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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's 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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Public Health Nurse - Michael Power
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Public Health Nurse - Michael Power

One of the main attractions of becoming a public health nurse for Micheal Power was the opportunity to look after patients in their own homes and communities. “Public health nursing gives you an opportunity to work as an autonomous practitioner with the support of your nursing colleagues and the

The use of STEM in Sport Science
Posted by Dublin City University

The use of STEM in Sport Science

Healthy foods, healthy bodies Whether you are an Olympic athlete or just going about your day-to-day life, feeding and using your muscles smartly can help you perform well and age healthily. At DCU, sports science researcher Dr Brendan Egan looks at how our muscles adapt to exercise and

Siobhan O'Connor - Researcher in Health Formatics
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Siobhan O'Connor - Researcher in Health Formatics

Siobhán O’Connor talks to Smart Futures about her career as a researcher in health informatics. Your job title? PhD/Doctoral candidate studying in the area of health informatics at the University of Glasgow. What are the main tasks, responsibilities and skills required? As a PhD student

So you want to be a Radiologist
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So you want to be a Radiologist

Radiology is attracting a high number of applicants for its Higher Specialist Training (HST) programme and the Dean of the Faculty of Radiologists, Dr Adrian Brady, said that very strong candidates are applying for the available posts. Clinical and diagnostic radiology is one of the few specialties where a background

So you want to be sports engineer
Posted by CareersPortal

So you want to be sports engineer

So you want to be a sports engineer? For many people, a career in sports engineering seems like the perfect way to combine their passion for sport and technology. Those of us who are fortunate enough to have established a career in sports engineering will probably agree that we are

So you want to be a Jockey
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So you want to be a Jockey

Becoming a jockey As the profession of jockey is classified as a skilled trade job, the conventional way to enter this field of work is via a classic, four-year apprenticeship. There are a number of requirements that a successful applicant to a jockey apprenticeship will possess: Physical Requirements : a

So you want to be a professional boxer
Posted by CareersPortal

So you want to be a professional boxer

So you want to become a professional boxer and possibly the next world champion. Well great! But slow down. There are some essential ingredients you must have to achieve this goal. 1) Good health 2) Skill/experience 3) Condition/cardio 4) Healthy weight 5) Strong desire/heart 6) Training and

Sports Engineering Careers
Posted by CareersPortal

Sports Engineering Careers

With the summer Olympics coming up fast, I find myself enchanted by, and in awe of, the 4000 engineers that work feverishly behind the scenes of every event. The engineers that help the world’s finest athletes break world records by inventing new training equipment, better ways to measure

More roads than one to your chosen career
Posted by CareersPortal

More roads than one to your chosen career

Students who did not receive their preferred option this week in Round 1 of the CAO, can consider the other possibilities and options open to them, as they await Round 2: 1. Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) and Further Education (FE) courses: Every year thousands of students enrol on PLCs either

From 200 points to Occupational Therapy
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From 200 points to Occupational Therapy

Colm Johnson is a shining example of why high CAO points shouldn’t put students off pursuing their dream career, writes Mary Phelan. Colm Johnson from Gurteen in Sligo did his Leaving Certificate in 2007. While he considered occupational therapy at the time, his first choice on the CAO

A Week in My Family Therapy Practice
Posted by CareersPortal

A Week in My Family Therapy Practice

"The challenge is to make the work applicable and to make the environment conducive to discussion."  I lecture full-time at Athlone Institute of Technology, educating future careworkers to work with families, young people and service users such as people with disabilities. And there’s a focus on

A day in the life of a Medical Physicist
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A day in the life of a Medical Physicist

"When injected, this radiopharmaceutical will travel to certain parts of the patients’ anatomy. Then we can use a Gamma Camera to image that part of the anatomy" - Una O'Connor, Medical Physicist It’s only 8:00am but in one hour patients will be arriving for their Nuclear

A day in the life of an anaesthetist
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A day in the life of an anaesthetist

Giving an anaesthetic is a bit like flying an aeroplane: the take-off (induction) and the landing (waking up) are the two periods of tension, with a bit of autopilot in-between, says Dr Lindi Snyman  ...  Anaesthetists as a group are often considered to be ‘OCD&rsquo

A Day in the life of a Podiatrist
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A Day in the life of a Podiatrist

"What I like most about the job is the biomechanics of how the body moves. I love working out why an Achilles heel is under stress or why a patient’s hip is giving them trouble." Lorcan O'Donaille is a podiatrist who runs the Achilles Clinic in

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Psychologist
Posted by CareersPortal

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Psychologist

"My feelings at the end of the day will be almost entirely dependent on how the sessions went. When I feel I could have done more for someone it is amazing how strongly my own sense of self-worth can become momentarily entangled in the day’s therapy" On

Andrew Allen - Psychologist
Posted by CareersPortal

Andrew Allen - Psychologist

Smart Futures interviews Andrew Allen, Postdoctoral researcher at UCC. What's your job title? Postdoctoral researcher, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre & Department of Psychiatry, University College Cork. What are the main tasks, responsibilities and skills required? I’m a psychologist with an interest in cognition (how people think) and stress

Grainne Dunne - Pharmacist
Posted by Smart Futures

Grainne Dunne - Pharmacist

Grainne Dunne an ODP Pharmacist at AbbVie talks to Smart Futures about her career. What are the main tasks, responsibilities and skills required? I joined AbbVie in 2013 as a Pharmacist on the Operations Development Program (ODP). The ODP is a two-year training program offered by the company with

Niall Moyna - Sports Scientist
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Niall Moyna - Sports Scientist

“I have an amazing job. In fact, my job is my hobby,” says Niall Moyna, a top sports scientist at Dublin City University (DCU). Niall came to science late, however. In secondary school, at St Macartan’s College in Monaghan, he was a

A Week in my Medical Social Work Practice
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A Week in my Medical Social Work Practice

'Having a baby is a unique time in people’s lives and it’s such a privilege to play a small role, to help them cope with any difficulties they face.’ Pauline Foster social worker at the Rotunda hospital.  There are six social workers in the

Julie Doyle - Researcher in Health and Wellness Technologies
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Julie Doyle - Researcher in Health and Wellness Technologies

Dr Julie Doyle, a research fellow at CASALA, is coming up with ways of making life better for older people. What is CASALA and what is your role? CASALA is an applied research centre based in Dundalk IT. We look at enhanced aging using technology. Our aim is to

Steve Elliman - Research Scientist
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Steve Elliman - Research Scientist

Describe your typical day Dr Steve Elliman, head of research at Orbsen Therapeutics, says no two days are the same at his Galway start-up. My chief function is to manage 11 research scientists in the lab. Another role is grant writing. We’re a start-up so we

James Corcoran - Pharmacologist and Writer
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James Corcoran - Pharmacologist and Writer

James Corcoran talks to Smart Futures about his career as a medical writer/pharmacologist. Your job title? Medical Writer/Pharmacologist at Firecrest Clinical, Limerick. What are the main tasks, responsibilities and skills required? I work as part of a team who create videos that explain diseases and show how drugs

Shane O'Donnell - Genetics Student at UCC
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Shane O'Donnell - Genetics Student at UCC

Shane O’Donnell, the Clare County hurling champion and Smart Futures Ambassador is currently studying Genetics in University College Cork. Here he talks about how he made his choices for the CAO and how he manages to balance his sporting life with his studies. Can you tell us

A Week in My Community Midwife Role
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A Week in My Community Midwife Role

"I have run out of restaurants on many occasions when the main course has just arrived." Mary Cronin, Community Midwife  My job is to attend mothers who choose to have their babies at home. This involves antenatal care, attendance at the birth and postnatal care for up to two

Sinead McCool - Product Innovation Officer
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Sinead McCool - Product Innovation Officer

Sinead McCool, a qualified pharmacist, talks to Smart Futures about her diverse career. What is Pharmapod? Pharmapod is a cloud-based platform that allows you to document any error or near miss that occurs during dispensing and preparation in a pharmacy, such as misreading a doctor’s handwriting or

A Day in the Life of an Acupuncturist
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A Day in the Life of an Acupuncturist

Caitlin Allen qualified in Acupressure Massage from the Northern College of Acupuncture, York in 2003 and obtained her BSc in acupuncture in 2005. Below she documents a typical day in her accupunture clinic. Today a patient asked me what my day was like as she was interested in the variety

Looking back on the Leaving Cert: How it affected my Career
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Looking back on the Leaving Cert: How it affected my Career

Some 56,000 students sat the 2015 Leaving Certificate. On Wednesday they will go to their schools or log in online to check how they fared. Every year we see photos in the paper of delighted students, results sheets in hand. But what happens to them after results day? The

Career Profile: IT Project Manager - Olympic Games
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Career Profile: IT Project Manager - Olympic Games

Travel, money, meeting new people and living in new cultures... and a whole lot of sport! That is where maths has lead Jamie Clarke, an IT project manager who specialises in international sport projects such as the recent winter Olympics in Torino.Jamie tells Plus Magazine how he went from

A Week in My Dental Practice
Posted by CareersPortal

A Week in My Dental Practice

"I have gained a bit of a reputation for dealing with patients who have a phobia." Dr. Anne Twomey, dentist in Carrigaline, Co Cork. Before I go into work, I check my emails. If I’ve had a patient who has had a surgical procedure the day before

A Week on My Medical Oncology Ward
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A Week on My Medical Oncology Ward

Derek Power is a consultant oncologist, at Mercy University Hospital Cork and Cork University Hospital.  My route into medicine was not the typical one because I started my career as a pharmacist. I was always fascinated with how drugs can be used to change the biology of disease and

A Week in My Dermatology Clinic
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A Week in My Dermatology Clinic

Dr Gillian Murphy is a consultant dermatologist and director of the national photobiology unit at Beaumont Hospital and the Mater Hospital in Dublin.  When I was at school I wanted to be an artist. However, my father, who was a surgeon, said “no, you will do medicine,&rdquo

First Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Ennis Hospital
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First Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Ennis Hospital

Brenda Bleach, a native of Tuamgraney, Co. Clare working in the Local Injuries Unit (LIU) at Ennis Hospital, is the first nurse in Ennis to achieve Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) status. RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today. LIUs are locally

Ruby Walsh  - My Career as a Jockey
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Ruby Walsh - My Career as a Jockey

"I went straight from school into a man’s world. You have to grow up fast." - Jockey Ruby Walsh, Calverstown, Co Kildare. I don’t remember horses not being in my life. I got a pony, Pebbles, for my seventh birthday. I got a better pony, Flash, when

A Week in the Life of a Hospital Porter
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A Week in the Life of a Hospital Porter

"In all of my 20 or so years of working as a porter, there hasn’t been a day when I haven’t wanted to go to work. That’s fulfilling in itself,"  Noel Cahill ~ Porter in Cork University Hospital. Leaving is a positive. The most

Rosin McGrath Personal Trainer
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Rosin McGrath Personal Trainer

Roisin McGrath graduated from The Fitness Institute  with an ITEC Level 3 Diploma In Personal Training and currently works as Personal Trainer with Evolution Fitness.  Why Did You Choose The Fitness Institute? Before joining the Fitness Institute I spent some time researching other organisations. I spoke to a

Pre University Physiotherapy Student Testimonials
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Pre University Physiotherapy Student Testimonials

David O’Driscoll Joining Coláiste Íde was the right decision for me. I missed a place on Carlow’s Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy by 5 points. I had no ambition to become a physiotherapist or move to a different country. I found the emphasis