Employment in Asia is concentrated in the field of English teaching. ESL (English as a Second Language) works a lot, all over Asia, but mainly in Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The highest-paying jobs are in South Korea and Japan. The greatest potential for saving money is teaching in South Korea, and the most stable and contract-friendly country is Japan. If you teach in Korea and even have a small budget, you can save $10,000 in the first year. Even if the salary in Japan is higher than in any other country, you should expect to break even in the first year, because this country is also the country with the highest cost of living.
Check the biggest advantage of teaching overseas
The biggest advantage of teaching overseas is that your employer will pay for the air ticket, and according to the standard, will receive a contract bonus equivalent to one month’s salary for termination (salary ranges from US$2,000 to US$3,000 per month).
Teaching abroad requires a bachelor’s degree (in any field). In addition, some countries/regions require additional ESL certifications. These certifications are interchangeably referred to as TESOL, TEFL, and TESL.
In addition to teaching, there are many other employment opportunities in Asia. Examples include
- Journalists (each major newspaper has an English version),
- Travel guides, management professionals,
- and advertising and marketing.
- You can go to the major newspapers in each country and find an employment department suitable for English speakers.