After many years working on the financial sector in a sales role I decided enough was enough. Fed up with sales targets and working late evening and weekends I decided I needed to look for a new career. I always had strong administration skills and enjoyed meeting people so with this in mind I did some research in the internet and I noticed that there were quite a number of vacancies in the medical sector whether it would be working in a general practitioner’s private practice or in one of the many hospitals in Dublin.
I knew I would have to have some sort of medical experience in order to apply for current vacancies so I searched on the Internet for a course and Pitman Training came up straight away. I located my nearest office, which was Swords and called them straight away. I spoke with Roy and we arranged to meet up the following day. I chatted to Roy for about forty minutes about the Medical Secretary Diploma and he gave me a demo. I knew this was right for me. I immediately signed up and started my Diploma the following day. It was great to have the freedom of working at my own pace and also having the support of the team in Swords. I had hoped to complete the course in a couple of months but I fell pregnant. While in maternity leave I continued with my Diploma and finally completed it in 2008. I went for my first interview for a Medical Secretary position here in Dublin and they offered me the job. I was thrilled and I couldn’t have done it without Pitman Training. They gave me the confidence to change my career path and I finally am in a job that I love. I would recommend anyone who is in a rut like I was to take the first step and give Pitman a call. It was the best money I ever spent.