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.

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  Sinead Kenny
If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute


Computer Games Programming

Code:  5M0529 CR
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.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
Digital Media Designer   CAD Technician  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Database Administrator   Web Editor  
Android /iOS Developer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Games Designer   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
Multimedia Designer   IT Consultant  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Computer Scientist  
Games Programmer   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Big Data Specialists   Games Tester  
Technical Architect - Data   Software Developer / Architect  
Computer Programmer   Computer Systems Technician  
Data Analyst   IT Security Specialist  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   IT Manager  
IT Project Manager   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Test Lead - Software   Engineer - Software  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Multimedia Writer   Software Localisation  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Information Officer   Desktop Publisher  
Newspaper - Magazine Editor   Broadcasting Researcher  
Originator   Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport  
Broadcasting Production Assistant   Media Researcher  
Writer   Journalist / Reporter  
Literary agent   Journalist - Radio/Television  

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.
Media & Publishing
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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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