator

ElectronicMedicalRecordsFrontOfficeCustomerServiceFrontDeskReferralsPhoneCallsInsuranceVerificationInsuranceFormsPatientInformationInsuranceCompaniesOfficeSuppliesMulti-LinePhoneSystemNewPatientChartsCheck-InSchedulingPatientAppointmentsPatientRecordsGreetingPatientsVitalSignsPatientCarePatientDemographics

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Top Front Desk Coordinator Skills

  1. Electronic Medical Records
  2. Front Office
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Use the Electronic Medical Records system to enter notes daily for patients and their ability to perform daily activities.
  • Coached and trained the front office staff on the Thompson Hotel's Manifesto and Brand.
  • Developed excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Assist with front desk, concierge, and valet duties when needed.
  • Answered nurse phone calls, made referrals and appointments for outside facilities/specialists.

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