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Linguistic

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, 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.

About

Many people with advanced knowledge of maths and physics will work in academia, researching and teaching. But as the human world becomes increasingly dependent on technology there are more and more sectors demanding maths knowledge. For example, finance and tech companies need people with advanced maths knowledge and the abilities learnt from physics. Space science is a bigger sector in Europe than people realise, with many companies connected to the European Space Agency involved in research and manufacturing, creating opportunities for maths and physics graduates.

Skills

    Maths, data analysis & statistics, problem solving, engineering, quality control, science, physics, science, technology, science, communication, lab work, operating machinery, research & development, using computers,

Key Facts

80
number of Irish contracts who've received ESA contracts worth over 80 million euro
4,524
researchers working on Science Foundation Ireland projects
2,000
members of the Institute of Physics in Ireland
30%
of Irish Students enrolled in STEM Courses

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Space Science

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Posted by ESERO Ireland
Space Science
Physics and Maths

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Posted by Smart Futures
Physics and Maths
Physics, Mathematics & Space Science

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Posted by Smart Futures

Career Videos...

 
Dr Arlene O'Neill - Physicist
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Dr Arlene O'Neill - Physicist

 
Rosa Doran - Astronomy Educator
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Rosa Doran - Astronomy Educator

 
Caitriona Jackman - Planetary Scientist
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Caitriona Jackman - Planetary Scientist

 
Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer
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Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer

Career Interviews

Sinead O'Sullivan , CEO of Fusion Space Technologies

Nuala Caffrey, Research Fellow in Computational Physics

You should have a critical, logical mind, and the ability to persevere when your experiments or theories are not working out.

Rory Fitzpatrick , CEO of the National Space Centre

College Course Videos...

 
Economics and Mathematical Sciences - University of Limerick
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Economics and Mathematical Sciences - University of Limerick

 
Physics and Instrumentation  - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
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Physics and Instrumentation - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT

 
Actuarial and Financial Studies DN230  - University College Dublin - UCD
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Actuarial and Financial Studies DN230 - University College Dublin - UCD