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Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

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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
4,239
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

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College Course Videos...

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School of Mathematical Science - TU Dublin - Dublin City