Despite having been around for quite some time now, the creation of augmented reality (AR) industry is still gaining steam. According to a recent market research report, the augmented reality market is projected to reach $88.4 billion by 2026, thanks to a remarkable CAGR of 31.5%. This massive growth in the AR industry will be driven by several factors. Including surging demand for the technology in healthcare and its various applications in e-commerce industry. Also, general spikes in investment across a range of other industries.
All of this potential has turned AR into a very promising space for those seeking work in tech. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in AR, here are some of the top professionals involved in the creation of augmented reality related software and hardware.
Software developers are the backbone of AR programs. These professionals are responsible for programming and testing AR programs. As such, people in these positions require a dynamic set of skills in order to keep up with the AR industry’s fast growth. Practical skills for this role tend to include knowledge of C# and C++. Previous experience with Unity, and familiarity with platforms such as Vive, and Oculus, and others.
Those with a degree in computer science are best suited to become software developers in AI. The typical curriculum in this area of study facilitates intensive focus on software development concepts such as DevOps, computer systems, and programming languages. In some cases, computer science degrees also help graduates develop competency in artificial intelligence, UX, and data science. Essential concepts that tie closely to AR software and tools.
Design and Graphics Engineer
The AR industry wouldn’t exist without design and graphics engineers. In essence, these professionals create the integrated graphics and visual effects systems that you see in AR programs. Moreover, they also help to marry computer vision research with graphics. By working with artists and designers, these professionals develop AR visualizations and effects, and standardize companies’ 3D assets.
To become a design and graphics engineer in the AR space, you need to have a degree in graphic design or another related field. These areas of study provide the skills you need to expertly handle the AR software. But also tools such as CorelDraw, AutoCAD, and Adobe Aero.
There are a lot of processes and tasks involved in the creation of augmented reality software, media, or tools. To achieve success, AR companies today need to have competent project managers on board as well. These professionals should have experience collaborating on projects with teams of product testers, engineers, designers, and prototypers. They should also have the leadership skills required to lead teams through the ideation, development, and release of AR products. Whether for other developers or for the consumer market.
Several years of professional experience are key to being a project manager in the AR industry. This kind of education will help to widen your knowledge of organizational thinking. It will also empower you to develop structures that can help AR companies achieve goals and milestones.
The roles we’ve listed above are just some of the professions that have become essential in the AR industry. Do you want to start your Augmented Reality career at VIEWAR? Check out our open positions on our career page. If you don’t find anything in your field there, feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for talents who want to create augmented experiences with us.
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For viewar.com by writer Deanna Gavyn