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I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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Food Science

Course Code(s):  5M5267
QQI Award Code:  5M5267 Food Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5267
QQI Award Code 5M5267 Food Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Biosystems Engineer   Geotechnician  
Food Safety Consultant   Landscape Manager  
Landscape Scientist   Food Scientist  
Food Technologist   Archaeologist  
Farmer - Dairy   Horticultural Manager  
Forestry Professional   Cartographer   
Arborist   Agricultural Scientist / Agronomist  
Agricultural Adviser   Horticultural Scientist  
Brewer   Farm Manager  
Farmer - Dry Stock   Dairy Industry Research Scientist  
Groundsperson   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Agricultural Engineering Technician   Agricultural Mechanic  
Regulatory Affairs Specialist   Biochemical Engineer  
Petroleum Engineer   Flavourist / Food Chemist  
Biomedical Scientist   Chemistry Laboratory Technician  
Colour Technologist   Genetic Engineer  
Regulatory Affairs Officer   Medicinal Chemist  
Haematologist   Fragrance Chemist  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   Geochemist  
QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst   Pharmacologist  
Chemical Engineer   Industrial Chemist / Pharmacist  
Molecular Biologist   Analytical Chemist  
Geneticist   Production & Process Engineer  
Toxicologist   Chemist  
Biological / Microbiological Scientist   Biochemist  
Biotechnologist   Dietician  
Nutritionist   Metallurgist  
Materials Technician   Biology Laboratory Technician  
Pharmaceutical Technician   Urban Planning Engineer  
Conservation Officer - Nature   Field trials officer  
Environmental Consultant   Soil Scientist  
Environmental Technician   Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon  
Timber Technologist    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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