Romania is located in the southeastern part of Europe. It is washed by the waters of the Black Sea. It borders five states – Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria. It has been a member of the European Union since 2007. Romania is quite a comfortable country to live in with decent climate, a minimum of crime, stable economy and friendly people.


The population of Romania is slightly less than 20 million people. Unfortunately, there are still problems of corruption, bureaucracy, tax evasion and some others in the state. Nevertheless, many foreigners are interested in the local labor market. Next, let's find out what professions are in demand in Romania in 2024.

Labor market in Romania

Romania's real labor force exceeds 8 million people. Officially less than 240 thousand are unemployed. Unemployment in the state is about 5-6%. According to a government decree, the maximum number of new work permits in Romania that could be issued in 2023 for foreigners (that is, workers outside the EU and EEC) was 100,000. By the way, today a large number of foreign entrepreneurs successfully conduct business on Romanian territory.

Official employment in Romania for applicants from third countries involves a number of prerequisites. In particular, it is necessary to find a vacancy and obtain a work permit in advance. Note that since 2021 applicants from the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Serbia, working full-time on the basis of individual employment contract for a maximum of 9 months, no longer need a work permit.

According to official Romanian government data, the minimum wage in Romania is 3,300 leu per month, which is equivalent to 665 euros. This is one of the lowest in the European Union. Less is paid only in Bulgaria (475 euros). According to official data from the Romanian National Institute of Statistics, the average salary in Romania in 2024 is 7,976 leu per month (about 1,605 euros).

The most demanded professions in Romania

The most popular professions in Romania in 2024 are related to the areas of industry, construction, energy, tourism, information technology and the automotive industry.

Unskilled labor in Romania – waitresses, sales clerks, housekeepers, nannies, nurses, maids – is somewhat popular among migrant workers from the former Soviet space.


1 Doctors, Nurses
2 Engineers (various fields)
3 Managers
4 English teachers
5 Computer programmers
6 Seasonal workers in tourism and agriculture
7 Social workers
8 Construction workers (woodworkers, bricklayers, welders)
9 Financiers
10 Power engineers

Note. The information is based on data from Romanian government agencies and international recruitment agencies.

In conclusion, local employers state that the number of vacancies in Romania in 2024 is on average 20% lower than the year before.


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