Here is our own list of courses that we think will be in-demand in the future and could possibly be the best for you.
It's difficult, yes. There's a lot of that math you just hated so much in high school and it's going to give you a beating again in college, but it is for something. In general, Engineering is a very practical field to major in, particularly because it gives you a very well defined skill set that a lot of employers need, unlike, say Linguistics or Philosophy.
Its specific branches also have a lot of potential going forward, such as Chemical Engineering and Bio Engineering, as technologies evolve away from cruder production methods and demand for people who can do specific tasks in industry increases.
2. Data Science
These days, more and more of our personal information becomes available to a very wide range of people, and it is expected that as time goes on, this amount will only increase, as greater proportions of the population have information available electronically.
Demand for the collection and analysis of this data that is mined through various sources, will certainly go up as companies and governments seek to take advantage of the availability of this previously unused information to conduct research or business.
A still rapidly increasing population that needs to be educated in the Philippines means that there will still be a high demand for teachers and educators in the coming years. This is not limited to the public schools, which educate the majority of our school-age population, but also to private schools, for whom demand will increase as more and more Filipinos will be able to afford a private education as a result of increasing incomes as a consequence of economic growth and the flow of remittances from abroad.
4. Information Technology
Again, this has to do with the trend of people ad businesses increasingly going online. I.T. grads and other students who graduate with computer related majors will be sought after by businesses that are trying to increase their profit by expanding their online presence and making their sales or management more efficient through the use of I.T.
Related to this would also be the need to keep companies secure from cyber threats such as espionage, information theft and viruses as companies are increasingly exposed to these risks.
Medical practitioners and researchers will be needed by governments and medical companies as the risk of entirely new health problems arise. Some of these would be the greater chance of having an epidemic or a rapid spread of diseases as national borders melt into the past and the world becomes more and more interconnected.
Connected to this would also be the demand for greater medical research as diseases evolve and medical science advances.
Climate change has brought about new challenges to farmers around the world with increased incidences of droughts and stronger storms.
Governments and companies will seek to tap agricultural technology to develop more climate resistant strains of crops that will ensure that human populations will continue to have a steady food supply despite calamities and an increasing population.
7. Environmental Science
Environmental regulations imposed by governments are expected to become more stringent over time and companies and organizations will seek to employ environmental scientists to make them more environmentally friendly or to develop clean, sustainable technologies that will move their products on to the next generation.