A YOUNG Doncaster woman has gone from the salon to the surgery in a change of career direction.
After originally starting out as a hairdresser at Doncaster College, Gemma Cullingworth is now employed in the medical profession.
The 26-year-old drifted out of hairdressing to have children but decided the time was right to do something she really wanted to do.
The medical profession fascinated her but a fear of needles and blood meant the ‘front line’ was not an option - so she chose instead a behind the scenes role in medical administration.
After completing two years at Doncaster College on a medical secretaries course she successfully gained employment within the NHS. Gemma now works as a medical secretary for a consultant in the ear, nose and throat department at DRI.
The work is ‘hectic but very exciting’ and she is ‘really proud’ of what she has achieved - and believes if she can do it then others can. “It was hard but really worth it,” she said.