What courses will be in demand in the next 5 years?


Posted at May 06 2017 12:43 AM | Updated as of May 07 2017 02:28 AM

Many high school graduates have yet to decide what course to take in college that would land them a job.

Online job portal jobstreet.com has identified several courses that would be in demand in the next five years.

According to the website, students should consider environmental factors, as well as the economic situation of the country.

Based on the government's economic plan, four industries will be given special attention in the next 5 to 6 years.

These are construction, manufacturing, tourism, and services.

Data from Philippine Statistics Authority indicate an 11 percent growth in the construction industry during the last quarter of 2016.

Projects both from the public and private sectors are already in the pipeline, and jobstreet.com projects a big demand for engineering, architecture, accountancy, and vocational course graduates.

Manufacturing is also performing well.

It is expected that the said industry will be needing industrial, mechanical, manufacturing and chemical engineers.

It will also need graduates of sciences, business management, applied math or statistics graduates.

Tourism is also booming, and the creation of a tourism infrastructure and economic zone authority is expected to boost it even further.

That's good news for those who plan to take hotel and restaurant management, business management, entrepreneurship, tourism, and liberal arts courses.

The services industry is also continuing to do well, which means, students should also consider taking education courses.

The projection for nursing graduates is not good though in terms of local employment.

"Ang importante, it's a law of supply and demand so remember before we have so much nurses 'yung supply dumami pero demand bumaba," said Philip Gioca, jobstreet.com country manager.

But no matter what course you end up taking, jobstreet.com stresses the importance of having knowledge and training in information technology.

It is also important to assess your strengths and weaknesses and determine your interests when choosing the right course. - report from Zen Hernandez, ABS-CBN News; ANC Business Nightly