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Aug 27, 2018

Study finds a large percentage of Hungarians are over qualified for their jobs

An online survey by profession.hu found that about 44 percent of workers are not employed in the field where they have their highest qualification and a further 44 percent are actively thinking about changing jobs

A study has found that a large percentage of Hungarians are over qualified for their jobs.

An online survey by profession.hu found that about 44 percent of workers are not employed in the field where they have their highest qualification and a further 44 percent are actively thinking about changing jobs, mainly because of higher earning opportunities.

What’s more, almost one-fifth of respondents said their highest qualification is vocational training but only 9 percent are currently employed as skilled workers. About 12 percent said their highest qualification is related to office administration while only 14 percent work in this field.

The survey also found that around 8 percent of respondents said their highest qualification is for sales and commerce but just 4 percent of the participants are employed in such jobs.

When asked about their possible reasons for changing jobs, 34 percent gave financial reasons, 15 percent said they wanted more flexible working hours and 14 percent indicated the loss of their job.

The online poll was conducted using the data from interviews with 1,000 people.