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5 High-Paying Jobs That Are in Demand in 2022 and for the Future

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The Great Resignation, paired with widespread economic growth over the past year, has led to an inflection point where there are many more job openings than applicants. In other words, if you’re looking for a change, now is an excellent time to switch careers.

Here are the “best jobs in Malaysia” for 2022, how much they pay, and what degree you need to land each, according to

All five of the top jobs pay six figures and require specialized undergraduate or graduate degrees. If you don’t qualify yet, don’t give up: It’s easier than ever to get those degrees online. When there’s a job that requires specific schooling, training, or specific degrees, it’s important to keep your eyes on the prize and realize this is not something that happens overnight.

Positions are also in expanding fields like technology and health care, meaning that these jobs are not only in demand right now, but will be in demand for the future and will continue to see demand grow.

1. Nurse practitioners

Median salary: RM88,820
Degree requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Projected job growth: 52% or about 66,000 new jobs by 2030 in Malaysia

Nurse practitioners, who can be called advanced practice registered nurses, have similar responsibilities to doctors, according to the report. They can “diagnose health problems, prescribe medications and more.”

1. Information security analyst

Median salary: RM120,680
Degree requirement: Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field
Projected job growth: 33%, or about 31,000 new jobs by 2030 in Malaysia

Information security analysts make sure “hackers and cyberattacks don’t infiltrate the information systems and networks of banks, financial institutions, health care organizations and anywhere else that uses cloud-based services,” according to the report.

3. Physician assistant

Median salary: RM115,390
Degree requirement: Master’s degree
Projected job growth: 61%, or about 40,000 new jobs by 2030 in Malaysia

Physician assistants diagnose and treat patients, prescribe medication, help with surgeries and perform certain procedures in various areas of medicine.

Employment in this field is growing at a much faster pace than the average occupation.

4. Medical and health services manager

Median salary: RM156,380
Degree requirement: Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree often preferred
Projected job growth: 33%, or about 68,000 new jobs by 2030 in Malaysia

Medical and health services managers are the workers that run medical practices. They’re responsible for hiring staff, monitoring budgets, keeping and organizing facility records, among other things.

5. Software developer

Median salary: RM180,600
Degree requirement: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, 
Projected job growth: 22%, or about 208,000 new jobs by 2030 in Malaysia

If you’re using a computer or smartphone to read this article, you can thank software developers for making the application. Software developers are the brains behind user-friendly computer software, and mobile applications.

Considering how ubiquitous apps are, these jobs aren’t going out of style, just about everyone takes advantage of the work done by software developers.

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