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The most important thing to keep in mind is that this is more of a life style than a job.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Colaiste Dun Iascaigh

Healthcare Support - Care of the Older Person - Home Help or Hospital Assistant

Code:  5M4339
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Healthcare Support Roscrea Community College 
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Healthcare Support Newport College - St Josephs 
Social Studies - Applied Newport College - St Josephs 
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Early Childhood Care & Education Nenagh College 
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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Charity Officer   Equality Officer  
Community Welfare Officer   Psychologist - Educational  
Teacher - Languages   Exercise and Health Instructor  
Teacher - Primary School   Teacher - Agricultural Science  
Teacher - Post Primary   Teacher - Physical Education  
Lecturer - Third Level    IT Trainer  
Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup    Teacher - Further Education  
Classroom Assistant   Art Therapist  
Staff Trainer   Teacher - English as a Foreign Language  
Montessori Teacher   Teacher - Learning Support / Resource  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Lecturer - Further Education  
Funeral Director   Naturopath  
Aromatherapist   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Nurse - General   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Speech & Language Therapist  
Acupuncturist   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Psychologist - Sports  
Garda   Probation Officer  
Psychologist - Clinical   Occupational Therapist  
Music Therapist   Counsellor  
Careers Adviser   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Community Education Officer  
Psychotherapist   Social Worker  
Community Development Worker   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Aid worker / humanitarian worker    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Social & Caring
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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