An admissions representative is responsible for interviewing students, applicants or patients upon admission to a school, hospital, company or other institutions. He/she records personal information and secures required signatures to complete the admission process.
A successful candidate should have a high school diploma or equivalent and relevant experience as an administrative professional. This position is usually given to newly graduates or interns with strong attention to detail, good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently. In large companies or hospitals, a 4-year degree may be required.
Advanced computer skills, particularly using specific software programs needed in compiling records; excellent oral and written communication skills; superb interpersonal skills; effective customer service abilities; and a strong knowledge of the functions and policies of the institution.
Specific work elements
Recruiting, evaluating and admitting students/patients/employees into an institution; explaining institution’s policies; guiding new applicants through the admitting process; and performing other administrative tasks, including working at a front desk, completing paperwork, recording files, organizing forms, and attending meetings, among others.