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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.

Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

About

Insurance is shielding yourself from risk, if there’s something bad that could happen, paying insurance will protect you from losing money if it occurs. This can be insurance against illness or insuring a theme park attraction against accidents. Some forms of insurance are mandatory, such as car insurance. The core jobs in insurance involve calculating the risk of a bad event occurring and the likely cost of it, so that the insurance plan can be priced accurately.

Skills

    maths, attention to detail, teamwork, creating & following processes, prioritising work, problem solving, time management, project management, data analysis & statistics, developing relationships, leadership, communication, negotiation, researching information, budgeting,

Key Facts

63%
of Irish Insurance CEO's expect to hire more staff in 2018
53%
of Irish Insurance CEO's concerned about skill shortages
3
years of work experience required to become an actuary
28,000
directly and indirectly employed by Insurance Ireland companies

Labour Market Information

There are approximately 28,000 people working in the insurance industry in Ireland, including Financial analysts, Actuaries, Insurance brokers and Underwriters. Most occupational groups in this sector are growing at a rate above the national average. No shortages are reported in this sector in the National Skills Bulletin 2018

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