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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Hayes

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Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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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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CK208
Commerce (International) With Hispanic Studies

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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.

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4 Years
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445

2013 Points

445

Change from 2012: 

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Points History:

2013 - 435
2012 - 430
2011 - 420
2010 - 350
2009 - 415
2008 - 380
2007 - 310
2006 - 335
2005 - 405
2004 - 410
2003 - 415
2002 - 415
2001 - 400

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This is a broad business course offering opportunities to specialise in accountancy, management, marketing, business economics, government, food business, business mathematics and statistics or law. The third year is spent studying in a Spanish speaking university. The language element of the course covers similar content as a BA course in Spanish, with a focus on language, literature and the culture of Spain. This is a demanding course as it involves a business degree programmes coupled with a language/arts type study programme.


 
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CK208 - Commerce (International) With Hispanic Studies
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CK208 - Commerce (International) With Hispanic Studies
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Graduates of the programme have a wide range of career options. The programme is designed so that graduates are attractive to organisations who do business internationally. These include careers in accounting, advertising, banking and finance, consulting, general management, insurance, manufacturing, market research, marketing, personnel, public sector administration, retail, tax, teaching and tourism.



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