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.
We asked Enda Coates from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
There are so many different aspects of forestry to research: harvesting and biomass (what I do), timber quality, afforestation, species selection, recreation, amenity, carbon accounting, wildlife, habitats, forest policy, and much more. So there is a wide range of topics to get involved in, so find one you are interested in!
What are your interests?
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
A fully qualified medical doctor who specialises in preventing patients from feeling pain whilst they undergo surgery and other medical procedures.
34k > 90k
Administers alternative forms healthcare to patients.
20k > 50k
Works in 3rd level colleges and universities providing information and guidance to students considering educational progression or into employment.
23k > 48k
Takes steps to preserve dead bodies and make them suitable for public display at a funeral.
20k > 40k
Sports Development Officer
Promote access to sport and physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. Often organise projects, classes, programmes, coaching, club development and training for those who want to participate.
20k > 48k
Analyses chromosomes found in biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow and blood, to aid in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of genetic diseases.
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Leisure Centre Assistant
Assists with the daily operations of recreational facility, ensures safety, encouraging participation, and administering first aid as required.
19k > 45k
Outdoor Activities Instructor
Works with people on outdoor activity sessions and trips, or teachs them skills in a wide range of outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, orienteering, abseiling and canoeing or hill walking.
18k > 26k
Entertainment / Sports Manager
Plans, organises, promotes, provide and develops leisure and recreational facilities, such as swimming pools and music venues.
18k > 45k
Medical Laboratory Assistant
Provides support services for scientists in the clinical pathology laboratory with tasks including making-up reagents, labelling and separating specimens, and maintaining equipment