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Enterprising

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Sectors

About

These are the people who care for you when the worst happens, it is an extremely rewarding but often challenging sector to work in. It places great demands on your energy, emotions and intelligence. But it holds great appeal for people love working with and caring for people, while doing work with real value to society. There are very high education requirements along with long hours, especially in the early years of a career. Doctors and nurses are the most well-known healthcare workers, but it is a very broad sector, opticians, paramedics, occupational therapists, speech therapists, radiographers and pharmacists are just some examples of specialities in medical and healthcare.

Skills

    caring for others, diagnosis, critical thinking, education & training, problem solving, communication, one to one counselling, empathy, research & development, active listening, investigation, developing relationships, compassion, leadership, initiative,

Key Facts

36,278
nurses employed by the HSE in 2018
21,000
approx number of doctors registered with the Medical Council of Ireland
15,463
millions of euro spent on healthcare by the government in 2017
2,000
dentists in Ireland

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Recruitment in the HSE
Recruitment in the HSE

All positions in the HSE are advertised on the HSE Website. You must use the Application Form particular to the post advertised.

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Posted by: Health Service Executive
Working in the HSE
Working in the HSE

There are a broad range of occupations in the Health Sector. When thinking of the Health Sector one might assume that it is mainly Doctors and Nurses, however there are a vast number of careers within the sector.

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Posted by: Health Service Executive
About the HSE
About the HSE

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for providing Health and Personal Social Services for everyone living in the Republic of Ireland. The HSE provides thousands of different services in hospitals and communities across the country.

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Posted by: Health Service Executive

Videos in this Sector...

Lydia Peppard - Care Assistant
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Frank Morrison - Recruitment Manager
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Lisa Kelly - Speech and Language
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'So You Want to be a Doctor' - Episode 3  - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
'So You Want to be a Doctor' - Episode 3 - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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Posted by RCSI
LM103 Paramedic Studies - University of Limerick - UL
LM103 Paramedic Studies - University of Limerick - UL
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Posted by University of Limerick
DT425 Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Studies - Description - Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
DT425 Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Studies - Description - Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
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Posted by Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT