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 Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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Westport College of Further Education

Emergency Medical Services Training


Course Code:  5M4468
Award Code(s):  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.
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Coroner   Surgeon   
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Orthodontist   Orthoptist  
Genetic Technologist   Epidemiologist  
Cytogenetic Technologist   Neuroscientist  
Radiologist - Radiation Therapist   Clinical / Medical Technologist  
Gastroenterologist   Radiologist - Diagnostic   
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Osteopath   Doctor / GP  
Dentist - General   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Laboratory Technician   Laboratory Manager  
Perfusionist   Podiatrist / Chiropodist  
Anaesthetist   Dental Technician  
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Health and Safety Inspector   Radiographer - Therapeutic  
Medical Laboratory Assistant   Medical Laboratory Technician  
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Nurse Tutor   Nurse - Advanced Nurse Practitioner  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Lactation Consultant  
Respiratory Technician   Dental Nurse/Surgery Assistant  
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Dental Hygienist   Physical Therapist  
Acupuncturist   Nurse - Children's  
Chiropractor   Nurse Prescriber  
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Health Educator/Promotion Officer   Theatre / Perioperative Nurse  
Nurse - Midwife   Spinologist  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Speech & Language Therapist  
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Physiotherapist   Sports Scientist   
Physiotherapist - Sports    Medical Sales Representative   
Forensic Scientist   Pathologist  
Army Recruit   Air Corps Cadet - Pilot  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Firefighter  
Fire Officer   Probation Officer  
Garda Reserve   Garda  
Psychologist - Clinical   Psychotherapist  
Social Worker   Occupational Therapist  
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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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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5M4468