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Receptionists and Switchboard Operators  (NOC 1414)
Iqaluit Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Receptionists and switchboard operators greet people arriving at offices, hospitals and other establishments, direct visitors to appropriate person or service, answer and forward telephone calls, take messages, schedule appointments and perform other clerical duties. They are employed by hospitals, medical and dental offices and in other offices throughout the public and private sectors.

admitting clerk, answering service operator, business receptionist, dental receptionist, front desk clerk (except hotel), hospital admitting clerk, medical receptionist, reception clerk, receptionist, switchboard operator, telereceptionist.

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
  • Receptionists greet people coming into offices and other establishments, direct them to the appropriate contacts or services, and provide information in person and by phone and may perform clerical duties and maintain front desk security and security access lists.
  • Hospital admitting clerks interview patients to obtain and process information required to provide hospital and medical services.
  • Medical and dental receptionists greet patients, schedule appointments, using manual or computerized systems, receive and record payment for services, and direct patients to appropriate areas.
  • Switchboard operators operate a telephone system or switchboard to answer, screen and forward telephone calls, taking messages and providing information as required; and may perform clerical duties.
  • Answering service operators answer telephones and record and relay messages.
  • Front desk clerks in a variety of institutional and commercial settings direct customers to appropriate areas, record bookings, handle credit card checks, receive payment, issue receipts, arrange tour reservations and deal with emergency situations.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Outlook & Prospects for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in Iqaluit Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Receptionists and Switchboard Operators in Iqaluit Region as well as in the rest of the Nunavut.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Iqaluit Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-18

No employment outlooks have been developed for the territories at this time.

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