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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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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

Advice from Experts...

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Videos in this Sector...

Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer
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Posted by BioPharmachem Ireland
Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer
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Posted by Smart Futures
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
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