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 Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.

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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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A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an engineer must complete four years of college and work for several years in engineering to be considered qualified.

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Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Arts - Business (International)
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TCD
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University of Limerick - UL
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NUI Galway
Arts - Economics
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Arts - Economics
Maynooth University
Arts - Public Administration and Leadership
University of Limerick - UL
Arts Management
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Aviation Management/ Aviation Management with Pilot Studies
DCU
Bar and Restaurant Supervision
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Bar Management
Cork Institute of Technology
Bar Studies (Management and Entrepreneurship)
Dublin IT - DIT
Bar Supervision
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Buildings Management
DIT
Business
TCD
Business
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
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Business
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Waterford IT
Business
Maynooth University
Business
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Business
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Business
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Business
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Business
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Business
IT Sligo
Business
Griffith College. Dublin
Business
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Business
Waterford IT
Business
NCI
Business
Galway Business School
Business
IT Sligo
Business
American College
Business
Griffith College. Dublin
Business
College of Computer Training
Business
IT Sligo
Business
College of Computer Training
Business
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business
IT Blanchardstown
Business
IT Blanchardstown
Business
IT Tralee
Business
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Business
IT Blanchardstown
Business
Letterkenny IT
Business
Dorset College
Business
Athlone IT
Business
Cavan Institute
Business
Athlone IT
Business
Dublin Business School
Business
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Business (Castlebar)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Business (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Business (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Business (Clonmel)
Limerick IT
Business (Common Entry Wexford)
IT Carlow
Business (Common Entry)
IT Blanchardstown
Business (Common Entry)
IT Tallaght
Business (Enterprise and Innovation)
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Limerick IT
Business (Marketing and Management)
Limerick IT
Business (Marketing and Management)
Limerick IT
Business (Marketing and Management)
Limerick IT
Business (Mayo Campus)
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Business (Psychology)
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Business (Sport and Recreation)
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Business (Thurles)
Limerick IT
Business (Wexford)
IT Carlow
Business - Applied Entrepreneurship
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Business - Common Entry
IT Carlow
Business - Common Entry
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Business - International
American College
Business - International
American College
Business - International
American College
Business - Management
Letterkenny IT
Business - Marketing
Letterkenny IT
Business - Options: Business, Digital Marketing (Wexford)
IT Carlow
Business Administration
Cork Institute of Technology
Business Administration
IT Tallaght
Business Administration
IT Sligo
Business Administration
IT Carlow
Business Analytics
DIT
Business and Accounting
Maynooth University
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IT Blanchardstown
Business and Information Technology
IT Blanchardstown
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Business and Law
DIT
Business and Law
UCD (NUI)
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Limerick City College
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Dundalk IT
Business and Management
DIT
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Business in Equine
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Business in Finance
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GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
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IT Sligo
Business in International Marketing and Sales with German
IT Sligo
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Business in Marketing
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Business Information Systems
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
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Business Information Systems
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IT Carlow
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Business Management - Project Management
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Dublin IT - DIT
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Griffith College. Limerick
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Business Studies (Common Entry)
Cork Institute of Technology
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Dublin Business School
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IT Tralee
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TCD
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TCD
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TCD
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TCD
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NUI Galway
Business Studies International
DCU
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ICD Business School
Business Studies with Sports Management
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Business Studies with Travel and Tourism Management
Limerick IT
Business Technology
Limerick IT
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Limerick IT
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Letterkenny IT
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IT Carlow
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IT Carlow
Business with Sports Management
Limerick IT
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TCD
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UCC (NUI)
Commerce
UCD (NUI)
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NUI Galway
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NUI Galway
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NUI Galway
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UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With French
UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With French
NUI Galway
Commerce (International) With German
UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With German
NUI Galway
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UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With Irish
UCC (NUI)
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UCC (NUI)
Commerce (International) With Spanish
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NUI Galway
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NUI Galway
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TCD
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IT Carlow
Construction Management
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Construction Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Construction Management
Limerick IT
Construction Management
Cork Institute of Technology
Construction Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Construction Management
DIT
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Waterford IT
Construction Management and Engineering
University of Limerick
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Entrepreneurship
Maynooth University
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Maynooth University
Event Management
DIT
Event Management
American College
Event Management
Dundalk IT
Event Management with Public Relations
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
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Maynooth University
Global Business (Canada)
DCU
Global Business (France)
DCU
Global Business (Germany)
DCU
Global Business (Spain)
DCU
Global Business (USA)
Dublin City University - DCU
Gnů agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish)
DCU
Hospitality and Tourism (at Killybegs)
Letterkenny IT
Hospitality Management
American College
Hospitality Management
Cork Institute of Technology
Hospitality Management
Waterford IT
Hospitality Management
DIT
Hospitality Management
Griffith College. Limerick
Hospitality Management
Dundalk IT
Hotel and Catering Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Hotel and Catering Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Hotel and Hospitality Operations
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Hotel and Leisure Management
Athlone IT
Human Resource Management
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Human Resource Management
IT Carlow
Human Resource Management
DIT
Human Resource Management
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Human Resource Management
Limerick City College
Human Resource Management
Limerick City College
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IT Blanchardstown
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IT Carlow
International Business
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University of Limerick
International Business
IT Tallaght - ITT
International Business
IT Tallaght
International Business
American College
International Business
IT Blanchardstown
International Business and Languages
DIT
International Business with Language
Cork Institute of Technology
International Relations
DCU
Irish Law
Independent Colleges
Law and Business
TCD
Law and Business
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC
Legal and Business Studies
Dublin Business School
Legal and Business Studies
Dublin Business School
Leisure Management
DIT
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
DIT
Management
IT Tallaght
Management
IT Tallaght
Management of Information Systems
Limerick City College
Management of IT & IS - Online Flexible Learning
DCU
Management Science and Information Systems Studies
TCD
Marketing
IT Carlow
Marketing Management
Limerick City College
Property Valuation & Management
Limerick IT
Property Valuation and Management
Limerick IT
Quantitative Business
UCD (NUI)
Quantitative Business - Economics and Finance
UCD (NUI)
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics
DIT
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (Part-Time)
DIT
Recreation and Leisure (incl Business Skills)
IT Sligo
Recreation and Leisure Management
Cork Institute of Technology
Retail and Services Management
DIT
Retail Management
Waterford IT
Retail Management and Marketing
DIT
Road Transport Technology and Management
Limerick IT
Rural Enterprise and Agri-Business
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Sports Management
UCD (NUI)
Supply Chain Management
IT Carlow
Technology Management
University of Limerick
Technology Management
NCI
Textiles, Fashion and Design with Business Management
St. Angelas College