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DOLE: Aviation, Creative, BPO Among Best-paying Jobs for Filipinos
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz advised young Filipinos on Friday to take up courses that would land them high-paying jobs over the long term, saying a recent study by the Bureau of Local Employment showed that the most lucrative jobs over the last five years were in the fields of aviation, banking and finance, business process outsourcing, creative industries, cyber services, manufacturing, and mining.
“I advice them to 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,” Baldoz said in a statement.
“Graduating high school students, and the seniors following them should realize this early the significance of making wise and excellent career decisions. They themselves can help resolve the jobs and skills mismatch problem by pursuing courses and skills that would easily fit them into jobs or entrepreneurship opportunities in the labor market,” she added.
She noted that some courses may be less popular and less considered by people but actually pay the highest salaries.
Citing the latest study of the Bureau of Local Employment, Baldoz said the top 10 high-paying jobs in the Philippines were in the fields of aviation, banking and finance, business process outsourcing, creative industries, cyber services, manufacturing, and mining.
“An art director, for example, which is under creative industries, can receive a corresponding median salary of P69,286 a month, while a geologist’s salary is P64,889 a month on average,” she said.
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