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Barry Duggan

Electronic Engineer

Analog Devices

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  Barry Duggan

If your a logical thinker, like a challenge and are constantly trying to improve your understanding and knowledge then this is the job for you.

This job covers a very broad range of IC's (integrated circuits) which are used in various applications like mobile phones, cars etc. and everyday can be a new challenge or experience.

If you like taking things apart and seeing how they work then you'll really enjoy working in electronics.

Good organisational and presentation /communication skills are a nice bonus!

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IT Trainer

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

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IT Trainer
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€25 -  
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Last Updated: March, 2011

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

Designs and delivers training courses in information and communications technology (ICT) including desktop applications and company-specific software.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as programming, data structures, and software design.

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Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.

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Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

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Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others.

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Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

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Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

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Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

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Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

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Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.

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Supervise students' laboratory work.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported Work Activities in this occupation.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Thinking Creatively:  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Coaching and Developing Others:  Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

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Training and Teaching Others:  Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

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Interacting With Computers:  Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:  Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported Knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Education and Training:  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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Mathematics:  Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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Engineering and Technology:  Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Learning Strategies:   Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Instructing:   Teaching others how to do something.

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Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Complex Problem Solving:   Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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