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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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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...

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LM068 Food Science and Health - University of Limerick - UL
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