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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Anyone considering this job should be ready to work thoughtfully rather than reactively. Also they should be emotionally present and ready to facilitate meaningful conversation.

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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Bray Institute of Further Education

Science - Pre University

Code:  5M3807 HK
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.
Operations Research Analyst   Regulatory Affairs Specialist  
Biomedical Scientist   Engineer - Biochemical  
Flavourist / Food Chemist   Engineer - Petroleum  
Geochemist   Toxicologist  
Geneticist   Chemistry Laboratory Technician  
Colour Technologist   Genetic Engineer  
Haematologist   Fragrance Chemist  
Medicinal Chemist   Regulatory Affairs Officer  
Regulatory Affairs Manager   Analytical Chemist  
Pharmacologist   Engineer - Chemical  
Industrial Chemist   QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst  
Chemist   Molecular Biologist  
Engineer - Production & Process    Biological / Microbiological Scientist  
Biochemist   Biotechnologist  
Materials Technician   Metallurgist  
Biology Laboratory Technician   Pharmaceutical Technician  
Patent Examiner   Engineer - Photonics  
Financial Analyst   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Statistician / Statistician EU   Research Scientist  
Acoustics Physicist   Engineer - Nuclear  
Laser Physicist   Particle Physicist  
Computational Physicist   Astronomer / Astrophysicist  
Physicist   Scientist  
Engineer - Nanosystems   Science Communicator  
Mathematician   Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster  
Medical Physicist    

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.
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Earth Science & Environment
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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