Why I love my job
Employer: Children's Hospital of Boston
Job: Surgical coordinator, orthopedic surgery
"I schedule surgeries for three orthopedic doctors. I love interacting with kids and their families; everyone is so pleasant despite everything they're dealing with, including the fact that a child is going to have a surgical procedure.
"Ages range from 2-year-old rambunctious toddlers to spontaneous 9- to 10-year-olds, with the most common injuries including falling off the bed, falling off monkey bars, or taking a spill on their bike or skateboards. If they're crying, I'll try to cheer them up with a pinwheel or some bubbles."