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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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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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Rachel Bennett Industrial Pharmacist
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Lisa Kelly Speech and Language
Jonathan Pugsley Energy Manager
Sinead O'Sullivan CEO of Fusion Space Technologies
Brian Cadigan Primary School Teacher
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Nuala Caffrey Research Fellow in Computational Physics
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Gail Sterio Corporate Accountant
Steven Kilgannon Garda Trainee
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Sinead Lew Senior Tax Manager
Fergal Donnelly European Commission
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Catherine Day Secretary General
Joe Codd Sales Director
Rory Fitzpatrick CEO of the National Space Centre
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Maria O'Neill Civil Engineer
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Alan O'Neill Fisherman
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Linda Coghlan Forester
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Kevin Keary Parliamentary Assistant
Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
Liam McCaul R&D Engineer
Brian Kelly Science Entrepreneur
Brenda O Loughlin Franchisee
Karl Curran Associate Director
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Paul Harding Prison Officer
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Aoife Mc Dermott Lecturer
Kevin Power Resource Manager
Sinead Kenny Design Engineer
Peter Whooley Forester
Paul Galvan Resource Teacher
Bernard Brogan Chartered Accountant
Marie O'Donovan Environmental Officer
Seamus Dunne Forestry Inspectorate
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Martha Francis Detective Sergeant
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Elaine MacDonald Psychologist - Clinical
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Kerrie Horan Engineer - Process
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Catherine Ahearn Data Scientist
Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Caroline Austin Senior Associate Solicitor
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Aidan Maher Site Manager - Grad Entry
Rachel Berry Pharmacist
Mark	Maguire Apprentice Electrician
Cian O'Mahony Science Teacher
Aishling Butler Garda Trainee
Claire Howlin Forest Management Planner
Elaine Kelly Mechanical Design Engineer
Kieran Magee Farm Manager - Dry Stock
Brian Howard Guidance Counsellor
Sharon Carty Opera Singer
Vivienne Breathnach Lawyer Linguist-Barrister
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Aoife O'Malley Garda Trainee
Niamh Cacciato Solicitor
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Liz O'Toole Skipper
Fergal Feehely Apprentice Painter Decorator
Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
Hugh Heraghty Fish Farm Manager
Lorcan Kelly Tax Consultant
Margaret Donaghue Prison Officer
Ciaran MacSamhrain Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Dr. Patrick Cadwell Lecturer
David McKeown Space Scientist
Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
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Robert Windle Forest Inspector
Tony Lenighan Forester
Mark Spain Garda Trainee
Paul Dowling Horticulturist
Keith Lynch Private (Line)
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Michaela Musilova Mission Control Space Services
Adam Nolan Garda
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Oisin McGrath Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp
Mary Joyce Secondary School Teacher
Sarah Tenanty Finance Operations
Nan Hu Garda
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Tracey Roche Design Engineer
Mark Clery Regional Forester
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Keith Hayes Ambulance / Paramedic
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Anna Holohan Tax Manager
Denis Reidy Farmer - Dairy
Dave McDonald Astronomer
Damien Haberlin Ecologist (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
Roseann Gilligan Executive Officer
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