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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.

About

This sector deals with the use of technology to improve health. It is a significant industry in Ireland, with many people employed in creating medical devices such as contact lenses, diabetes injectors and ventilators. Biomedical technologies fuse biology and medicine with the goal of maintaining and improving animal and human health. On the more advanced edges of the sector the devices worked on can seem like they’re straight out of a science fiction movie.

Skills

    Lab work, health and safety, maths, chemistry, biology, engineering, operating machinery, quality control, teamwork, critical thinking, creating and following processes, using computers, data analysis & statistics, problem solving, technology,

Key Facts

33%
of all contact lenses in the world are made in Ireland
300+
medtech companies operating in Ireland
32,000
employed in medtech companies in Ireland
18
of the worlds top 25 medtech companies are based in Ireland

Labour Market Information

According to the Irish Medtech Association 29,000 are employed in Medtech, with many companies planning on hiring new staff.

Career Videos...

 
Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer
Posted by Smart Futures

Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer

 
Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer
Posted by BioPharmachem Ireland

Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer

Career Interviews

Xiaona Hou, Product Engineer

I would recommend this job to someone who enjoys problem solving. 

Patricia Cleary, Senior Systems Verification & Validation Scientist

Follow your interests because if you like science in school it is likely you will find a job in Ireland that matches your interest.

Niamh Yates, Validation Engineer

College Course Videos...

 
Biomedical Engineering DC197  - Dublin City University
Posted by Dublin City University

Biomedical Engineering DC197 - Dublin City University

 
Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis LC266  - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
Posted by Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis LC266 - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

 
Industrial Biochemistry - University of Limerick
Posted by University of Limerick

Industrial Biochemistry - University of Limerick