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 Rachel Berry from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Rachel Berry


Health Service Executive

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!

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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How to Study Better

At school we spend most of the time learning about stuff - but rarely do we spend any time learning how to learn! Would it not be a good idea to learn a few shortcuts to shorten the time required to study, and increase the amount of learning at the same time?

Good grades in exams open more possibilities for your future, as there will be a greater selection of college courses to choose from, or jobs that you will be eligible for. That's why it matters for your future career.

We have collected a number of Videos that contain very useful tips to help you, along with a Study Skills Test and worksheets to help you focus on your study behaviour.

"I would love to be a screen writer for TV. Unfortunately, I can't think of any plots that haven't been done already so I will stick to the day job. "

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