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Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Malaysia 2019

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From time to time, you may ask yourself about these questions: How should I plan for my future? What job is the best job out there available and suitable for me? Am I making the right choice? Well, we often faced the similar problems at some points of our lives, graduates struggling to find a well-paid job with good conditions but have no better idea what to choose. Here are some lists of the Best Job in Malaysia in 2019, providing an overview on the jobs in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, the amount of workers required are slowly increasing as newly developed markets are rising, in which formed new type of professionals. As we can see it with our own eyes, globalization and digitalization are coming to our doorsteps, society and technology are constantly changing as well as our lifestyles. Providing wide range of career opportunities for graduates to explore and strive at it.

1. Tourism & Hospitality

The main reason of the high demand in tourism industry is globalization and higher income. People are getting paid more than before, able to afford basic necessities and even luxuries. Some would have the idea to travel across the whole world, making tourism industry to be one of the best industry for Malaysia. It is estimated to have a salary starting from RM4,000 with best entry-level for fresh graduates. Moreover, skills acquired through the career of tourism & hospitality could be useful and flexible for other type of professional such as recreational events.

2. Healthcare & Medicine

Involving into healthcare as doctors and nurses can be difficult as lives are depending on their own hands but it is considered as one of the industry that will ever exist and in demand. Healthcare industry does not shows dramatical dropped when economic faced fluctuation and downturn. For a fresh graduates, initial salary will not be high due to lack of experience in the medical field but it will slowly increase over time up to RM15,000 a month.

3. Banking and Finance

Nowadays, the supply of accountants are getting lesser and scarce which drive higher demand and salary, it is estimated that 60,000 professional accountants are needed by 2020 in order to upkeep the financial and banking stability. Businesses are generally seeking for accountant who is versatile and competence in handling variety type of tasks such as finance managers, fund and banking management, and audit and risk management. Newly accountant is able to obtain RM3,500 at the beginning.

4. Business and Management

There is no shortage of fresh graduates in business field in Malaysia due to the nature of business opens up variety of work possibilities to a wide field of career such as actuarial analysts, business advisor, project manager, marketing executive, human resource manager and etc. As I mentioned before, digitalization also serve as a driving force in shaping the business field in creating the need of tech-savvy marketing and sales professionals. The expected salary for an executive position is around RM2,500 above offered to fresh graduates.

5. Education

Seeing the demand of professionals are needed more than before in the market of Malaysia, educators and lecturers who hold Master’s Degree or PhD also needed in the field, especially on medical, sciences, languages, and engineering. Other than that, few others decided to become a consultant or trainers whereby also needed on particular industry such as sports, travel, and etc. The salary for fresh graduates in education industry is ranging from RM2,200 to RM2,500.

6. Graphic & Multimedia design

Companies are gradually shifting its focus onto the mainstream of online business, hiring website designers and graphic designers to decorate the firm’s website page. It also shows significant growth in the digital content industry in the form of animation and video games development, providing a brand new career path for fresh graduates. The salary for a graphic designer is starting from RM2,200 for fresh graduates.

7. Communications

It is surprising seeing communication made it on the list, the demand of public relations practitioners are increasing and stayed solid over time. Its role is vital for a business to shape and develop its reputation as they are the ones who represent the voice of the company. Therefore, positions such as advertiser and public relations managers in need for those who are proficient in english, chinese and malay. Estimated entry-level salary for fresh graduates are ranging from RM2,500 to RM3,000.

8. Information Technology

Over 56.1% of people have internet access, most of it saturated in the developed countries. Demand developers who are specialize on developing web, app, software, and tech are generally increasing as well as the salary offered by organization. There are various type of programmer in the market, depending on their field of expertise, some may offered salary as high as RM3,800 for a starter.

9. Building and Construction

Although this sector is widely considered as difficult and dangerous, but it actually have high demand and paid well. The lack of professionals such as civil engineers and quantity surveyors in this particular area, it required precise calculation, measurement, implementation to build a last-lasting and durable structure which cost heavy amount of investment on it. It demands creative youngster who are able to adapt to newly technologies such as GPS-guided equipment, cloud-based applications, drones, robots, green technology & big data. Refer as one of the highest paying job for fresh graduates, paying above RM3,500.

10. Actuarial Science

The specialty of actuaries are widely recognized and required across major industry in Malaysia. Their expertise in risk management and regulatory developments cause high demand in insurance industry. Furthermore, their skills also implementable in financial services sector and government bodies. The entry-level salary given to fresh grad is starting RM2,500.

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Nicky Yap
I am a freelance commercial content writer and student of SEGI College studying Bachelor of Business with a major in Marketing. I love to travel and enjoy ‘Me’ time with a cup of coffee in a quiet cafe.

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