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Seven sectors that guarantee you a job in Greece

09 September 2014 / 18:09:28  GRReporter
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Unemployment continues to be a major problem in Greece, young people being the most affected by it. Nevertheless, despite the negative outlook for quite a number of professions, there are sectors in Greece that still offer plenty of opportunities and it is expected that they will create new jobs in the future.

As revealed by "Kathimerini" newspaper, a recent study of the prospects of different sectors of the economy indicates that seven of them have the most significant potential for creating new jobs.

In particular, these are as follows:

Tourism: It is estimated that 220,000 jobs will be created over the next 10 years. Despite the negative element of seasonality, there are noteworthy prospects for the following professions:

  • Employees in charge of the organization of activities in various forms of tourism (medical, religious, sports, archaeological, alternative)
  • Guide to historical sites or underwater ancient monuments
  • Chef

Health care: The sector continues to look for employees because the aging population and the increasing life expectancy will lead to increased employment in it. According to studies, 2 million jobs in health care will be created in Europe over the coming years.

Some of the popular professions in this sector in the future will be the following:

  • Chemist
  • Physician, specialist in genetics
  • Pharmacist - clinical pharmacist

Energy and green technologies: the government has announced its intention to establish a university centre for oil exploration, which clearly shows the prospects facing the energy sector. This view is further strengthened by the natural resources that Greece has, as well as by the prospects for renewable energy.

The occupations that could significantly develop in this sector are as follows:

  • Scientist - Power Engineer
  • Photovoltaic systems technician
  • Energy investments consultant

Manufacturing industry: food industry and building materials

The food industry has withstood the crisis and it continues to be one of the most important sectors of the Greek economy.

Another sector of the manufacturing industry is building materials, where there is a wide variety of products, companies and export orientation. The metal and woodworking sectors have good prospects for development as well.


  • Industrial site manager
  • Machine operators
  • Head of export department

Shipping: Despite the crisis, this sector is characterized by a stable upward trend in the creation of new jobs that require high skills and therefore offer higher pay.

The jobs for which there may be an increased demand in the future are as follows:

  • Senior official at a shipping company
  • Shipping agent
  • Shipping lawyer, legal adviser

Agriculture: In Greece, the tendency to return to the countryside is a fact and it will continue to evolve. In a labour market that lost 23.4% of the jobs from 2008 to 2013, the "loss" in the field of agriculture was only 7.4% or less than in any other sector of the economy, according to data of the Greek statistical service ELSTAT. It also reports a 3.7% increase in the number of self-insured workers and 8.5% in the number of hired workers in the industry.

The jobs offered here are the following:

  • Agronomist
  • Employee in a quality control laboratory
  • Food technology specialist, in winemaking

Digital technology and communications - e-commerce: This sector has withstood the crisis in the best possible way compared to the others, demonstrating serious prospects for development. Usually there are many ads for jobs and often giants in this field seek employees for specific areas and new programs.

Here some of the popular professions will be as follows:

  • Mobile applications developer
  • Programmer
  • Software developer
Tags: ProfessionsSectorsJobsLabour marketEconomic crisis
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