Receptionist Jobs in Atlanta, GA
Villa Ricas, GA
Decatur Hand Therapy
American Arbitration Association
$20.59 - $20.6 / Per Hour
Michael Jackson Landscape Company
Civil Engineering Consultants
Atlanta Receptionist Jobs Overview
Receptionists are the first faces you see at nearly every business. They embody a business's personality and set the tone for a guest's visit. Beyond the smiling face and charming voice, however, receptionist jobs require someone who is a multitasker, who can handle office security, office supply inventory and ordering, and assisting with various administrative projects. As a receptionist, you'll also greet and direct visitors, monitor a logbook, issue visitor badges, and operate a multi-line telephone system.
Receptionist jobs are great entry-level positions that allow you to get a first-hand look (and perhaps some experience) at other jobs you might want to try. It can also be a stable long-term career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a steady demand for receptionists, especially in physician and dentist offices. The need for bilingual receptionists is growing, so knowing a second language can increase your job opportunities and salary.
You can expand your search for administrative jobs by checking out these similar positions:
About Working in Atlanta, Georgia
Be careful when asking for directions in Atlanta. If someone says "take Peachtree," they may be sending you down any one of 70 roads with the same name. The original Peachtree Street runs through Atlanta, connecting the Five Points financial district to Midtown and then up to Buckhead before it takes a hard turn to become Peachtree Road. Once you've got the local roads figured out, you'll soon learn if the Atlanta jobs you apply for are OTP or ITP. Interstate 285, a highway that encircles the city with 60 miles of asphalt, determines if you are inside the perimeter or outside the perimeter.
If you live in Atlanta, you may find that your neighbors have Atlanta jobs at the world headquarters of companies like Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, Delta Airlines, or Turner Broadcasting. You can also try looking for opportunities in the Atlanta metro area—it's 6,000 square miles and contains 110 municipalities, including Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and Marietta.
Update Your Atlanta Receptionist Resume
Show off your written communication and organizational skills with a polished and professional resume. If you need to put together your first resume or update what you have, take a look at our receptionist resume sample. And don’t forget a cover letter to send along with that resume—we’ve put together some writing tips and a collection of cover letter templates to help you get started.
How Much Do Receptionist Jobs Pay in Atlanta, Georgia?
Got money on your mind? You should! Make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth. Our Salary Tools can help you understand what you can expect to make in receptionist jobs in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the skills that can boost your value and what the next steps in your career might be. Right now, the median receptionist pay in Atlanta is $12.99 per hour, which is 5% lower than the national average.
Find Your Next Atlanta Receptionist Job. Monster Can Help Get You Started
Are you prepared for a career in receptionist? If so, set up your profile on Monster for free and begin clicking on those receptionist jobs. When you sign up with us, you’ll receive custom job alerts and expert advice on how to negotiate your salary in Atlanta, how to nail your job interview, and more.