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 Rachel Berry from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Rachel Berry


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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


Sound Engineering & Music Technology

Code:  5M2149
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.
Camera Operator   Arts Administrator  
Costume Designer   Photographer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Musical Instrument Technician  
Games Designer   Dance Teacher  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Telecommunications  
Engineer - Electronic   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Engineer - Photonics   Engineer - Electrical  
Engineer - Electrical Control   Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson  
Auto Electrician   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Electronics Service Engineer   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Telecommunications Technician   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Engineer - Automotive  
Engineer - Design & Development   Technical Service Agent  
Engineering Technician - Electrical    Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Theatre/Television Designer  
Lighting Technician   Performing Artist  
Producer   Musician  
Sound Engineer   Dancer  
Choreographer   Screenwriter  
Cartoonist   Director - TV/Film  
Pyrotechnician   Composer (Music)  
Stage Manager   Piano Tuner  
Wigmaker   Entertainment / Sports Manager  
Music Therapist    

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.
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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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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