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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

STEM is opening new careers in Biomedical Engineering

STEM is opening new careers in Biomedical Engineering

New Bioengineering Careers

“I started my career with Biotechnology in DCU and today I oversee global vaccine manufacture with GSK. While at DCU I learned about biology, engineering and the hands-on, practical aspects of biomedicine. That has really stood to me going on to work with various pharmaceutical companies and now with GSK.

It means that when I make a decision in a meeting, I understand the technical aspects involved. That training and experience helps me make more informed decisions. One of the most recent developments I am proud of at GSK has been our meningitis B vaccine, which is used to protect infants, including babies in Ireland, from this potentially devastating disease.”

John McGrath, Senior VP of Global Industrial Operations at GSK Vaccines. Biomedical Engineering, DCU.

To read more about the Biomedical Technologies & Medtech sector, click here. Use the occupational database to further research careers such as Biotechnologist.

Don’t forget to use the coursefinder to see all Biotechnology related courses in Ireland.

Article brought to you by "A World of Opportunities: How Science, Technology and Engineering are Transforming the Careers of the Future" published by Dublin City University. 

John McGrath, Senior VP, GSK Vaccines

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