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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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
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Sinead Kenny - Design Engineer

 
Fergus O'Connell - Quality Officer
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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 CR075 - Cork Institute of Technology
Posted by Cork Institute of Technology

Biomedical Engineering CR075 - Cork Institute of Technology

 
Biotechnology DC181 - Dublin City University
Posted by Dublin City University

Biotechnology DC181 - Dublin City University

 
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering LM115  - University of Limerick
Posted by University of Limerick

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering LM115 - University of Limerick