The Top and the Quickest Growing Jobs in Southeast Asia

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According to a few reports, careers in the following sectors are among the quickest growing jobs in Southeast Asia: education, health care, and digital services.

Quickest Growing Jobs in Southeast Asia
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The inaugural “Jobs on the Rise” report from LinkedIn points to an increase in demand for educators, professionals, and creatives in 2021. This is as the infamous COVID-19 dares to change the tide of the world’s employment landscape.

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To be certain, the study also notes continued demand for technical specialists, such as engineers and data analysts, as a special edition of the annual emerging job report of the site.

Feon Ang of LinkedIn, Asia-Pacific Vice President of Talent and Learning Solutions, said the finding indicates a shift in a direction this year.

These trends have emerged in direct relation to the global pandemic.”

The skilled networking site tracked the growth in listings for more than 15,000 job titles for its report to recognize those that increased the most compared to the previous year in 2020.

These titles were then categorized into 15 big career patterns, including the U.S., for different markets globally.

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Are Medical Positions Part of the Quickest Growing Jobs?

Ang highlighted, in particular, the emergence of medical positions. These include not the only job for frontline medical personnel such as nurses and physicians, but also for specialists in mental health, physiological health, as well as and social workers.

Elsewhere, the rapid pace of digitalization has opened up new positions in e-commerce and the supply chain, such as the move to online shopping due to lockdowns.

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In exchange, these developments have led organizations to adopt new digital technology, resulting in an increase in demand for specialists in software and cybersecurity.

These growing jobs demonstrate that there are still various opportunities for job seekers with a range of skills and experience.”

Listed below are the quickest growing job career categorize of 2021, including the most needed positions:

Specialized Engineering 

Where the jobs are located: West Java province, Indonesia; Banten province, Indonesia; Jakarta, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand

Skills required: Structural Engineering, Sig Sigma Techniques, Software AutoCad, Computer Program Solidworks

Top job roles: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Team Lead, Mechanical Engineer

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Public Relations 

Where the jobs are located: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia; Jakarta, Indonesia; Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia; East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia; Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Skills required: Social Media Marketing, Press Release Writing, Event Management, Media Relations, Public Relations

Top job roles: Public Relations Officer, Director of Public Relations, Public Relations Coordinator

Supply Chain 

Where the jobs are located: Chiang Mai, Thailand; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bangkok, Thailand

Skills required: Warehouse Operations, Supply Chain Staff Member, Operations Management

Top job roles: Logistics Manager, Operational Specialist, Distributor, Logistics Supervisor

Cyber Security Roles 

Where the jobs are located: Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skills required: Cybersecurity, Information Security, Penetration Testing, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Top job roles: Information Security Specialist, Cyber Security Consultant, Cyber Security Analyst

Health-care/Medical Frontline 

Where the jobs are located: Riau Islands province, Indonesia; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skills required: Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Healthcare, Basic Life Support (BLS)

Top job roles: Medical Officer, Paramedic, Nurse, Medical Doctor, General Practitioner

Customer Service  

Where the jobs are located: Manila, Philippines; Singapore; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skills required: Customer Support or Representative, Team Leadership, Contact Centers Customer Service

Top job roles: Customer Support Specialist, Contact Center Specialist, Customer Service Executive

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Medical Support/Health-care 

Where the jobs are located: Singapore; Manila, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bangkok, Thailand

Skills required: Clinical Research, Medical Education, Medical Assisting, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare

Top job roles: Medical Specialist, Medical Officer, Healthcare Assistant, Pharmacy Assistant, Medical Technologist

Business Development and Sales 

Where the jobs are located: Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skills required: Lead Generation to help attract consumer interest, Business Planning, Business Development, Account Management, Negotiation

Top job roles: Business Development Specialist, Account Executive, Account Manager, Sales Specialist

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E-commerce 

Where the jobs are located: Manila, Philippines; Singapore; Jakarta, Indonesia’ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skills required: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to help drive web traffic, Online or Internet Marketing, E-commerce

Top job roles: E-commerce Coordinator, Online Specialist

Digital Marketing 

Where the jobs are located: Singapore; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skills required: Digital marketing, google analytics, lead generations, social media marketing, copywriting

Top job roles: Marketing analyst, social media manager, social media marketing specialist, digital marketing specialist

Education 

Where the jobs are located: Manila, Philippines; West Java province, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand; Samut Songkhram, Thailand;

Skills required: Tutoring, English as a second language (ESL), Educational Leadership, Curriculum Development Language Teaching

Top job roles: Mathematics Tutor, English as Second Language teacher, Information Technology Teacher, Chinese Teacher, Academic Tutor

Finance and Insurance 

Where the jobs are located: Manila, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Jakarta, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand

Skills required: Accounting, Financial Analysis, Risk Management, Financial Planning

Top job roles: Insurance Agent, Finance Specialist, Financial Planner, Financial Advisor

Software and Technology 

Where the jobs are located: Manila, Philippines; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Skills required: Programming Languages: MySQL and HTML, Amazon Web Service (AWS), Javascript, Web Development

Top job roles: DevOps consultant who manages software development and IT operations, Front-End Developer, Full Stach Engineer, Mobile Application Developer, Systems Analyst, Web Developer

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Data Analyst 

Where the jobs are located: North Sumatra, Indonesia; Chachoengsao, Thailand; Jakarta, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand

Skills required: Requirements Analysis, Database Programming Language SQL, Analytical Skills, Data Visualization, Data Analysis

Top job roles: Data Analyst, Business Development, Business Operations Analyst

Digital Content 

Where the jobs are located: Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand; Manila, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Jakartam Indonesia

Skills required: Creative Writing, Video Editing, Adobe Premiere Pro, Public Speaking, Proofreading

Top job roles: Video Editor, Copywriter, Editor, YouTube Content Creator, Podcaster

In-Demand Jobs Varies Every Year

The world is evolving, and every year, new jobs emerge. There was a common and valued profession known as a lamplighter, for instance, last century, but the profession died out with the advent of electricity.

It could have been one of the quickest growing jobs in Southeast Asia, but due to electricity, it wasn’t needed any longer.

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Often some work becomes more in demand due to unexpected circumstances, such as the Coronavirus pandemic started in 2020. But for some reason, people believe that jobs are growing quickly.

In reality, finding employment with rising demand is not as difficult as it first seems.

You just need to make an effort, knowing your weaknesses, and at the same time highlighting your strengths in order to get the job that you desire.  Therefore, base it not only on demand but also on your interest when choosing a profession.

Acquiring New Skills and Learning

It is always good to learn and acquire new skills every now and then. The internet is free for everyone, utilizing it when you have a chance is a great way to gain ideas and look for another skillset that may suit you.

In conclusion, these are the quickest growing jobs in SEA. Did you already find your future job? Furthermore, do you think there are some positions written above that you may like?


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