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 Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lydia Peppard

Care Assistant

Health Service Executive

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  Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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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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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.
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Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp specialist  
Audiologist   Orthoptist  
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Naturopath   Immunologist  
Optometrist   Doctor / GP  
Herbalist   Podiatrist/Chiropodist  
Ophthalmologist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Lactation Consultant  
Physical Therapist   Nurse Tutor  
Respiratory Technician   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Nurse - Children's  
Spinologist   Nurse - Public Health  
Nurse Prescriber   Occupational Hygienist  
Health Educator/Promotion Officer   Aromatherapist  
Nurse - Midwife   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Physiotherapist   Acupuncturist  
Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care   Speech & Language Therapist  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
Dental Hygienist   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Chiropractor   Psychologist - Sports  
Probation Officer   Garda  
Psychologist - Clinical   Music Therapist  
Counsellor   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Nurse - General   Careers Adviser  
Community Development Worker   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Social Worker   Psychotherapist  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Aid worker / humanitarian worker  
Occupational Therapist   Nurse - Intellectual Disability  
Community Education Officer    

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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.
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Progression Routes

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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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