When it comes to jobs and professions with high pay, technology jobs top the list. Traditionally, most of these high-paying jobs would require a college degree; fortunately, senior high school graduates are now able to work in this area.

 Here are 8 High-Paying Jobs for Pioneering Senior High School Graduates 

      • Animators (Average: Php39,786)

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    Job Titles include:

            • 2D animator/animation artist
            • 3D animator/animation artist
            • animated cartoon artist
            • animated cartoon artist – visual arts
            • animated cartoon colorist
            • animation layout designer
            • animator, graphic design and illustration
            • artistic illustrator
            • artist, storyboard
            • art layout designer

    Animators, also known as multimedia artists, create animation, and special visual effects using computers or other electronic tools for products or creations for television, movies, video games, and other media. These animations can be two or three-dimensional models.

      • Coders and Developers (Average: Php38,201)

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    Job Titles include:

            • Software Developer
            • Web Developer
            • Software Engineer
            • Senior Software Engineer
            • Programmer
            • Coder
            • Software Architect

    A coder’s job involves writing and organizing codes to run a program, a script, some classes, library, software, etc. A coder can also be considered a programmer if he knows how to write tests to secure the accuracy of the code, fix bugs, or make enhancements. While a developer’s job ranges from deliberating requirements with possible users, gauging the strengths and weaknesses of accessible products, designing, working with users to identify if there are bugs and the need for improvements, writing user documentation, preparing releases, administering support, and performing fixes and adjustments.

      • Photo or Videographers (Average: Php37,578)

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     A videographer is responsible to record videos of live events and small-scale productions that could be used for television, internet, and film. Videographers use electronic media such as videotape, hard disk, streaming media, and so on. Moreover, a photographer could be a professional or a non-professional that takes photographs using different types of camera. Photographers use simulated and/or natural lighting to take photos of different people, places and things in a wide array of different settings. 

      • Translators/Interpreters (Average: Php34,500)

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    Translators and interpreters can speak, read, and write in at least two languages competently – they convert or switch information from one language into another in spoken words (interpreters) and written form (translators). 

      • Customer Service and Call Center Agents (Average: Php31,826)

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    Job Titles include:

            • Customer Service Representative (CSR)
            • Communications Professional.
            • Customer Care Representative.
            • Customer Service Agent.
            • Customer Support Specialist.
            • Customer Account Manager
            • Telephone Sales Representative (TSR)
            • Sales Consultant
            • Sales Advisor
            • Customer Experience Advisor

    Customer service representatives interact with customers for the benefit of an organization or company. They provide information about products and services and might handle account inquiries, take orders, respond to customer complaints, support issues, and process returns. Most customer service representatives work in customer contact centers or call centers.

      • SEO/SEM Specialist (Average: Php29,595)

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    Job Titles include:

    ●       Digital Marketing Specialist
    ●       Content and Search Marketing Specialist
    ●       Marketing Specialist
    ●       Social Media Specialist
    ●       Social Media Content Analyst
    ●       Digital Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Lead Specialist
    ●       Web Marketing Specialist

    A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist’s job is to examine, review and carry out changes to websites so they are optimized for search engines. This means that they are maximizing the traffic to a site by improving page rank within search engines. A Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Specialist’s responsibility is to use search engines for marketing and advertising purposes, which can be done through managing, tracking, and conducting marketing campaigns tests by utilizing pay per click (PPC) advertisements, writing ad copies, and performing keyword research.

      • Online English Tutors (Average: Php25,000)

     

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    An online English tutor is a private instructor who teaches the English language to an individual or a small group of students that aims to improve knowledge or skills more rapidly than in a classroom setting. They help students acquire a deeper comprehension of the language while developing their writing, reading, and speaking skills.

    • Content Writers (Average: Php23,600)

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A content writer or web content writer specializes in providing important contents for a specific target audience in many different types of websites such as blogs, social networks, e-commerce sites, news aggregators, and college websites. Write-ups must have keywords that target the improvement of a website’s SEO. Content writers use a lot of different web formatting tools such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and content management systems to help with their outputs.

What made this possible? What is K-12?

K to 12 Program, which was implemented in 2013, covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education composed of elementary education (6 years), Junior High School (4 years), and an additional 2 years of Senior High School. Its aim is to grant an adequate period for mastery of concepts and skills, cultivate lasting learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, entrepreneurship, and provide some solutions to the extensive unemployment of the youth while allowing them access to high-paying jobs.

The added two years of SHS is made up of two parts: (1) the Track Subjects, which covers the development of skills for prompt employment or entrepreneurship, and (2) the Core Subjects which ensure that students who graduate from K-12 are ready for college. It also promotes 4 career track choices for students: Academic, Technical-Vocational-Livelihood, Sports, and Art & Design.

These separate career tracks allow flexibility for student graduates. Relying on the goals of the student, and the community and industry requirements in a specific region, the Track Subject Curriculum upgrades the value and importance of the high school diploma. Evenly important, the Core Subject Curriculum, remaining consistent for all schools, administers an opportunity for everyone to be equitably well-prepared for a college education academically.

By incorporating the granting of TESDA National Certificates at the high school level, K-12 students who will then be of legal age once they graduate senior high school would be ready to take decent entry-level and high-paying jobs. This also boosts the financial capacities of senior high school graduates who wish to continue advancement through higher education.

This time, we can safely say that “change is good.” Because of the changes in our education system, these high-paying jobs are now accessible to senior high school graduates, allowing them to earn even without a college degree.

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