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Realist?

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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About

Teaching careers span a wide range of settings and the work can vary depending on the ages being worked with, working with pre-schoolers is a very different kind of teaching to that undertaken by a university academic, juggling in depth teaching with their own research and writing. You can find yourself teaching adults too, such as workplace training or those going back to education to help them switch careers.

Skills

    communication, education & training, managing resources, time management, decision making, people management, writing, researching information, compassion, leadership, initiative, working with children, active listening,

Key Facts

558k
students in primary schools in 2016/2017
352k
second level students in 2016/2017
181k
third level students in 2016/2017
1
million Irish people are under 15

Advice from Experts...

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Career Opportunities in Teaching
Career Opportunities in Teaching

Occupations in the education sector comprise of the Teachers, Lecturers and Trainers operating in the Primary, Post-Primary and Tertiary education system.

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Posted by: Department of Education and Skills
About this Sector
About this Sector

Education affects all citizens and the Department faces many challenges in ensuring that it meets the needs of many stakeholders – students, parents, teachers, management, schools and further and higher education providers, employers, and society generally.

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Posted by: Department of Education and Skills

Videos in this Sector...

Mary Joyce - Secondary School Teacher
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Padraig Parle - Teacher - Special Needs
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Paul Meany - School Principal
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MI005 Bachelor of Education - Mary Immaculate College
MI005 Bachelor of Education - Mary Immaculate College
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LM090 Bachelor of Science in Physical Education  - University of Limerick - UL
LM090 Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - University of Limerick - UL
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MI007 BA Early Childhood Care & Education - Mary Immaculate College
MI007 BA Early Childhood Care & Education - Mary Immaculate College
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