Immigrating to a new country does not have to mean starting all over again. In the United States, you can use your international training to either advance in your field or pursue a new career that builds on your previous education and experience.
Many professions do require a license—such as accounting, nursing, teaching, and engineering. Unfortunately, renewing your credentials in the state where you plan to live can be costly and time-consuming. But the effort can also be very rewarding if you are passionate about pursuing a future in your professional field.
Regardless, it is important to fully consider your options before you commit to a career path.
If you have completed your education in another country, and you are now continuing your career in the United States, you will need to find out if you meet the academic requirements to work in your field.
WES Global Talent Bridge has developed a series of Career Pathways e-guides to help newcomers fully apply their existing education and experience as they enter the workforce in the U.S.
Our current series offers free career guides for the areas of:
Guides for professionals working in IT (information technology), dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health will be released throughout 2019.
In each guide, we explain how to determine the equivalency of a degree earned outside of the United States. We not only explain career pathways in your field, we also cover the options you have to pursue positions in related fields. If you want to continue your career in the United States, you may need to obtain a new license to practice—so we include a section on how to do that.
We realize that some internationally trained professionals will decide not to pursue a license in the United States. That might be because of the time and expense involved, or because you want to pursue a different career, so each guide offers information on alternative career pathways.
Alternative careers allow you to change directions, professionally, but still put your existing knowledge and skills to use.
In our guides, you will discover work charts to help you plot out your personal trajectory. You will also find links to more helpful information relating to your field.
You will find everything you need to start making choices, planning your next steps, and setting yourself up for success as a skilled immigrant.
Download a free Career Pathways e-guide to start achieving your career goals in the United States!