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Become A Medical Receptionist

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Working As A Medical Receptionist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $30,640

    Average Salary

What Does A Medical Receptionist Do

A Medical Receptionist greets patients and registers them according to established protocols. They track medical charts and perform general tasks, such as obtaining patient demographics and insurance information.

How To Become A Medical Receptionist

Although hiring requirements vary by industry and employer, receptionists typically need a high school diploma and good communication skills.

Education

Receptionists typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, and employers may prefer to hire candidates who have experience with certain computer software applications. Courses in word processing and spreadsheet applications can be particularly helpful.

Training

Most receptionists receive short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few days to a week. Training typically covers procedures for visitors, and for telephone and computer use. Medical and legal offices also may instruct new employees on privacy rules related to patient and client information.

Advancement

Receptionists may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as secretaries and administrative assistants. Advancement opportunities often depend on the employee’s experience in using computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Receptionists must speak and write clearly so that others may understand them.

Customer-service skills. Receptionists represent an organization. As a result, they should be courteous, professional, and helpful toward the public and customers.

Integrity. Receptionists may handle client and patient data, especially in medical and legal offices. They must be trustworthy and protect their clients’ privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Receptionists should be comfortable interacting with people, even in stressful situations.

Organizational skills. Receptionists take messages, schedule appointments, and maintain employee files. They need good organizational skills to manage their diverse responsibilities.

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Real Medical Receptionist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical Secretaries Maimonides Medical Center New York, NY Aug 12, 2011 $52,500
Medical Secretary North Jersey Eye Care Center Scotch Plains, NJ Jun 05, 2009 $44,000
Medical Secretary Edward Chen Perinatalogy Corporation Monterey Park, CA Oct 02, 2016 $43,763
Medical Secretary Claudio Iwamoto DDS Ms PC Lansdowne, VA Apr 27, 2012 $42,784
Medical Secretaries Marie France Conde Md NY May 20, 2010 $42,262
Medical Secretaries Theresa A. Herrera, DMD Dublin, CA Feb 17, 2010 $42,224
Medical Secretary Middlesex Surgery Center LLC Edison, NJ Feb 02, 2015 $41,142
Medical Secretaries Rappahannock Women's Health Center, P.C. Fredericksburg, VA May 30, 2012 $40,976
Medical Secretaries Rappahannock Women's Health Center, P.C. Fredericksburg, VA Apr 20, 2011 $40,446
Medical Secretary Inglemoor Care Center Livingston, NJ Dec 01, 2013 $40,000
Medical Secretaries TGV.PC Sterling, VA Apr 24, 2013 $39,957
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical Punzalan Homes, Inc. Anaheim, CA Apr 07, 2009 $39,236
Medical Secretary DR. Pak's Pain & Rehabilitation Clinic, Inc. Ridgefield, NJ Feb 05, 2010 $39,236
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical & Experts Welcome Medical Supplies, Inc. Garden Grove, CA Oct 18, 2007 $39,236
Medical Secretaries Infant, Child & Adolescent Clinic Inc. Alexandria, VA Dec 09, 2010 $38,938
Medical Secretary Medical and Mental Art Center, P.C. New York, NY Oct 29, 2008 $38,735
Medical Secretary Daniel D. Kim, D.D.S., LLC Ridgefield, NJ Jan 28, 2016 $38,501
Medical Secretary Hansarang Clinic, LLC Duluth, GA Aug 20, 2015 $38,000
Medical Secretaries Lakeview Medical Center Clifton, NJ Dec 13, 2010 $37,315
Medical Secretary H.S. Pabla, M.D. P.C. Laurel, MD Jun 10, 2008 $37,128
Medical Secretary Philip Varriale, M.D., P.C. New York, NY Oct 26, 2016 $36,774
Medical Secretaries J&R Family Dentistry P.C. Hartsdale, NY May 30, 2008 $36,710
Medical Secretaries Joongseo Kim, DDS, PC Vienna, VA Sep 14, 2009 $35,667
Medical Secretary Robinson V. Baron Covina, CA Dec 28, 2007 $35,000
Medical Secretaries Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY May 21, 2008 $35,000
Medical Secretary Inglemoor Care Center Livingston, NJ Aug 01, 2011 $35,000
Medical Secretary New Generation Medical New York, NY Mar 02, 2011 $34,331
Medical Secretaries Saroj Gupta, Md NY Mar 04, 2013 $34,331 -
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Medical Secretaries Extended Health Care, Inc. Long Beach, CA Aug 06, 2010 $34,227
Medical Secretaries Siu, Jose New York, NY Apr 21, 2009 $33,747

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Top Skills for A Medical Receptionist

ElectronicMedicalRecordsInsuranceFormsPatientDiagnosticAppointmentsDataEntryCustomerServicePatientInformationPhoneCallsFrontDeskInsuranceCompaniesInsuranceVerificationPatientRecordsNewPatientChartsMedicalChartsGreetingPatientsPatientDemographicsOfficeSuppliesFrontOfficeCheck-InCheckPatientsPatientCare

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Top Medical Receptionist Skills

  1. Electronic Medical Records
  2. Insurance Forms
  3. Patient Diagnostic Appointments
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Set up and maintain electronic medical records.
  • Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.
  • Scheduled and confirmed patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations.
  • General office tasks filing, faxing, photocopying, scanning, data entry, inventory
  • Provide exceptional customer service to patients as well as internal/external contacts and maintain communication.

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