A medical receptionist needs to know about both office administration and medical terminology. Quite often, these individuals are required to communicate with patients in addition to keeping schedules organized and other office administrative tasks. A good medical receptionist resume emphasizes the candidate’s attention to detail, communication abilities, and knowledge of medical terminology. Full technical knowledge is not necessary, but a good base helps a lot.
Medical receptionists need to have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Many organizations and community colleges offer associate degrees or certificates in medical reception which can also improve your chances of finding a job. In terms of work experience, any office or medical environment can serve to provide you with valuable job experience. Positions that allow you to improve your communication skills, organizational abilities, or knowledge of basic medical information can all be extremely valuable when you make the move to the medical receptionist field.
The sample medical receptionist resume presented below uses an individual who moved from a general office environment to a job specific to healthcare and who is now seeking a new medical receptionist position. If you can match or exceed the level of experience and education provided here, you have a very good chance at landing a job in this field. If not, you may wish to pursue additional education prior to beginning a job hunt.
|9 Sunset Shore
Miami, FL 33101
|Highly motivated medical receptionist seeking a position that will provide professional challenges while also opening up opportunities to help improve office efficiency and ensure that patient needs are met quickly and effectively.|
|Areas of Expertise
•Communication in a reception environment
•Office organization and administration
•Microsoft Office Suite, Max OS X programs, and Microsoft Outlook
•Calendar maintenance and scheduling
•Medical terminology and basic clinical knowledge
|Medical Receptionist, Lurie Health Center||4/2011 – Current|
|Fill all responsibilities required for office coordination and medical reception. Key responsibilities include:
•Welcome and greet patients and visitors are they enter the office.
|Administrative Assistant, Wiley Publications||2/2009 – 4/2011|
|Provided office administration and scheduling services for a busy publishing office. Key responsibilities included:
•Served as receptionist for visitors, authors, and editors.
|Education and Certifications •High School Diploma, Sunnyvale High School, 2008|