Employment Opportunities

There are many expat workers in the Philippines who have obtained decent jobs that you can live by. Having jobs as an expat is not hard in the Philippines, but getting the job is probably harder. We will tell you what you need to expect if you are an expat worker trying to find jobs in the Philippines.

The Philippines does not have such a strict law when it comes to obtaining visas and you can easily get one and keep on renewing it or you could file for a residential visa if you have a wife or child from the Philippines. The latter is a bit harder to obtain and also costs more. Philippines visas do not cost that much and the price ranges from $40 for three months to only $70 maximum.

The jobs that are offered for expat workers in the Philippines are plenty and you need to choose from a big variety. The most popular expat workers can be found in the entertainment and broadcasting industry such as television or radio broadcasting and jobs are also offered to disk jockeys for night clubs in Manila, Philippines. Popular jobs for expat workers are also higher positions as broadcasting managers or the like.

Since expats are foreigners in the Philippines, they can only invest in something once they have a wife or a front person that is used as a dummy. Expat workers can only invest a certain percentage into businesses and other jobs which is 30 percent while the rest has to come from a Filipino local. This is also why it is hard for a foreigner to manage or own a company in the Philippines, although these companies may provide jobs and improve economy, the expat still has to heed to the law.

Expat are also popular in jobs that are connected to organizations such as non-governmental units. These jobs could be organizations that enforce equality between men and women or it could be a organization that focuses its jobs on poverty and helping educating the poor or the like. These jobs are not the highly paid ones for expat workers, but are highly rewarding jobs in the social level.

An expat can also work in the embassy of the country of origin. Although this somehow defies the purpose of working in the Philippines, they still have to live somewhere in the Philippines and the jobs in an embassy can vary from field jobs to office jobs.

The jobs that are available for expat workers range and depend on the skills of the expat, but be sure that you will find something as an expat in the Philippines.

10 thoughts on “Employment Opportunities

  1. Darren bernau says:

    I’m a leading hand concertor and I’m also a tuck drive looking for work over there

    1. Dustin Wrye says:

      I’m not sure what a concertor or a tuck drive is.

      1. Darren bernau says:

        Sorry concretor and truck driver

        1. Dustin Wrye says:

          Those jobs have extremely low wages in the Philippines and you would have very little luck finding someone willing to hire a foreigner to do such a job. You likely would not be able to live on such a salary even if you could get one (at least not a life you would want to live).

  2. Stan says:

    I am a retired security specialist from the USAF and looking for security work in the Philippines.

    1. Dustin Wrye says:

      As retired military you stand a better chance of finding a job with a US contracting company that provides services in the Philippines. Searching for the jobs online is your best bet (such as Clearance Jobs, assuming you have a security clearance).

  3. Ashlinn says:

    I am a surgical assistant and oral and maxillofacial surgery assistant and dental assistant thinking of coming to the Philippines to work!

    1. Dustin Wrye says:

      I do not know how the Philippines handles visas for doctors nurses and assistants. Medical fields are one of the prime courses of studies in the Philippines though, it would probably be extremely competitive. You might want to check with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.

    2. mike says:

      Long term american resident in Dumaguete might be able to help each other. Please email me, Mike

      1. mike says:

        might be able to help you ashline.
        that reply was for ashlinn mike

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