In addition, the search for jobs has increased significantly.
Recently, one of the largest job sites in the world released a report on the gaming industry, revealing a growing surge in jobs for VR / AR.
As the industry grows naturally, there is a need to search for appropriate personnel. Since 2014, the number of vacancies per million for the AR and VR industry has increased by 1314.44%, while the number of people looking for work in this area has increased by 951.89% over the same period. More recently, over the last year (February 18 – February 19), the site reports that the share of vacancies per million has increased by 21.86%, but the job search has decreased by 13.48% compared to this.
For those interested in working in the industry, a good place to stay is not the west coast, but in North Carolina, where most of the vacancies in the US are located at 9.5% located in Charlotte and Raleigh (where Epic Games are based).
Of the most interesting statistics that can be obtained from the report, concerns searches with the participation of internships. Although not every company offers such positions, there are many people who are looking for those who are ready for an AR / VR internship, their number has increased by 1,220% over the past five years.
The report states that: “2019 will be an interesting year for the gaming industry. Esports and AR / VR remain the main areas to watch, with numerous possibilities on the horizon. Moreover, we are seeing an increasing number of opportunities available in those parts of the country that were previously few, which means that job seekers no longer need to move to coastal technology centers to follow their dreams. ”
While this is certainly good news for those seeking a path to the VR / AR industry, this report is only for the United States, which means that this is only the tip of the iceberg. Europe is another major player in the VR ecosystem; large companies focused on these technologies are also located on this side of the ocean. And don’t forget to check out the latest VR jobs, while VRcue publishes the latest news.