There are many reasons why someone would want to pack up their old life and move abroad to work. Perhaps you’ve just been through a bad breakup? Or maybe you’ve not got many friends left thanks to them all settling down and getting married? Either way, achieving this goal is a lot simpler than you might expect, and with that in mind, the article you’re reading today has been written in an attempt to give you some great tips and advice. Obviously, you’ll need to retrain in a new career to find work in another country, and so I’m going to list a few now that you might find interesting and fulfilling.
Just take note of the fact that this isn’t a comprehensive list, and there are many other desirable skills the governments of other countries are looking for. Even so, from my own experience, and in my own opinion, the career paths listed here are some of the best and most enjoyable out there, so you definitely shouldn’t overlook them too quickly.
Nearly every country about the world that doesn’t have English as their first language employ native speakers with only basic qualifications to educate their children. In the UK, you’d need a degree and more to score a job like this, but abroad, so long as you complete a basic teacher training course, this really isn’t necessary.
Let’s face facts. The US and the UK produce some of the best engineers in the world, and so it’s unsurprising most other countries consider qualified individuals to be endlessly desirable. Sure, you’ll need to head off to university to get the certificates first, but this won’t take that long. You only need to look at Akhtaboot’s list of jobs in Dubai to see how many opportunities are out there. So, becoming an engineer could well see you living abroad indefinitely, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Doctor / Medical
Why do you think so many families from around the world send their children to study medicine in the west? Well, I can tell you. It’s because our health systems are allowed far more funding than those in other countries, which means we inevitably have better equipment, more opportunities and a more accurate understanding of common conditions. This is just one of the reasons why British and American doctors are much sought after in impoverished areas, and why you should consider re-educating yourself to take full advantage of this.
Lastly, if the other suggestions sounded a little too ambitious for you, then becoming a plumber might make things easier. While it’s not the most skilled job in the world, many African and Asian nations consider trained professionals to be in demand, and so you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere hot and pleasant to work.
As you can see, there are lots of different ways you can work abroad, and so you just need to pick the one you feel is most suited to your current abilities and skills. I wish you the best of luck with this, and remember, deciding to live and work abroad could seriously change your life forever!
Sam Gatt, a UK-based contributor who writes on all things business and career related