Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are powerful technologies that offer immense potential to change many aspects of our lives, including how we work. A survey conducted by Grid Raster found that as many as 56% of businesses surveyed were already using some form of VR or AR in the workplace.
This expansion has plenty of foundation as well. Plenty of students are currently learning VR and AR principles in school and using those skills to apply to a vast number of developing jobs.
Like with other versatile technologies, the way VR and AR are used varies by field and industry. In the medical field, it could be using an AR overlay to help explain medical conditions to patients. In manufacturing, VR simulations of production processes can allow trainees to practice dangerous procedures, enhancing worksite safety. The retail world can use VR to walk customers through brand stories and AR to show them how a product looks in their home.
HR departments for all kinds of businesses can use AR and VR to onboard new employees, upskill current staff and improve employees’ hard- and soft-skills acquisition. And with new advancements in software and hardware, it seems the career opportunities using VR and AR technology, as well as the potential uses of the tech, will continue to grow.