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Posted by theo777
on 10 Mar 2020

I am a graphic design student interested in finding work in Timisoara when I graduate next year. From my research, this career isn't paid so well in Romania.

What could you recommend for me to do in Timisoara for a higher or more comfortable salary? I am Romanian and speak the language fluently. What options do I have as an expat to make the move worth it?


Thank you,


Claire on 11 Mar 2020 - 09:32

Hi Theo,

All the best with your studies! Where have you been studying?

Expats in Romania typically find work in engineering, IT, communications and teaching English, amongst a range of other opportunities. Whilst we do not have a specific guide on Timisoara, do check out our Working in Romania page for some more insights.

Don't be discouraged as a graphic designer if that is your field of interest. What you're looking for also depends on your lifestyle and what you consider a comfortable salary. Fortunately, cost of living in Romania is relatively low, and the fact that you are Romanian is also helpful as you don't need to apply for relevant work visas.

Have you considered looking for work in other cities around Romania?

All the best,


theo777 on 11 Mar 2020 - 23:26

Hi Claire, 

Thank you so much! I study at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

I really would prefer Timisoara, as my partner has already started his work career there. I want to be able to support myself while testing things out. I guess for me a comfortable salary would allow me to go out once or twice a week, take dance classes, and travel around in Europe a few times a year. I don't need a fancy apartment or expensive clothing, I'm more of a minimalist kind of person. I prefer less of a "high lifestyle" for less work/stress. 

I would appreciate any more tips you would have for me.


All the best,


Claire on 12 Mar 2020 - 09:10

Hi Theo,

That is great!

To help you in your search for work, recruitment agencies and online job portals are useful. It is also worth taking a look at the Romanian National Employment Agency.

As you are from Romania, have you tried networking and looking for a job through connections you may have with people from the area?

All the best,


theo777 on 13 Mar 2020 - 01:20

Hi Claire,

Thank you for the tip! I have more connections in Bucharest than in Timisoara, but it would be helpful for me to reach out and ask. 

All the best,


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