Gerald Hill says it’s the ever-changing nature of his job that has kept him at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry since 1988.
Hill is an animal technician for research and graduate studies. His work frequently changes and requires him to solve problems.
“My job is never boring,” Hill says. “It is sometimes hectic and challenging, but never boring. I really like the creativity and problem-solving it takes to help someone through their project. Sometimes it is like repairing an airplane in mid-flight.”
Hill also gets to know students, technicians and doctors from all over the world and from many different research disciplines. At last count, Hill says he’s worked with people from more than 30 countries.
Hill also credits his co-workers as another reason he’s stayed at the college. He names Dr. Larry Bellinger, Priscilla Gillaspie and Connie Tillberg as special people to him.
“Good benefits are great, but it always comes down to the people,” he says.