Doctors highest paid, engineers most in-demand among OFWs
MANILA - (UPDATE)
Filipinos looking for work overseas should consider the health care sector if
they want lucrative pay, or engineering for the most opportunities, a study released
Filipino doctors abroad
earn an average P111,620 a month and in the United Arab Emirates, the rate can
double to P253,000, jobs website WorkAbroad.ph said.
Engineering jobs are the
most in demand, with 30,972 opening posted recently, according to the study.
specializations, with monthly pay of P50,000 to P90,000, include process design
and control, public relations, aviation or aircraft maintenance, legal
services, education, quality control, information technology and architecture
or interior design, the study said.
Aside from engineering,
general works, hospitality, healthcare, sales, administrative support, and
creatives are also in high demand.
Saudi Arabia is still
top OFW destination with 46,026 posted jobs, followed by Qatar with 11,991, and
UAE with 6,670.
Demand for Filipino
workers from private companies in Saudi Arabia remains high despite the drop in
oil prices, Workabroad.ph business unit head Rhea Suiza said.
Close to 2,500 Filipino
workers have been repatriated from Saudi Arabia, said Robert Larga, licensing
and regulation director at the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency. Around
8,000 more are scheduled to return home, he said.
The Philippines is one
of the world's top labor exporters, and OFW remittances are credited with
boosting domestic consumption, a key driver of economic growth.