You might have read a couple of weeks ago about the winners of a prize draw we held for those who completed our survey. We wanted to see what people in and around the CG industry thought about their jobs and the world in which they work. We had a fantastic response, with over 2,800 professionals, hobbyists and students answering questions for us, and the results make for interesting reading.
One of the great things we found was that, if you’re a professional working in the CG industry in some form, you love your job. 80 per cent of you are happy working in the industry, and 59 per cent would recommend the career to others. How many other careers have that sort of approval rating?
However, despite the obvious enthusiasm people have for their work, there are some anxieties out there. 42 per cent of respondents said they are worried about job security, while a massive 62 per cent agreed they have had to do more training to refine their skills. Just a quarter of professionals agreed with the statement ‘I get enough training in my job’, with over half disagreeing with it.
For those of you that didn’t get a chance to answer the survey, what are your thoughts on the industry? Do you love it, but don’t get enough training? Or do you dislike the work, but could render a 3D feature with your eyes closed?