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QUIZ: How much do you know about these fascinating futuristic jobs?

Do you know what a digital painter is?

TRYING TO FUTURE-PROOF your career can be a difficult feat when you’re only 18 and four years away from even entering your selected industry.

But with almost all jobs having to embrace digitisation, it’s worth looking at some of the emerging new positions technology has brought with it.

How much do you really know about futuristic jobs that are set to pave the next generations’ careers? Take our quiz to find out.

1. What does a biotechnologist do?
They're an expert in the technology used for living things (e.g. farm animals)
They see where we can borrow structures from nature to build into technology

They look after the technology used in biology labs
They plan buildings using only natural materials
2. Which of these titles is another word for data scientist?
Data analyst
Informatics analyst

Digital analytics manager
All of them
3. What does a sport scientist do?
They specialise in the psychology of winning and losing
They look at how sport can explain certain scientific principles

They investigate different ways of improving sports performance through applied science
They specialise in preventing injuries
4. Which of these is an emerging research area in sports science in Ireland, led by Dr Brian Caulfield?
Sensor applications and electrical stimulation for sport and health
Type II diabetes and the role of physical activity from whole body to the molecular level

Ankle sprain and chronic ankle instability
Exercise and functional fitness in the elderly
5. What do you reckon a digital painter is?
A designer who creates ads for mobile/desktop traffic
An animator who uses new technology to produce animated films

An illustrator who creates the worlds in video games
A person who creates the plot for films dispersed on digital (e.g. Netflix)
6. What do you think the starting salary is for an IT security specialist?

7. We can thank the work of software engineers for developing the technology inside...
Mobile phones
MP3 players

Car infotainment systems
All of the above
8. Risk analysts are very sought after at the minute, but what do they actually do?
They identify and analyse areas for potential risk to the success of organisations such as banks
They're responsible for setting the odds at bookmakers

They process data for the likes of the HSE to produce statistics on health risks
They're responsible for creating algorithms for casinos
9. What kind of salary can a senior risk analyst expect?

10. There's currently a major shortage of electronic engineers in Ireland - what do they do?
They design devices like phones, tablets and computers
They build electric systems around Ireland

They fix computers
They predict technology trends
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You might not realise the jobs that the future could bring
Even though you might love using your phone and laptop, you might not realise the people behind some of the technologies that make them run. Find out more about futuristic jobs at smartfutures.ie.
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Currently making decisions about your career, or know a bright spark who is? Explore a future in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) today at SmartFutures.ie - a wonderful resource for students, parents and teachers alike, showcasing just how interesting, rewarding and ever-evolving a career in STEM is.

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