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Old 07-14-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Aberdeenshire
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Question Jobs in demand? (USA)

Hi Everyone!
Ive not yet got a degree but will be going to uni here in Scotland in 2012, and was wondering, what jobs would be in demand in the USA right now that would provide me with the best chance of moving there? For example, I saw in the paper today that jobs in healthcare and eduction are in demand in Australia, what is in demand (if any!) in the USA?

Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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IT, but you need to get yourself into a very specialized area.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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Well, if you are only starting uni next year it'll be 6+ years until you have a Masters, and more until you have a PhD and maybe some experience, so things could change quite a bit by the time you'll be looking for a US employer to hire you. Right now, chemists/ biologists with lab experience are sought after, as are speech therapists and doctors with specialties (mostly surgeons).
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:29 AM
 
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Nurses were on demand, not sure if that is still true...
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:34 AM
 
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Nurses were on demand, not sure if that is still true...

It's true but you need 6 years of experience and certification.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Summerville SC
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Hi Everyone!
Ive not yet got a degree but will be going to uni here in Scotland in 2012, and was wondering, what jobs would be in demand in the USA right now that would provide me with the best chance of moving there? For example, I saw in the paper today that jobs in healthcare and eduction are in demand in Australia, what is in demand (if any!) in the USA?

Thanks!
All depends on what type of degree your after, so we can have a better idea. Criminal Justice is an option, as the demand is fairly high in my area.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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All depends on what type of degree your after, so we can have a better idea. Criminal Justice is an option, as the demand is fairly high in my area.
Most positions within the US Criminal Justice system require US citizenship so obtaining a sponsorship from someone in that field isn't feasible.

If you go to the first "sticky" on this forum page listing immigration links, you'll find the uscis website most helpful.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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It's not just about jobs that are in demand - you need to focus on jobs for which there are shortages of qualified US workers. We have plenty of retail jobs going where I live but nobody is going to sponsor you, or have a petition approved by USCIS, for such a position.

While certain countries do allow people in some professions to immigrate on that basis without a job lined up, the US isn't one of them.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: PA
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It's true but you need 6 years of experience and certification.
And it looks like it would be hard for the OP anyway, because mostly Filipino nurses are filling in demand for foreign nurses.

I suggest to the OP that he may look into Canada if he wants to emigrate sooner rather than what for a master's or PhD and years of experience on the job. Or, work for an American company and apply for a L1 transfer visa
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:41 PM
 
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