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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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Emilia Gilroy Garda
Tom Tooher Lieutenant - Army
Fergal Donnelly European Commission
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Paddy Power Insurance Practitioner Apprentice
Cecilia Fenech Environmental Scientist
Sinead Kenny Design Engineer
Catherine Ahearn Data Scientist
Keith Lynch Private (Line)
Daragh Little Managing Director of Forestry
Bernard Brogan Chartered Accountant
Colm Lyons Forest Technician
Vivienne Breathnach Lawyer Linguist-Barrister
Keith Hayes Ambulance / Paramedic
Colin	Butterly Site Manager - Trade Entry
Nicole Feighery Customer Care Manager
Niamh Yates Validation Engineer
Lydia Peppard Care Assistant
Brian Howard Guidance Counsellor
Lynda O'Leary Systems Engineer
Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
Peter Whooley Forester
David McKeown Space Scientist
Mary Ita Heffernan Social Worker
Dr. Patrick Cadwell Lecturer
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Frank Morrison Recruitment Manager
Paul Galvan Resource Teacher
Margaret Donaghue Prison Officer
Breda Wright Customer Care Manager
Caroline Austin Senior Associate Solicitor
Enda Coates Forest Researcher
Alan O'Neill Fisherman
Nicola O'Higgins Fishmonger
Richard Storey Shift Manager
Rebecca Tighe Process Engineer
Edel Carleton Embassy of Japan in Ireland
Shane McDonagh Renewable Energy Engineering
Rachel Berry Pharmacist
Martha Francis Detective Sergeant
Niall O'Neill Forest Manager
Claire Purcell Software Engineer
Neil Murrey Aerothermodynamics and Propulsion Design Engineer
Kelvin E Lau How PHD Student RCSI
Michael Bohane QA Manager
Lisa Berry Restaurant Manager
Breda Ni Mhaoláin Interpreter
Aine Ni Dhubhain Forestry Lecturer
Deirdre Kelleghan Amateur Astronomer
Damien Haberlin Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Maria O'Neill Civil Engineer
Paul Meany School Principal
Sinead Lew Senior Tax Manager
John Kelly Timber Purchaser
Aoife Lyons Occupational Psychologist
Mark	Maguire Apprentice Electrician
Mark Meehan Site Training & Learning Head
Mark Clery Regional Forester
Roseann Gilligan Executive Officer
Rachel Bennett Industrial Pharmacist
Lorcan Kelly Tax Consultant
Mariya Levchuk Crew Trainer
Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
Liam McCaul R&D Engineer
Seamus Dunne Forestry Inspectorate
Niamh Briggs Garda
Elaine Kelly Mechanical Design Engineer
Patricia Cleary Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist
Noel O'Sullivan Skipper
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Steven Kilgannon Garda Trainee
Megan McEvoy Dancer
Fiona Uyema Chef
Elva Bannon Mechatronic Engineer
Kate Walsh Beauty Therapist
Anna Holohan Tax Manager
Kevin Keary Parliamentary Assistant
Caitriona Jackman Planetary Scientist
Luke Heffernan Forestry Inspector
Laura Finnegan Process Development Engineer
Eileen Faherty Electrician / Quantity Surveyor
Sam Franklin Earth Observation Specialist
Claire Hanrahan Auditor
Jonathan Pugsley Energy Manager
Kerrie Horan Engineer - Process
Adam Nolan Garda
Rasaq Falade Garda Reserve
Hugh Heraghty Fish Farm Manager
Catherine Day Secretary General
Mary Joyce Secondary School Teacher
Jamie McCarthy-Fisher Art Studio Manager
Tony Lenighan Forester
Peter Clifford Probationer Garda
Jamie Hawan Harvesting Manager
Oisin McGrath Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp
Jonathan Faull Space Social Media and Communications
Linda Coghlan Forester
Paul Dowling Horticulturist
Edel Butler Administrative Officer
Deirdre Lavelle Care Assistant
Fergal Feehely Apprentice Painter Decorator
Magda Rogers Legal Secretary
Sarah Tenanty Finance Operations
Shane Bergin Physics Lecturer
Oz Ilbrahmi Manufacturing Specialist
Liz O'Toole Skipper
Lynsey Gargan Manufacturing Engineer
Deirdre Sayers Primary School Teacher
Sharon Carty Opera Singer
Shane Sargeant Department of Foreign Affairs
Nuala Caffrey Research Fellow in Computational Physics
Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Megan Walsh Mechanical Engineer
Des Lalor Wind Engineer
Mark Spain Garda Trainee
Michaela Musilova Mission Control Space Services
Oisin	Murphy Apprentice Carpenter
Padraig Parle Teacher - Special Needs
Kieran Magee Farm Manager - Dry Stock
Lisa Kelly Speech and Language
Ciaran Walsh Forestry Professional
Tomas Flanagan Occupational Therapist
Donal Kane Plumber / Construction Super.
Laura Glendon SAP
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Elaine Steiro Franchisee
Brenda O Loughlin Franchisee
Cian O'Mahony Science Teacher
Paul Harding Prison Officer
Dave McDonald Astronomer
Aoife Mc Dermott Lecturer
John Liston Project Manager
Claire Howlin Forest Management Planner
Donal Og Cusack Automation/Energy Engineer
Bryan Daniels Farmer - Dairy
Siobhan Canny Midwife
Karl Curran Associate Director
Louise Mc Donald Private (Line)
Aishling Butler Garda Trainee
Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
Dr Jan Steiner Anaesthetist
David Fleming Sub Lieutenant - Navy
Niamh Cacciato Solicitor
Elaine MacDonald Psychologist - Clinical
Kevin Moran Insurance Administrator
Karen O'Flaherty Science Communicator
Brendan White Fish Filleter