Working abroad can be an excellent option for you, especially since Filipinos are known for their work ethic and ability to seamlessly adapt to foreign cultures. 

The COVID-19 pandemic may have affected economies, but some countries are soon opening their borders for foreign workers. On the other hand, you can still work for foreign companies through work-from-home positions. In fact, a 2019 Payoneer report on the global gig economy trends states that the Philippines ranks sixth on the list of the fastest-growing gig industry markets in the world.


Here are the top 10 countries that have the most demand for Filipino workers:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • USA
  • UAE
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • New Zealand
  • Malaysia
  • Australia

Gulf countries usually hire for their sectors in healthcare, engineering, and general work. Meanwhile, Malaysia and Australia mostly look for mechanics, technicians, and skilled workers. The USA has the highest demand for sea-based workers and seeks Filipinos for positions in general work, engineering, and food and beverage.

Whether you choose to be an OFW through remote work or outside the country, you can still fulfill your goal of working abroad.

Here are some of the current and in-demand positions for Filipino workers:


Even before the pandemic, Filipino nurses have been highly sought-after and recognized for their dedication worldwide. Because of the pandemic, take extra care with full awareness of the state of your personal health and the medical risks involved in this work.

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Qualification: Though some foreign health institutions do not require work experience, you will need a professional license to take on this position. 

Human Resource Employee

From recruitment to employee retention, the personnel department is responsible for the smooth flow of internal affairs. Your duties will depend on the specific position, which typically requires excellent communication skills and computer literacy. 

Qualification: Degree in HR, business, or any related course.


Foreign countries have high regard for Filipino chefs and cooks because of their work habits and English proficiency. Chefs and cooks work in various settings such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and cruise ships.

Qualification:  Culinary degree, short-course certificate, or vocational diploma.

Virtual Administrative Assistant

Thanks to technology, roles such as administrative assistants can be done remotely. Offer your organizational and communication skills to foreign companies looking to beef up their administrative staff. 

Qualification: College degree. Collaboration skills and computer literacy are a must.


Social Media Manager

As a social media manager, you need to navigate the world of digital marketing through brand promotions and campaigns. Your task? Strengthen the brand’s strong social media presence brand by answering queries and keeping track of trends.

Qualification: College degree

Home-based Customer Service Representative

Foreign businesses with a customer service component are also open to hiring Filipinos because of our English proficiency. If you are competent in handling customer concerns, this position can allow you to work from home over the phone or email. 

Qualification: MInimum high-school diploma or vocational diploma.


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