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Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Sectors

About

This sector represents some of the largest industries operating in Ireland, with high employment and significant research occurring. Work in the sector is highly technical and education standards vary, but most will have a third level qualification in a science subject. Pharma is an especially prominent industry, with most of the worlds largest pharma companies based here producing billions of euro worth of exports.

Skills

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

Key Facts

30,000
directly employed in Biopharmaceuticals
10
of the worlds 10 largest pharma companies are based in Ireland
4
billion has been invested in biophramachem since 2012
39
billion in biopharma exports each year

Advice from Experts...

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

Careers in the BioPharmaChemical Sector

There are good reasons to consider a career in Ireland’s pharmaceutical sector. In addition to a wide diversity of career opportunities, statistics from the CSO show that workers in the sector earn on average almost 30% more than the national average.

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Posted by: BioPharmachem Ireland
Careers in the BioPharmaChemical Sector
Getting in to the Biopharma Sector

Since many jobs in the scientific sector require specialist qualifications, you should carefully consider your choices after you leave school if you are planning a career in science.

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Posted by: BioPharmachem Ireland

Videos in this Sector...

Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer
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Brian Kelly - Science Entrepreneur
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LM115 Chemical & Biochemical Engineering - Overview - University of Limerick - UL
LM115 Chemical & Biochemical Engineering - Overview - University of Limerick - UL
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LC266 Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
LC266 Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
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CR325 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
CR325 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
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