Doctors, healthcare professionals still highest paid OFWs
Doctors were still the highest paid overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) while the engineering sector posted more job opportunities, a report on Wednesday showed.
Filipino doctors overseas received a monthly income of P111,620, according to WorkAbroad.ph’s 2016 overseas salary report.
Engineering-related positions were the most in demand with 30,972 career opportunities posted on the jobs board website.
With monthly salary ranging from P55,000 to P90,000, other high paying specializations include process design and control, public relations or communications, aviation or aircraft maintainance, legal services, education quality control, IT-related, engineering related, and architecture or interior design.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the highest paying country in terms of jobs in the healthcare industry. A doctor in UAE may get as high as P253,826 per month.
Following UAE were Qatar and Canada with focus on aviation industry and nurse/medical support sector, respectively.
Although healthcare specialists receive the highest pay, the positions available are not as many as in other fields. The job portal also observed a drop in the average monthly pay in the industry.
“In 2015 the average monthly salary of healthcare professional is about P120,000. Now it’s about P111,000, probably because of the jobs that were advertised now,” said Rhea Suiza, business unit manager of WorkAbroad.ph. RAM
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