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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Sectors

About

This sector deals with the use of technology to improve health. It is a significant industry in Ireland, with many people employed in creating medical devices such as contact lenses, diabetes injectors and ventilators. Biomedical technologies fuse biology and medicine with the goal of maintaining and improving animal and human health. On the more advanced edges of the sector the devices worked on can seem like they’re straight out of a science fiction movie.

Skills

    Lab work, health and safety, maths, chemistry, biology, engineering, operating machinery, quality control, teamwork, critical thinking, creating and following processes, using computers, data analysis & statistics, problem solving, technology,

Key Facts

33%
of all contact lenses in the world are made in Ireland
300+
medtech companies operating in Ireland
25,000
employed in medtech companies in Ireland
18
of the worlds top 25 medtech companies are based in Ireland

Videos in this Sector...

Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer
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Posted by Smart Futures
Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer
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Posted by BioPharmachem Ireland
CR075 Biomedical Engineering - Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
CR075 Biomedical Engineering - Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
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Posted by Cork Institute of Technology
DIT- Manufacturing and Design Engineering - Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
DIT- Manufacturing and Design Engineering - Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
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Posted by Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
DC181 - Jordan Traynor INTRA  - Dublin City University - DCU
DC181 - Jordan Traynor INTRA - Dublin City University - DCU
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Posted by Dublin City University