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Investigative?

Investigative

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.

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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  • Who is suited to working in Maths, Physics or Space Science?
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Posted by Smart Futures

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Career Interviews

Sinead O'Sullivan , CEO of Fusion Space Technologies

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Find something that you’re passionate about and it will make your life a lot more enjoyable. 

College Course Videos...

 
School of Mathematical Science - TU Dublin - Dublin City
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School of Mathematical Science - TU Dublin - Dublin City

 
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