7 In Demand Jobs for Filipinos Who Want to Work Abroad

Filipinos are known all over the world for their skills. This explains why many countries are willing to open its doors and welcome Filipino workers as part of their family. After all, Filipinos are hard working and dedicated to their jobs.

Here’s the question: what kind of job should you apply to in order to ensure a better job for your family?

Check out these in demand jobs in case you decided to work overseas:

1. Healthcare

This includes doctors, nurses, caregivers, and medical assistants among others. It turns out that healthcare professionals are among, if not the highest paid job specializations. Many countries in the Middle East are looking for Filipino healthcare workers, which could give you at least P55,000 and could go more than P100,000. This could get higher if you are a doctor who specializes in Pediatrics or Obstetics and Gynecology.

Aside from Middle East countries, feel free to explore your options in other countries like New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Japan since healthcare workers are paid well there too.

2. Engineer

Engineers are needed everywhere. If you happen to be one, a licensed one at least, then going overseas could be another option for employment. In fact, it is among the most in-demand jobs today.

Land- and sea-based engineers like Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineer earn at least P50,000 every month. Depending on your skill and experience, then you could negotiate a higher amount.

3. IT Professionals

We live in a day where society is slowly becoming dependent on technology. Many companies are slowly transitioning towards the digital world, which explains why people who are knowledgeable of computers, software, and the like are in demand – all over the world.

IT professionals can earn at least P54,000 plus benefits. Singapore may be your first choice of country destination, but there are other countries you need to look into if you want to bring your skill and knowledge outside the Philippines.

4. General Work

This includes housekeeper, messenger, driver, and dispatcher among others. General work is one of the most in-demand jobs for aspiring OFWs, which accounts for more than 20,000 job orders in 2015 alone. Middle East countries are in need of this kind of workers, so it could be a good place to start.

5. Hospitality-Related 

Many countries around the world are in need of waiters, bartenders, front desk or concierge staff, and other related jobs in the hospitality-service industry.

If you want to work in this industry, then make sure you have the relevant knowledge and experience to back you up to be ahead in the game. There are many accredited training centers that will help you jumpstart your career in this industry, so make sure you get as much as you can to familiarize yourself with the job.

6. Construction or Labor

Skilled workers are always in demand overseas. This is also why many countries are looking for people who can work in construction or do labor for higher salary than the one you earn here. This includes welder, plumber, machine operator, rigger, pipe fitter, and electrician among others.

Middle East countries have a lot of job orders, but you can also consider Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and New Zealand if you worked in construction before.

7. Architecture or Interior Design 

Did you know that you can earn at least P55,000 every month as an architect or interior designer? This is a good amount you can start with, especially if you want to build a better future for your family.

Still, it’s not enough that you belong in one of these categories. You need to work on and hone your skills, and gain necessary experience to be able to get the job. Keep yourself updated with the latest trends and demands, and don’t hesitate to enroll in skill-based courses to help you improve.

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