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 Linda Coghlan from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
For women considering a career in forestry, the physical ability required is more fitness and technique rather than strength. If you enjoy variability in your working day; being part of an industry which is not yet hitting its prime; the great outdoors; a love of nature and peaceful surroundings then forestry is for you.
What are your interests?
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 sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Uses plants to provide medical benefits to patients.
20k > 50k
Clergy / Religious Ministers
Serve their religious community by leading acts of worship and preaching their faith.
30k > 55k
Assist medical staff with routine tasks, such as moving patients between wards etc.
25k > 30k
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education
Offers information and guidance on education, training and work opportunities in environments such as VTOS, adult literacy and community education.
20k > 40k
Advises on the nutritional and dietetic value and content of food products and may be involved in planning and implementation of therapeutic diets.
25k > 52k
Specially qualified professional who measures hearing, diagnoses and advises on the management of hearing disorders, and supplies and fits hearing aids and other hearing devices to suit individual needs. Otherwise known as a Hearing Technician.
30k > 56k
Ambulance Assistant / Intermediate Care Operative
Drivers providing the routine, non-emergency transport of patients, who are often older adults or people with disabilities, to and from hospitals.
25k > 33k
Sets-up and controls the equipment which enables a patient's heart and lungs to work during open heart surgery.
25k > 46k
Investigates deaths where there are medico-legal implications, for example, suspected homicides, death in custody and other complex cases.
100k > 200k
Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant
Works as an assistant to a dentist in dental hospitals and local surgeries.