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 Rachel Berry from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Rachel Berry


Health Service Executive

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Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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HPAT-Ireland Discount Code

150 euro discount

6th year students interested in medicine will be considering their options early in the school term.

Career Services, Ireland’s leading HPAT preparation course provider, are offering a limited number of €150 discount codes to Guidance Counsellors for our HPAT Complete Package.

This promotion is available to Guidance Counsellors who will be discussing medicine options with their students. Students can enter the promo code, outlined below, at the checkout on our website when booking the HPAT Complete Package and will receive €150 off the price.


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