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.

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Go for it Ė itís a great job.
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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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Mary Joyce, Secondary School Teacher

Mary Joyce is a Secondary School Teacher of Geography and PE and works in Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge, Co Kildare.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Geography from the University of Limerick and also qualified as a Fitness Instructor under the NCEF.

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