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What are your interests?



The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Qualifications Required

Qualifications Required

What qualifications are required?

The Space Science and Technology sector typically employes people with primary degrees (NFQ Levels 7 or 8) and with a relatively high proportion of employees at postgraduate level (NFQ Levels 9 and 10).

Most of these degrees are in science and engineering related areas, but there is significant diversity in the subject specialisms. The broad scope of the sector covers disciplines including:

  • aerospace engineering;
  • physics;
  • communications engineering;
  • electrical engineering;
  • mathematics;
  • mechanical engineering;
  • product assurance engineering;
  • software engineering;
  • systems engineering;
  • oceanography;
  • geology;
  • biochemistry;
  • chemistry; and
  • microbiology

What are the typical routes into this sector?

Most employees in the space sector enter from college, generally having studied engineering or science. A space-related specialisation is often advantageous.