Hong Kong jobs for American

Hong Kong and Kowloon from The Peak. - Peter Scholey/Photographer's Choice/Getty ImagesPeter Scholey/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images

Working in Hong Kong is many peoples dream, but finding work in Hong Kong can be a nightmare. Not only do you have to have the requisite educational background but you also have to prove that the job you’re doing can’t be done by a local and that only you can fill the position.

  • Banking and Finance – Most expats in Hong Kong work in the banking and finance sector, however, almost all of these have been moved here on temporary contracts by there home office in New York, London, Paris etc. It is unlikely, although not impossible, that you will find work in Hong Kong’s banking and finance sector individually, unless you have past experience with a certain bank or in the Asian financial sector.
  • Teaching – One of the most popular forms of employment for English speakers in the city (with limited opportunities for French and German speakers), the educational and skills requirements for teaching English in Hong Kong are generally high compared with other countries. Hong Kong has a number of highly regarded International Schools, where the sole language of instruction is English, meaning there offer openings not only for English teachers, but Science, History, and other subject areas. Competition for jobs at these schools is fierce, and you will typically required to have a Bachelors Degree, a professional teaching qualification and usually, although not always, a year or two of teaching experience. On the upside, pay and conditions are generally excellent.

TEFL qualified teachers will also find opportunities in the city, although these can often be off the books and relatively poorly paid. The more experience you have, the better the school. There are many, many cowboy schools to look out for in Hong Kong. If you want to work legally, you will still need to have a degree in your suitcase.

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