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Career Pathways for Internationally Trained Immigrants and Refugees

WES Career Pathways’ tools and resources provide you with the guidance you need to establish a successful career in the U.S.

Discover Your Career Options With Our Career Pathways Tool

Use WES’ newest interactive tool to explore career pathways you may be eligible for in the U.S. – careers in your field of education as well as some using your skills in different settings. The portal features a user-friendly format that returns results in just minutes.

What Our Guides Offer

Our e-guides provide free career information and advice for internationally trained immigrants and refugees living in the United States.

Academic, licensing, and certification requirements

Links to informational resources

Strategies for success & exploring alternative career options

National Career Pathways Resources

These resources provide you with guidance and support to help you successfully navigate your career journey anywhere in the United States.

Law
Law
This e-guide helps internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursue careers in law in the U.S. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
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Dentistry
Dentistry
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in dentistry. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
Download e-guide here
Allied Health
Allied Health
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in allied health. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
Download e-guide here
Information Technology
Information Technology
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in information technology. It discusses academic and certification requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
Download e-guide here
Pharmacy
Pharmacy
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in pharmacy. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.  
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Architecture
Architecture
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in architecture. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
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Accounting
Accounting
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in accounting. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
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Engineering
Engineering
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in engineering. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
Download e-guide here
Education
Education
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in education. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
Download e-guide here
Nursing
Nursing
This e-guide is designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in nursing. It discusses academic and licensure requirements as well as alternative career pathways.
Download e-guide here

Local Career Pathways Guides

Developed by WES partners, these guides offer state-specific resources and licensing information. Scroll below to see if your state is listed.

Ohio Pathways & Licensing Guides
Ohio Pathways & Licensing Guides

These e-guides are designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in Ohio. They provide basic licensure requirements for a wide variety of professions.

Licensing Charts for Internationally Educated Immigrants in Ohio, created by Ohio Higher Ed

Professional Licensing Guides for Ohio from Upwardly Global

Michigan Pathways & Licensing Guides
Georgia Pathways Guide for Nursing
Eastern Massachusetts Pathways Programs in Healthcare
Maryland Pathways and Licensing Guides
Maryland Pathways and Licensing Guides

These guides are designed for internationally trained immigrants and refugees pursuing careers in Maryland. They discuss academic and licensure requirements.

Maryland Pathways Guide for Engineering

Maryland Licensing Guides from Upwardly Global

California Licensing Guides
Washington, D.C. Licensing Guides
New York Licensing Guides
New Jersey Licensing Guides
Texas Licensing Guides
Utah Licensing Guides
Washington Physician Professional Licensing Guide
Pennsylvania Career Guides for International Professionals
Florida Licensing Guides
Idaho Professional Licensing Guides
Indiana Career Pathway Guide for Internationally Trained Nurses
Maine Licensing Guides
Nevada Licensing Guide for Nursing
New Hampshire Licensing Guides
Virginia Licensing Guides
Illinois Licensing Guides