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Occupations With The Highest Hiring Demand In Malaysia 2017/2018

by StudyMalaysia on March 26, 2018 | Top Stories

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Whether you're planning a change in your profession or simply starting out in your career, you may want to consider jobs that employers are desperate to fill. Check out the Critical Occupations List 2017/2018 before you make your next career decision.

So how can an occupational shortage list help you in planning your career? Many countries around the world use occupational shortage lists as a tool to identify and monitor critical skills and occupations that are in need. This helps them make plans about human capital development policies.

But how can a list like this help you? The Critical Occupations List (COL) shows occupations that are skilled, sought-after, and strategic across 18 sectors in Malaysia. The COL identifies shortages in occupations that are sought-after by employers. As a job seeker, this means that with the right skills, education and experience, you can increase your chances of getting hired by focusing on jobs on the COL list.

In the 2017/2018 list, a total of 58 skilled occupations were identified.

  1. Managing Director and Chief Executive
  2. Finance Manager
  3. Policy and Planning Manager
  4. Business Service Manager
  5. Business Services and Administration Manager (others)
  6. Sales and Marketing Manager
  7. Research and Development Manager
  8. Manufacturing Manager
  9. Construction Manager
  10. Supply, Distribution and Related Manager
  11. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Manager
  12. Chemist
  13. Geologist and Geophysicist
  14. Mathematician, Actuary and Statistician
  15. Industrial and Production Engineer
  16. Civil Engineer
  17. Mechanical Engineer
  18. Chemical Engineer
  19. Mining Engineer, Metallurgists and Related Professionals
  20. Engineering Professionals (Excluding Electrotechnology)
  21. Electrical Engineer
  22. Electronic Engineer
  23. Telecommunications Engineer
  24. Ships Engineer
  25. Aircraft Pilot and Related Professional
  26. Manufacturing Professional
  27. Specialist Medical Practitioner
  28. Environmental and Occupational Health and Hygiene Professional
  29. University and Higher Education Professional Teacher
  30. Accountant
  31. Financial Analyst
  32. Research and Development Professional
  33. Public Relations Professional
  34. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sales Professional
  35. Systems Analyst
  36. Software Developer
  37. Applications Programmer
  38. Software and Applications Developer (others)
  39. Databases and Administrator
  40. Systems Administrator
  41. Computer Network Professional
  42. Electrical Engineering Technician
  43. Electronics Engineering Technician
  44. Mechanical Engineering Technician
  45. Physical and Engineering Science Technician (others)
  46. Manufacturing Supervisor
  47. Construction Supervisor
  48. Aircraft Technician
  49. Environmental and Occupational Health Inspector and Associate
  50. Insurance Underwriter
  51. Commercial Sales Agent
  52. Buyer
  53. Computer Network and Systems Technician
  54. CNC Machinist
  55. Electrical Mechanic and Fitter
  56. Rubber Products Machine Operator
  57. Stationary Plant and Machine Operator (others)
  58. Heavy Truck and Lorry Driver

Hang on, we’ve got more information for you. The COL was first put together in 2015/2016 and some occupations have been in demand since. Here are the jobs which have been on the list for three consecutive years.

  1. Finance Manager
  2. Policy and Planning Manager
  3. Business Services Manager
  4. Research and Development Manager
  5. Information and Communications Technology Manager
  6. Geologist and Geophysicist
  7. Mathematician, Actuary and Statistician
  8. Industrial and Production Engineer
  9. Mechanical Engineer
  10. Mining Engineer, Metallurgist and Related Professional
  11. Engineering Professional (Excluding Electrotechnology) Not Elsewhere Classified
  12. Electrical Engineer
  13. Electronic Engineer
  14. Telecommunications Engineer
  15. Manufacturing Professional
  16. Accountant
  17. Financial Analyst
  18. Systems Analyst
  19. Software Developer
  20. Applications Programmer
  21. Software and Applications Developer and Analyst Not Elsewhere Classified
  22. Database Designer and Administrator
  23. Systems Administrator
  24. Computer Network Professional
  25. Electronics Engineering Technician
  26. Mechanical Engineering Technician
  27. Insurance Agent

There’s more…. In the COL 2017/2018, some occupations made it to the list for the very first time. Here are the jobs which have recently become sought-after.

  1. Business Services and Administration Manager Not Elsewhere Classified
  2. Construction Manager
  3. Chemist
  4. Specialist Medical Practitioner
  5. Environmental and Occupational Health and Hygiene Professional
  6. Research and Development Professional
  7. Public Relations Professional
  8. Physical and Engineering Science Technician Not Elsewhere Classified
  9. Manufacturing Supervisor
  10. Construction Supervisor
  11. Commercial Sales Agent
  12. Buyer
  13. Computer Network and Systems Technician
  14. Agricultural and Industrial Machinery Mechanic and Repairer
  15. Electrical Mechanic and Fitter
  16. Rubber Products Machine Operator
  17. Stationary Plant and Machine Operator Not Elsewhere Classified
  18. Heavy Truck and Lorry Driver

Source: Malaysia’s Critical Occupations List

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