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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceStudying Abroad · 9 months ago

What careers can I take overseas?

I’m wondering what job I can start here in the US that would be easy to take overseas, especially in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Also, is an international business degree necessary to work overseas or will a traditional American degree suffice?

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  • 9 months ago
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    An international business degree is not necessary to work overseas. E.g. foreign correspondents work their way up through the journalism ranks & get temporarily assigned to their media's bureaus abroad. International banking (investment or merchant banking, never retail) can also lead in some instances to intracompany transfers to your bank's operations abroad. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) requires degrees in English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Communications, etc, plus TEFL/CELTA certification & teaching experience - no business degree.

    A bachelor's degree won't qualify you for any employment visa anymore. You need specialized knowledge & expertise in your employing company's operations to be considered for intracompany transfer. Expect to need minimum master's degree & specialized experience in a STEM occupation which is in short supply somewhere to be able to apply for jobs with foreign companies.

    Banking, oil & gas industry executives or technical experts (e.g. certain types of engineers, paleontologists, geologists, etc.), foreign correspondents, certain types of highly qualified specialist teachers are among the more common occupations of those who work abroad. However, Among my friends while living abroad there was one internationally renowned textile designer; one who wrote dubbing scripts for Chinese Kung Fu movies & one who did English and French voice-overs so these movies could be marketed internationally; several foreign correspondents; TEFL instructors; a medical school professor; a lawyer; several bankers; petroleum industry engineers & specialists (including a paleontologist and a geologist, both with PhD degrees).

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  • Alvin
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    8 months ago

    Copywriting. Writing ads, no matter where you go, will always be something any company will look for even in times of recession. You could even continue to write for American businesses while out of the nation, so long as you have good internet connection that's not restricted (if you're in China... good luck).

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  • 9 months ago

    An American degree is generally sufficient - but you would need to also pick a career that would get you a work visa.

    Every country in the world has their own visa requirements. For Europe, think STEM

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  • 9 months ago

    A traditional degree will be enough That's what I had when I moved to Italy. You generally need specialized skills, education and/or experience in order to get a visa that will allow you to live and work in another country. I was in the healthcare industry (biomedical engineering) but other fields are also good as long as there aren't viable candidates readily available from the population that can live there without a visa. You can also qualify by establishing a business that will provide employment for locals.

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  • 9 months ago

    Whatever You Do, Make it Awesome

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  • 9 months ago

    medical ie. doctor/nurse

    • ibu guru
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      9 months agoReport

      That used to be possible. Nowadays, it's volunteers for organizations such as Doctors Without Borders & similar who volunteer to work in severely impoverished areas or as disaster relief - short-term & unpaid. Otherwise, never expect to work abroad.

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