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The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive. These are all skills that can be learned with experience, involvement with organisations in school or university that involve managing workload, organising information and debating would all be useful in developing such skill sets.

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Westport College of Further Education

Emergency Medical Services Training

Code:  5M4468
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.
Haematologist   Genetic Engineer  
Medical Secretary   Hair & Scalp specialist  
Immunologist   Gastroenterologist  
Psychiatrist   Genetic Technologist  
Optometrist   Clinical / Medical Technologist  
Radiologist - Diagnostic    Surgeon - Oral  
Surgeon    Orthoptist  
Orthodontist   Neurologist  
Naturopath   Herbalist  
Ophthalmologist   Coroner  
Oncologist   Dentist - Periodontist  
Osteopath   Doctor / GP  
Perfusionist   Neuroscientist  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Epidemiologist  
Forensic Pathologist   Podiatrist/Chiropodist  
Dentist - General   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Laboratory Technician   Laboratory Manager  
Anaesthetist   Audiologist  
Radiologist - Radiation Therapist   Anatomical Pathology Technician  
Health and Safety Inspector   Dental Technician  
Medical Laboratory Assistant   Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist  
Radiographer - Diagnostic   Neurophysiology Technician  
Medical Laboratory Technician   Radiographer - Therapeutic  
Vision Rehabilitation Therapists   Occupational Hygienist  
Lactation Consultant   Respiratory Technician  
Physical Therapist   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Nurse Prescriber   Nurse Tutor  
Nurse - General   Nurse - Children's  
Nurse - Public Health   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
Physiotherapist   Chiropractor  
Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care   Nurse - Intellectual Disability  
Nurse - Midwife   Speech & Language Therapist  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Acupuncturist  
Aromatherapist   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Theatre / Perioperative Nurse   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Spinologist   Dental Hygienist  
Sports Scientist    Sports Physiotherapist  
Medical Sales Representative    Pathologist  
Forensic Scientist   Fire Officer  
Air Corps Cadet - Pilot   Fire-fighter  
Army Recruit   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Garda   Probation Officer  
Garda Reserve   Psychologist - Clinical  
Occupational Therapist   Social Worker  
Psychotherapist   Environmental Health Officer  

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.
Medical & Healthcare
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
Social & Caring
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Progression Routes

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