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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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Social care is a field for those driven to help improve people's lives. There are a wide variety of support services available, for groups such as the elderly, the homeless or the unemployed. Working in this field will mean active workplaces where you will be helping people who are facing challenges in their lives. As a society we are becoming more aware of the importance of caring for mental health. Psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors are professionals who assist people in caring for their mental health. They can work in one to one situations and with companies.

Skills

    caring for others, problem solving, communication, one to one counselling, empathy, compassion, leadership, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, working with children, leadership, health & safety,

Key Facts

1,500
approximate number of psychotherapists represented by The Irish Council for Psychotherapy
3,000
approximate number of psychologists represented by The Psychological Society of Ireland
15,564
health and social care professionals employed by the HSE in 2018
13
social care professions currently or scheduled to be regulated by CORU

Advice from Experts...

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

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