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What are your interests?

Naturalist?

Naturalist

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.

Leaving Cert Subjects

Subjects & Career Choice

Another perspective worth considering when making subject choices is their relationship to career areas and college courses.  As a guideline, here are some pointers that you may find useful for a range of popular career areas:


Primary School Teaching
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Biology
  • History/Geography
  • Religion
  • Your favourite subject

Architecture
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Physics
  • Art
  • Design & Communication Graphics

Business
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Business/Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Your favourite subject

Nursing
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Agricultural Science
  • Home Economics - Scientific and Social
  • Your favourite subject

Physiotherapy
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Biology
  • Physics/Chemistry
  • Your favourite subject

Science
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Physics/Agricultural Science
  • Geography
  • Your favourite subject

Medicine
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics/Agricultural Science
  • Your favourite subject

Psychology
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Biology
  • Business/Economics
  • Your favourite subject

Engineering
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry/Engineering
  • Design & Communication Graphics
  • Applied Maths

Law
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Business
  • History/Classical Studies
  • Your favourite subject

Agricultural Science
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business/Agricultural Economics
  • Biology
  • Your favourite subject

Veterinary
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Agricultural Science
  • Your favourite subject

Computer Science
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Physics
  • Design & Communication Graphics
  • Your favourite subject

Dentistry
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
  • Your favourite subject

Social Science
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Geography
  • Religion
  • Your favourite subject

Hotel Management
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Business
  • Home Economics - Scientific and Social
  • Your favourite subject

Pharmacy
  • English
  • Irish
  • Maths
  • Language
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Your favourite subject
Rory Fitzpatrick , CEO of the National Space Centre

What subjects did you take in school and how have these influenced your career path?

I wouldn't have been what you would call a very studious student. When I was in school I was mainly playing rugby, and loved rugby, but didn't really like studying so much. But I did study Latin, maths, English, Irish, art, physics and history. Physics I was very interested in and it's the interest in physics right now that helps me with work, but it wasn't something I excelled at in school.

I had very good science teachers in school, and my interest in physics probably has pushed me in some way. With this industry you are learning every day; every day is a school day, you gotta learn stuff, you gotta read yourself a lot. I have to educate myself an awful lot on the technologies we're dealing with and what's going on in my sector, so it's self-education really more than anything.
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