Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Rasaq Falade from Garda Reserve to give some advice for people considering this job:
Anyone considering this job should be ready to work thoughtfully rather than reactively. Also they should be emotionally present and ready to facilitate meaningful conversation.
What are your interests?
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, or 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.
Conducts research into physical phenomena, develops theories and laws on the basis of observation and experiments, and devises methods to apply laws and theories to industry and other fields.
28k > 60k
Carries out research towards a better understanding of how solar activity affects the earth and the atmosphere.
k > k
Researches, designs and plans the processes involved in the production of chemicals.
25k > 90k
Studies the elementary constituents of matter and radiation, and the interactions between them.
k > k
Study seas and the way they interact with the Earth and the atmosphere. They use their knowledge to make use of marine resources, and minimise environmental damage.
25k > 57k
Astronomer / Astrophysicist
Astronomers research stars, planets and the universe. They study and analyse maps, space, and the universe at large, using information from telescopes and satellites.
30k > 65k
Researches, designs, develops, and tests electronic components and systems for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls.
35k > 65k
Commands or pilots a spacecraft, or serves as a crew member during a space mission.
49k > 92k
Uses mathematics to solve problems in industry, commerce and technology.
35k > 65k
Develops, creates, and modifies general computer applications software or specialised utility programs.