Some of the skills we found on front desk receptionist resumes included "patients," "check-in," and "phone calls." We have detailed the most important front desk receptionist responsibilities below.
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We've found that 27.7% of front desk receptionists have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 1.8% earned their master's degrees before becoming a front desk receptionist. While it's true that some front desk receptionists have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every three front desk receptionists did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those front desk receptionists who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a health care administration degree. Less commonly earned degrees for front desk receptionists include a psychology degree or a general studies degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a front desk receptionist. We've found that most front desk receptionist resumes include experience from National Vision Administrators, The Center for Health Care Services, and Access Healthcare Services. Of recent, National Vision Administrators had 213 positions open for front desk receptionists. Meanwhile, there are 32 job openings at The Center for Health Care Services and 21 at Access Healthcare Services.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, front desk receptionists tend to earn the biggest salaries at SightMD, University of California, Berkeley, and Tesoro. Take SightMD for example. The median front desk receptionist salary is $44,106. At University of California, Berkeley, front desk receptionists earn an average of $41,017, while the average at Tesoro is $39,246. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a front desk receptionist include Michigan State University, H&R; Block, and Marquette University. These three companies were found to hire the most front desk receptionists from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, front desk receptionists make their living in the health care and insurance industries. Front desk receptionists tend to make the most in the government industry with an average salary of $31,038. The front desk receptionist annual salary in the manufacturing and hospitality industries generally make $30,770 and $30,255 respectively. Additionally, front desk receptionists who work in the government industry make 8.8% more than front desk receptionists in the professional Industry.