Comparing salaries of entry-level jobs in Philippines

Posted at Apr 12 2015 08:46 AM | Updated as of Apr 13 2015 10:50 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - Congratulations to the Graduates of 2015!

An old song once said: “Welcome to the real world, she said to me, condescendingly.” Many graduates may get this phrase a lot when they start experiencing the difficulty of landing on their first job. It’s either they are on the lookout for the most fulfilling jobs or the jobs that pay really well.

It’s a fact that not all jobs are created equal and that some professions will inevitably earn more than others, but the difference varies yearly depending on the demands of the industries that require skilled, young professionals.

The BPO industry is still one of the biggest industries looking for skilled workers at any given time. Given the state of the job market, it is understandably hard to jumpstart a career, yet that should never stop anyone.

According to a survey by JobStreet, the highest paid specializations for fresh graduates – on average – were those in Law/Legal Services, Nursing/Medical Support, and Customer Service.

Of those specializations, plenty make a comeback in the 2015 version of the report by Jobstreet. Naturally, other professions will have varying salary ranges for fresh graduates. This year’s report has IT/Computer – Software in the top average salaries of fresh graduates, which previously placed fourth.

If you’d like to know which other specializations make up the top ten, here’s an infographic: