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 Fiona Coyle from Hewlett-Packard to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Fiona Coyle

Ink Chemist

Hewlett-Packard

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  Fiona Coyle
You have to be willing to work things out. Every day we meet problems and as a scientist it is my job to understand the problem and then find a solution. A good technical knowledge of your area is essential, in my case Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science. A willingness to learn is essential and it is really important to listen to people around you as they may have the answer to your problem or a piece of the problem. Most people in my job would have a degree in a Science disipline and/or a post graduate degree such as a Masters or Ph.D.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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TR001-SC
Arts (subject option: Sociology)

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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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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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450* - 570*

2013 Points

450* - 570*

Change from 2012: 

5

Points History:

2013 - 445* - 580*
2012 - 415* - 580*
2011 - 435 - 565
2010 - 450* - 570
2009 - 430* - 560*
2008 - 410* - 550*
2007 - 390
2006 - 420
2005 - 520*
2004 - 490**
2003 - 530**
2002 - 365**
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Sociology involves the study of groups, organisations, and societies, and how people interact within these settings.

This subject may to taken along with one other subject from the College TR001 list. Both subjects are normally studied for three years and one subject only is studied in the fourth year.


 
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Career possibilities for Arts graduate have been wide and varied, they include administration, accountancy, political or government policy research and advice, advertising, Banking, journalism, public relations, personnel work, publishing, teaching.



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