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Published by Afterschool.my on Mar 22, 2018, 08:36 am
With times changing so quickly and technology advancing to great heights, choosing a career path can be quite a nerve-wracking ordeal. Getting into university and deciding on a course is one thing, but to think about what you want to do for possibly the rest of your life—that’s something else entirely.
Although your mind may wander through all the different aspects to consider about a particular job, the one thing you’ll definitely want to prioritise is the salary. With so many new jobs being created today, it’s not as easy to pinpoint just one perfect job that will bring the highest income.
However, fret not! The folks at iMoney.my have compiled a list based on the 2017 Salary Report released by Jobstreet, which outlines the roles and industries that pay the highest according to their job level. This can perhaps give you a rough idea about the career path you may have in mind.
Fresh Graduate / Entry Level
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Salary Range: From RM5,500
Related Jobs: Civil Engineer, Architectural Engineer, Building Engineer
Industry: Hospitality Management
Salary Range: RM5,100
Related Jobs: Risk Manager, Strategy Director
Industry: Computer, Information Technology (IT)
Salary Range: From RM4,600
Related Jobs: Computer Programmer, Software Analyst
Junior Executive Level
Industry: Banking, Financial Services
Salary Range: From RM6,500
Minimum Qualification: Master of Science in Nursing
Salary Range: From RM5,900
Related Jobs: Nurse Anaesthetist, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist
Salary Range: From RM5,100
Related Jobs: Production Chemist, Chemical Engineer
Senior Executive Level
Industry: Oil and Gas
Salary Range: From RM28,000
Related Jobs: Geophysicist, Geoscientist, Chemical Engineer
Minimum Qualification: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Salary Range: From RM15,000
Related Jobs: Surgeon, Paediatrician, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (OB/GYN)
Minimum Qualification: Master’s degree in any of the Engineering specialties
Salary Range: From RM11,000
Related Jobs: Validation Engineer, Technical Sales Engineer
Though this is by no means an exhaustive list, it does give you a sense of ‘what’s what’ in the job market today based on level. Knowing the patterns of the top industries in Malaysia is beneficial for fresh graduates today, as the list is ever-changing.