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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Ita Heffernan

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  Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.


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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Templemore College of Further Education

Templemore College of Further Education


Computer Aided Design for Green Building

Code:  5M1940
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.
Landscape Architect / Designer   Packaging Designer  
Costume Designer   Sculptor  
Potter / Ceramicist   Photographer  
Make-Up Artist - TV/Film   Interior Architect / Designer  
Graphic Designer   Film/Video Tape Editor  
Illustrator - Technical / Medical   Artist  
Arts Administrator   Digital Media Designer  
Typographer   Screen Printer  
Illustrator   Industrial Designer  
Textile Designer   Furniture Designer / Maker  
Fashion Designer   Dressmaker  
CAD Technician   Animator  
Architect   Architect - Conservation  
Camera Operator   Creative Director  
Ceramics Technologist   Printer  
Ergonomist   Carton maker  
Cabinet Maker   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Toolmaker   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Modelmaker  
Textile Machinery Technician   Glassmaker  
Musical Instrument Technician   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Metal Fabricator   Draughtsperson  
Instrument Craftsperson   Teacher - Art and Design   
Architectural Technician / Technologist   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer  
Traffic Engineer   Engineer - Structural  
Industrial Insulator   Geomatics Surveyor  
Surveyor - Construction / Building   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Building Technician   Engineer - Building Services  
Bricklayer   Carpenter / Joiner  
Gas Fitter   Welder  
Building Services Engineering Technician   Army Apprentice  
Stonemason   Plumber  
Plasterer   Engineer - Civil  
Painter / Decorator   Construction Plant Fitter  
Insurance Surveyor   Electrician  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Glazier / Stone Cutter  
Tiler/Fitter   Engineering Technician - Civil  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Production Manager - Engineering  
Site Engineer   Surveyor  
Insulation Workers   Site Technician  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Scaffolder   Facilities Manager  
Electronic Security Systems Technician   Geological Technician  
Cartographic Draughtsperson   Engineer - Environmental  
Environmental 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.
Building, Construction & Property
Art, Craft & Design
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Progression Routes

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