More South Koreans than ever want to be YouTubers – it was the third most popular job among primary school students, according to an education ministry survey conducted last year. Photo: ShutterstockMore South Koreans than ever want to be YouTubers – it was the third most popular job among primary school students, according to an education ministry survey conducted last year. Photo: Shutterstock
More South Koreans than ever want to be YouTubers – it was the third most popular job among primary school students, according to an education ministry survey conducted last year. Photo: Shutterstock

YouTube star: the new dream career in South Korea’s hyper competitive job market

  • While civil service jobs promising pensions and stable pay are as desirable as they are difficult to get into, some Koreans want a career that showcases their individuality
  • Now there are government-sponsored dorms for aspiring YouTubers, and agencies looking to show people how to monetise their channels

Topic |   South Korea
More South Koreans than ever want to be YouTubers – it was the third most popular job among primary school students, according to an education ministry survey conducted last year. Photo: ShutterstockMore South Koreans than ever want to be YouTubers – it was the third most popular job among primary school students, according to an education ministry survey conducted last year. Photo: Shutterstock
More South Koreans than ever want to be YouTubers – it was the third most popular job among primary school students, according to an education ministry survey conducted last year. Photo: Shutterstock

Corrected [12:59pm, 1 Sep, 2020]

  • [12:59pm, 1 Sep, 2020]

    This article has been updated to remove the full name of an interviewee who cited privacy concerns. They are instead being referred to by their stage name.

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