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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

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Source: National Skills Bulletin

About

Sport plays such a big part of our own lives we may not realise you can make a career of it too. But people have more free time and disposable income along with greater awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, this means there’s more and more jobs in the sector. More courses are training people to work in sport or fitness, although education requirements vary across the sector. The sector offers opportunities for active, sporty people. As many of the roles involve training and guidance, it should appeal to outgoing people. Organisations such as sports teams and gyms have demand for many other skillsets, such as sales, marketing and management, offering several ways into the sector.

Skills

    physical fitness, developing relationships, time management, leadership, communication, empathy, one to one counselling, physical activity, education & training, teamwork, adaptability, initiative, persuasion,

Key Facts

43%
of the Irish population regularly participates in sport
57%
of those participating in sport receive coaching or training
12.4%
of the Irish popuulation engage in gym activities
50,000
people are members of health and fitness clubs

Labour Market Information

In quarter 4 2017, there were approximatly 25,000 employed in sport and fitness activities in Ireland. The vacancy data indicates that job opportunities exist for fitness instructors, although no shortages have been identified in this or any other occupations in this sector.

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