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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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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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Karl Curran Associate Director
John Kelly Timber Purchaser
Elva Bannon Mechatronic Engineer
Shane McDonagh Renewable Energy Engineering
Niall O'Neill Forest Manager
Liam Dowling Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Fergal Feehely Apprentice Painter Decorator
Naoise Pye Social Care Worker
Aidan Maher Site Manager - Grad Entry
Mark	Maguire Apprentice Electrician
Paul Galvan Resource Teacher
Tom Tooher Lieutenant - Army
Des Lalor Wind Engineer
Niamh Briggs Garda
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Keith Hayes Ambulance / Paramedic
Linda Coghlan Forester
Caroline Austin Senior Associate Solicitor
Mark Clery Regional Forester
Paddy Power Insurance Practitioner Apprentice
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Natasha Ibanez Mechanical Engineer
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Alan O'Neill Fisherman
Luke Heffernan Forestry Inspector
Deirdre Kelleghan Amateur Astronomer
Ciaran MacSamhrain Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Nan Hu Garda
Elaine MacDonald Psychologist - Clinical
Louise Mc Donald Private (Line)
Brendan Cavanagh Ships Engineer
Magda Rogers Legal Secretary
Jonathan Faull Space Social Media and Communications
Denis Reidy Farmer - Dairy
Lisa Berry Restaurant Manager
John Liston Project Manager
Deborah Caffrey Electronic Engineer
Kevin Power Resource Manager
Brian	Conville Bricklayer
Xiaona Hou Product Engineer
Shane Sargeant Department of Foreign Affairs
Ann-Marie Holmes Factory Manager - Fab 14
Ciaran Walsh Forestry Professional
Peter Clifford Probationer Garda
Niamh Cacciato Solicitor
Tony Lenighan Forester
Jamie McCarthy-Fisher Art Studio Manager
Brian Howard Guidance Counsellor
Keith Lynch Private (Line)
Lynda O'Leary Systems Engineer
Claire Howlin Forest Management Planner
Paul Harding Prison Officer
Colm Lyons Forest Technician
Sarah Tenanty Finance Operations
Steven Kilgannon Garda Trainee
Vivienne Breathnach Lawyer Linguist-Barrister
Kevin Moran Insurance Administrator
Tracey Roche Design Engineer
Megan McEvoy Dancer
Richard Storey Shift Manager
David McKeown Space Scientist
Brenda O Loughlin Franchisee
Mary Joyce Secondary School Teacher
Tomas Flanagan Occupational Therapist
Marianne Cusack Garda Sergeant
Elaine Kelly Mechanical Design Engineer
Edel Butler Administrative Officer
Laura Glendon SAP
Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Laura Finnegan Process Development Engineer
Rory Fitzpatrick CEO of the National Space Centre
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Lydia Peppard Care Assistant
Ejiro O'Hare Stratton Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Dave McDonald Astronomer
Liam McCaul R&D Engineer
Fergal Donnelly European Commission
Shane Bergin Physics Lecturer
Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
Cian O'Mahony Science Teacher
Paul Dowling Horticulturist
Kieran Magee Farm Manager - Dry Stock
Fiona Uyema Chef
Colin	Butterly Site Manager - Trade Entry
Robert Windle Forest Inspector
Jason Ruane Computer Programmer
Seamus Dunne Forestry Inspectorate
Rachel Bennett Industrial Pharmacist
Oz Ilbrahmi Manufacturing Specialist
Brendan White Fish Filleter
Rasaq Falade Garda Reserve
Oisin McGrath Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp
Sam Franklin Earth Observation Specialist
Damien Haberlin Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Edel Carleton Embassy of Japan in Ireland
Jamie Hawan Harvesting Manager
Karen O'Flaherty Science Communicator
Shauna Hurley Structural Engineer
Brian Kelly Science Entrepreneur
Mariya Levchuk Crew Trainer
Lorcan Kelly Tax Consultant
Aoife Lyons Occupational Psychologist
Adam Nolan Garda
Gillian Morgan Manufacturing Process Specialist
Liz O'Toole Skipper
Shane Callanan Electronic Engineer
Cosmin Tudor Restaurant Manager
Aine Ni Dhubhain Forestry Lecturer
Kate Walsh Beauty Therapist
Kerrie Horan Engineer - Process
Breda Wright Customer Care Manager
Peter LaComber Consulting Engineer
Michael Bohane QA Manager
Enda Coates Forest Researcher
Kelvin E Lau How PHD Student RCSI
Claire Purcell Software Engineer
Elaine Steiro Franchisee
Michaela Musilova Mission Control Space Services
Caitriona Jackman Planetary Scientist
Aishling Butler Garda Trainee
Sinead Lew Senior Tax Manager
Neil Murrey Aerothermodynamics and Propulsion Design Engineer
Nicola O'Higgins Fishmonger
Hugh Heraghty Fish Farm Manager
Stacey Bradley Forest Resource Manager
Mary Ita Heffernan Social Worker
David Fleming Sub Lieutenant - Navy
Dr Jan Steiner Anaesthetist
Niamh Yates Validation Engineer
Megan Walsh Mechanical Engineer
Dr. Patrick Cadwell Lecturer
Maria O'Neill Civil Engineer
Kevin Keary Parliamentary Assistant
Anna Holohan Tax Manager
Fergus O'Connell Quality Officer
Donal Kane Plumber / Construction Super.
Eileen Faherty Electrician / Quantity Surveyor
Aoife O'Malley Garda Trainee
Sharon Carty Opera Singer
Nicole Feighery Customer Care Manager
Marie O'Donovan Environmental Officer
Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer