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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

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

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