Context approaches higher education with academic and industry leadership to deliver insights that inspire learning. We have explored how advanced technology has transformed the development of augmented and virtual reality in a variety of industries. The result is a market that is expected to be worth $150 billion by 2020. Learn how to gain the education and experience required to enter this rapidly expanding — and potentially lucrative — field.
Virtual Reality is Booming
By 2018, the VR market could reach $7 billion in sales. The race is gaining momentum and this means opportunities for startups and investors.
Top Fields Embracing Virtual Reality
Surprisingly, VR’s impact is expected to affect not only gamers and tech enthusiasts but quite a wide range of industries. Sectors like education, healthcare, journalism, film, automotive, and retail have already started using VR applications.
VR Career and Skills Outlook
As demand for VR and AR products increases, employment growth in specific fields is expected to grow as well. Designers, developers, modelers, animators, project managers and videographers alike can apply their skills in this exciting new field. Enthusiasts should take advantage of educational resources as a way to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
Preparing for a Virtual Reality Career
If you are looking to break into the VR industry, attending conferences, webinars and game jams would be an opportunity to develop skills and meet like-minded individuals. One way of breaking into the VR industry would be to take any position within a VR company, if only to get a foot in the door. But above all, passion and enthusiasm should precede all efforts.
Top Virtual Reality Job Seeking Tips
The saying goes, “A journey begins with one step,” and this couldn’t be any less true for VR job candidates. To turn your passion into a job, keep your eye open for opportunities, don’t forget to take risks and above all, believe in yourself!
With large companies and small startups competing for a slice of the VR market, candidates and startups would be wise to find a niche or skill that would create their own blue ocean of opportunity.