These Jobs Would Be In Demand By 2020


The industry landscape is certainly changing. By 2020, jobs in these industries will be in demand, according to the research of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This Labor Market Information Report, called Project JobsFit: DOLE 2020 Vision, is a part of the agency’s initiative to “adopt coherent and innovative strategies to provide efficient employment facilitation services and to respond to the prevailing job-skill mismatch that underlies the unemployment and underemployment problems of the country.” It features the in-demand jobs and careers viable in the next five to ten years.


The DOLE advises students to consider taking courses related to these industries, and not take the ‘trending’ courses of this time. The students can be the ones to resolve the jobs and mismatch problems in this country by pursuing these courses. These jobs may be less popular by now and not really considered by students, but they are the ones that pay the highest salaries. In this way, the students are making wise career decisions early on, while they are still studying.


For people who may not finish a college degree, though, they are urged to look into technical-vocational jobs. Most of the jobs usually require only a high school diploma as a minimum requirement. The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) could offer scholarships and assistance to workers who want to pursue those types of jobs.


Below are the industries with in-demand jobs in 2020:


1. Agriculture and Related Fields

  • Agro-Forestry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agribusiness/Management
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Food Technology
  • Agricultural Economics


2. Engineering

  • Mechanical
  • Electronics
  • Communication
  • Metallurgical/Mining
  • Computer
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Geodetic
  • Electrical
  • Meteorological
  • Mining
  • Geological
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Bio Chemical Engineering


3. Science and Math

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Marine Biology/Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Geology
  • Earth Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics/Applied Statistics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Environmental Science


4. Information Technology

  • Information Technology and Computing Studies
  • Multimedia
  • Animation
  • Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Information System Management
  • Bachelor in Library Science & Information System Major in System Analysis


5. Teacher Education major in

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Reading
  • English
  • Educational Media/Technology
  • Special Education (SPED)
  • Human Kinetics
  • Physical Education and Sports Science
  • Bachelor of Physical Education major in School PE
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Environmental Planning (for teachers)
  • Music Education
  • Art Education
  • Health Education


6. Health Sciences

  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Physical Therapy
  • BS Nutrition


7. Arts and Humanities

  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Religious Education
  • Philosophy
  • Theology


8. Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Human Development
  • Guidance and Counseling


9. Business Administration and Related Courses

  • Accountancy
  • Business Data Outsourcing
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Construction Management
  • Tourism


10. Architecture

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Environmental Planning
  • Fine Arts
  • Urban Planning


11. Maritime

  • Marine Transportation


12. Communication

  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Development Communication


These jobs will not only be helping workers and students, but also the government. By rightfully filling these jobs in the future, there is no doubt that the economy will flourish even further.


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