The 5 Most Popular Professions in Indonesia

March 22, 2013 | By Devina Janice | Filed in: Blogging.

The Most Popular Professions in Indonesia, College student in Indonesia surely want to have their dream job after they graduate. Most of them had already planned about their goals in the first time they start college until graduation time.

But from what I’ve seen, most of them almost have the same dreams, I think it’s because the progress of modernization and globalization in Indonesia affect the young people to take higher education after they graduate high school, so most of them looking for a fit job in the future which means has to match with their major education in college or to be simple, their profession.

Like law student for example, most of them wanted to be a lawyer and notary. Based on that fact, I can take a conclusion that the most popular profession in Indonesia are…

The 5 Most Popular Professions in Indonesia

1.The first one is absolutely Doctor.


Since a long time ago ‘till now, be a doctor is like a pride according to our parents and  society. Beside being a doctor is really hard and difficult from its passing test ‘till you become a doctor, being a doctor is also noble profession because it’s all about helping people’s life.

So that’s why being a Doctor is one of the most popular profession in Indonesia. Because doctor is very needed in life. Every medical faculty student don’t have to be worry about being jobless, because their education has already guarantee their good life in the future.

2.The second one is Lawyer.


Ever since the faculty of law in Indonesia established, most of the law student wanted to be a lawyer. Because, Indonesia is a state of law, so law is like the highest commander in this country. Every law profession is very needed in this country like notary, advocate, judges, prosecutor, and other law profession especially lawyer to give the people and society legal certainty for every act that may cause legal consequences.

3.The third one is Journalist.


Journalist is like a spearhead of every media in Indonesia. Their challenge is to find an exclusive news to be the first news in media, so the duty of journalist is huge, because they expected to be faster to get a news and the accuracy of the news itself has to be accurate. That’s why being a journalist is challenging and also fun, even they always being chased by the deadline, the salary of journalist is high. So that’s why this profession is one of the popular profession in Indonesia.

4.The forth one is Marketing.

Marketing The Most Popular Professions in Indonesia

Marketing is also one of the popular profession in Indonesia because be a marketing is not stagnant, for the marketing people they could increase their income if they could reach the company targets. Beside that, being a marketing is flexibel, they are not only stay in the office to partnering or get customers but they can go outside to meet with some people from different company and do the market.

The salary of marketing could be higher than any other staff like administration, accounting, auditor, or finance because they could have a big comission if they can reach the targets.

5.The last one is Civil Servant.

Civil Servant

According to me, Civil Servant is the most popular and most wanted profession in Indonesia, because I can say that being a civil servant is very guaranteed. Civil servant will get enough salary and any other annuity also pension fund.

Every year, the government will open the recruitment of civil servant, and Indonesian people start to compete each other to be a civil servant. As we know, civil servant contains of various category start from IA category ‘till IVE category.

With those career steps which classified into categories, make a civil servant profession is to die for. Do you agree that The Most Popular Professions in Indonesia ? speak out please 🙂

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