The Highest Paying Jobs For OFWs

Manpower and skilled professionals are two of the biggest exports of the Philippines to the world. With a promise of better employment conditions and desirable career paths, overseas jobs have become appealing to many Filipino professionals. That is why the number of professionals and skilled workers is growing relentlessly year-on-year.  

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad was estimated at 2.2 million, with Overseas Contract Workers (OCWs) or those with existing work contracts made up 97.5% of them in the period of April to September 2016.

On the other hand, an online recruitment website for OFWs, Workabroad.ph, has generated a report showing the numbers behind the OFW employment across the world. Among the things that they’ve presented in their report are the highest paying jobs for Filipinos overseas and the top countries of deployment for Filipinos.

Before we dive into the details, here’s a quick breakdown of how OFWs are dominating the world of employment globally in 2015, based on the data from the Department of Foreign Affair:

Estimated number of Filipinos overseas in 2015

Total: 7,979,716 of Filipinos were deployed overseas as OFWs

Region 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Americas 3,896,853 4,111,095 3,908,601 4,107,543 4,146,066 3,750,388
Asia and Pacific 1,675,507 1,973,224 2,028,396 2,046,145 1,974,831 1,497,859
Europe 715,627 746,701 782,878 768,999 743,826 433,918
Middle East and Africa 2,868,272 2,681,130 2,050,475 2,169,992 2,205,706 2,297,551
Total 9,156,259 9,512,150 8,770,350 9,092,679 9,070,429

7,979,716

 

Top 25 countries with the highest number of OFWs

1United States of America3,353,891
2Kingdom of Saudi Arabia938,490
3Canada676,775
4Malaysia620,043
5United Arab Emirates541,593
6Japan313,588
7Australia304,093
8Italy299,787
9China229,638
10Singapore200,000
11United Kingdom200,000
12Qatar198,000
13Kuwait187,067
14Bahrain158,644
15Taiwan115,055
16Puerto Rico91,620
17Greece61,681
18Republic of Korea52,379
19France44,967
20New Zealand41,146
21Oman39,483
22Jordan28,676
23Lebanon27,812
24Spain26,946
25Israel25,000

Top 10 countries Filipinos would like to work in

Since 2004, Saudi Arabia has been the number one country in Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) deployment statistics. It has been the source of most jobs with an average of 287,000 jobs yearly.

However, based on JobStreet.com’s data on jobseekers’ online behavior, overseas aspirants seem to want to work in the following countries:

  1. Macau
  2. South Korea
  3. Qatar
  4. Bahrain
  5. Japan
  6. UAE
  7. North America (USA and Canada)
  8. Europe
  9. Singapore
  10. Australia and New Zealand

Source

https://www.imoney.ph/articles/high-pay-in-demand-ofw-jobs/

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