Here’s Why We Want To Become YouTube Stars And Not Doctors

6 September 2016, 14:09 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:20

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

It looks like everyone's dream job is to be a "YouTube Star"!

If you've filled out a survey recently about what you would like to do for a job when you're older, then the results have just come in because it looks like being "YouTube Stars" is second on the list of dream jobs for people aged 12 to 25-years-old. In fact, technology-based jobs are now so desirable that teens no longer want to be doctors, lawyers or police officers.

As reported by the Mirror Online, children in 2016 are finding inspiration from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, "beauty vlogger Zoella and fictional character Miranda Sings". But why is this becoming the trend? Well, it looks like "laptops and tablets" are seen as "more essential" than the briefcases of the past as the next generation look to the Internet to generate their own "instant stardom".


In addition to being YouTube stars, 70% of 16 to 18-year-olds "think a career in tech could rake in the most cash" - which is quite a controversial way of thinking for potential digital creators judging that the current generation of YouTubers state that they create because they want to, and that it has nothing to do with the money. Could this be a change of culture should these upcoming YouTubers start up their channel?

The survey spokesperson, which was done by Curry's and PC World, reflected on why these careers and the desire to become "stars" is seeing such a boost in popularity in recent years; “Generations of today have so many more options and opportunities than older age groups and the Internet and development of technology have aided that growth”. Nearly 50 years ago, the "top job was a teacher, follower by scientist and footballer" - but look at us now!


But what do you think - are your career prospects aimed at becoming one of the next "YouTube Stars", or are you still focused on more traditional jobs? Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook/Twitter.