FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

User already exist with emailId.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already Have An Account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Become An Office Receptionist

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As An Office Receptionist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $29,580

    Average Salary

What Does An Office Receptionist Do

General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.

Duties

General office clerks typically do the following:

  • Answer and transfer telephone calls or take messages
  • Sort and deliver incoming mail and send outgoing mail
  • Schedule appointments and receive customers or visitors
  • Provide general information to staff, clients, or the public
  • Type, format, or edit routine memos or other reports
  • Copy, file, and update paper and electronic documents
  • Prepare and process bills and other office documents
  • Collect information and perform data entry

Rather than performing a single specialized task, general office clerks have responsibilities that often change daily with the current needs of the employer.

Some clerks file documents or answer phones; others enter data into computers or perform other tasks using software applications. They also frequently use photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.

The specific duties assigned to clerks will depend on the type of office in which they work. For example, a general office clerk at a college or university processes application materials and answers questions from prospective students. A clerk at a hospital files and retrieves medical records.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become An Office Receptionist

General office clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and learn their skills on the job.

Education

General office clerks usually need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Courses in using computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software, may be particularly helpful.

Training

General office clerks usually learn their skills while on the job. Their training typically lasts up to 1 month and may include instructions on office procedures, proper phone etiquette, and the use of office equipment.

Advancement

General office clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibility, such as executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

Advancement opportunities often depend on work experience and the knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Clerks often provide general information to company staff, customers, or the public. They should be courteous and prompt with their responses.

Detail oriented. Clerks perform many clerical tasks, such as preparing bills that require attention to detail.

Organizational skills. Office clerks file and retrieve records. They need to keep records organized to be able to access them quickly and efficiently.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as an Office Receptionist?

Office Receptionist Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Office Receptionist Career Paths

Office Receptionist
Office Administrator Human Resources Coordinator Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Accounts Payable Clerk Staff Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Hostess Security Officer Account Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Accounts Receivable Specialist Accountant
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Hostess Specialist Operations Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Security Officer Operations Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Front Desk Coordinator Office Administrator Property Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Account Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Front Desk Coordinator
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Office Manager Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Unit Secretary Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Front Desk Coordinator Billing Specialist Operations Manager
President/Chief Executive Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Legal Secretary Office Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Service Representative Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Show More

Do you work as an Office Receptionist?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Front Office Clerk 2.2 years
Office Clerk 2.2 years
Office Assistant 2.1 years
Office Worker 2.0 years
Receptionist 1.9 years
Office Volunteer 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Receptionist 12.6%
Cashier 10.2%
Internship 5.3%
Teller 4.5%
Volunteer 3.1%
Secretary 3.0%
Server 2.5%
Waitress 2.2%
Manager 2.0%
Assistant 2.0%
Hostess 1.9%
Top Employers After
Receptionist 10.2%
Cashier 7.8%
Internship 4.4%
Teller 3.5%
Server 3.2%
Volunteer 2.6%
Waitress 2.3%
Teacher 2.0%

Do you work as an Office Receptionist?

Office Receptionist Demographics

Gender

Female

89.0%

Male

9.4%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

76.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.5%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.8%

French

6.4%

Chinese

3.7%

Mandarin

3.0%

Arabic

3.0%

Italian

2.6%

Japanese

2.2%

Hindi

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Cantonese

1.9%

Polish

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.5%

Urdu

1.5%

Portuguese

1.1%

German

1.1%

Persian

1.1%

Hmong

1.1%

Gujarati

0.7%

Korean

0.7%

Armenian

0.7%
Show More

Office Receptionist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.9%

Kaplan University

8.0%

College of DuPage

6.5%

Miami Dade College

6.0%

Grand Canyon University

5.5%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.0%

Strayer University

5.0%

Houston Community College

4.0%

University of Connecticut

4.0%

Appalachian State University

3.5%

Wayne State University

3.5%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.5%

Brigham Young University

3.5%

El Paso Community College

3.5%

Michigan State University

3.5%

Ashford University

3.5%

Brigham Young University - Idaho

3.5%

Palm Beach State College

3.5%

Pasadena City College

3.5%

East Los Angeles College

3.5%
Show More
Majors

Business

21.5%

Health Care Administration

9.2%

Psychology

9.0%

Medical Assisting Services

5.9%

Nursing

5.3%

General Studies

5.1%

Accounting

4.9%

Criminal Justice

4.5%

Communication

4.3%

Education

3.8%

Liberal Arts

3.7%

Biology

3.0%

Elementary Education

3.0%

English

2.7%

Nursing Assistants

2.5%

Legal Support Services

2.5%

Marketing

2.5%

Social Work

2.4%

Management

2.2%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.2%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

34.5%

Other

34.1%

Associate

16.2%

Certificate

6.4%

Masters

5.2%

Diploma

2.4%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.4%
Show More
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate The Salary Of an Office Receptionist?

Have you worked as an Office Receptionist? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as an Office Receptionist.

Top Skills for An Office Receptionist

CustomerServiceDataEntryPhoneCallsAppointmentSchedulingOrderOfficeSuppliesPayrollGeneralOfficeFrontDeskCleanReceptionAreaMedicalRecordsSortOfficeEquipmentTelephoneCallsPatientAppointmentsPatientInformationPatientChartsInsuranceCompaniesMulti-LinePhoneSystemInsuranceInformationTemporary

Show More

  1. Customer Service
  2. Data Entry
  3. Phone Calls
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Handle dispatches all customer service related actions.
  • Helped attorneys prepare documents for court and arranged letters for potential clients, handled data entry, greeted and assisted clients.
  • Distribute incoming and outgoing daily mail; create files, direct incoming visitors, phone calls and providing general information.
  • Answered multiple phone lines, performed appointment scheduling for service center and 7 technicians.
  • Order office supplies, answer and direct calls.

How Would You Rate Working As an Office Receptionist?

Are you working as an Office Receptionist? Help us rate Office Receptionist as a Career.

Top Office Receptionist Employers