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The most in-demand jobs in Malaysia 2015/2016

by StudyMalaysia.com on September 27, 2016 | Top Stories

If you’re trying to figure out what career to pursue, it could be helpful to know which jobs are most in-demand in Malaysia. Check this list to find out what they are.

The most in-demand jobs in Malaysia 2015/2016Malaysia must ensure a high-quality flow of talent supply to ensure a robust economy. This means maintaining a productive workforce and making sure there are no imbalances across the key sectors that drive the country’s economy.

To address this, the Critical Skills Monitoring Committee was established under the 11th Malaysia Plan to study skill mismatches in the labour market. As a result, the Pilot Critical Occupations List (COL) was published. The COL monitors and informs us about the most sought-after occupations by industry in Malaysia – here’s a look at the 42 jobs listed in the COL across six key sectors for 2015/2016:

Oil & Gas Sector

  • Geologists and Geophysicists
  • Industrial and Production Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Mining Engineers, Metallurgists and Related Professions
  • Engineering Professionals Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Accountants
  • Business Service Managers
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Inspectors and Associates

Electrical & Electronics Sector

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electronic Engineers
  • Manufacturing Professionals
  • Policy and Planning Managers
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Services Managers
  • Mathematicians, Actuaries and Statisticians
  • Industrial and Production Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineering Professionals Not Elsewhere Classified
  • System Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Applications Programmers
  • Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Business Services Managers

Telco & Multimedia Sector

  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Services Managers
  • Database and Network Professionals Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Database Designers and Administrators
  • Business Services Managers
  • Mathematicians, Actuaries and Statisticians
  • Financial Analysts
  • Management and Organisation Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Applications Programmers
  • System Administrators
  • Computer Network Professionals
  • Telecommunications Engineers

 

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) & Global Business
Services (GBS) Sector

  • Software Developers
  • Applications Programmers
  • Accounting Associate Professionals
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) User Support Technicians
  • Graphic and Multimedia Designers
  • Electronic Engineers
  • Personnel and Career Professionals
  • Computer Network Professionals
  • Software and Application Developers and Analysts Not Elsewhere Classified
  • System Administrators
  • Information and Communications Technology Services Managers
  • Mathematicians, Actuaries and Statisticians
  • Manufacturing Professionals
  • Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Administrative Managers

Financial Services Sector

  • Finance Managers
  • Business Services Managers (Includes Compliance Managers)
  • Accountants
  • Financial and Investment Advisers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Personnel and Career Professionals
  • Systems Analysts
  • Applications Programmers
  • Credit and Loans Officers
  • Lawyers
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Services Managers
  • Mathematicians, Actuaries and Statisticians
  • Securities and Finance Dealer and Brokers
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Advertising and Marketing Professionals
  • Research and Development Managers

Accounting Sector

  • Finance Managers
  • Accountants
  • Financial Analysts

 

More about the COL and the Critical Skills Monitoring Committee

As part of efforts under the 11th Malaysia Plan to address skill mismatches in the labour market, the Critical Skills Monitoring Committee (CSC) was established, jointly led by TalentCorp and the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA), MOHR. One of the CSC’s key initiatives is to construct a COL that will be evidence-based and reflects the most sought-after occupations by industry, which may also be hard-to-fill positions.

The pilot COL covers six key economic sectors: Electrical & Electronics, Oil & Gas, Information and Communication Technology & Global Business Services (ICT & GBS), Telecommunications & Multimedia, Financial Services and Accounting.

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