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If someone were to send their children or other relatives to a college in the Philippines, what would be the most "marketable" degree to obtain, in regard to both in-country job prospects, and for work visa prospects abroad? I am thinking something in IT, but that is such a catch-all degree. Thoughts?


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Almost any Engineering Job

Computer Science/Engineering

Communications Engineering

chemical Engineering

Economics/Finance/Banking

Business Administration/Management

Marketing/Marketing Management/Marketing Research

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I would suggest starting with what each child is good at and what they like. I remember taking a test in 8th grade on a computer that gave me 10 careers I would be good at. Sticking a musician into an IT career isn't really a good idea. I know several people who's parents pushed them in a certain direction career wise and either didn't do well, or flat out dropped out because it's just not what they wanted. Imagine telling your kid you will pay for them to go to medical school, only to have them drop out 1/2 way through saying they never wanted to be a doctor to begin with. Take what they are good at, and what they like, and compare that to market data. There are websites that have unemployment rates by fields, though they may not be specific to your country of choice, but it is still a good indicator.


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Keep in mind,,, currently the H1b visa is restricted to ONLY those jobs requiring a 4 year degree or higher... For example

a Registered Nurse (RN) in the USA only requires a 2 year degree. Therefore they are not currently eligible. However,

winds change,,, with supply and demand,,, Well,,, in the past a strong lobby sometimes over-rides the supply and demand equation.

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Aviation: Pilot, Engineering, maintenance are good areas. I know many filipino's working abroad making a good buck as Maint Technicians..


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It depends more on the person, than the type of degree. Finish near the top of the class at a prestigious school in the Philippines, and the headhunters will come knocking on your door. Otherwise, so many professionals from the Philippines are making little more than minimum wage here. I know a civil engineer from the Philippines that washes cars for a rental car company, and a former Associate Justice that sweeps floors in the county courthouse.

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What I took up! Speech Language Pathology. UP and UST currently have the program. I earned very well in Manila and earned even more when I moved to Shanghai (one of many offers I got, jobs were available in HK, Singapore etc). Most of all, SLpS earn well here in the US too!


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Plus its a very rewarding career. You rehabilitate the speech and feeding/swallowing skills of post-stroke patients, restore comm skills in TBI clients and language skills of kids with special needs


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Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

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I paid for a couple years of college about 5 or 6 years ago. some kind of computer associates degree from a decent college in Batangas. Now the kid is working in a fast food

restaurant. Judy's Son has a two year degree in computers also. He was working full time for a couple of years with computers, now he's with the same company but works

like one day every two weeks.

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oops read the question wrong :bonk:

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I paid for a couple years of college about 5 or 6 years ago. some kind of computer associates degree from a decent college in Batangas. Now the kid is working in a fast food

restaurant. Judy's Son has a two year degree in computers also. He was working full time for a couple of years with computers, now he's with the same company but works

like one day every two weeks.

This is exactly what I'm worried about. There are so many college grads being cranked out of PHL schools and the unemployment rate is so high, that a 2-year "certificate" in computer-whatever is totally useless. Why would a HR person consider this when there are thousands of others with a Bachelors to choose from? 2-year program is a waste of both time and money in my view.


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This is exactly what I'm worried about. There are so many college grads being cranked out of PHL schools and the unemployment rate is so high, that a 2-year "certificate" in computer-whatever is totally useless. Why would a HR person consider this when there are thousands of others with a Bachelors to choose from? 2-year program is a waste of both time and money in my view.

Thousands of unemployed with Bachelors degrees. Thats not a ringing endorsement for a Bachelors degree. The 2 year program gives you a foot in the door at Jolly Bee :) .

You might consider buying them a jeepney instead of a degree. I think a lot of the jobs highering these computer graduates are in the call centers. You don't really need a

a bachelors for that. You could take all the money you would spend on that bachelors degree and put it in the stock market and cross your fingers.

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You might consider buying them a jeepney instead of a degree.

Now there's a thought!


my blog: http://immigrationlawreformblog.blogspot.com/

"It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

-- Charles M. Province

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