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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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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...

Brian Howard - Guidance Counsellor
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Posted by Department of Education and Skills
Padraig Parle - Teacher - Special Needs
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Aoife Mc Dermott - Lecturer
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MI005 Bachelor of Education - Mary Immaculate College
MI005 Bachelor of Education - Mary Immaculate College
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Posted by Mary Immaculate College
LM096 Science with Concurrent Teacher Education - Overview - University of Limerick - UL
LM096 Science with Concurrent Teacher Education - Overview - University of Limerick - UL
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SG242 Early Childhood Care Education  - Institute of Technology Sligo
SG242 Early Childhood Care Education - Institute of Technology Sligo
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