What are the most popular jobs in the Philippines? Perhaps you have just finished your college and have just received your prestigious diploma in your recent day of graduation. And now, after those days of burning your eyes from reading, memorizing and studying your textbooks just to earn good grades from your professors, you are already thinking of having your very first job. Exciting isn’t it? Job hunting is a challenging task that must be accomplished by every unemployed person to earn money and a living. Moreover it is also your gateway to independence. You need to say goodbye to your allowance and say hello to your own salary and wages.
Employers in the Philippines include small to big companies. It can also include individual persons or families, who can pay you money in exchange of your services. Jobs in the Philippines are also not only available for job seekers who have completed college. There are also jobs that require special skills acquired from short-term courses and even from personal trainings and experiences. If you are looking for a job right now, you may take a look and consider the following popular and most wanted jobs in the Philippines.
The top five most wanted jobs
1. General Accountant
Every companies and individuals who engage in business need an accountant to do their financial recording and reporting. Accounting is the language of business. That is why I am not surprise to see that the most demanded professionals by employers are accountants. I’m glad to read this, because I am an accountant too.
2. Call Center Agent
In recent years call centers companies in the Philippines are booming. Thus, call center agents are one of the most popular jobs any college level or graduates can apply. If you can fine tune your English accent and can communicate well with clients and customers, then you can be a call center agent. Call center companies offer trainings to hone your language skills. They also provide competent salaries which may not be offered by other companies.
3. Accounting Clerk
Accounting work is a lot of things to do. Companies have to record their daily business transactions. Thus, there should be persons that should do those clerical tasks. Accounting clerks are one of the most popular jobs you will see in any job posts online, on the newspapers, and on the career posts made by companies in their own business premises. Every business courses in college cover basis accounting. Hence, anyone who has completed any business course can actually apply for this job.
4. Domestic Helper
Not all important jobs are learned in schools. Some important jobs are earned in the household. When the household needs someone to assist them in their way of living, such as cooking, house cleaning and taking care of the kids, they call for domestic helpers. Without a “katulong” or “yaya” our lives at home will never be convenient, especially if we are so busy in office or in our business. That is why it is not a surprise to see that there is a high demand and vacancies for domestic helpers local and abroad.
5. Sales Clerk
When we hear of a sales clerk, we think of a person who always faces the customers. The duties of a sales clerk include customer services and selling of products and services. It may also include cashiering and processing of customers payments through the cash registers in some stores. Thus, a sales clerk should know and understand well their company’s products or services to better serve his or her customers, as well as his employer. It is one of the top jobs employers are looking to maintain their revenues and profitability. That is why when you apply for a sales clerk position, you should expect to undergo an effective customer service training.
Other hot careers in the Philippines
The following are runners up for the most popular and hottest jobs in the Philippines for 2011.
6 Human Resource Development Assistant
7. Mechanical Draftsman
8.1 Car Driver
9. Cadet Engineer (Mechanical)
10.1 Cadet Engineer (Civil)
10.2 Electrical Machine Operator
11. Promo Girl
12. Office Clerk
The above list of jobs is only a partial list. For a complete and updated list of the top job vacancies in the Philippines, please visit Phil-Job.Net, the official Job Portal of the Philippine Government.
Disclaimer: This post is for educational and informational use only. Though we have gathered these date from reliable sources, they don’t warrant professional advice, facts and statistics.