|Quick Facts: Receptionists|
$27,920 per year
$13.42 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|9% (As fast as average)|
Receptionists perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about their organization to the public and customers.
Receptionists are employed in nearly every industry.
Receptionists typically need a high school diploma and good communication skills.
The median hourly wage for receptionists was $13.42 in May 2016.
Employment of receptionists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities should be good, especially in the healthcare industries.
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