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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  • You will need a genuine interest in people, ie good customer skills.
  • You must have good communication skills and a knowledge and liking of books.
  • Organising and putting yourself forward for projects is something you will need to do.
  • Enthusiasm is essential.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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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.
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Traffic Engineer   Engineer  
Engineer - Electronic   Engineer - Telecommunications  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Electrical Control  
Engineer - Electrical   Engineer - Environmental  
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French Polisher   Metal Fabricator  
Thatcher   Draughtsperson  
Cabinet Maker   Caretaker  
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Building Services Engineering Technician   Building Labourer / Construction Worker  
Carpenter / Joiner   Aerial & Satellite Installers  
Cleaner - Household   Scaffolder  
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Surveyor - Building / Construction   Gas Distribution Worker  
Window Fitter   Window Cleaner  
Bricklayer   Street Cleaner  
Steeplejack   Refuse Collector  
Quarry Worker   Security Attendant / Porter  
Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers   Industrial Insulators  
Heating and Ventilating Fitter   Engineer - Building Services  
Gas Fitter   Insulation Workers  
Plasterer   Site Technician  
Insurance Surveyor   Electrician  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Concreter  
Plumber   Plant Operator  
Painter / Decorator   Fitter - Plant Machinery  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   General Construction Operative  
Slater/Rooftiler   Steelfixer  
Construction Plant Fitter   Demolition Operative  
Site Engineer   Facilities Manager  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Production Manager - Engineering   Engineer - Civil  
Cleaner - Industrial   Crane Operator  
Surveyor   Tiler/Fitter  
Electronic Equipment Assemblers   Engineering Technician - Electrical   
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Auto Electrician  
Technical Service Agent   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Electronics Service Engineer   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Engineer - Automotive   Engineer - Design & Development  
Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson   Telecommunications Technician  
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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.
Building, Construction & Property
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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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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