Most of these occupations require post-graduate qualifications. For example, they may require a masters degree, and some require a Ph.D., or M.D.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience plus specialist training to be able to do their job.
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Job Zone Examples
These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. They may also require very specialist skills. Very advanced communication and organisational skills are required. Examples include lawyers, aerospace engineers, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and most scientists.
(thousands per year)*
105 - 175
Salary relating to all HSE Consultants:
Type A consultants: €127,000 to €175,000
Type B salaries: €120,000 to €157,000
Type C salaries: €105,000 to €134,000
Last Updated: June, 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.|
Due to international demand for these skills, job opportunities will continue to arise.
National Skills Bulletin 2018
Doctors, Psychiatrists & Other Medical Practitioners
Also included in this category:
|Part time workers:||13%|
|Male / Female:||55 / 45%|
|With Third Level:||100%|
A fully qualified medical doctor who specialises in treating people with cancer.
A consultant medical doctor who specialises in treating cancer patients using radiotherapy is known as a Radiation Oncologist. He/she usually heads up a team of doctors.
Radiation oncologists utilise radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radioactive isotopes and other special techniques to treat patients with cancer.
Radiation oncology is one of the three primary specialties, the other two being surgical and medical oncology, involved in the treatment of cancer. A Medical Oncologist is a consultant medical doctor who specialises in treating cancer using chemotherapy and biological therapy.
Radiation oncologists work in a multidisciplinary environment with other physicians such as surgical oncologists, interventional radiologists, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical oncologists, as well as with other non-medical professionals such as medical physicists and radiation therapists.
The Training Pathway to becoming a Radiation Oncologist is :
Medical School, followed by an Internship Year and then 2 years clinical experience, followed by Higher Specialist Training in Radiation Oncology.
Last Updated: October, 2017
|Podiatrist / Chiropodist|
|Dentist - Oral Surgeon|
|Doctor / GP|
|Obstetrician / Gynaecologist|
|Dentist - Periodontist|
|Surgeon - Oral|
|Radiologist - Diagnostic|
|Clinical / Medical Technologist|
|Radiologist - Radiation Therapist|
|Organisation:||Irish Medical Council|
|Address:||Kingram House, Kingram Place, Dublin, 2|
|Tel:||(01) 498 3100|
|A Week on My Medical Oncology Ward|