The American dream: what are the most in-demand careers in the United States?

Friday November 18, 2022

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Working and living in the United States is the goal for a lot of people, whether they have studied in that country or not. Entering the American labor market has infinite value for the personal and professional life of the migrant.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many jobs were lost due to low profitability of companies and due to the loss of lives in their staff as well. With vaccination of workers, the economy in the United States is being reactivated and the speed of the economy is gradually recovering.

In the opinion of Marcela Guzmán Galán, International Program Coordinator at San Ignacio University (SIU), the pandemic has drastically affected the demand for professionals in the health, hospitality, education, marketing, and technology sectors.

Thus, according to the Labor Certification Office for Foreigners some of the most in-demand careers in the United States today are: Software Development, Business Administration, Nursing, Marketing, Physiotherapy, Web Development, Occupational Therapy, Statistics, etc.

Filling employee vacancies requires experience in the specific field of employment and a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree from an accredited university.

Likewise, it’s more likely that those hired are those who completed their undergraduate studies in the United States.

Don’t forget that for you to work permanently you’ll need to have a valid visa on the five preference categories. You can check the description of the preference categories here.

San Ignacio University

On the other hand, Elio Acosta, professor at San Ignacio University, mentions that SIU’s programs and careers are very well oriented towards the current needs that exist within the United States. Among them we can highlight the programs for Health Care, Business, Hospitality, and Education.

Through the 12 different academic programs, students can transform their passion into a professional career, with a special focus on Entrepreneurship, Social Responsibility and Globalization.

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