10 courses that guarantee good jobs in 5 years


There will always be a demand for engineers, accountants and teachers. (Rawpixel pic)

There are thousands of courses out there to pick from once you complete your SPM. However, not all courses are created equal.

Some are in greater demand than others across various industries. The following is a list of degrees that will guarantee a job after graduation.

1. Engineering

There are various types of engineering disciplines out there, each demanding its own set of unique skills and knowledge.

However, you can expect to find yourself extremely important roles once you gain the relevant foundation and experience.

Click here to read about 10 engineering fields with a great future.

Click here to read about Top 10 engineering courses.

2. IT/Computer science ; data analysis ; security

The field of computer science and information technology is vast and deep. An individual that dives into this field has to have the skills and equipment to succeed.

The specialisations range from basic programming to artificial intelligence and machine language and learning.

Click here to read about 10 skills in demand in 2017 and where to start learning them.

3. Accounting

Every industry needs accountants and specialists for taxation, payroll, auditing and investments. (Pixabay pic)

It is a profession of skills that deals with large numbers and important aspects of business in various industries.

Every industry needs accountants and specialists in areas including taxation, payroll, auditing, investments and more.

Click here for 10 reasons to study accounting.

Click here to read about the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or ACCA.

4. Language and communication

Language and communication programmes cover many areas, such as interpretation, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, and business.

There are great opportunities in this field.

Click here to read more about Communications.

Click here to read more about language studies.

5. Telecommunications

Mobile technologies are the future. People now spend a majority of their personal time on their mobile devices sending and receiving a massive amount of data through communication towers and satellite communications.

Click here to read more about the Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications.

Apply here for the Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) Scholarship.

6. Law

Every industry needs accountants and specialists for taxation, payroll, auditing and investments. (Pixabay pic)

Much like accountants, lawyers are highly demanded in all industries. There are also all sorts of specialties within law such as contract law, business law, real estate law, construction law, industrial relations and various other specialties.

Click here to read more about law courses.

Click here to read more about Bachelor of Shariah Law (Honours).

7. Sales and marketing

While many people in sales and marketing may hold different degrees and come from different backgrounds, a marketing degree is much more than just dealing with sales and advertising.

It is more about assessing customer behaviour and maintaining brand image. It has also evolved to reach the online world.

In fact, many countries have recorded a massive growth in online marketing and advertising.

In 2020, the US anticipated that future online marketing will generate US$93.5 billion dollars in revenue annually.

Click here to read about marketing courses.

Click here to read about Business Administration courses.

8. Medicine and healthcare

Every industry needs accountants and specialists for taxation, payroll, auditing and investments. (Rawpixel pic)

Many people still think of studying medicine in terms of high social status and association. There is also the sense of respect and prestige in becoming a doctor or a dentist.

Additionally, the healthcare industry needs other professions like nurses, lab technicians, as well as those involved in patient care.

Click here to read more about medical courses.

Click here to read more about UTAR Nursing Scholarship (Diploma).

9. Pharmacy

Studying pharmacy allows graduates to work in various related industries. Additionally, hospitals need pharmacists. The field has also expanded to include biomedical sciences and biotechnology.

Apply here for a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons).

Click here to read about the Future of Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy in Malaysia.

10. Teaching and education

The profession of teaching and education, whether it is early education or higher education, is changing and teachers are always needed in the public and private sector.

Click here to read more about Program Persediaan Ijazah Sarjana Muda Perguruan (PPISMP).

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