If you are currently looking for greener pastures in the big city, then might as well check on the in demand jobs in California and see it for yourself if you qualify for the position. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) frequently updates the list of job vacancies locally and abroad so be sure to visit their site. 

Also note that POEA allows recruitment agencies in the Philippines to process job orders and employment from United States but to make it safer for you, check on the agency you are applying into and make sure that it is registered with POEA. Here goes the list: Job orders for United States.

1. Equipment Operator

According to Department of Labor and Employment, those who wish to work as equipment operators needs no specific educational attainment for first timers but most employers prefer to hire at least high school graduates who undergo special training for heavy equipment operation. For this kind of work, it has an average of $3,500 to $6,000 monthly salary in United States depending on the industry, while around P10,000-P20,000 in the Philippines. Thus, most Pinoy workers prefer to get employment in United States than in the Philippines. If you want to know more about the requirements; check on this site Qualifications for Heavy Equipment Operators. Also check available positions in Sacramento, California. Sacramento, California Job Openings.

 2. Electrician

Since Filipinos are highly skilled workers in nature, they can be employed in different fields and industries like manufacturing, transport, communication, hotels and a lot more. The salary for electricians in the Philippines roughly costs only around P8,000-P12,000 which is just the minimum standard compensation for workers. Compared to that for the electricians in the United States particularly in California wherein P30,000 is just the base amount. For this type of work, one is required to at least attain a two year vocational or training for electricians and must have a minimum of one year experience for this work.

3. Engineers

There are plenty of job vacancies open for Engineers in the United States and guess what, Filipinos are actually one of the top performing Engineers in United States. In fact, Filipino Anne Aaron, who happens to be the director of Video Algorithms at Netflix made it to the 43 top women engineers in USA for 2017. For civil engineers salary would go up to $4,300 to $6,400, for mechanical at $5,142, for network at $1,500 - $2,000, for chemical at $5,893 and for electrical at $4,700 to $6,700. Here's a sample requirement for a chemical engineer position. Requirements for Engineering positions. For direct hiring of applicants in California, you may check Engineering Positions Job Openings in California.

4. Food Attendants/ Waitress

Also making it to the list of our in demand jobs in California are waiters and waitresses. Often gaining a salary of less than the minimum wage, usually around P8,000 - P10,000 per month in the Philippines. Pinoys in California could earn about $3.51 - $7.67 per hour which makes it around P30,000 to P50,000 per month when converted to peso. As well, only a little training is required for this position. Waiter and Food Attendants Requirements.

5. Foremen and Carpenters

Earning usually at the rate of P450 - P600 per day in the Philippines, Foremen could earn at least $3,083 monthly in California making it one of the most sought after blue collar jobs for Pinoys in California. Usually, employers require at least three years of local construction experience but still differs depending on the season and needs of the company. Qualifications for Foremen and Carpenters.

If you are currently planning to work in California and still undecided on which job would suit your qualifications and skills, further details about the openings can be seen through DOLE's website: DOLE's openings.

Original Article by:
Mikhaela Javier

Dalyn Sanie

Dalyn Melgar Sanie is a Civil Engineering graduate based in Batangas, Philippines.

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