Having successfully completed SPM, STPM or UEC (high school qualification), many young adults in Malaysia find themselves with many choices of Malaysian colleges and universities to select from. Some would go for the highest pay jobs based on the latest salary report. Some would follow their parent career path and subsequently take over their business. Some would choose what they are good at.
Then there are some who simply enrolled in a college, just because their closest friends chose to go there, that shouldn’t be the way to pick what to study. After all, it’s important to choose wisely, as the decisions you make today will play a part in determining your future.
We hope this list will help you in choosing as it will involve creating more opportunities for you and your family in the future. Here are jobs we think will pay high in the future.
Information Technology (IT)
With 30% of world population estimated to be using the internet and the recent boom of demand of web, app, system and tech developers, a career in IT is one of the most alluring anywhere in the world. In Malaysia, it has among the highest entry-level salary in the market with a fresh graduate earning an average of RM 3,600. Depending on the company and the type of programming you could do, scaling your salary could be fairly easy, if you’re a good developer.
Salary range: Starting from RM3,600
Building and Construction
One of the highest paying job for a fresh grad is one in building engineering and construction. Civil and structural engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and interior designers fall under this category.
The industry alone also offers multiple career advancement for all workers. Did you know that senior executives in this field are some of the highest paid? It is an ideal industry for those with an inclination towards field jobs.
Salary: Starting at RM3,500
Engineering has been an evergreen field for many years, and you’ll never go wrong choosing engineering as your career. Depending on the areas of specialization, including chemical, electrical, electronic, mechanical or automotive engineering, the demand for engineers is high in Malaysia.
Salary: Averagely starting at RM3,400
Oil and Gas
Petroleum is an extremely useful source of transportation fuel. Everything that runs in the world today, uses oil to do so – from flights, cars, electricity, generators and more.
There is a diverse list of opportunities for young Malaysian graduates in the oil and gas sector. Senior executives in oil and gas industries take home averagely twice the salary of their closest counterparts. This said, the entry-level salary in this industry isn’t too high, but with certain GLC companies, you’ll get a lot of work benefits that many other industries do not offer.
Salary: Starting from RM3,300
Tourism & Hospitality
This is a field that’s filled with contrast. It has among the best entry-level salaries for entry-level jobs with fresh graduates taking home averagely RM 4,000. For those looking for a career that will set them up immediately after graduating, this may be the career for you.
Salary: Starting from RM4,000