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Serving the Susquehanna Region

From Office Secretary to Food Services Attendant

by UPMC Susquehanna

Deb Page, food services attendant, UPMC Wellsboro, talks about her experience working in the cafeteria.
Joined UPMC: Oct. 2017

What made you choose the career you are in?

  • After 15 years of office work, I started a job at the local school cafeteria to be close to my kids when they were young. 

Did you plan to work in a health care field? If yes, why did you choose health care? Why did you choose UPMC? If no, what made you choose health care? What made you choose UPMC?

  • After my kids were through school, I started a job in the cafeteria at UPMC Wellsboro. The change was nice, and it was an opportunity close to home. I enjoy the small town feel of the hospital cafeteria. I try to smile and make a difference. You never know if someone is having a bad day or if they are facing a difficult situation. I try to be a bright spot in their day. 

What is your educational background/experience?

  • After high school I earned an executive secretarial degree and worked in a variety of office settings. 

What has been your greatest accomplishment, or something you are most proud of?

  • I am very proud of my two daughters. They are both independent, young adults, working at jobs that they love. 

If you could give one piece of advice to students interested in a career field similar to yours, what would it be?

  • Follow your heart. Find something you really enjoy doing.