7 Service Jobs in the Philippines
March 25, 2022
CATEGORY : Career Development

Service jobs refer to occupations that perform services in exchange for a fixed rate. Services could be needed to finish another task or solve a problem. In the Philippines, these jobs are either performed by self-employed individuals or people who are employed in companies or contractors. If you’re planning to start a career in one of these jobs, read this list.

Carpenters, mason and painters either work as independent contractors or employees of a construction or home service repair company.
Job responsibilities:

  • Apply paint suitable for concrete, wood and metal
  • Paint home interior and exterior
  • Repair cracked tiles and walls
  • Repair home fixtures
  • Build with stones, bricks or wood


  • Attention to detail
  • Experience in using measuring and power tools
  • Knowledge of building regulations and codes
  • Physical strength

Delivery riders work part-time or full-time depending on their arrangements with the company. Delivery riders may work to provide the following:

  • Food delivery
  • Courier service in partnership with eCommerce companies

Job responsibilities:

  • Deliver the package to the client’s residence
  • Record the transaction using the smartphone’s camera


  • Customer courtesy and service
  • Geographical knowledge of the locality
  • Having a smartphone capable of running delivery apps
  • Knowledge of traffic rules
  • Motorcycle or vehicle driving skills
  • Owning or having in possession of a company approved motorcycle or vehicle
  • Honesty

This job helps customers solve their problems with pest infesting buildings, homes and offices. Most pest control technicians work as full-time employees for a pest control company. Such a company may specialize in one to two or more pests. 

  • Identify and mark areas for chemical treatment.
  • Apply insect growth regulator (IGR) to prevent insects from multiplying.
  • Apply professional chemicals to reduce or remove pests such as ants, cockroaches, silverfishes and termites.
  • Follow safety procedures before and after using chemicals.
  • Install rat traps such as the carbon dioxide activated and head smash trap and food triggered cage.
  • Temporarily organize and relocate items inside the house or building to avoid contamination.
  • Use safety gloves, face shield and respirators when applying chemicals.
  • Coordinate with other pest control technicians.
  • Fill out paperwork after job completion.
  • Coordinate with customers regarding billing, quotation and retreatments (if necessary).


  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of pest control safety measures
  • Pest control license
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Physical stamina

If you’ve got a problem with your kitchen sink or dripping faucet, you can call these guys. Plumbers are masters of pipe, water distribution and drainage repair. You can either work as an independent contractor or work for a construction company.

  • Clean rusted and soiled piping exterior and interior.
  • Identify causes of leakage.
  • Identify trouble areas such as joints, PVC and steel pipes.
  • Install supports and equipment for pipes.
  • Repair leaking pipes.
  • Replace joints and pipes, if necessary.
  • Use tools for installing and removing pipes.


  • Attention to detail
  • Plumbing training or a degree in mechanical engineering
  • Problem-solving
  • Mechanically inclined

As a barber or hairdresser, you’re tasked to make your clients look good and presentable. You can either work as an independent beautician or as an employee of a beauty salon.

  • Cut, color, curl, style, wash and trim customer’s hair.
  • Cut, shave and trim customer’s beard and moustache.
  • Keep hair tools clean and free from contamination.
  • Process paperwork such as billing and procurement of salon equipment (scissors, blades, electronic hair cutter, hair blower, comb) and cosmetic chemicals such as creams, hair dyes, hair conditioners, sprays, shampoos.
  • Provide hair care and hairstyle advice.
  • Record services, receive payments or direct payments to cashiers.
  • Welcome customers and consult with them about their hair care and hairstyle needs.
  • Keep the salon clean and organized.


  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge in hair cutting and trimming styles
  • Knowledge of best haircare practices
  • Knowledge of hygiene practices
  • Customer service

In this job, you’re the master of repairing electronic devices whether it’s a laptop or smartphone. Most people use electronics in their home and office, so there’s a market for your profession. You’ll likely work in a company service center or as an independent contractor.

  • Attend to customer’s request.
  • Diagnose electronic problems by using multitester and oscilloscopes.
  • Observe safety procedures such as wearing a face mask, face shield, and electric resistant gloves.
  • Troubleshoot problems and suggest if replacements are needed.
  • Fill out paperwork such as quotation and billing.


  • Attention to detail
  • Commercial electronics service training and certificate
  • Customer service skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • Teamwork

If you like to speak to customers or sell displayed goods, this job is for you. Most likely, you’ll be posted in mall department stores that sell home appliances, clothing, shoes, and crockeries.

  • Arrange merchandise according to type and color.
  • Attend to customer’s queries and request.
  • Give information to customers.
  • Greet clients.
  • Maintain stocks.
  • Process payments.
  • Replenish merchandise.
  • Sell or upsell products.


  • Customer service skills
  • Grooming
  • Honesty
  • Positive demeanor
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