It looks like that the demand for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) abroad is still increasing and may still increase in the coming years. Be it skilled or unskilled workers and even professionals. We cannot deny that OFWs are earning more compared to what they get in working in the country.
So if you are planning to work abroad, you should consider taking courses or professions that will land you to the highest paying jobs abroad. According to WorkAbroad.ph, United States offered the highest paying jobs to Filipinos last year. Check the list below!
Ship Masters – P99,000 a month
Chief Engineers – P96,000 a month
Chief Officers – 92,000 a month
Nurses with 5 or more experience – P80,000
Skilled Workers included sea-based electricians and oilers – P34,000 – P64,000
The Middle East
Pediatricians – P86,000 a month
General Practitioners – P81,000 month
Orthopedic Doctors – P79,000
Dentist – P79,000
Dermatologist – P47,000
Nurses – P65,000
Veterinarians – P58,000
Land-based engineers – P57,000
Mechanics and Electrical Engineer – P42,000-P50,000
Driver’s Electrician and Technicians – P30,000 – P35,000
Cooks, Waiter, and Baristas – P33,000-P40,000
It said that engineering-related mechanics and electrical technicians are still in demand in the Middle East. Also for drivers, electricians, and air-conditioning, auto, plumbing, and maintenance technicians.
The Asia Pacific
Engineers and technical operators – P38,000-P59,000
IT professionals with 4-year experience – P54,000
Factory workers, production and machine operators and welders – P35,000
Carpenters, domestic helpers, and caretakers – P30,000-P34,000
According to WorkAbroad.ph senior marketing manager Rowena Cielo Sonza, aspirants can also get ahead of the competition by getting the necessary work experience in the Philippines before applying for jobs abroad. This is because overseas jobs require experience.
Top Countries for Deployment
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia still on the number list as top employer or destination for OFWs. Last year, more than 60,000 OFWs deployed in Saudi Arabia or around 54% of total deployment.
Here are the top 10 countries in terms of available jobs for OFWs last year:
1. Saudi Arabia – 61,534
2. Qatar 16,083
3. UAE – 7231
4. Kuwait – 5,310
5. Bahrain 3,725
6. Oman – 3,661
7. US – 3,017
8. New Zealand – 1,190
9. Malaysia – 1,094
10. Taiwan – 861