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Job Title: Receptionist and Patient Sitter at an Animal Hospital

Description: Manage and connect calls from outside lines to patients rooms or doctors, nurses, and/or hospital staff. Also work to keep animals safe that may be at risk of harming themselves or others.

Degree Required: HS

  • High School Diploma is a diploma awarded for the completion of high school. In the United States and Canada, it is considered the minimum education required for government jobs and higher education. An equivalent is the GED or General Educational Development test.

Skills Required: Bilingual, Computer skills, Customer service skills, Independent worker, Learns on the job, Managing people, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Thinks outside the box, Works under pressure

Market Sector: Non-Profit, Park, Small Business

Relative Salary:  $$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.