10 unique jobs you didn’t know

10 unique jobs you didn’t know were in demand in South Africa right now

South Africa’s critical skills list is a comprehensive outline of professions that have been deemed to be in demand by the country

10 unique jobs you didn’t know

While many of the jobs you’ll likely be familiar with, here are ten listed occupations that might come as a surprise to you.

1. Sheep Shearer

As the name suggests, Sheep Shearers are charged with the duty of denuding our fluffy friends of their gorgeous wool. We suspect the inclusion of this profession may be a ploy by the Department of Home Affairs to try rid New Zealand of all their sportsmen (or perhaps we’re just sore losers).

2. Protein Scientist

Protein Scientists explore the role of protein in molecular and cell biology genetics, as well as evolution. Gym-bunnies don’t count.

3. Space Weather Specialist

Space Weather Specialists are responsible for identifying and forecasting major space weather events, especially those that can disrupt infrastructure and power grids back here on earth.

4. Bioinformatician

If you can pronounce Bioinformatician, then half the battle of understanding this position has already been won. The Bioinformatician endeavors to understand, process and study biological data by way of  mathematics, science and technology.

5. Metrologist

Metrology refers to the science of measurement, and is not to be confused with Meteorology. The field encompasses  all theoretical and practical components of measurement.

View the full list of 10 jobs that are in demand right now here.

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