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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Source: National Skills Bulletin


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.


    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

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

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