Metavers: These will be the 5 most sought-after professions of the future

With the Metaverse, not only is a new world of experience being created, but also a whole new area of ​​work. The virtual sphere is the next big step in the digital revolution sparked by blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies and has seen the demand for professionals soar in recent years.

Blockchain and cryptocurrency: where are we?

According to an analysis of job postings on LinkedIn for the US market, the demand for qualified personnel in these fields has increased by 395%. Thus, after the era of the pioneers (Web 1) and its social and user-friendly version (Web 2.0), the next technological evolution is fast approaching: Web 3, based on connectivity, immersiveness and decentralization, i.e. a maxi container of several metaverses, whose architecture is supported by Blockchain, i.e. independent and decentralized databases that act as certificates of authenticity and security for all types of digital information. It’s like a real virtual city divided into districts where everything that happens (especially business transactions) is meticulously documented.

Thanks to these properties, blockchain has become a technology used in many productive sectors, ranging from finance (which today accounts for 38% of blockchain applications, for example cryptocurrencies) to industries such as the arts and the media (7%). (6%) and logistics (5%). Nevertheless, the concept of blockchain is still foreign to most people and far from being encountered in everyday life: According to a study by the Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Observatory, 46% of respondents said they were familiar with the concept of crypto money, but never bought it, 21% said they had bought it in the past (4%) or intended to buy it in the future (17%). Only 8% say they actually own cryptocurrencies.

Departure to the metaverse

“Behind all trending phenomena such as cryptocurrencies, NFTs and the Metaverse is blockchain technology. It is a new paradigm that we will probably see materialize in a few decades: right now, we are like explorers discovering new continents. Each of these continents is a Metaverse, some are websites, some will be virtual reality worlds, others will be augmented reality worlds: it is not yet known which ones we will reach and which ones will be actually habitable Certainly, reaching these ‘unknown lands’ requires courage and knowledge, the same knowledge that we teach our students every day in the field of programming at aulab”, says Giancarlo Valente, CTO of aulab, the first coding factory from Italy, who started the Hackademy course and completed it in just three months, gives you all the skills you need to start a career. re into web development, even from scratch.

5 Professions That Might Become More Popular Thanks To The Metaverse

So, if you are looking for a job in a company dedicated to the metaverse, you should start your training and acquire specific skills now; the most in-demand jobs in the Metaverse industry are likely to be:

Web3 Developer

As a category that will soon be added to the traditional distinctions of front-end, back-end and full-stack developers, the web3 developer must have all the basic skills of the web developer. The only difference lies in the specialization: in the case of web3 developers, it will be topics related to the blockchain and the different “standards”. (Also interesting: 9 most common career myths that simply aren’t true)

Cybersecurity Expert

Unlike more traditional versions of the internet, where control of digital environments and data rests in the hands of whoever created the platform, the real blockchain revolution lies in giving each user the power to control it. From this point of view, web3 guarantees greater security of data and digital assets, but at this stage of development in the history of technologies, the architecture of web3 is still young and evolving. For this reason, one of the most important professions in the development of the blockchain-based metaverse will certainly be that of cybersecurity expert: these professionals will have the task of securing blockchain-controlled Web3 environments and ensuring that these systems already implemented effectively guarantee the tightness of the “chain”.

Virtual and augmented reality designers

The most immersive experience in the Metaverse is one created with virtual and augmented reality technologies. Just as the explosion of the internet fueled the rise of the web designer, the metaverse is opening up new opportunities for professionals who design and build virtual and augmented reality environments. These methods and skills come for example from the world of video games and require not only a 2D navigation experience, but also 3D environments that interact with the physical dimension of the real world and offline. Web3 designers will play a key role in “designing” the new digital spaces we will inhabit. (Also: These are the top 20 highest paying employers in Germany)

innovation manager

As part of the consolidation, web3 will become an important development hub for businesses of all types and sizes. As a theoretical and practical expert, the innovation manager’s mission is therefore to support these companies in seizing the opportunities of the metaverse and the blockchain, by leading digitalization and transformation processes in order to innovate businesses. models and thus open up new business opportunities in as yet unexplored areas.

Crypto designer

Digital art has always struggled to become a business because it was very easy to reproduce and therefore difficult to assign uniqueness, ownership and value to. Thanks to blockchain, new proofs of ownership for digital assets such as pixel art or other forms of digital creativity have been developed. Called NFT (non-fungible tokens), they allow artists, also called crypto artists, to create certificates of authenticity for digital works in order to resell them to enthusiasts and collectors as on the traditional art market, but of course by paying in cryptocurrency. (Also read: Robot Sophia – This ‘crypto artist’ debut is worth $688,000)

The article “I 5 lavori più richiesti per il futuro (quando ci sarà il metaverso)” by Luca Pierratini appeared for the first time on GQ Italy.

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