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What are your interests?

Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists 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.

Sectors

About

Social care is a field for those driven to help improve people's lives. There are a wide variety of support services available, for groups such as the elderly, the homeless or the unemployed. Working in this field will mean active workplaces where you will be helping people who are facing challenges in their lives. As a society we are becoming more aware of the importance of caring for mental health. Psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors are professionals who assist people in caring for their mental health. They can work in one to one situations and with companies.

Skills

    caring for others, problem solving, communication, one to one counselling, empathy, compassion, leadership, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, working with children, leadership, health & safety,

Key Facts

1,500
approximate number of psychotherapists represented by The Irish Council for Psychotherapy
3,000
approximate number of psychologists represented by The Psychological Society of Ireland
15,564
health and social care professionals employed by the HSE in 2018
13
social care professions currently or scheduled to be regulated by CORU

Advice from Experts...

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

Videos in this Sector...

Brian Howard - Guidance Counsellor
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Aoife Lyons - Occupational Psychologist
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Lisa Kelly - Speech and Language
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BA in Social Work @ LIT - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
BA in Social Work @ LIT - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
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UL Psychology and Sociology  - University of Limerick - UL
UL Psychology and Sociology - University of Limerick - UL
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UL Psychology and Sociology - Course Description - University of Limerick - UL
UL Psychology and Sociology - Course Description - University of Limerick - UL
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