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 Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

Defence Forces

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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So you want to be a Physicist

This week’s career takes a look at physicists, the brains behind the study of the laws and properties that govern space, time, matter and energy.

Physicists usually specialise in a sub-category of physics, such as astrophysics, nuclear physics, molecular physics, or medical physics, because the subject is so vast. Colleges, universities, government departments, and R&D companies will employ physicists, who will possess at least a master's degree, if not a PhD.

Physicists may spend much of their time analysing data, developing reports, and planning experiments, and their work environment can consist of offices, labs and even nuclear reactors (depending on their area of speciality). Research and development work is a key aspect of most physicists' jobs.

A physicist should have strong analytical, numerical, reasoning, communication and problem-solving skills, along with computer skills to operate specific software programs. The UCD School of Physics reports that physics graduates can expect to earn an average annual salary of €54,000, according to a survey of UK physics graduates conducted by the Institute of Physics.

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