Romania ranks first in terms of percentage of youngsters who would rather work for themselves/be an entrepreneur than for a company, with 51 percent expressing this preference, according to Vodafone survey.
Thus, Romanian 18-24 year-olds seem to be among the best prepared in the 15 countries to embrace digital-focused jobs. 27 percent of participants would prefer to work as coders, 23 percent as game designers, 22 percent as YouTube and video bloggers, 17 percent as app designers and 14 percent as cyber-security specialists.
The survey also shows that Romanian people aged between 18 and 24 are the most confident, among all participants, about their perspectives for a future digital career. More than half of them (53 percent) are confident they will find a job to match their skills, which places Romania on the first position in the ranking, ahead of countries such as Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain or the UK. The survey has been conducted with the participation of 6,000 people from the Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and UK and illustrates the opinion of how prepared they are to participate in the digital economy.
At the same time, the survey reveals that young Romanians are among the most optimistic about their future in the digital economy, with more than 30 percent stating digital economy will increase their job opportunities and only 10 percent saying they will never be able to afford the quality of life of their parents’ generation.