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This job is sometimes referred to as:
- Admissions Officer
- Hospital Receptionist
- Hotel/Motel Receptionist
- Receptionist (Medical/Dental)
Receptionists greet visitors and clients and deal with enquiries and requests. Their work includes scheduling appointments, keeping records, and doing other administration tasks.
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What are the chances of getting a job?
Vacancies regularly arise because it is a large occupation employing thousands of workers, and people often stay in a role for a short time. However, vacancies often attract high numbers of applicants.
According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment estimates, the number of receptionists remained fairly stable between 2010 and 2012 and is expected to remain stable to 2016.
Types of employers
Receptionists work for many types of organisations in the private and public sector, including:
- hotels and motels
- doctors' and dentists' clinics
- public and private hospitals
- various businesses
- government departments.
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Progression and specialisations
Receptionists can move into other roles in the organisation or hospital where they work, such as:
- administration officer
- clinical coder
- personal assistant
- medical records officer
- medical typist.
Receptionists may specialise in working in a particular area, such as:
- Admissions officer
- Admissions officers greet hospital patients and organise their admission and discharge.
- Hotel/Motel Receptionist
- Hotel and motel receptionists greet and assist guests.
- Medical/Dental Receptionist
- Medical and dental receptionists work in doctors' or dental surgeries, hospitals, or private clinics.
How many people are doing this job?
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Updated 28 Apr 2014