To become an office receptionist, you usually need a bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of experience. The most common jobs before becoming an office receptionist are cashier, receptionist, and customer service representative. Hiring managers expect an office receptionist to have soft skills such as communication skills, computer skills, and integrity. Once you have all the required skills and experience, it takes an average of less than 1 month of job training to become an office receptionist.
The national average salary for office receptionists is $33,554, but with the right certifications and experience, they can make up to $41,000. Getting a certification as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) will help you to earn more as an office receptionist.
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 5% and produce 59,300 job opportunities across the U.S.