Study: 3 of Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines are for Geeks

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz release the top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Philippines and it’s no surprise that 3 of them are computer related or in other words for geeks.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said “refrain from choosing courses based on what’s in vogue or fashionable, or, to use the popular social lingo of the youth, what’s “trending” and popular.”

With an average monthly pay (without) tax of Ph 47k, these are jobs that are available in the Philippines and are very much in-demand. Here’s the complete list.

  • Art director – Php 69,286
  • Geologist – Php 64,889
  • Aircraft pilot/navigator/flight engineer – Php 57,789
  • Mining/metallurgical engineer – Php 55,638
  • Computer programmer – Php 43,573
  • Systems analyst/designer – Php 42,112
  • Production supervisor/general foreman – Php 36,133
  • Actuarian – Php 35,480
  • Call center representative/customer service associate – Php 35,424
  • Statistician – Php 35,010

The top 10 jobs were determined by identifying the median monthly basic pay and median monthly allowances of time-rate workers on full-time basis in non-agricultural establishments that have at least 20 employees in 65 industry groups within the Philippines.

The Labor Secretary also said that these jobs are not entry-level wages and you need at least a Bachelor’s Degree and years of experience in order to get these high-paying positions. Though the 3 computer related jobs (Computer programmer, Systems analyst and Call center rep) requires at least a High School diploma, proper training from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and of course a number of years of experience.

With this report, those in coming College Freshmen can better evaluation the career path that they will take and not just rely on what their parents or relatives tells them to take. What surprising is that not even one medical related jobs are not included in top 10, since I know there are doctors raking in at least Php 100k per month and even more and I’m not going to mention being a politician. 🙂

You can read the complete labor report here.

Source: Yahoo! News Philippines

Last modified: February 9, 2013

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