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  Deirdre Kelleghan
Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.

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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St. John's Central College

Applied Science with Environmental Studies

Code:  CASLT
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.
Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food   Forester - Professional  
Regulatory Affairs Specialist   Analytical Chemist  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Engineer - Biochemical  
Geneticist   Medicinal Chemist  
Fragrance Chemist   Geochemist  
Engineer - Petroleum   Haematologist  
Genetic Engineer   Biomedical Scientist  
Chemistry Laboratory Technician   Colour Technologist  
Toxicologist   Molecular Biologist  
Engineer - Production & Process    Chemist  
Pharmacologist   Regulatory Affairs Manager  
QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst   Engineer - Chemical  
Industrial Chemist   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Biotechnologist   Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biochemist   Pharmaceutical Technician  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Metallurgist  
Materials Technician   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Particle Physicist   Marine Scientist  
Oceanographer   Marine Biologist  
Field trials officer   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Solar Physicist   Mathematical Modeller   
Environmental Chemist   Gas Engineer  
Environmental Consultant   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Engineer - Energy   Atmospheric Scientist  
Hydrologist   Geoscientist  
Energy Manager/Consultant   Engineer - Environmental  
Engineer - Water   Soil Scientist  
Geologist   Ecologist  
Botanist   Environmental Scientist  

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.
Earth Science & Environment
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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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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