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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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Noel O'Sullivan Skipper
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Marie O'Donovan Environmental Officer
Niamh Yates Validation Engineer
Naoise Pye Social Care Worker
Paul Harding Prison Officer
Paul Dowling Horticulturist
Linda Coghlan Forester
Liam Dowling Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Padraig Parle Teacher - Special Needs
Deirdre Sayers Primary School Teacher
Kevin Keary Parliamentary Assistant
Mariya Levchuk Crew Trainer
Siobhan Canny Midwife
Sharon Carty Opera Singer
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Gail Sterio Corporate Accountant
Paddy Power Insurance Practitioner Apprentice
Cian O'Mahony Science Teacher
Edel Butler Administrative Officer
Donal Kane Plumber / Construction Super.
Elaine Steiro Franchisee
John Kelly Timber Purchaser
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Fergal Donnelly European Commission
Luke Heffernan Forestry Inspector
Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Mark Meehan Site Training & Learning Head
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Dave McDonald Astronomer
Robert Windle Forest Inspector
Brian Howard Guidance Counsellor
Michael Bohane QA Manager
Karl Curran Associate Director
Elaine MacDonald Psychologist - Clinical
Niamh Cacciato Solicitor
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Daragh Little Managing Director of Forestry
Claire Purcell Software Engineer
Brendan Cavanagh Ships Engineer
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Bernard Brogan Chartered Accountant
Kelvin E Lau How PHD Student RCSI
Kieran Magee Farm Manager - Dry Stock
Richard Storey Shift Manager
Emilia Gilroy Garda
Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
Jamie Hawan Harvesting Manager
Lynsey Gargan Manufacturing Engineer
John Liston Project Manager
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Niamh Briggs Garda
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Steven Kilgannon Garda Trainee
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Keith Lynch Private (Line)
Sinead Kenny Design Engineer
Damien Haberlin Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Ciaran Walsh Forestry Professional
Lydia Peppard Care Assistant
Deirdre Lavelle Care Assistant
Joe Codd Sales Director
Fiona Uyema Chef
Seamus Dunne Forestry Inspectorate
Denis Reidy Farmer - Dairy
Aoife Lyons Occupational Psychologist
Louise Mc Donald Private (Line)
Breda Ni Mhaoláin Interpreter
Cecilia Fenech Environmental Scientist
Margaret Donaghue Prison Officer
Laura Finnegan Process Development Engineer
Ejiro O'Hare Stratton Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Shane Sargeant Department of Foreign Affairs
Kate Walsh Beauty Therapist
Tom Tooher Lieutenant - Army
Xiaona Hou Product Engineer
Sarah Tenanty Finance Operations
Dr. Patrick Cadwell Lecturer
Aoife Mc Dermott Lecturer
Natasha Ibanez Mechanical Engineer
Hugh Heraghty Fish Farm Manager
Luke Drea Event Rider
Kevin Moran Insurance Administrator
Lynda O'Leary Systems Engineer
Mary Ita Heffernan Social Worker
Aidan Maher Site Manager - Grad Entry
Rachel Berry Pharmacist
Catherine Day Secretary General
Catherine Ahearn Data Scientist
Alan O'Neill Fisherman
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Liz O'Toole Skipper
Mary Joyce Secondary School Teacher
Peter Whooley Forester
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Caitriona Jackman Planetary Scientist
Breda Wright Customer Care Manager
Liam McCaul R&D Engineer
Nicole Feighery Customer Care Manager
Dr Jan Steiner Anaesthetist
Shane McDonagh Renewable Energy Engineering
Caroline Austin Senior Associate Solicitor
Fergus O'Connell Quality Officer
Niall O'Neill Forest Manager
Adam Nolan Garda
Des Lalor Wind Engineer
Nan Hu Garda
Mark Clery Regional Forester
Magda Rogers Legal Secretary
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Enda Coates Forest Researcher
Ann-Marie Holmes Factory Manager - Fab 14
Jack McGovern Garda Trainee
Oisin McGrath Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp
Brian	Conville Bricklayer
Shane Callanan Electronic Engineer
Brendan White Fish Filleter
Colm Lyons Forest Technician
Roseann Gilligan Executive Officer
Paul Galvan Resource Teacher
David McKeown Space Scientist
Rebecca Tighe Process Engineer
Patricia Cleary Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist
Jamie McCarthy-Fisher Art Studio Manager
Martha Francis Detective Sergeant
Lisa Berry Restaurant Manager
Tomas Flanagan Occupational Therapist
Peter LaComber Consulting Engineer
Nicola O'Higgins Fishmonger
Marianne Cusack Garda Sergeant
Aoife O'Malley Garda Trainee
Stacey Bradley Forest Resource Manager
Oz Ilbrahmi Manufacturing Specialist
Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
Ciaran MacSamhrain Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Frank Morrison Recruitment Manager
Tracey Roche Design Engineer
Oisin	Murphy Apprentice Carpenter
Kevin Power Resource Manager
Maria O'Neill Civil Engineer
Lisa Kelly Speech and Language
Paul Meany School Principal