Stephanie Chan spent four years at Manila Doctors College qualifying to work as a nurse overseas. She never left the country. Instead, she switched careers and now earns almost as much monitoring people’s finances.
Chan is one of thousands of Filipinos each year who study to become health workers to boost their chance of a higher income overseas. She’s also now part of a growing trend of workers who are opting not to go. Chan now works at a call center in Manila, where she reminds Macquarie Bank Ltd. credit-card holders to make payments.