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  1. #1
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    College Courses with Future Labor Demand in the Philippines

    Nursing is out, agribusiness is in.

    Students who want to land local jobs easily after graduation should take note of the country’s key employment generators in the next five to 10 years, the Department of Labor and Employment said.

    The Labor Department said agribusiness topped the list of key employment generators in its study of the labor market in various regions in the next five to 10 years

    Other industries that will demand labor in the near future include:

    1. Cyber services
    2. Health and wellness
    3. Hotel and restaurant
    4. Medical tourism
    5. Mining
    6. Construction
    7. Finance
    8. Manufacturing
    9. Real estate
    10. Transport and logistics
    11. Retail

    Emerging industries in the country in next 10 years are creative industries, strategic farming and fishing, power and utilities and renewable energy, according to the Labor department’s Project JobsFit study


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    The Current Most Popular College Courses in the Philippines [2011-2020]

    During certain points in the school year, it’s not surprising to see masses of seniors trooping to various university campuses for the purpose of taking their entrance exams. After all, that’s a major step in being able to attend the college of their choice.

    Picking a college to attend is only half of the decision, though. The other half involves choosing an actual course to pursue. With the myriad of choices available, how does one narrow things down to a more manageable list?

    One strategy is to find out what most college courses people are into these days. Don’t sweat it, as we’ve compiled a helpful little list for you. Here they are, in no particular order.

    Medical Courses:
    The aging population of developed countries, medical tourism and the expansion plans of developing ones have given rise to the increase in demand of health care workers. According to the Department of Labor and Employment, the manpower request for graduates of health related courses has been steadily increasing by 2.3% yearly.

    Nursing: while there seems to be a temporary surplus of nurses in the country, it is expected that the demand for graduates of this course will continue to increase within the next 10 years.

    The current top overseas destination of graduate nurses are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Singapore, Kuwait, United Kingdom, US, Qatar, Taiwan, Ireland and Trinidad and Tobago.

    Specialized nurses [operating, ER, anesthetic, scrub, theatre, critical care/ICU, pediatric, cardiac, burn, pediatric, oncology, catheter, and trauma] will also be in demand in European countries like Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Asian countries like Bruniei, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan on the other hand will need Dental Nurses, Chief Nurses, Head Nurses and Nurse Managers.
    Other medical workers like Doctors, midwives and Physical therapists will also be in demand in countries like Poland, Belgium, Germany and Singapore. A more detailed list of countries needing such personnel are listed below:
    Medical Doctors: Australia, Korea and Saudi Arabia
    Pharmacist, Orthodontists, Pediatric Technologists: Saudi Arabia and USA
    Medical Technologists: Saudi Arabia, USA and New Zealand
    Physical/Occupational Therapists: USA
    Speech Therapists: USA
    Optometrists: Oman
    Male Dieticians: KSA, Qatar and UAE
    Dental Lab/Dental Assts: KSA, Qatar and UAE
    Medical Technicians (Bio‐Medical, Anesthetics, Laboratory, Respiratory, Emergency, Medical Gas and Medical Records): Saudi Arabia and Qatar
    Microbiologists: Saudi Arabia
    Caregivers: Israel, Japan, UK, Switzerland, Taiwan Belgium, Libya Macau

    The growing lack of skilled educators in developed countries has also sparked the rush towards education courses. Specially needed are elementary, secondary, science, math, physical education and childcare teachers, professors and lecturers in KSA, Libya, Seychellles, Macau, US and South Korea.

    Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management:
    The rise of tourism as part of the development plan of quite a number of countries here in Asia, the Middle East and some parts of Europe has also catalyzed the demand for Chefs, tour guides, hotel mangers and other tourism related workers. Demand for skilled workers in this area has been increasing steadily by a factor of 3.5% yearly for the past 5 years garnering a total of 160,300 manpower requests from several countries.
    Top destination countries of graduates of these courses are Libya, Kuwait, UAE, CNMI, Oman, KSA, UAE, Korea, Macau, Singapore and Romania.

    Banking and Finance Courses:
    The increasing inter-connectedness of the global economy as well as the growth of the global financial market has also increased the demand for graduates of banking and finance graduates. Of special mention in this category are Accounting Clerks, Bookkeepers, Auditors, Cashiers, Credit Card Analysts, Finance Analyst/Specialists, Accountants (Account Officer, Analyst), and Risk Management Officers. These workers are in demand in developing countries and financial centers such as Libya, Kuwait, Singapore and Switzerland.

    Engineering Courses:
    Projects regarding megacities construction in the middle east, plans to increase manufacturing capacity, and the rise of renewable energy have all resulted to the shortage of skilled engineers worldwide. The last 5 years alone have seen 256,000 manpower requests from different countries. The demand for engineering graduates has been steadily increasing by 2.5% yearly.
    Engineering Graduates of the following fields are poised to take advantage of this global demand:

    1.Civil Engineering: Structural, Design, Safety, Planning and Contract
    2.Electrical Engineering: Manufacturing, Construction and Renewable energy
    3.Mechanical Engineering: manufacturing, real estate and renewable energy
    4.Mining Engineering: Mining
    5.Geodetic Engineering: Mining and real estate
    6.Metallurgical Engineering: Mining
    7.Chemical Engineering: Manufacturing
    8.Industrial Engineering: Manufacturing
    Top Destination countries are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Macau, Belgium, Germany, Norway and the USA.

    A particularly interesting development in the most popular college courses based on global demand is in relation to cyberservices. Demand for skilled workers in this industry has been increasing rapidly at about 6.4% yearly which is more than twice the other courses. The last 5 years alone has seen more than 400,000 requests for manpower both locally and internationally.

    In demand workers under this category are:

    Creative Industries

    1.Broadcast Engineer
    2.Video Editor
    3.Video Graphic Artist (Animators)
    4.Visual Artist Designer
    5.3D modelers
    6.3D Artist
    7.3D Animators8.Flash Animators9.Animation Artist10.Clean-Up Artist11.In-between Artist/In-betweener12.Clean-Up Art Checker13.In-between Checker14.Animation Checker15.Web Designer16.Multimedia Artist17.Library builder18.Layout artist19.2D digital animator20.Graphic Assistants

    1.Java Programmers
    2.Oracle Developers
    3.Web Developers
    4.IT Programmers
    5.Software Development
    6.Computer Programmers
    7.Developer (Software, Web)
    8.IT/Information Technology (MIS Developer, Platform Engineer)
    9.Specialist (Learning Solution, System and Technical Support)
    10.Systems Analyst

    1.Accountant (Back Office Processing)2.HR Outsourcing Specialist (Back Office Processing)3.Call Center Agent4.Medical Transcription Editor5.Medical Transcription6.Financial Accountants7.Technical Support Engineers8.Autocad Operators9.Legal Researchers10.Legal Analysts
    Top Destination Countries of the graduates of these courses are: Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Singapore, Australia and US.

    It’s All Up to You

    Hopefully, I’ve gotten the gears in your mind turning. Now that you have a more manageable list to refer to, your next order of business is to reconcile your needs and wants with what the world needs and wants.

    We’ll talk a little bit more about that in another article, though. For now, keep in mind that this list will only applicable for so long. The world and its preferences are constantly changing, and consequently, its most popular courses will change along with it.

    Source: Project JobsFit of DOLE

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    DOLE: Jobs mismatch, deteriorating education lead CHED to declare moratorium on some courses

    November 15, 2010 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment

    Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said government efforts to shift focus to college courses that will land graduates in gainful employment will get a boost with the decision of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to impose a moratorium on the opening of new programs in business administration, nursing, teacher education, hotel and restaurant management, and information technology education, effective school year 2011-2012.

    The moratorium is contained in CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 32, Series of 2010, issued on 30 September 2010.

    “The moratorium, I believe, is a decisive action on the part of the CHED to mitigate potential oversupply of graduates in certain disciplines, and in the process, to encourage incoming students to opt for courses that offer the best chances of employment after graduation,” Baldoz said.

    In imposing the moratorium, the CHED cited the proliferation of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) offering undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration, nursing, teacher education, hotel and restaurant management, which, it said, “if allowed to continue unabated, would result in the deterioration of the quality of graduates.”

    “The validation of the outcome of the Evaluation of Graduate Program in the Philippines (EGEP) confirmed the weakening of graduates from the business administration and teacher education program all over the country,” the CHED said.

    “The result of the Licensure Examination for Teachers and Nurses administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) also showed a gradual decline in the performance of teacher and nursing education graduates,” it added.

    Moreover, it pointed to the “problem of mismatch currently being experienced by significant number of business administration, hotel and restaurant management, and information technology graduates.”

    Baldoz said the moratorium complements the efforts of the DOLE at reinforcing the employability of graduates by delivering relevant labor market information at the grassroots level, including educating students on what courses are employable.

    The DOLE, she said, is formulating a Philippine Human Resources Development (HRD) framework which would contain strategies to attain better and quality graduates who will find jobs after college.

    The labor chief said that based on the common recommendations of social partners at the recent nationwide consultations for the National Labor and Employment Summit, the country’s HRD efforts should shift towards market intelligence, responsive training and education programs, adequate investments on education and training, and better quality learning inputs and outputs that will pave the way towards better matching of the skills of Filipinos with requirements in the job market.

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    What are the-Top 10 in demand course in the Philippines?


    1st - Culinary Arts
    This had twice the demand of the second place subject. Interest was split fairly evenly between cuisine and baking/pastry

    2nd - Business
    This includes seven majors but excludes Accounting

    3rd - Accounting
    Close behind business. If you add Accounting to Business it almost equals the numbers for Culinary Arts.

    4th - Engineering
    All disciplines including the most popular (Computer Eng), which is not a licensed subject.

    5th - IT
    And if we add Software Eng. this would be more popular than Engineering.

    6th - Nursing
    a far cry from its No. 1 status 3 years ago.

    7th - Psychology
    Always a favorite (like business) for those who don't really know what to do!

    8th - Graphic Design
    Hardly surprising but took a long time to get there.

    9th - Digital Arts
    Definitely a sign of things to come.

    10th - Hotel & Restaurant Management
    Just squeezing in with 3.15% of inquiries.

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    in demand courses in the philippines 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by twine_bean View Post
    Nursing is out, agribusiness is in.

    Students who want to land local jobs easily after graduation should take note of the country’s key employment generators in the next five to 10 years, the Department of Labor and Employment said.

    The Labor Department said agribusiness topped the list of key employment generators in its study of the labor market in various regions in the next five to 10 years

    Other industries that will demand labor in the near future include:

    1. Cyber services
    2. Health and wellness
    3. Hotel and restaurant
    4. Medical tourism
    5. Mining
    6. Construction
    7. Finance
    8. Manufacturing
    9. Real estate
    10. Transport and logistics
    11. Retail

    Emerging industries in the country in next 10 years are creative industries, strategic farming and fishing, power and utilities and renewable energy, according to the Labor department’s Project JobsFit study


    based on the in demand courses this year based on academic discipline
    medicine and health related
    engineering and technology

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  7. #7
    Education is always a sure thing.

    And while you teach in elem or h.s., get your masters so you can teach in college as a professor eventually, kahit di pa educ itself, your major like history, english, math, chem, youd be hired as a gen ed prof.

    and marami ka pang gifts pag Xmas.

    when I was teaching, halos mapuno yung car ko (well car ng parents ko), sa dami ng gifts from the students, nanalo pako ng kitchen showcase sa raffle, plus the pa regalo ng mga schools na isang sakong bigas, ham, cake and Christmas basket.

    yung mga teachers ko naman in h.s. and elem, I see them on FB, they've gone to Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Thailand, almost every year they travel, so youd know theyre well off.

    I miss teaching grabe.

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    walang summary?

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    [B]In-Demand Degrees to Start in 2013[/B]
    Yahoo Education | By Christy Clark

    Want a degree that will give you an edge in the job market? Consider starting one of these programs in the New Year.

    Are you planning on heading back to school in 2013, but aren't sure which degree to pursue?

    Before you make any decisions about your education, Alexandra Levit, author of "New Job New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career," suggestsyou first evaluate how a degree program will prepare you to pursue a certain career.

    To help you narrow down your options, we talked to some career experts to get the skinny on careers with strong job outlooks. From there, we took a look at the U.S. Department of Labor to identify which degrees could help you in your pursuit of each career.

    Keep reading to learn more about seven hot degree options to consider.

    Degree #1: Accounting
    Topping off our list of degrees to consider starting in 2013 is accounting.

    Here's why: Every business is driven by numbers, says Laurence Shatkin, co-author of "College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs, 3rd Ed."

    "As businesses get back on their feet over the next several years, the demand for people with accounting degrees will grow," says Shatkin.

    In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field is required for most accountant positions. As for job growth, employment is projected to grow by 16 percent from 2010 to 2020. That translates to roughly 190,000 new positions!

    More About the Degree: According to the College Board, a nonprofit organization that administers tests like the SAT, students pursuing accounting degrees learn to analyze financial information and record financial transactions. These students typically learn to prepare tax filings, create and analyze balance sheets, and learn to use generally accepted accounting principles.

    Degree #2: Management

    Another in-demand degree to consider starting in 2013: management.

    While it's true that its helpful to specialize in a niche, such as finance, human resources or business information systems, Shatkin says that companies are always looking for new management talent.

    And one career to consider is management analyst. Why? Companies are increasingly searching for consulting services to control costs and improve efficiency.

    In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, almost 100,000 analyst jobs will be added. And - surprise, surprise - a bachelor's degree is required.

    More About the Degree: Business management students prepare to plan, organize, and direct an organization's activities, according to the College Board. It also notes that you could take courses where you'll discuss case studies - descriptions of challenges that real companies face - a great way to bridge the gap between the classroom and a career.

    Degree #3: Computer Science

    If you like working with technology, consider making 2013 the year you start your computer science degree.

    Levit says that a degree in computer science is highly marketable and desirable to hiring managers because of its relevant training and skills in a very specific field.

    More About the Degree: As a computer science major, you might learn about computer programming, software design, computer systems, and how people interact with computers, according to the College Board.

    Degree #4: Communications

    Next on our list of degrees to consider starting in 2013: communications.

    According to Shatkin, communications degrees will be in demand due to the continued growth of television channels, streaming video, and the Internet. Basically, as long as the world continues to communicate with each other - these degrees will remain in demand.

    As for career options for communications degree grads, the U.S. Department of Labor notes it as an option for reporters, news analysts, editors, and technical writers.

    More About the Degree: Communications students examine different theories of communication, while exploring all aspects of the communication field, according to the College Board. They might also learn about communication across cultures, persuasion, and how individuals communicate with each other.

    Degree #5: Graphic Design

    This next degree can prepare you for a career that has the highest percentage of projected job growth through 2020 on our list: graphic design.

    According to Shatkin, beginning this degree program in 2013 is a good bet because "there is so much on the web that has to have visual appeal."

    And he may be on to something. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, graphic design jobs - which typically require a bachelor's degree in graphic design - are expected to grow by a whopping 61 percent from 2010 to 2020 in computer systems design and related fields.

    More About the Degree: As a student of graphic design, you might learn to work with type and images to create the look for items such as CD inserts, posters, books, magazines, websites, and other products, says the College Board.

    Degree #6: Petroleum Engineering

    Another degree to consider starting in 2013 is a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. Why? Because job prospects for petroleum engineering grads are abundant.

    In fact, "There is a shortage of petroleum engineers already," says Shatkin. "Universities can't turn out graduates with degrees in petroleum engineering fast enough."

    And the U.S. Department of Labor agrees, saying that more engineers will be needed to drill on each project. The reason? Oil drilling processes are likely to become more complex.

    More About the Degree: As a student of a petroleum engineering program, the College Board says you might learn about the process of making petroleum into a product, as well as how to remove it from the earth. You could also learn about environmental issues, adds the College Board.

    Degree #7: Mechanical Engineering

    Last but not least, our final degree you might want to think about starting in 2013: mechanical engineering.

    Shatkin suggests that several expanding fields will require expertise in mechanical engineering. One big one is manufacturing, as companies look to refine production. Another is the growing field of solar power. Careers in these fields will drive demand for people with degrees in mechanical engineering, he says.

    The U.S. Department of Labor reports, "nearly all entry-level mechanical engineering jobs require a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering." Job prospects will be best for those who stay up-to-date of the advances in technology, according to the Department of Labor.

    More About the Degree: As a mechanical engineering student, you might get to learn all about the science that goes into making machines work, says the College Board. Students might also learn how to design gadgets and improve old ones as part of a team.

    for the full article:

  10. #10
    woes for those who are taking nursing as a second course. there is an oversupply of nurses.

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    nakakalungkot talaga yung future ng nursing, I mean for foreign students, who took nursing to work sa US.

    there are no signs of this demand opening anytime soon.

    Locals learned, that this where the demand and money are now.

    ang daming nag nu nursing na kano ngayon. na fi fill up na nila ang supply.

    I mean good for them.

    and Im not saying this para manuya ng nursing grads, but just to inject some reality, to explore other options, as early as now, rather than waiting for the apple to drop from the tree.

    dont waste time waiting for the demand to open, look for worthwhile experiences or jobs now. anyway pag nag open naman kung sakali, madali naman mag apply na lang din.

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    ^ japan has opened its doors to Filipino nurses but they have high standards including their language proficiency.

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