The Top 10 high paying jobs in the Philippines according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) were featured on the February 8 episode of Bandila.
According to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, the list of high paying jobs can serve as a guide for graduating high school students about what course to take in college.
Instead of choosing the current trending when comes to a degree. She told that it would be better to choose a course that will lead to employment with regards to the current in demand jobs in the Philippines.
The Top 10 high-paying jobs in the Philippines are based on the latest studies conducted by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE). The list includes those from Banking and Finance, aviation, business process outsourcing (Call center), cyber services, manufacturing, mining, and creative industries.
Some of these jobs need a bachelor’s degree while others only need to have a high school diploma backed with passion and years of experience. For example, according to Glassdoor, top companies such as Google, Apple, Hilton, Starbucks, IBM, and Bank of America hire personnel that only has a high-school diploma, or only received a non-traditional education.
Here are the Top 10 High Paying Jobs in the Philippines
Top 1: Art Director – Php 69,286
Top 2: Geologist – Php 64,889
Top 3: Aircraft Pilot, Navigator, and Flight Engineer – Php 57,789
Top 4: Mining Engineer and Metallurgical Engineer – Php 55,638
Top 5: Computer Programmer – Php 43,573
Top 6: Systems Analyst and Systems Designer – Php 42,112
Top 7: Production Supervisor and general foreman – Php 36,133
Top 8: Actuarial – Php 35,480
Top 9: Call Center representative/customer service associate – Php 35,424
Top 10: Statistician – Php 35,010
The monthly salaries listed above are not from entry-level rather depends on the years of experience and competency that certain employee’s acquired or need to have. Unfortunately, getting a bachelors degree these days are not for everyone due to financial constraint. The good thing is in the Philippines, there are courses available in Tesda that high school graduates could take to get a better chance of employment.