Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Tom Tooher from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tom Tooher

Lieutenant - Army

Defence Forces

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Look up the Defence Forces website at www.military.ie and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.

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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.
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So you want to be an Electrical Engineer?

Without electrical engineers, much of the electrical equipment consumers rely on daily just wouldn’t function, or even exist.

Electrical engineers' speciality is designing, testing, maintaining and improving electrical equipment, such as motors, power generators, and lighting and wiring systems, and to carry out these responsibilites well electrical engineers must exercise solid skills in communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and attention to detail.

Engineering companies and businesses in the manufacturing and research industries will likely employ most electrical engineers, who typically work in office environments. On occasion, however, they may have to conduct site visits to inspect and correct problems.

Careers in electrical engineering generally require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and electrical engineers may even need to be licensed to work.

In Ireland, an electrical engineer can expect to earn an annual salary of €27,667-€71,845, according to PayScale.com.

 


Article by: siliconrepublic.com