What Receptionists Do

Receptionists do tasks such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing information about their organization to the public.

Work Environment

Receptionists are employed in nearly every industry.

How to Become a Receptionist

Receptionists typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and good communication skills.


The median hourly wage for receptionists was $14.96 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of receptionists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities should be good, especially in healthcare industries.

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