Acupuncturist – Gerad

Describe your job in couple of sentences:

People come to me for help for lots of different reasons with lots of different symptoms. Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine that helps balance the energy of the body, mind and spirit so that when balance is restored – the symptoms or problems go away.

 

When did you know what you wanted to do?

28

Did you go to university, go straight into the workforce or do an apprenticeship?

I went straight to work at 16.

What was your first job

My first job was in the “rag trade” with my father.

 

Does it relate to what you do now?

Not at all

Have you done other jobs in your life – if so what were they?

Travel agent & Psychotherapist

 

Did they have any influence on what you do now?

Psychotherapy led me to acupuncture

How did you find out about your job (how it existed)?

I was having treatment myself for stress

How did you get the job you wanted- steps and process?

I went to college

What qualities do you need to have to be successful in your field?

Curiosity, strong work ethic, genuine care and interest in people, humility

Give 3 tips for someone hoping to follow in your footsteps:

Be ambitious to be the best you can be. Keep studying throughout your career. Don’t run away during difficult but essential learning curves

Who inspires you?:

My teacher (now deceased) & nature