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 Peter Clifford from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Peter Clifford

Probationer Garda

An Garda Síochána

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  Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.

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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Columba College

Nursing Studies

Code:  5M4349
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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Psychiatrist   Embryologist  
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Coroner   Oncologist  
Ophthalmologist   Dentist - Periodontist  
Orthoptist   Orthodontist  
Optometrist   Neurologist  
Naturopath   Immunologist  
Surgeon - Oral   Radiologist - Diagnostic   
Perfusionist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Neuroscientist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Epidemiologist   Microbiologist  
Laboratory Manager   Doctor / GP  
Forensic Pathologist   Reflexologist  
Dentist - General   Laboratory Technician  
Pharmacist   Anaesthetist  
Podiatrist / Chiropodist   Radiologist - Radiation Therapist  
Homeopath   Paediatrician  
Gastroenterologist   Osteopath  
Dietician   Anatomical Pathology Technician  
Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist   Radiographer - Diagnostic  
Dental Technician   Medical Laboratory Assistant  
Neurophysiology Technician   Medical Laboratory Technician  
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Respiratory Technician   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Lactation Consultant   Physical Therapist  
Nurse Tutor   Nurse - Children's  
Acupuncturist   Chiropractor  
Speech & Language Therapist   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Physiotherapist   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Nurse - General  
Nurse - Midwife   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
Dental Hygienist   Theatre / Perioperative Nurse  
Aromatherapist   Nurse - Public Health  
Spinologist   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Health Educator/Promotion Officer   Sports Scientist   
Physiotherapist - Sports    Medical Sales Representative   
Pathologist   Firefighter  
Advice workers   Psychologist  
Psychologist - Clinical   Sociologist / Social Researcher  
Community Education Officer   Counsellor  
Aid worker / humanitarian worker   Psychotherapist  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Occupational Therapist  
Careers Adviser   Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Social Worker  
Music Therapist   Community Development Worker  

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.
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Progression Routes

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