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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.

About

Sport plays such a big part of our own lives we may not realise you can make a career of it too. But people have more free time and disposable income along with greater awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, this means there’s more and more jobs in the sector. More courses are training people to work in sport or fitness, although education requirements vary across the sector. The sector offers opportunities for active, sporty people. As many of the roles involve training and guidance, it should appeal to outgoing people. Organisations such as sports teams and gyms have demand for many other skillsets, such as sales, marketing and management, offering several ways into the sector.

Skills

    physical fitness, developing relationships, time management, leadership, communication, empathy, one to one counselling, physical activity, education & training, teamwork, adaptability, initiative, persuasion,

Key Facts

43%
of the Irish population regularly participates in sport
57%
of those participating in sport receive coaching or training
12.4%
of the Irish popuulation engage in gym activities
500k
people are members of health and fitness clubs

Labour Market Information

In quarter 4 2017, there were approximatly 25,000 employed in sport and fitness activities in Ireland. The vacancy data indicates that job opportunities exist for fitness instructors, although no shortages have been identified in this or any other occupations in this sector.

Career Videos...

 
Luke Drea - Event Rider
Posted by Teagasc

Luke Drea - Event Rider

 
Ian McKinley - Rugby Player
Posted by Languages Connect

Ian McKinley - Rugby Player

 
Mary Joyce - Secondary School Teacher
Posted by Department of Education and Skills

Mary Joyce - Secondary School Teacher

 
Orla Gallagher - Spa Manager
Posted by Careers Portal

Orla Gallagher - Spa Manager

College Course Videos...

 
Sport  - Galway Technical Institute
Posted by Galway Technical Institute

Sport - Galway Technical Institute

 
Sport, Recreation and Exercise - Bray Institute of Further Education
Posted by Bray Institute of Further Education

Sport, Recreation and Exercise - Bray Institute of Further Education

 
Sport and Leisure Management Programme  - Monaghan Institute
Posted by Monaghan Institute

Sport and Leisure Management Programme - Monaghan Institute