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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. 
Deb