Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Lisa Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Kelly

Speech and Language

Health Service Executive

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  Lisa Kelly

Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics


The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Boston Scientific Career Guidance Events

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Boston Scientific Career Guidance Events

Friday, February 10, 2017 

Boston Scientific Career Guidance Events

Boston Scientific Irish sites - Galway, Cork and Clonmel - are proud to champion initiatives that increase engagement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) 

As part of this initiative to promote and highlight STEM related careers to young people we are holding Career Guidance Event’s at our three sites and would like to invite you to the event nearest to you:

Boston Scientific Cork, Model Farm Road  8th March 2.00 – 4.00pm
Boston Scientific Clonmel, Cashel Road  9th March 10.00 am  - 2.00 pm
Boston Scientific Galway, Ballybrit Ind Estate 9th March 10.00 am  - 2.00 pm

To confirm attendance at one of our events please contact Aoife Meagher  on 091 517205 or email to