Monday, June 17, 2024

LinkedIn says roles in medical, tech among fastest-growing in PH

Online professional social media network LinkedIn said its “Jobs on the Rise” list reveals that the need to drive business growth in an uncertain environment is creating opportunities in jobs focused on acquiring new customers and retaining existing ones, with demand for business development representatives , customer success specialists, and delivery specialists on the rise.

From the rise in skills-based hiring to the demand for hybrid work, the employment landscape has been undergoing a wave of changes. As professionals in the Philippines enter the new year, understanding where some of the fastest-growing jobs lie can help them better prepare for the next move — whether they are looking to make a career pivot, get back in the workforce, or invest in skills that will prepare them for the future.

The list revealed that the need to drive business growth in an uncertain environment is creating opportunities in jobs focused on acquiring new customers and retaining existing ones, with demand for Business Development Representatives (ranked 2nd), Customer Success Specialists, and Delivery Specialists on the rise.

Jobs that require using data for translation to actionable insights to help business leaders and marketing communication professionals make more informed decisions, such as Insights Analyst (3rd) and Media Analyst (6th), are also in demand.

The rapid and continued shift towards digitalization leads to job growth for tech specialists, such as Data Engineers, DevOps Engineers, and Cloud Engineers. There is a growing need for niche knowledge fields in financial compliance (Anti-Money Laundering Analyst) and processes (Tax Associate).

Clinical Research Associate is the fastest-growing job role in the Philippines, with Virtual Medical Assistants among the country’s most in-demand professionals.

 “While the economy is likely to be uncertain throughout most of 2023, there are bright spots in the labor market with macro-trends such as the rapid acceleration towards greater digitalization and jobs focused on business growth powering some of the strongest opportunities for job seekers. The Jobs on the Rise list provides professionals insight into the skills they need to prepare for emerging roles. Professionals must embrace lifelong learning to remain competitive and relevant in the fast-evolving  world of work,” said Pooja Chhabria, LinkedIn career expert.

The top 15 fastest growing job titles in the Philippines are:

  1. Clinical Research Associate
  2. Business Development Representative
  3. Insights Analyst
  4. Delivery Specialist
  5. Anti-Money Laundering Analyst
  6. Media Analyst
  7. Customer Success Specialist
  8. Virtual Medical Assistant
  9. Salesforce Consultant
  10. Data Engineer
  11. Security Operations Center Analyst
  12. DevOps Engineer
  13. Product Owner
  14. Cloud Engineer
  15. Tax Associate

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