Highest-paying jobs for fresh grads

Jobs in the tourism industry rank first in Jobstreet.com Philippines' survey

HIRING FRESH GRADS. Jobstreet.com Philippines conducted a survey ranking the top-paying jobs and industries for fresh graduates.

MANILA, Philippines – Are you a fresh graduate looking for a job with a fat pay check? Consider getting into the tourism, information technology (IT), healthcare, and telecommunications industries.

These industries are the highest-paying according to Jobstreet.com Philippines’ Fresh Graduates 2014 Job & Salary Report released on Monday, April 7.

The travel and tourism industry ranks first in the report, offering an average monthly salary of P20,629.

Professions in the travel and tourism industry include cabin crew members, junior payable analysts, reservation officers, and digital marketing specialists.

Ranking second is the telecommunications industry (P19,975), which hires electronics and communications engineering graduates.

Fresh graduates entering the IT industry may get an average monthly salary of P18,963. They may apply as SAP consultants, software engineers or techical support representatives, said Jobstreet.com Philippines.

INDUSTRY Average Monthly Salary
(in pesos)
Travel/Tourism 20,629
Telecommunications 19,975
Computer/Information Technology (Hardware) 18,963
Hotel/Hospitality 18,940
Computer/Information Technology (Software) 18,863
Healthcare/Medical 18,387
Call Center/IT-Enabled Services/BPO 17,711
Banking/Financial Services 17,503
Law/Legal 16,845
Education 16,557

Meanwhile, the Jobstreet.com survey also ranks the top 10 high-paying jobs or specializations for fresh graduates. Topping the list are IT/computer – hardware practitioners, with an average P19,447 monthly.

JOB/SPECIALIZATION Average Monthly Salary
(in pesos)
IT/Computer – Hardware 19,447
Hotel Management/Tourism Services 19,297
Healthcare – Nurse/Medical Support & Assistant 19,179
IT Computer – Software 18,940
Customer Services 18,310
Sales – Telesales/Telemarketing 18,015
Banking/Financial Services 17,884
Law/Legal Services 17,718
Public Relations/Communications 17,599
Actuarial Science/Statistics 17,563

The amounts mentioned in the survey are basic salaries, and do not include other forms of compensation like leave credits, medical benefits, insurance, and incentives.

The survey also recommends that fresh graduates apply as soon as they finish their studies. The first and second quarters of the year have the highest recruitment activity among employers.

However, for professions that need to take licensure examinations, “the recommendation is that they start applying, but declare their date of availability,” said Grace Colet, country manager of Jobstreet.com Philippines.

The survey lists the average salary of all jobs for fresh graduates, based on the actual job postings of employers on their website, jobstreet.com.ph, in 2013.

In January, the online recruitment website released its 2014 Annual Salary Report, ranking the top-paying industries for junior executives, supervisors, and managers. – Rappler.com

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