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Social

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of 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.

Sectors

About

Humans and animals live their lives alongside each other. We are inseparable from each other and many jobs exist to care for our animal friends. Vets care for their health while groomers are animal beauticians. In the countryside, the National Parks & Wildlife Service cares for the environment of wild animals, especially endangered ones, while Gamekeepers maintain the numbers of animals used for hunting.

Skills

    critical thinking, animal care, active listening, investigation, communication, independence, observing behaviour, biology, customer service, caring for others, decision making, problem solving, recording information, physical fitness,

Key Facts

2,605
number of vets registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland at the end of 2017
890
number of veterinary nurses registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland at the end of 2017
9%
how many of Irelands wildlife habitats are classified as in a good state
6
the number of national parks in Ireland, in addition there are many more nature reserves and national heritage areas

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