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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Interviews
Brian O'Connor, Analytical Chemist
Smart Futures

Analytical Chemist - Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor works as an Analytical Chemist for Wyeth.  He joined the company as an Analyist working in the lab and has since been promoted to the position

Xiaona Hou, Product Engineer
Smart Futures

Product Engineer - Xiaona Hou

Xiaona Hou is a Product Engineer. She is responsible for supporting R&D work in the Diabetes Care business unit at MD Medical. 

Niamh Yates, Validation Engineer
Smart Futures

Validation Engineer - Niamh Yates

Michael Bohane, QA Manager
BioPharmachem Ireland
Biological, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Science

QA Manager - Michael Bohane

Michael Bohane works as a QA Manager for Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland based in Waterford. Following his Leaving Cert he did a BSc and then a MSc in Biochemistry in

Sinead Kenny, Design Engineer
Smart Futures

Design Engineer - Sinead Kenny

Sinead Kenny works with Creganna in Galway as a Design Engineer in the Medical Device Sector. She did a degree in Material Science from the University of Limerick where

Patricia Cleary, Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist
Smart Futures

Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist - Patricia Cleary

Patricia Cleary is a Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist. Her job focuses on testing new instruments that will be used by hospital labs to help diagnose blood based malignancies

Agriculture, Animals & Food

Farmer - Dairy - Bryan Daniels
Teagasc
Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Farmer - Dairy - Bryan Daniels

Forest Management Planner - Claire Howlin
Forestry Careers Ireland
Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Forest Management Planner - Claire Howlin

Forest Technician - Colm Lyons
Forestry Careers Ireland
Farming, Horticulture & Forestry

Forest Technician - Colm Lyons

Science, Engineering & Construction

Mission Control Space Services - Michaela Musilova
ESERO Ireland
Physics, Mathematics & Space Science

Mission Control Space Services - Michaela Musilova

Electronic Engineer  - Deborah Caffrey
Intel
Computers & ICT

Electronic Engineer - Deborah Caffrey

Software Engineer - Claire Purcell
Smart Futures
Computers & ICT

Software Engineer - Claire Purcell

Medical, Wellbeing & Sport

Anaesthetist - Dr Jan Steiner
Health Service Executive
Medical & Healthcare

Anaesthetist - Dr Jan Steiner

Midwife - Siobhan Canny
Health Service Executive
Medical & Healthcare

Midwife - Siobhan Canny

Care Assistant  - Deirdre Lavelle
St. Michael's House
Psychology & Social Care

Care Assistant - Deirdre Lavelle

Creative Arts, Fashion & Media..

Beauty Therapist - Kate Walsh
Languages Connect
Fashion & Beauty

Beauty Therapist - Kate Walsh

Textile Design/Handweaver - Liz Christy
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Art, Craft & Design

Textile Design/Handweaver - Liz Christy

Opera Singer - Sharon Carty
Languages Connect
Music & Performing Arts

Opera Singer - Sharon Carty

Government, Law & Education

Garda Trainee - Aishling Butler
An Garda Sí­ochána
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Garda Trainee - Aishling Butler

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp - Oisin McGrath
Defence Forces
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp - Oisin McGrath

Garda Trainee - Jack McGovern
An Garda Sí­ochána
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Garda Trainee - Jack McGovern

Accountancy, Finance & Insurance

Insurance Practitioner Apprentice - Paddy Power
Insurance
Insurance

Insurance Practitioner Apprentice - Paddy Power

Finance Operations - Sarah Tenanty
Insurance
Insurance

Finance Operations - Sarah Tenanty

Insurance Administrator - Kevin Moran
Insurance
Insurance

Insurance Administrator - Kevin Moran