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QUIZ: How much do you really know about the future of work?

Here’s what your 9-5 could look like by 2030.

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COULD A ROBOT steal your job? Though we may have laughed at the concept five years ago, with advancements in the likes of self-driving cars and analysis tools, now that reality doesn’t seem so funny.

It’s estimated that more than 40% of jobs are likely to be automated (done by computers) by 2030, according to The Guardian, though many jobs that involve ‘complex social interactions’ are likely to be safe. And we’re not entirely sure yet what type of new work that automation will create.

So, how much do you know about the future of work? Take our quiz to find out.

1. What percentage of children entering primary school today will ultimately work in new jobs that don't exist yet? Source: World Economic Forum

2. Over the next five years, advances in technology are set to create 2.1 million jobs. But how many jobs will be lost due to these changes? Source: World Economic Forum
7.1 million
5 million

2 million
4.5 million
3. And which kind of jobs will experience the biggest of these losses? Source: World Economic Forum
Retail assistants
Taxi drivers

Office and admin roles
Hospitality workers
4. But which industries will most of the new jobs be in? Source: World Economic Forum
Computers, maths, architecture and engineering
Science, technology, nutrition and medicine

Data analytics, pharmaceuticals, maths and engineering
Medicine, law, business and languages
5. What percentage of the jobs that we'll have in 2030 have been already invented? Source: Dell Technologies

6. According to research and advisory company Gartner, 85% of what will be managed without a human by 2020?
Ticket sales
Medical diagnoses

Customer interactions
Clothing sales
7. What will eliminate 6% of jobs in five years, according to Forrester Research?
Self-driving cars
Social media

Smart home technology
Artificial intelligence
8. In the EU, the average proportion of the population who have basic digital skills is 58%. But what is it in Ireland? Source: Future Jobs Ireland

Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Your knowledge of the future of work could do with a little work
You might have your head in the sand a little when it comes to how automation could impact on our careers and the world of work day-to-day. Why not try a course in Griffith College and get the skills you need for the future of work?
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You've a fair idea of the impact of automation on our jobs generally, but may not realise how it could determine your own career. Why not try a course in Griffith College and get the skills you need for the future of work?
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