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Labour Market Information

Employers in Ireland report difficulties in recruiting staff for the following occupations. This information is derived from the EGFSN (Expert Group on Future Skills Needs) along with current media reports. Many of these occupations are also expected to remain in demand for the coming few years.

For information such as growth rate, employment numbers etc, for each occupation, click on the title.



 
99 Occupations found.
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Career Interests: A E I
Leaving Certificate plus professional award

Analyses financial information and prepares financial reports to determine or maintain a record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organisation.

 
Career Interests: E C A
Level 7/8 Degree + professional qualifications

Works as the link between an advertising agency and the client. They find out about the client's advertising goals, and then organise the advertising department or agency's creative and planning staff to produce effective campaigns.

 
Career Interests: I R S
Degree in Medicine

A fully qualified medical doctor who specialises in preventing patients from feeling pain whilst they undergo surgery and other medical procedures.

 
Career Interests: C I R
Level 6 Cert or greater

Brings animation and cartoons to life on both film and video following a pre-planned storyboard. They use drawing, modelling or computer graphics to make pictures and models come to life in order to entertain and/or inform people.

 
Career Interests: I R A
Level 5 or 6 award along with on-the-job training required

Designs and creates an app for just about any computing device, from desktop computers to mobile devices. Once the app exists, the developer will help test it and correct any bugs prior to the launch of the app.

 
Career Interests: I R A
<p>Level 7 Degree or greater.</p>

Engaged in the design, development and implementation of sensor and robotic systems for applications the technology sector.

 
Career Interests: I A 

Works with the collection and analysis of massive amounts of data obtained from computer and internet users.

 
Career Interests: N I R
Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

Studies the chemistry of animals and plants and analyses their cells and tissues.

 
Career Interests: N I R
Science Degree

Studies, analyses and collects information about both plant and animal life.

 
Career Interests: E R A
Junior/Leaving Certificate + Cert or Diploma in Construction or related studies.

Supervise, control and co-ordinate the construction of building, civil engineering, engineering and architectural projects on-site.

 
Career Interests: A E S
A Business Degree or greater with a great deal of expreience in the world of business.

Provides objective advice, expertise and specialist skills with the aim of creating value, maximising growth or improving the business performance of their clients.

 
Career Interests: N R E

The wholesale butcher works with beef, lamb and pork and prepares it for sale to retail butchers, restaurants, hotels and caterers.

 
Career Interests: E A 

Call centre operators may sell goods or services over the phone but can also advise customers about company products, conduct market research or deal with complaints.

 
Career Interests: S R A
No formal qualifications. Evidence of relevant experience required.

Assists adults with daily living activities at the person's home or in a daytime non-residential facility.

 
Career Interests: R A I
Junior/Leaving Certificate + FAS Apprenticeship

The craft of carpentry and joinery is varied. It includes setting out, production and assembly of joinery such as stairs, doors, windows, floors and built-in furniture.

 
Career Interests: N E C
Leaving Certificate + Further Cooking Training

Works in a kitchen preparing and cooking food, organising supplies and supervising staff.

 
Career Interests: I R A
Third Level degree in Chemistry or Engineering

Researches, designs and plans the processes involved in the production of chemicals.

 
Career Interests: R A 

Chemical plant process technicians monitor the equipment and machinery used to make chemical products including colourants like dyes and paints, drugs and medicines and fertilisers.

 
Career Interests: I R A
Science Degree in chemistry. applied or analytical chemistry. biochemistry or a related.

Researches and analyses the content and structure of chemical substances.

 
Career Interests: S I R

Children's nurses care for babies, children and adolescents. They apply their specialist knowledge to the particular needs and problems of children and their families.

 
Career Interests: R I A
Level 8 Honours Degree

Works on the design and construction of structures like bridges, roads and railways.

 
Career Interests: N E C
Junior Certificate plus Apprenticeship

Assists with the preparation, cooking and presentation of food and in the running of the kitchen.

 
Career Interests: R I A

Computer support specialists offer telephone, email or web-based support to people who are having problems with computer hardware or software.

 
Career Interests: E I A

Computer/software sales assistants work in stores selling computers and computer-related goods. They help customers choose the products that best meet their needs.

 
Career Interests: R A I
Junior/Leaving Certificate + FAS Apprenticeship

Service and maintains all the equipment and machinery used on construction plants.

 
Career Interests: R N E

Construction Site Managers, also known as Site Agents, oversee the day to day operations of construction sites, ensuring the smooth progression of the various work being carried out. This role takes in preventing delays, planning, ensuring budgets and timelines are met, observing health and safety standards and checking the quality of completed work.

 
Career Interests: R A I
No formal education requirements. Training available from FAS (3 day)

Operates a crane to lift heavy loads on a building site or in a factory.

 
Career Interests: E S A
Leaving Certificate + Further Training

Responsible for dealing with customer queries and complaints efficiently and politely.

 
Career Interests: I A R

Performs analysis of data and works out how the findings of the analysis can best be applied to profit the business.

 
Career Interests: I R A

Uses strong business acumen, coupled with an ability to communicate data findings to influence how an organisation approaches business challenges.

 
Career Interests: A I 
Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree or greater in IT area

Monitor, maintain and administer computer databases, ensuring that they are secure, the data can be retrieved, the database is user friendly and the data is consistent.

 
Career Interests: R I C
Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

Works on the technical design of new products, selecting materials, researching manufacturing processes, testing prototypes etc.

 
Career Interests: I E A

An executive marketing role with a special focus on online and mobile marketing campaigns.

 
Career Interests: I S R
<p>Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree</p>

A fully qualified medical doctor who specialises in examing, treating and advising sick people in a local GP surgery, or in a hospital setting.

 
Career Interests: I R A
Level 8 Honours Degree

Works in industrial, commercial and domestic environments designing, installing and testing electrical hardware.

 
Career Interests: R I A
Junior/Leaving Certificate + FÁS Apprenticeship

Installs, services, maintains and repairs electrical wiring and connects to power in all type of buildings from domestic to industrial.

 
Career Interests: I R A
Engineering related degree.

Environmental engineers focus on projects related to natural resources rather than man-made projects and prioritise environmental protection and conservation in design and development projects.

 
Career Interests: N R E

This is the first step on the career ladder to becoming a dairy farmer.

 
Career Interests: N R 
No formal entry requirements.

Owns or works on a dairy farm carrying out the day to day duties involved in managing a dairy herd.

 
Career Interests: A I E
Level 7/8 Degree or greater

Searches for trends in stock markets, and decides where to invest funds to minimise risk and maximise profit.

 
Career Interests: R A I
Junior/Leaving Certificate + FAS Apprenticeship

Repairs, services and maintains industrial machinery.

 
Career Interests: I A E

Provides accounting skills in civil and criminal cases, and also non-legal related investigations.

 
Career Interests: R A 

Operates a forklift truck transporting heavy goods to and from difficult places.

 
Career Interests: A R E

Ensures that cargo is moved quickly and efficiently between countries by organising the most efficient and cost effective transportation of goods.

 
Career Interests: A E I
Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

Prepares bank account reconciliation, deals with cash transfers, bonds and equity settlements.

 
Career Interests: R  

Gas installers fit gas appliances and piping in customers' homes and business premises.

 
Career Interests: S I R
<p>Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree</p>

Works in a hospital or clinic caring for patients and assisting doctors and surgeons with their treatment.

 
Career Interests: R A 
Junior/Leaving Certificate + FAS Apprenticeship

Cuts and fits glass. They measure the area that needs glazing, cut or trim the glass, and then fix the glass into place.

 
Career Interests: N E C

The Head Chef is a leader, in charge of the standard of everything that goes out of the kitchen and maintains full control of the kitchen staff at all times.

 
Career Interests: R A I

Heating and ventilating fitters install, maintain and repair central heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

 
Career Interests: R A 
No formal education requirements.

Responsible for the delivery and collection of goods throughout Ireland, the UK and on the continent.

 
Career Interests: I R A

Designs and develops solutions to complex computer applications problems, system administration issues, or networks.

 
Career Interests: S I R
<p>Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree</p>

Tends to the special needs of people with intellectual disabilities, working in either residential or community services.

 
Career Interests: I E S
Level 6 Cert or greater

Manages computer systems within an organisation and handles any problems that arise.

 
Career Interests: E A 
Level 7 Degree in business related area

Organises and plans the movement of products and materials from suppliers to customers.

 
Career Interests: A E 
Degree + Professional Exam

Management accountants provide business data and analysis to managers within organisations to assist in business decision-making and control

 
Career Interests: R I A
Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

Has expertise in a wide range of manufacturing technologies and computer and management control systems.

 
Career Interests: R A 
No formal education requirements.

Helps to design, develop and improve the systems that convert raw materials into finished products.

 
Career Interests: E L C
Degree or higher

Supervises and plans a market strategy for a company's product or service.

 
Career Interests: I E A

Analyses data on business performance and marketing campaigns, producing insights that support senior staff in business planning and marketing strategy.

 
Career Interests: I R A
Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

Performs engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.

 
Career Interests: S I R
Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

Cares for pregnant women during both the pregnancy and the birth.

 
Career Interests: A I 

Plans, designs, implements and troubleshoots computer networks.

 
Career Interests: I S R
Must first qualify as a medical doctor. then complete specialist training.
Studies the nervous system, and practices the diagnosis and treatment of related diseases. 
Career Interests: S I R

RANPs - Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners - are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland.

 
Career Interests: S I R
<p>Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree</p>

The prescribing of medicinal products is a new role for nurses and midwives in Ireland in order to meet the needs of patients/clients and the community in general.

 
Career Interests: I S R
Must first qualify as a medical doctor and then specialise

A fully qualified medical doctor who specialises in treating and advising women on health, pregnancy and childbirth issues.

 
Career Interests: I R S
Must first qualify as a medical doctor. then complete specialist training.

A fully qualified medical doctor who specialises in treating people with cancer.

 
Career Interests: I E S
Level 9 Award

A fully qualified medical doctor who specialises in treating sick children and new-born babies.

 
Career Interests: S I R
Leaving Certificate plus relevant paramedical qualifications.

Administers first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital settings.

 
Career Interests: R  
 
Career Interests: R A I

A Polymer (or Plastics) technician works in the in the manufacturing sector in a range of industries. 

 
Career Interests: E A S
Level 6 Cert or greater
Responsible for business planning and supplying product information and support for the direct sales teams. 
Career Interests: I R 
Third Level degree in Chemistry or Engineering

Develop economical industrial processes that make the huge range of products on which modern society depends, e.g: food and drink; fuel; artificial fibres; pharmaceuticals; chemicals; electronics, plastics; and clean water.

 
Career Interests: S I A
Degree

Helps people to restore and maintain mental health and may also have an educative role in the prevention of psychiatric illness.

 
Career Interests: S I R
Level 7 or 8 Degree

Public Health Nurses are qualified registered nurses who provide a range of health care services in the community.

 
Career Interests: I A R
Third Level degree in Science

Checks and tests materials and finished goods towards ensuring that they meet production standards.

 
Career Interests: I R A
<p>Level 7 Degree or greater.</p>

Designs, installs, and evaluates quality assurance systems, procedures, and measuring techniques

 
Career Interests: A E 
Degree in quantity surveying.

Calculates the cost of building projects, taking into account labour, materials, taxes and maintenance costs.

 
Career Interests: R S 

Specialist trained in the use of radiological equipment, including X-ray, CT and MRI scans to take pictures of parts of the body where illness or injury is known or suspected.

 
Career Interests: R A S
Leaving Certificate plus Level 8 Higher Degree.

Deliver doses of X-rays and other ionising radiation to patients, most of whom are suffering from various forms of cancer.

 
Career Interests: I E A
Level 7/8 Degree + professional qualifications

Responsible for identifying and analysing areas of potential financial risk that threaten the assets, earning capacity or success of an organisation.

 
Career Interests: E S A
Leaving Certificate + relevant experience

Sells a company's products and services to other companies, associations and the general public.

 
Career Interests: R  
Junior/Leaving Certificate + FAS Apprenticeship

Builds scaffolding structure on building sites and at outdoor events using metal pipes and poles.

 
Career Interests: R A 
Minimum Level 6 Cert +

Works as part of a building site management team, performing a technical, organisational and supervisory roles on projects such as civil, road, rail and other infrastructure projects.

 
Career Interests: I R A

Create and maintains software applications; designs and builds computer programmes that help organisations and equipment to work effectively.

 
Career Interests: I R A
Level 7 or 8 Degree

Develops, creates, and modifies general computer applications software or specialised utility programs.

 
Career Interests: N E C

An experienced and senior chef who assists the Head Chef in planning and managing the kitchen as well as overseeing the staff.

 
Career Interests: R I 
No formal education requirements.

Works with steel bars and stirrups required in the preparation of the steel cages used for reinforced concrete.

 
Career Interests: I A E
<p>Level 7 Degree or greater.</p>

Works to improve, predict and enhance supply chain processes in areas such as manufacturing, retailing and logistics.

 
Career Interests: I R S
Level 8 Honours Degree in medicine + professional qualifications

A fully qualified medical doctor who specialises in performing surgery for patients who need an operation following an injury, or on development of a disease or other degenerative condition.

 
Career Interests: A E 
Leaving Certificate plus professional award.

Maintains knowledge of tax code changes and of accounting procedures and theory to properly evaluate financial information. Makes tax returns on behalf of clients.

 
Career Interests: S C E
Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

Prepares lessons and teaches teenagers in a secondary school or college classroom.

 
Career Interests: I R A
Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree

Completes or oversees all the calibration and testing of the various instruments and pieces of equipment used in the lab for measuring, weighing and processing raw and refined materials

 
Career Interests: I A R

Involved in the planning, monitoring and control of the testing activities and tasks of a team, in the life cycle of a software development project.

 
Career Interests: S I R
<p>Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree</p>

Co-ordinates provision of patient care and support services within a surgery unit.

 
Career Interests: R I A
Junior/Leaving Certificate + FAS Apprenticeship

Make special tools for use in factories and workshops using precision machinery.

 
Career Interests: A I C
Level 7 Ordinary Degree or greater

Works on the design, layout and coding required to build and maintain a website.

 
Career Interests: R  

Welders join pieces of metal together by using intense heat.

 

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