The demand for science graduate's in Ireland is growing as companies are increasingly turning to research and development with the hope of gaining an edge over their competitors.
Individuals with a degree in a scientific discipline will graduate with a number of key technical and problem solving skills. For example, science graduates are the people needed for finding the solutions to climate change and decreasing natural resources, both of which are critically important current issues.
Other areas science graduates are required in include agriculture, pharmacy, food and IT. If considering a career in science, consider the skills looked for by most employers. These include having a critical and analytical mind, an attention to detail, and being good with numbers.
Some of the job opportunities in the science sector are:
The Pharmaceutical sector plays an important role in the Irish economy. According to Researchandmarkets.net over 13 of the world's top 15 pharmaceutical companies have set up operations on the island and despite our size we are now one of the world's largest exporters of pharmaceutical products.
Graduates going into this industry need to able to demonstrate a high level of commitment, strong communication skills and attention to detail. It is also really important to appreciate the nature of personal development throughout your career. If you have this skill set you're in luck as the industry is regarded as both fast paced and really interesting. The salaries can be great too.