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Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

About

Sport plays such a big part of our own lives we may not realise you can make a career of it too. But people have more free time and disposable income along with greater awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, this means there’s more and more jobs in the sector. More courses are training people to work in sport or fitness, although education requirements vary across the sector. The sector offers opportunities for active, sporty people. As many of the roles involve training and guidance, it should appeal to outgoing people. Organisations such as sports teams and gyms have demand for many other skillsets, such as sales, marketing and management, offering several ways into the sector.

Skills

    physical fitness, developing relationships, time management, leadership, communication, empathy, one to one counselling, physical activity, education & training, teamwork, adaptability, initiative, persuasion,

Key Facts

43%
of the Irish population regularly participates in sport
57%
of those participating in sport receive coaching or training
12.4%
of the Irish popuulation engage in gym activities
500k
people are members of health and fitness clubs

Labour Market Information

In quarter 4 2017, there were approximatly 25,000 employed in sport and fitness activities in Ireland. The vacancy data indicates that job opportunities exist for fitness instructors, although no shortages have been identified in this or any other occupations in this sector.

Career Videos...

 
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Ian McKinley - Rugby Player

 
Martin Dunn - Activities Manager
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Martin Dunn - Activities Manager

 
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Ciara Roosli - Activities Instructer

 
Orla Gallagher - Spa Manager
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Orla Gallagher - Spa Manager

College Course Videos...

 
Sports Strength and Conditioning  - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
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Sports Strength and Conditioning - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

 
Sport and Exercise Sciences LM089  - University of Limerick
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Sport and Exercise Sciences LM089 - University of Limerick

 
Hospitality Tourism and Leisure - TU Dublin - Dublin City
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Hospitality Tourism and Leisure - TU Dublin - Dublin City