Finding Work in Bangkok
Foreigners who have decided on staying permanently in Bangkok would think of ways to sustain their lifestyle while living here. Foreigners finding a job is not as hard as one think even though Bangkok has its own kind of employment crisis.
Native English-speaking professionals have advantages over those non-English speaking foreigners. English -teaching job is one of the most lucrative jobs for foreigners in Bangkok. The only requirement aside fluency in the English language is the Royal Society for Arts degree or RSA CTEFL and the Trinity College for TESOL degree. Teaching job in an international school gets an average 25,000THB up to 40,000THB monthly salary. A good English-teaching job for a school or college is from 300THB or 400THB per hour. Not bad when you are living in a city where cost of living is not as high compare to other Asian Cities.
Another in demand jobs for foreigners is for Computer and IT professionals. Since computer technologies are very in demand, finding works in Bangkok having skills and degree in these specialized fields is relatively easy. Many offices hire foreign IT experts, webmasters and web editors for their businesses. Most webmasters from other countries are working in Bangkok to facilitate its big plans for its technology advancements.
Aside from computer skills, foreigners with great writing skills can find job in Bangkok. There are writing and editing jobs for research works as well as column writing in English-newspapers like the Bangkok Post. Many writers have found writing jobs for business establishments in a way of promotions and sales. Many foreign writers also have lucrative jobs as travel or food writers making reviews and critique writings.
With so many bars and disco houses being established in Bangkok to fill up the every upgrading in the entertainment industry, professional entertainers will have a heyday in finding work in Bangkok. More and more internationally trained DJ’s and entertainers are coming to work in Bangkok.
Foreign chefs are also in demand job in Bangkok. Many Bangkok’s’ restaurant employ foreign chef and cooks for their client’s satisfactions. Upscale and even medium scales dining places have foreign cook to boosts their food business. Other specialized jobs as lawyers, brokers, pilots and other specialized fields can have big chance of earning good money and sustain a high -end living in Bangkok.
Foreigners who have ventured into business are also doing fine in Bangkok although Bangkok has some strict law pertaining to foreigners owning and operating business, some have actually become successful. Bars and places of entertainment are sometimes manage and owned by foreigners as well as restaurants, resorts and businesses catering to the needs of foreign consumers.
Finding work in Bangkok if you are foreigner is not hard but not easy either. Patience and dedication and good training are very important factors in finding jobs in Bangkok. If you posses all of these and in addition you are planning to stay good in Bangkok, then finding your dream career in this city will not be impossible. Work and enjoy Bangkok for the rest of your life!