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Brian Macken

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Brian Macken

I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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Is a career as an Accounting Technician for me?

Qualified Accounting Technicians have the opportunity to work in a core business function in commerce, industry, practice and the public sector, and many become fully qualified accountants through further study.

Accounting Technicians Ireland is the leading professional body for Accounting Technicians on the Island of Ireland. Founded in 1983, the organisation has grown to serve more than 10,000 students and members today.

With offices in Dublin and Belfast and Partner Colleges across the Island of Ireland, Accounting Technicians provides an internationally recognised business qualification and promotes the highest educational, technical and ethical standards among our members.

With close links to Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA, CIMA and other professional accounting bodies in Ireland and overseas, ATI graduates have the opportunity to progress their career in accountancy to the very top of the profession. ATI graduates are entitled to put the letters MIATI (Member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians Ireland).

Full details of the NEW Accounting Technician Apprenticeship can be found here