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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:
This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.
Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.
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|Galway Technical Institute|
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|Course Code||5M1997 CI061BL|
|QQI Award Code||5M1997 Office Administration|
This course is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced skills base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any business sector. Students pursuing the Executive Personal Assistant stream will also study other modules to complement the core modules for preparation for employment as a Personal Assistant. The student is introduced to the world of legal and medical practice. Legal Studies/Business Law enables students to get an overview of legal principles and legal procedures. Medical terminology provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to pursue an administrative career in healthcare or related fields.
This course is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced skills base to enable them to work in an administrative area in any business sector. Students pursuing the Executive Personal Assistant stream will also study other modules to complement the core modules for preparation for employment as a Personal Assistant. A range of organisation skills, software applications and key communication skills, both written and verbal also feature in the course. The student is introduced to the world of legal and medical practice. Legal Studies/Business Law enables students to get an overview of legal principles and legal procedures. Medical terminology provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to pursue an administrative career in healthcare or related fields.
Information and Administration 5N1389
Word Processing 5N1358
Medical Terminology 5N2428
Database Methods 5N0783
Business Law 5N2091/Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Text Production 5N1422
Audio Transcription 5N1549
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Desktop Publishing 5N0785
Work Experience 5N1356
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
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