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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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What is an Occupation

Often the terms job, occupation and career are used interchangeably. In fact, they have very different meanings. On this site we use them to mean the following:

A job is a work role with a specific organisation (paid or unpaid). Example: Auditor at CRH Group.

An occupation is a wide category of jobs with similar characteristics. Example: physician, engineer, educator, or scientist.

A career is a lifetime journey of building and making good use of your skills, knowledge and experiences.

Using this search you can explore hundreds of occupations. For many we include interviews with people doing that job, and discuss their career journey so far.

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Paul Meany School Principal
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Ciaran MacSamhrain Transport Infrastructure Ireland
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Adam Nolan Garda
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Kevin Moran Insurance Administrator
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Elaine Steiro Franchisee
Claire Purcell Software Engineer
Lynsey Gargan Manufacturing Engineer
Mark Meehan Site Training & Learning Head
Edel Carleton Embassy of Japan in Ireland
Alan O'Neill Fisherman
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Noel O'Sullivan Skipper
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Liam McCaul R&D Engineer
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Brian Howard Guidance Counsellor
Cian O'Mahony Science Teacher
Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
Jonathan Pugsley Energy Manager
Damien Haberlin Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
John Kelly Timber Purchaser
Karen O'Flaherty Science Communicator
Linda Coghlan Forester
Aoife Lyons Occupational Psychologist
Rory Fitzpatrick CEO of the National Space Centre
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Owen Hughes Manufacturing Technician
Michael Bohane QA Manager
Nicole Feighery Customer Care Manager
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Shane Sargeant Department of Foreign Affairs
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Luke Heffernan Forestry Inspector
Nuala Caffrey Research Fellow in Computational Physics
Shane Bergin Physics Lecturer
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Caroline Austin Senior Associate Solicitor
Des Lalor Wind Engineer
Aoife Mc Dermott Lecturer
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Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Niall O'Neill Forest Manager
Claire Hanrahan Auditor
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Mark Clery Regional Forester
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Siobhan Canny Midwife
Richard Storey Shift Manager
Patricia Cleary Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist
Kate Walsh Beauty Therapist
Daragh Little Managing Director of Forestry
Liam Dowling Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Mary Ita Heffernan Social Worker
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