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 Maria O'Neill from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:


Maria O'Neill

Civil Engineer


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  Maria O'Neill

If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....


The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Central College Limerick

Social Studies - Community & Health Services

Code:  5M4468
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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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 - Nursery/Playgroup    Art Therapist  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Funeral Director  
Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp specialist  
Psychiatrist   Orthoptist  
Optometrist   Neurologist  
Audiologist   Naturopath  
Herbalist   Immunologist  
Doctor / GP   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Ophthalmologist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Lactation Consultant  
Physical Therapist   Nurse Tutor  
Respiratory Technician   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Nurse - Children's   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Spinologist   Nurse Prescriber  
Nurse - Public Health   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Aromatherapist   Nurse - Midwife  
Nurse - General   Nurse - Intellectual Disability  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Physiotherapist  
Acupuncturist   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Speech & Language Therapist   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Dental Hygienist  
Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner   Chiropractor  
Psychologist - Sports   Probation Officer  
Garda   Psychologist - Clinical  
Counsellor   Music Therapist  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Careers Adviser  
Community Development Worker   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Social Worker   Psychotherapist  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Aid worker / humanitarian worker  
Occupational Therapist   Community Education Officer  

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
Medical & Healthcare
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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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