Inspired by the popularity of our previous article on metaverse jobs in 2022, we are going to introduce 5 more exciting metaverse jobs suitable for anyone looking to go into the tech industry.
But first, let’s first recap on what the metaverse is. The metaverse is a space that takes the internet as a single and immersive virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual reality and augmented reality headsets. In short, think of a virtual world that merges reality with the online world. In the metaverse, participants will be able to use avatars, hang out with friends, and even go to work! To add on, the metaverse will be an amalgamation of different “worlds”. For example, a user can switch from “Facebook world” to join “Apple world” seamlessly.
What’s more exciting is that more than 10,000 new jobs are expected to be created over the next five years in the metaverse. This may be confusing especially for new joiners in the workforce, but as a tech recruitment company in Malaysia, we’re always trying to stay one step ahead of the game. We’ve listed five new exciting metaverse jobs to help you on your career path!
1. Augmented Reality Designer
Augmented reality (AR) jobs are becoming increasingly popular in the metaverse, where the demand surged 1,400% in 2019, according to a new State of Software Engineers report by job site Hired. This is predicted to increase even more after 2022.
An Augmented Reality Designer is one who uses technology to superimpose it in the real world. They are responsible for working with computer-generated images, media, and graphics in a manner that enhances the day-to-day physical surrounding of an individual. This is done by designing media and providing computer-generated input into it.
Given the rapid evolution of augmented-and-virtual-reality technologies, learning the fundamentals is the best way to break into the industry.
Effective analytical abilities
Technical design abilities
C++, C# languages
RM 3,000 per month according to Jobstreet.
2. 3D Game Designer
Before programmers and developers are able to use code and technology to create a playable game for the market, 3D Game designers have to take on the more artistic and creative side of the role - coming up with the game theme and developing the ideas and graphics.
They are mainly responsible for designing, prototyping, and building an all-immersive, 3D gaming experience that engages players. On a higher level, they also have to conceptualize and develop characters, rules, settings, and stories for new games.
Some higher-level designers may also have to pitch new game ideas to executives and clients.
A passion for video games.
C++, C# languages
Technical design abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The ability to work in teams and collaborate with others
RM 8,200 per month according to Economic Research Institute Malaysia
3. Data Analyst
No matter the industry, data analysts have become highly sought after for their ability to process consumer behavior data. The career path you take as a data analyst depends in large part on your employer. Data analysts work on Wall Street at big investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms. They also work in the healthcare industry, marketing, and retail. In general, data analysts are everywhere.
A data analyst collects and stores data on sales numbers, market research, logistics, linguistics, or other behaviors. They bring technical expertise to ensure the quality and accuracy of that data, then process, design, and present it in ways to help people, businesses, and organizations make better decisions.
R or Python–Statistical Programming
RM3,600 per month according to Payscale
4. Product Managers
A product manager is a highly visible position that can have a big impact on a company’s top and bottom lines. With the expected increase in metaverse users in the near future, demand for various product and content are predicted to surge. Companies are going to need more and more product managers to manage a series of products, enhance the user experience, test and work out glitches in new products, evangelize new initiatives and drive product development with multiple teams of engineers, designers, and product specialists.
The rapid development of product managers can be reflected by Meta, the leading technology company. Of the approximately 2,400 jobs posted on Meta’s career page, over 1,800 are for various types of product managers. Other companies advertising for metaverse product managers include Snap, Google, Oculus, and more.
RM8,000 per month according to Glassdoor
5. Cloud engineer
As companies grow, they need to store and process an increasingly large amount of data, using up a lot of storage space and hard disks. To save both money and time, many companies in different industries are looking to transfer all of this information and data to the cloud, thus the need for cloud engineers.
Those in cloud engineering roles assess an organization's technology infrastructure and explore options for moving to the cloud. If the organization elects to move to the cloud, a cloud engineer is responsible for overseeing the process, referred to as migration, and maintaining the new system in the long run. They also develop and implement cloud applications and debug cloud stacks.
Understanding of cloud providers
RM11,900 per month according to Economic Research Institute Malaysia
As shown above, various jobs and career paths are starting to develop inside the metaverse economy. Individuals studying computer science and engineering can consider more technical roles while those with stronger soft skills and a business sense can get in on the ground floor in non-technical or hybrid roles and see their prospects rise. There is a role for everyone in the metaverse era.
Looking to jump into the world of tech and the metaverse? Check out the BGC Group job portal for more information.