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In Demand Jobs in the Philippines and Abroad


 

Job seeking is becoming an increasingly competitive sport these days. With thousands of students graduating each year and limited number of job opportunities available to them, plenty of job seekers end up resorting to options they wouldn’t have had to choose if they had other alternatives.

However, while unemployment and underemployment in the Philippines is not a thing to be discounted, job seekers don’t necessarily have to become part of these statistics because there are plenty of jobs both here and abroad that are only waiting for interested candidates.

Below is a list of in-demand jobs and hard-to-fill occupations in key industries in the Philippines and overseas as compiled by the Department of Labor and Employment.

 

In-demand Jobs

  • Agribusiness

a. Animal Husbandry

b. Agricultural Economist

c. Aquaculturist

d. Coconut Farmer

e. Entomologist (Plant)

f. Farmer (Fruit, Vegetable and Root Crops)

g. Fisherman

h. Horticulturist

i. Plant Mechanic

j. Rice Tresher Operator-Mechanic

k. Veterinarian

l. Pathologist

  • Cyberservices

a. Call Center Agent

  • Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism

a. Nurse

b. Herbologist (also known as herbalist and pytotherapist)

c. Optician

d. Optometrist

  • Hotel and Restaurant

a. Front Office Agent/Attendant

b. Baker

c. Food Server and Handler

d. Food and Beverage Service Attendant

e. Waiter

f. Bartender

g. Room Attendant

h. Other Housekeeping Services

i. Reservations Officer and other Frontline Occupation

j. Tour Guides

  • Overseas Employment

a. Domestic Helpers and Related Workers

b. Production and Related Workers

c. Nurses (theatre, anaesthetic, critical care/ICU, pediatric, scrub, and cardiac)

d. Caregivers

e. Plumbers, Pipe-fitters, and Related Workers

f. Cooks and Related Workers

g. Wiremen, Electrical, and Related Workers

h. Welders, Flame-Cutters, and Related Workers

i. Laborers, General Workers, and Related Workers

j. Charworkers, Cleaners, and Related Workers

Emerging Industries

  • Creative Industries

a. Broadcast Engineer

b. Video Editor

c. Video Graphic Artist (Animators)

d. Visual Artist Designer

II. Diversified/Strategic Farming

  • Power and Utilities

a. Electrical Control Operator

b. Equipment Operator

c. Electrical Technician

d. Mechanic

  • Renewable Energy

a. Checker
b. Loader

Hard-to-fill Occcupations

  • Hotel and Restaurant

a. Commissary Cook

b. Pastry Cook

c. Hot-Kitchen Cook

d. Pantry Worker/ Cold-Kitchen

  • Mining

a. Mining Engineer

b. Geodetic Engineer

c. Metallurgical Engineer

d. Mining & Metallurgical Technician

  • Construction

a. Civil Engineer

b. Electrical Engineer

c. Design and Structural Engineer

d. Planning and Contract Engineer

  • Banking And Finance

a. Bookkeepers
b. Auditor
c. Cashier
d. Credit Card Analyst
e. Finance Analyst/Specialist
f. Accountant (Account Officer, Analyst)
g. Risk Management Officer/Manager

  • Manufacturing

a. Chemist

b. Electrical Engineer

c. Industrial Engineer

d. IT Specialist

e. Machinist

f. Mechanical Engineers

g. Chemical Engineer

Ownership Dwellings, Real/Retirement Estate

a. Civil Engineer

b. Mechanical Engineer

c. Surveyor

d. Architect

  • Transport and Logistics

a. Gantry Operator

b. Ground Engineer

c. Heavy Equipment Operator

d. Long Haul Driver

e. Pilot

f. Transport and Logistics Machinery Operator

g. Aircraft Mechanic and other related skills

Emerging Industries

  • Creative Industries

a. 3D modelers

b. 3D Artist

c. 3D Animators

d. Flash Animators

  • Power and Utilities

a. Mechanical Technician

The list of in-demand and hard-to-fill occupations is an excerpt from the findings of the latest labor market study of the Department of Labor and Employment under the PROJECT JOBSFIT: THE DOLE 2020 VISION.


Job seeking is becoming an increasingly competitive sport these days. With thousands of students graduating each year and limited number of job opportunities available to them, plenty of job seekers end up resorting to options they wouldn't have had to choose if they had other alternatives. However, while unemployment and underemployment in the Philippines is not a thing to be discounted, job seekers don't necessarily have to become part of these statistics because there are plenty of jobs both here and abroad that are only waiting for interested candidates. Below is a list of in-demand jobs and hard-to-fill occupations in key industries …


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  1. Paulo llorin says:

    Hi po. Matanong ko lang po. Ang BS in Architecture ba ay in-demand at saka pwede rin ho ba ito mag-apply as office staff na related yung grafting, sketch proposal etc. ? Nalilito na po ako kung ano kukunin ko, BS architecture ba o BS culinary arts. Ang hilig ko po kasi ay arts at pagluluto. Ang kaso lang, ang iniisip ko po kasi, after graduate eh hindi ako kagad makakuha ng trabaho. Tas narinig ko po sa iba na mas maganda daw po ang culinary kesa sa architecture.

    • Hi, Paulo!

      Yes, architects and chefs are both included in DOLE’s list of in-demand jobs.

      Yes, we believe that’s what architects usually do.

      Hmmm… based on DOLE’s list and from what we hear and read on the news, they seem to be both fairly in-demand although lately, cruise lines have been conducting frequent mass hiring to fill up vacant positions including those for chefs’.
      :)

  2. monette ravelas says:

    a friend told me that if you’ll finish a course in tesda, they will automatically give you a job, is it true?do you have an agency or something?

    • Hi, Monette!

      From what we know, TESDA sometimes work with private companies that hire graduates of specific TESDA courses after graduation. An example of this was when graduates of their landscaping course were hired by Nuvali after graduating. We’re not too sure if the same goes with other courses, though. It might be best if you’ll call TESDA so they can give you a more accurate and detailed reply.
      :)

  3. leandro says:

    I am a graduate student of BS Computer Science, but I want to learn more about computer hardware and some programming language. Can I apply scholarship?

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  5. Maica Mamerga says:

    Im not good in math, but i really want to enter banking and finance, should i try? Or just pick course that fits to my ability?

  6. Jehaziel hernane says:

    My husband want to take butcher course in tesda.. is it still in-demand in abroad? and where?

    • Hi, Jehaziel!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We’re not sure exactly how much demand there is for butchers abroad, but you could probably get an idea of the number of jobs available for butchers as well as the countries where they are usually needed by checking the job postings on this site: http://goo.gl/FIIRdW
      :)

  7. John Beloso says:

    I plan to take BS Accountancy this year but I’ve found some articles telling that this course is hard and stressful.Can you give me a review about this course and its career outlook

  8. jHayvEE says:

    i study a tourism, but it’s not in demand so its hard to find a job

    • Hi, Jhayvee!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      We understand your sentiment, but don’t lose hope. Employment trends change over time, though, so what may not be particularly in demand this year might become more in demand in the years to come. While you’re waiting for more favorable trends, you could also probably explore other potential or related careers by taking supplementary courses that can increase your marketability as a future job seeker.
      :)

  9. Joram says:

    I’m an incoming freshman student and I decide to take computer engineering..Is it a good choice??

  10. Khim Bautista says:

    What does hard to fill occupations mean? :)

    • Hi, Khim!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      If occupations are hard to fill, it means there are a lot of companies/agencies looking for potential employees, but there are not enough qualified individuals who can do the job, so the companies have to compete to get the qualified individual. This is the opposite of the typical scenario where several applicants compete for one job.
      :)

  11. thank you for the information :)