Receptionist Career

135,900 more jobs through 2022!

Where the jobs are

Employment growth will result mainly from a growing healthcare industry. Specifically, offices of physicians and dentists are expected to add the most receptionist jobs as an aging population will demand more medical services. In addition, the number of individuals who have health insurance is expected to increase due to federal health insurance reform legislation, resulting in a greater need for office staff in healthcare facilities.

Medical receptionists are in HIGHEST demand!

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program

Receptionist Pay

The median hourly wage for receptionists in all industries was $12.49 in May 2012.

Pay in the top 4 industries:

Dentist offices $14.67
Physician offices 13.09
Other health practitioner offices $11.86
Personal care services 9.65

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Receptionist Job Description

Job Description

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