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 Elva Bannon from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elva Bannon

Mechatronic Engineer

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  Elva Bannon

I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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LC268
Medical Technology (Moylish Park)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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The course will allow the learner to combine a knowledge of relevant science disciplines and electrical/electronic and automation principles with the specific knowledge required for medical applications of technology as an integral member of the healthcare/engineering team. Learners will gain hands-on experience in the methods, instrumentation and work practices employed in healthcare sectors during a work placement. 

Emergency First Responder (EFR) training and Fundamental Medical Care Principles & Ethics are provided as an integrated part of the programme. Learners who choose the Year 3 Elective 1 option will be fully prepared to take the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Exams. 


 
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• Medical Technologist
• Medical instrumentation maintenance, preparation and set-up
• Electrical & Automation Maintenance & Diagnostics.
• Process/Automation Technician (Biomedical Industries).
• Certification and regulation. 
• Diagnostic imaging technology management.
• Dialysis technology management.
• Independent service provider.
• Technical sales, service and support.
• Emergency First Responder/Emergency Medical Technician.



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