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What Receptionists Do

Receptionists perform administrative tasks, such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing general information about their organization to the public and customers.

Work Environment

Receptionists are employed in nearly every industry.

How to Become a Receptionist

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


The median hourly wage for receptionists was $13.65 in May 2017.

Job Outlook

Employment of receptionists is projected to grow 9 percent by 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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