Top Ten Jobs in Malaysia
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Below is a list of the top 10 jobs that will be in demand in Malaysia in the next few years. When you choose your course after SPM or STPM, it is important to take into account whether the course you have chosen will get you a job after you graduate. Many graduates have found out too late that they could not find a job because they chose a course which is not high in demand.
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Top Jobs in Demand in Malaysia
Few jobs in the IT sector can match the attractiveness of a career in network
engineering. Apart from being highly-paid, good network engineers are constantly sought after by the leading IT companies in Malaysia because of their specialisations. Network engineers who strive to be at the top of their game must undertake a certified course in networking from a recognised institution or organisation such as the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional), MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) or CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate).
Sales executive/marketing executive
A career in sales and marketing has proven to be a lucrative one for many employees,
both fresh and experienced, for a very long time. There is no denying the competitiveness of this area of work, but a sales and marketing executive who is prepared for the challenges that lie ahead will gain invaluable work experiences and attractive remuneration – on top of the commissions which are based on sales. The art of communicating is at the crux of the profession, therefore it is imperative for one to have commendable people skills and convincing power.
Accountants have been in demand for years, and will continue to be in the time to
come. The reason behind this fact is simple: accountants are useful to businesses and organisations of all sizes. They are the interpreters of financial information, which is crucial to almost every industry in existence in the world today. In Malaysia, accountants can strive to attain a professional qualification from an accredited professional accounting association such as the ACA, ACCA or CIMA for an added advantage over others.
Electrical engineer/electronics engineer
Electrical and electronics engineers form the core of various technology-led
companies in Malaysia. It comes as no surprise that the profession is still largely in demand now, and the trend is continued to increase in the next several years due to the higher enrolment of students into chemical and geological disciplines – which in turn is caused by the upsurge in the Malaysian oil and gas sector. Electrical and electronics engineers who possess solid analytical and communication skills will have a clear advantage over the others.
Human Resources executive
Human resource is a highly desired job profile, and is a lucrative career path to those
who possess the right skills set. Every organisation hires on a regular basis, and the HR department ensures that the company continues to attract quality human capital to gain an advantage over the competition. The HR executive profession is still very popular amongst graduates and is seen as the best starting point to being a HR manager in the future.
Software engineers are constantly designing, implementing and modifying software to suit the needs of a variety of applications. They are at the forefront of technology and play an indispensable part in the creation of quality software that is reliable yet affordable. The computer software engineer
profession is one of the fastest growing in the region and is expected to pave the way for new jobs in the 2008-2018 decade.
IT consultants provide clients with solutions and advice on how to use IT to meet business objectives or solve problems. Through their services, IT consultants can streamline the structure and efficiency of an organisation, which in turn enables the organisation to function in a smoother and more effective manner. IT consultants are in demand in a various range of industries, including but not limited to MSC-status companies, IT firms as well as companies that have their own internal IT departments.
Telecommunication is the means of communicating through the transmission of
signals. In today’s world, it is all around us – from 3G connectivity to streaming videos to mobile downloads, and so on. Telecommunications engineers work behind the scenes to keep people connected, wherever they are, and are seen as in-demand professionals. In Malaysia, new job openings are available for fresh graduates within the many telecommunications providers operating within the country.
Corporate bankers provide financial services to the clients of the bank they work for,
and conduct such activities such as lending, clearing, investing deposits or organising specialist products. Upon joining, fresh graduates will be given on-the-job training to better themselves, especially when it comes to perfecting the skills required for relationship building with existing clients and marketing to bring new clients to the bank.
The world continues to depend on petroleum as a major source of energy, and as such petroleum engineers are seen as an important asset in the exploration and production of oil and gas. Involved in almost every stage of the process, petroleum engineers apply different principles (engineering, geology, physics and chemistry) to efficiently extract this valuable resource from the earth.
How to Choose the Best Private University to Study in Malaysia
The best private universities and colleges in Malaysia have excellent facilities, years of experience running the programme, strong student support services, internships and experienced lecturers.
They are also accredited by MQA and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Accreditation by the various professional bodies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Pharmacy Board, Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, Nursing Board, Malaysian Medical Council, etc also indicates the standard achieved.
The best private university in Malaysia will focus on quality, have award winners for the particular courses, years of experience offering the particular course, highly experienced lecturers, a good study environment (not a party university), internships, good mix of international & local students, extra-curricular activities and good facilities. The SETARA ranking is a guide for students to assess the quality of a private university in Malaysia.
Talk to the lecturers and find out from the counselors there about the courses and check if the courses have been accredited by MQA and other external bodies like the Pharmacy Board, Nursing Board, Malaysian Medical Council, Board of Engineers Malaysia , Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia or Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia.
The environment should be one where students speak mostly in English so that you can improve your English and communication skills. If you are weak in English and choose a cheap university where the students speak mainly in Mandarin, it will be difficult for you to improve your English.
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