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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Entry into the Physics, Maths and Space Science Sectors

Entry into the Physics, Maths and Space Science Sectors

What qualifications are required?

The most usual route is through taking a degree at a third level college, often following this with a post graduate qualification.

Some courses offer work placements during the programme which is particularly beneficial in obtaining employment after completing the degree.

Higher certificate courses (level 6) and ordinary degree programmes (level 7) are also available often in areas such as instrumentation. These can lead to good jobs as lab technicians with many opportunities for further progression in companies who support additional learning.

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What are the typical routes into this sector?

It helps to have taken physics at Leaving Certificate level. However, it is not essential as many third level courses will cover this material in the first year of study.

Employment opportunities are available following all types of qualification levels, certificate, ordinary degree, honours degree, postgraduate.