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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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  Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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McEgan College

Business Studies


Code:  BBSXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers 
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
Accounts Team Leader   Health & Safety Officer  
Civil Service - Clerical Officer   Data Control Clerk  
Database Administrator   Computer Data Input Operator  
Project Manager. Software Design   Clerical Assistant  
Office Secretary   Receptionist - Office  
Freight Clerk   Wages/Payroll Clerk  
Telephonist   Secretary  
Bookseller   Payroll Manager  
Personal Assistant   Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary  
Bookkeeper / Numerical Clerk   Archivist  
Front Office Junior Manager   Filing / Records Clerk   
Bank Official   Post Office - Customer Service  
Clerk (General)   Insurance Clerk  
Medical Secretary   Legal executive  
Legal Secretary   Law Clerk  
Library/Information Assistant   Airport Check-in Agent  
Credit Controllers   Civil Service - Administrative Officer  
Civil Service - Executive Officer   Wedding Planner  
Staff Training Officer   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Pensions Adviser   Customs Officers  
Park Warden / Officer   Hotel Porter  

Career Sectors related to this course:
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.
Clerical & Administration
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
This course leads to a FETAC Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO. To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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To view CAO courses which this specific course leads to, click on the Award Code below:

5M2102

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