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YouTuber a Dream Job for 63 pct of Adults


Some 48.1 percent said they wanted to be a YouTuber because they had interests ‘in a particular field.’ (image: Pixabay)

Some 48.1 percent said they wanted to be a YouTuber because they had interests ‘in a particular field.’ (image: Pixabay)

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire)More than three out of five adults are considering becoming a YouTuber, according to a recent survey.

According to a survey of 3,543 adult men and women conducted by the job portal Saramin, 63 percent, or 2,233, said they were willing to challenge themselves to become YouTube content creators.

When dividing responses by age group, 70.7 percent of people in their 20s wanted to become a YouTuber, followed by 60.1 percent of those in their 30s, 45.3 percent of those in their 40s, and 45.1 percent of those in their 50s and older, indicating that younger South Koreans were more interested in content creation.

By gender, 65.2 percent of men wanted to be YouTuber compared to 61 percent of women.

Some 48.1 percent said they wanted to be a YouTuber because they had interests ‘in a particular field.’

This was followed by ‘I think I could have fun’, accounting for 33.3 percent, and ‘I think the future would be promising’, accounting for 25.3 percent.

In addition, 22.2 percent chose “I think I could earn more than my current salary.”

Among genres of content that respondents wanted to create, ‘everyday life,’ accounting for 31.1 percent, was picked the most, followed by ‘gaming,’ accounting for 13.9 percent and ‘eating show,’ at 10.4 percent.

The income that would-be YouTubers expected to earn was 3.96 million won (US$3,380) per month.

H. M. Kang (hmkang@koreabizwire.com)

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