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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

About

This sector represents some of the largest industries operating in Ireland, with high employment and significant research occurring. Work in the sector is highly technical and education standards vary, but most will have a third level qualification in a science subject. Pharma is an especially prominent industry, with most of the worlds largest pharma companies based here producing billions of euro worth of exports.

Skills

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

Key Facts

30,000
directly employed in Biopharmaceuticals
10
of the worlds 10 largest pharma companies are based in Ireland
4
billion has been invested in biophramachem since 2012
39
billion in biopharma exports each year

Labour Market Information

While the supply of science graduates appears to be enough to meet demand, a need exists for scientists with a high level of experience, especially in niche areas. The demand is for a small number of people given the relatively small size of this occupation (approx. 1% of total employment) and in the areas associated with pharmaceuticals, biopharma and food development.

A significant majority of people employed in the industrial sector were working in manufacturing (250,600 people). Around half of this number were employed in what is classified as low technology, with another 24% employed in high technology manufacturing. Many of those working in high technology manufacturing are employed with pharmaceutical companies.

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

BioPharmaChemical Careers

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Laboratory Apprenticeships
Laboratory Apprenticeships

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BioPharmaChem Sector
BioPharmaChem Sector

  • Significant Growth 
  • Excellent Reputation 
  • Jobs in Demand 
  • Competitive Environment 

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College Course Videos...

 
Biological Sciences with Physics or Chemistry LM092 - University of Limerick
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