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Aug 15, 2015

Top Jobs for Filipinos Abroad

Jan Paula Plamenco     8/15/2015  No comments

Top Jobs Abroad for Filipino OFWs: 

I could not find data past 2012, but I am guessing that the most in-demand jobs abroad for Filipino OFWs haven't changed by much.

This is the amount of jobs that Filipino OFWs were hired for in ONE YEAR:
Jobs for Filipinos Abroad 
#1. Household Service Workers (55,000 Filipino OFWs hired abroad)
Jobs for Filipinos Abroad 
#2. Nursing Professionals (15,000 Filipino OFWs hired abroad)
Jobs for Filipinos Abroad 
#3. Waiters, Waitresses and Bartenders (14,000 Filipino OFWs hired abroad)
Jobs for Filipino OFW: 
#4. Caregivers and Caretakers (10,000 Filipino OFWs hired abroad)
Jobs for Filipino OFW 
#5. Electrical Workers (15,000 Filipino OFWs hired abroad)
Jobs for Filipino OFW 
#6. Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (10,000 Filipino OFWs hired overseas)
Filipino Jobs Abroad 
#7. Welders and Flame-Cutters (10,000 Filipino OFWs hired overseas)
Filipino Jobs Abroad 
#8. General Laborers (9,000 Filipino OFWs hired overseas)
Money sent to the Philippines from: 
#9.Cleaners and related workers (8,000 Filipino OFWs hired overseas)
Money sent to the Philippines from: 
#10. Cooks and related workers (6,000 Filipino OFWs hired overseas)

The top 7 occupational groups for Filipino OFW abroad were:

  1. Professional, Technical and Related Worker
  2. Administrative and Managerial Workers
  3. Clerical Workers
  4. Sales Workers
  5. Service Workers
  6. Agricultural Workers
  7. Production Workers
These are some interesting trends, particularly for our government, our citizens looking to work overseas, as well as the many industries that support OFWs including banks, remittance companies, immigration agencies and more.   Sources: The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA),  Inquirer website, GMA News Online, Country Migration Report (CMR) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Business World Online.

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