Career sectors contain a collection of occupations that have something in common, for example, the type of work they do or their role in the economy. Very often people are attracted to the products or services provided by a particular sector, and seek to find employment close to the essence of that area.
We provide information on over 30 sectors that make up the Irish Labour market. These have been divided into 6 main categories to make it easy to explore.
You can return to this screen as often as you like to make different selections.
Where possible we bring you the most up-to-date information directly from the experts that oversee the different sectors. These organisations provide detailed information from which career seekers can make their most informed choices.
Working with the land, managing livestock, crops, forests or the environment.
Working with the production, distribution, preparation and serving of food and drinks.
Working in the planning, building, selling or management of construction projects (housing estates, roads, warehouses etc.).
Creating high quality drugs or chemicals, testing them to ensure they are effective and safe, and monitoring their effect on people and the environment.
Work on the development of technology that enhances the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, and treatment of diseases and disabilities.
Working in the manufacture, sales or support of all forms of computers and computer
systems, or in the creation and development of software.
Work with technologies which monitor and predict changes in our environment, the development of renewable energy sources, and the conservation of ecosystems.
Working in one of the many engineering or technology fields such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Motor and Energy.
Working in a leisure centre, in sports as a player or coach, or involved in personal / fitness training.
Working in hospitals, clinics and medical centres looking after the health and care of people with physical illness.
Working in any area involving fashion, beauty care, hairdressing and personal hygiene, e.g. Fashion design, Beauty therapy etc.
Communicating information through various forms of media, e.g. TV, Radio, newspapers, the internet, and film.
Working to provide services to people of all ages across areas including social, community, youth, education, and charity, voluntary and sporting organisations.
Teaching at any level, including professional training, or involved in the design and development of courses and the qualifications that they lead to.
Working for the government to ensure the efficient and correct running of the country.
Working in museums, art galleries or heritage management, or using languages professionally, e.g. translating or interpreting.
Involved in the administration of the law, defending the rights of individuals and organisations.
Working mainly in business, records details of financial transactions and provides advice on financial and tax matters.
Providing services to the public and business through banking, fund management and other forms of financial services.
Creating advertising, managing marketing campaigns, and ensuring that a company is
always seen in the best possible light.
Involved in the running of a business, helping it grow and develop, operate efficiently, meet business objectives and manage its workforce.
Working in an office and being involved in the day to day running of a business.
All forms of work directly involved in the delivery of products and services to the marketplace.
Attending to the needs of local and visiting tourists, e.g. the hotels, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions, and promoting Ireland as a welcoming place to visit.