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Receptionists do tasks such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing information about their organization to the public.
Receptionists are employed in nearly every industry.
Receptionists typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and good communication skills.
Employment of receptionists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities should be good, especially in healthcare industries.
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Learn more about receptionists by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.