When people head off to university, it’s to ensure that they have the skills to land them the job that they want by the time they graduate. Of course, this isn’t always the case. Some people may find that their actual career path has very little to do with their major.
Still, it doesn’t mean that one can’t have a particularly successful career in their chosen field. There are a number of career paths that actually provide good paying jobs without the need for leaving the country.
If you’re in job hunting mode or are looking for something new, here are the top five highest paying jobs in the Philippines, based on experience levels from JobStreet’s 2017 Salary Report.
People with at least 1-4 years of experience are worth more to companies, which creates a bit of competition on both ends. Applicants will bottleneck companies that offer higher paying jobs, and companies will go for the cream of the crop among those applicants.
Here are the top 5 industries at the junior executive level:
|Law and Legal Services||Php 29,430|
|Training and Development||Php 27,253|
|Banking and Financial Services||Php 27,188|
|Actuarial Science and Statistics||Php 27,064|
Anyone working in the same field for five years and above qualify for positions at the supervisory level. According to the report, these positions have seen an overall increase since 2016, and the top five industries here vary as well.
|Actuarial Science and Statistics||Php 65,741|
|Law and Legal Services||Php 48,014|
|Journalist or Editor||Php 40,708|
|Banking and Financial Services||Php 38,857|
At the level of a manager, however, things change. According to the JobStreet report, positions at the managerial level all saw a salary increase in 2017, the percentage increase ranging from 5% to 59%. The reason for this may be so that companies can retain talent and remain competitive.
|Corporate Strategy||Php 125,976|
|Actuarial Science and Statistics||Php 81,799|
|Quality Control and Assurance||Php 80,828|
|Customer Service||Php 80,810|
The salaries depicted for each pay bracket are the average in their industries, though they may skew higher or lower depending on the company. While these are the average salaries and the highest in their respective brackets, the Labor Market Trends Report from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), states that the following are the highest paying jobs in the country:
|Pilots, Navigation, Flight Engineers||Php 156,823|
|Geologists in Construction||Php 101,471|
|Graphic Designers||Php 99,658|
|Art Directors||Php 76,612|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Fitters||Php 76,550|
The report also differentiates geologists working in construction and in mining, stating that the aviation industry is among the most lucrative as of 2017, including the industries previously mentioned.
With an economic forecast trending in the positive for the country in spite of threats previously levied by US President Donald J. Trump to pull out the BPO investment, it looks as though plenty of high salary jobs will remain within reach of Filipinos.
That said, one might be hard-pressed to find themselves in a high paying job without a degree, making education the larger prerogative. With the country’s unemployment rate at 5.7% – a lower figure as opposed to 2016 – it’s easy to assume that there are jobs available in these fields, but it will also take the right attitude and qualifications in order for you to get the job.
Those looking to make a career change or get better pay will want to take advantage of online courses to enrich themselves and to help add to their resume, putting them one step closer to their dream careers.