Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, you may need to complete three - four years of college and work for several years in the career area to be considered qualified.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.
(thousands per year)*
28 - 83
Last Updated: March, 2017
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
Employment growth was strong for this occupation and there is evidence that employers are finding it difficult to find suitable candidates in the available labour market. Demand appears to relate primarily to the IT and financial sectors.
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Consultants, Business Analysts & Project Managers
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|Part time workers:||11%|
|Male / Female:||50 / 50%|
|With Third Level:||94%|
Provides objective advice, expertise and specialist skills with the aim of creating value, maximising growth or improving the business performance of their clients.
Business consultants help businesses and organisations to solve problems, improve efficiency and manage changes to the way they work. Work will involve heloping clients with a wide range of business areas, for example such as planning and strategy, finance, productivity, marketing and IT.
Projects can vary depending on the type of business, but you may typically:
Business Consultants offer particular expertise in their role. A minimum of an undergraduate degree in Business Management, Project Management and Finance is required.
In order to gain membership to the Instutute of Management Consultants and Advisors a post graduate course in business and related dicisplines is required. See list below:
Experience in Finance, or
Experience in Sales and/or Recruitment
Also, many business consultancy roles deem experience of Crystal reports or MS SQL server as very beneficial.
Last Updated: March, 2015
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|Organisation:||Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA)|
|Address:||19 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4|
|Tel:||(01) 634 9636|
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|This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests... |
...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:
|Business Management & Human Resources|
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|Banking & Financial Services|
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