By Madelaine Miraflor
Overseas job portal Workabroad.ph said the highest-paying specializations in 2017—earning as much as P99,000 a month—are sea-based engineers, healthcare professionals, land-based engineers, and IT professionals.
According to an annual report by Workabroad.ph, a ship master in the US can potentially earn P99,000 a month, while a chief engineer can earn P96,000 monthly.
Meanwhile, land-based engineers that are in-demand in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific can earn a monthly salary of P57,000 and P59,000, respectively.
Healthcare professionals, on the other hand, are well-compensated in the Middle East. Among doctors, those who specialize in pediatric care can earn as much as P86,000 a month; nurses can earn P65,000, while veterinarians can earn P58,000.
IT professionals are also highly paid in Asia-Pacific; those with zero to 4 years of experience can already earn as much as P54,000.