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Top Ten highest paying jobs in Malaysia according to Jobstreet

Highest Paid Jobs in Malaysia

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A recent Nielsen survey based on the jobseekers in Malaysia showed that when it came to choosing a job, salary is their most important consideration. Well, this is no surprise as we do not choose a career that would not pay well after putting so much effort and money into the studies. Of course it should match our interest, skills and passion as well

Of course, the career that we choose should match our interest, skills and passion as well. When considering a course, it is important also to know how much the salary for the job would be. If you do not come from a rich family, you should not choose a course with a low job salary upon graduation.

It would make it very hard for you to save enough money to buy a car, house, support yourself and your future spouse, as well as your ageing parents. It is important to choose the right course so that you do not end up with a job that does not pay well after your studies or even worse, no job.

JobStreet.com’s study, the first job site in Southeast Asia to have introduced the list of top paying jobs for fresh graduates and experienced personnel, was based on salaries posted by employers on JobStreet.com from Jan 1 to Aug 31 2013. Job Street came up with a list of jobs with the highest average salaries across all position levels based on the salaries posted by employers on JobStreet.com from 1 January to 31 August 2013.

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Jobstreet.com Salary Survey on Top Salaries in Malaysia

EduSpiral provided in-depth information on software engineering and convinced my parents on the importance of letting me study at the best university for IT in Malaysia. Mark Siew, Asia Pacific University

EduSpiral provided in-depth information on software engineering and convinced my parents on the importance of letting me study at the best university for IT in Malaysia.
Mark Siew, Asia Pacific University

To further help candidates gauge whether their salaries are competitive to the market JobStreet.com recently did a study to find out the Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Malaysia. The Study Showed That Most Jobs In The Top 10 List Tend To Be Technical Or Science Based.

The study shows the top paying salaries for Fresh Graduates, Junior Executives, Senior Executives, Managers, and Senior Managers. For students who do not understand the difference, upon graduation, your first position is as an Executive level (degree). After that, you will be promoted to Junior Executive, then Senior Exec, Assistant Manager, Manager, and then Senior

Manager. The time taken from Fresh Graduate to Senior Manager level could take from 6-10 years depending on your skills.

It is important to note that if you have a good command of the English languagecommunication skills, leadership skills and initiative, you will be promoted faster.

Fresh graduates can expect to get an average salary of RM2,100 per month. On Average, JUNIOR EXECUTIVES Can Earn A Salary Range From RM2,100 To RM3,900, With The Average Being RM2,800 Across All Industries

Top 10 highest Starting Salary for Fresh Graduates in Malaysia

  1. Pharmacy                                   RM3,640
  2. Corporate Strategy                 RM3,200
  3. Sales – Financial Services    RM3,054
  4. Doctor                                          RM2,719
  5. Sales – Engineering and IT   RM2,612
  6. Geophysics                                  RM2,612
  7. Aviation                                        RM2,533
  8. Actuarial Science                     RM2,475
  9. Sales – Corporate                      RM2,456
  10. IT – Software                              RM2,452

Top 10 highest Starting Salary for Junior Executives in Malaysia

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I talked to EduSpiral on Facebook to find out which is the best place to study A-Levels to help me achieve my goals. I am glad I did.
Gan Wei Cheng, 3A* in A-Levels at KDU College Penang and now JPA Scholarship at U. of Sydney for Pharmacy

  1. Doctor                                                     RM3,899
  2. Process Design and Control           RM3,898
  3. Corporate Strategy                            RM3,800
  4. Sales – Financial Services                RM3,729
  5. Engineering – Oil/Gas                       RM3,606
  6. Finance – Corporate Finance         RM3,500
  7. Pharmacy                                              RM3,470
  8. Aviation                                                 RM3,475
  9. IT – Software                                        RM3,398
  10. Legal Services                                      RM3,396

Although young doctors can achieve a figure of RM2,700 as a houseman, their salary can quickly increase to about RM3,900 with 3-4 years of experience. Most specializations in the list of Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs for junior level are in the technical field.

This includes Process Design& Control, Engineering- Oil/Gas, Aviation, and IT- Software.

Those in Pharmacy can earn RM3,600 as their starting wage. Executives doing corporate strategy come in second, earning a basic pay of RM3,200. Take note that these are just basic salaries, and do not include any other forms of compensation such as leave credits, medical benefits, insurance and incentives.

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs for Senior Executives according to Jobstreet

EduSpiral took a lot of time to explain to me the different types of courses that could suit me. EduSpiral then took us on a tour of the Pharmacy labs and other facilities at UCSI.  Ka Jun, Pharmacy at UCSI University

EduSpiral took a lot of time to explain to me the different types of courses that could suit me. EduSpiral then took us on a tour of the Pharmacy labs and other facilities at UCSI.
Ka Jun, Pharmacy at UCSI University

For senior executives, the engineering sector pays well for employees. Out of the top 10, they take up three slots in the best paying jobs

  1. Geophysics                                      RM7,514
  2. Doctor                                               RM6,903
  3. Engineering – Oil/Gas                 RM6,353
  4. IT – Software                                  RM5,269
  5. Process Design & Control         RM5,086
  6. Training & Development          RM4,964
  7. Pharmacy                                        RM4,935
  8. Engineering – Electronics         RM4,928
  9. Engineering – Mechanical        RM4,745
  10. Audit/Taxation                            RM4,721

Candidates At The EXECUTIVE Level who specialised in Medical, Engineering and IT generally earned an above average salary of RM2,800. As for managerial levels and above, specializations such as IT, Science, and Engineering were compensated better.

Top 10 Best Paying Jobs in Malaysia at Manager Level

Doctors, engineers and managers in the aviation specializations draw the highest pay with doctors earning the highest, with an average salary of RM9,500 per month.

  1. Doctor                                               RM9,530
  2. Engineering – Oil/Gas                 RM9,462
  3. Aviation                                            RM9,406
  4. Audit/Taxation                             RM9,226
  5. Banking – Financial Services    RM9,100
  6. Geophysics                                      RM8,938
  7. Publishing or Printing                RM8,650
  8. Engineering – Chemical              RM8,545
  9. Engineering – Electronics          RM8,146
  10. IT – Software                                   RM8,112

Top 10 best paying jobs in Malaysia at Senior Manager Level

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EduSpiral provides free transport to students to visit our partner universities such as the top ranked Heriot-Watt University Malaysia at the new campus in Putrajaya

The Average Salary Of SENIOR MANAGERS Is RM12,800 Across All Industries.

It takes years of experience and expertise before one becomes a senior manager, but all that hard work pays off. Overall, senior managers in specializations such as IT- Hardware, Quality Control/Assurance and Geophysics are the top highest paying job in this position.

  1. IT – Hardware                                       RM18,100
  2. Quality Control/Assurance            RM17,768
  3. Geophysics                                            RM17,500
  4. Property/Real Estate                       RM16,917
  5. Engineering – Electrical                   RM16,503
  6. Publishing/Printing                          RM16,500
  7. Corporate Strategy                           RM15,606
  8. Engineering Oil/Gas                         RM15,307
  9. Sales – Corporate                               RM14,815
  10. Engineering – Civil                            RM14,768

Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in your Studies

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

in finding out who you are and what you are good at. An experienced Education Advisor would be invaluable in assisting you to choose the right course in Malaysia or Singapore.

Students in Malaysia need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors in Malaysia to help you. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor in Malaysia would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results

EduSpiral took these students separately to tour the campus and provided course counseling to help them make the right choice. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering), Yammie (Business), & Kenneth Pang (Architecture) at UCSI University's Orientation

EduSpiral took these students separately to tour the campus and provided course counseling to help them make the right choice. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering), Yammie (Business), & Kenneth Pang (Architecture) at UCSI University’s Orientation

to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression.

How to Choose the Right Course to Study in Malaysia or Singapore after SPM?

I was confused what to study & which university. My cousin introduced me to EduSpiral who helped me to make the right choice. Ye Lun, Actuarial Science at Asia Pacific University

I was confused what to study & which university. My cousin introduced me to EduSpiral who helped me to make the right choice.
Ye Lun, Actuarial Science at Asia Pacific University

It can be confusing to choose the right course after SPM  in Malaysia. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, you need to consider the following:

  • Look at your results – what are your best & worst subjects, and which subjects are your favourite?
  • What are your interests & hobbies?
  • What is your passion?
  • Job demand for the career of choice. There is no point in choosing a course out of passion and then graduate to find out that you cannot get a job in that field.
  • Salary of the career of choice
  • Discuss the budget for your studies with your parents. There is no point in choosing a course like Pharmacy or Medicine, if you cannot afford it.

Some of the Best Pre-University & Degree Programmes at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia

Engineering and Built Environment Courses in Malaysia

Computing and Information Technology Courses in Malaysia

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral gave me a sense of direction. Hoh Ching, Diploma in Creative Media at KDU University College Penang

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral gave me a sense of direction.
Hoh Ching, Diploma in Creative Media at KDU University College Penang

Applied and Health Sciences in Malaysia

Business Courses in Malaysia

Social Science Courses in Malaysia

Design Courses in Malaysia

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

Education and Music Courses in Malaysia

Study at the Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia & Singapore

Singapore

  1. MDIS College
  2. PSB Academy

Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  2. Curtin University, Sarawak campus
  3. Asia Pacific University (APU) 
  4. APIIT
  5. UCSI University
  6. UCSI University Sarawak Campus
  7. HELP University
  8. HELP Academy
  9. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  10. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  11. KDU College Damansara Jaya
  12. KDU University College Penang
  13. First City University College (Formerly known as KBU International College)
  14. Reliance College Kuala Lumpur
  15. YTL International College of Hotel Management
  16. Point College
  17. Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
  18. Nilai University

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel. Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel.
Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

and universities in Malaysia & Singapore.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get. These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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  1. Is mpu subject compulsory to take in degree level ?? I m studying a lvl currently and confusing about taking mpu . I don’t want to take twice

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