Online job platform JobStreet revealed in its latest report "Job Outlook Report 2022: The Rise to Recovery" the top four industries in the Philippines that have recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
The report took a deeper dive into the job market by analyzing the supply and demand in key industries in the Philippines based on the platform's database that evaluated data and insights coming from job ad volume and applications.
The platform identified the top industries with strong growth and recovery as computer and IT (software), education, health care and medical and telecommunication.
According to the report, the said industries have fully recovered amid the pandemic due to digital transformation and implementation of key government initiatives.
Since the pandemic, digital industries, particularly computer and IT, have been very resilient despite the ongoing challenges brought by Covid-19. These companies embraced digitalization and as many jobs further shifted to digital platforms, the demand for professionals in the industry soared.
The report stated that the call for software developer-related jobs grew by 83.3 percent. This growth came from utilizing digital solutions which accounted for 10 percent of the sales of certain businesses.
While online classes proved to be challenging for teachers, the education sector is likewise one of the growing industries during the pandemic. Teachers can now manage both online and face-to-face sessions, which translates to opportunities for more professionals to teach from the comforts of their homes. According to JobStreet's data, over 97 percent of opportunities posted on the platform are within entry level and junior executive posts.
Needless to say, the health care and medical sector also grew exponentially because of the pandemic and will continue to grow even after because of current trends.
Due to the increasing demand, job posts for nurses grew the most at 45.3 percent. Furthermore, the government aimed to hire an additional 10,000 health care workers to help heal the nation.
As the use of technology increased more rapidly, so was the demand for telecommunication services. Junior executive positions in this sector made up the greatest number of job posts at 52.5 percent, while job posts specializing in sales and marketing increased the most at 76 percent. Moreover, the rollout of 5G technology nationwide will highly contribute to the ongoing growth of this sector.