After renaming Facebook to Meta, the metaverse has received unprecedented attention
By 2026, about 25% of the world’s population will spend at least one hour per day on metaverse, According to tech consultancy Gartner. This raises the question of exactly how it will affect our daily lives, particularly the kinds of jobs the metaverse might create. In just three months, The number of metaverse vacancies has grown fivefold These are some of the key roles that are being created.
VR / AR Software Engineers
A critical role in the metaverse are the software engineers behind it. This role involves working with advanced technology to create interactive experiences on different platforms. Therefore, a coding background is required.
Several well-known companies are already offering vacancies for VR/AR Software Engineers. IKEA and Amazon use augmented reality to give customers an idea of how certain products will appear on them or in their homes.
Cyber Security Metaverse
Just like the security threats of the Internet, the metaverse will face various threats and be particularly vulnerable to data leakage, cyber attacks and data theft. To ensure that the metaverse is a secure space, new levels of security will be required. This will come in the form of Metaverse Cybersecurity. Job seekers for this role will need a background in cybersecurity and programming.
Virtual tour guide
Since the metaverse is a completely new environment, first-time visitors will need tour guides. These roles will require staff to direct, guide, and host guests around different spaces within the metaverse. Virtual tour guides do not require experience as such, but will need extensive knowledge of the spaces.
For some AR/VR experiences, hardware will be required. This means that the demand for hardware engineers will only increase. These types of engineers are responsible for developing new sensors, cameras, headphones, and wearable devices.
At Meta Reality Labs, hardware engineers help build and test prototypes for future AR/VR consumer experiences.
Unlike current online games, spaces in the metaverse will allow huge numbers of people to be together simultaneously. This means that virtual hosts will be needed to organize the spaces. Virtual hosts will not only be responsible for ensuring that people follow the rules of the place, but also to create a sense of community.
This is a great option for people who do not have experience in areas related to metaverses. As long as you are good at communicating, virtual hosts roles will be available on a full and part time basis.
Virtual Real Estate Agents
There are already certain metaverse real estate agents, such as Metaverse Property, who sell and rent land in the domain. Metaverse Property is currently offering land in five areas in Decentraland.
Of course, in order to sell the land, real estate agents will be required. People in this role will be responsible for property management, development, consulting, and marketing. In December 2021, the sale of the most expensive real estate in the metaverse was completed. The value of the conspiracy amounted to 4.3 million dollars. It’s clear to see why some real estate agents are considering switching to the metaverse.
Metaverse is creating a new address for a blockchain engineer. People in this role will be responsible for creating and implementing the corporate digital blockchain. Working on the blockchain is technical and will require a good level of understanding of blockchain platforms.
Metaverse Marketing Specialist
For those already familiar with marketing, becoming a metaverse marketing specialist is a great option in the future. The role can vary from creating billboards in the metaverse to promoting products through virtual experiences.
NIKELAND The project that marketing professionals can be responsible for. Mini games allow visitors to wear Nike products. This is a great opportunity to advertise current Nike products, but visitors can also purchase exclusive products.
Companies currently hiring for metaverse marketing professionals include HSBC and Meta. This indicates the range of opportunities that will be available in this area.
The metaverse brings new types of asset classes, requiring new laws to control how they are bought, sold and managed. Metaverse lawyers will be responsible for this along with other issues, such as digital art copyright issues.
Since avatars in the metaverse are a virtual representation of yourself, people will want to look as good as possible. This is where the metaverse designers will come in. They will act as a personal designer to make sure that people’s avatars look stylish.
Given that people can make anything out of $100 to $20,000 per monthIt is worth exploring the different job titles that are being created. There will be plenty of jobs available, both full-time and part-time. Rather than taking away jobs, the metaverse will create a lot of new opportunities, which makes it a really exciting area to watch for your next job.
About the author
Paul Lewis He is the chief customer officer at addonaThe most intelligent job search engine that allows job seekers to access more than 15 million jobs per month in 20 countries around the world. Paul leads the global marketing team, where he is responsible for increasing Adzuna’s audience of job seekers across Europe, North America and beyond, and helping millions of job seekers in new roles as the world returns to work after the pandemic. He loves to combine numbers and the creative aspects of marketing to develop the best customer and brand experiences, and in his own words, he’s totally customer obsessed. Paul has over 20 years of experience scaling a high-growth digital business. In previous roles CMO was temporarily working in notonthehighstreet.comCMO at Hometree, and Director of Marketing at MOO.com. His career also includes the household names of VoucherCodes, Ancestry and Betfair.
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