One of the reasons that a lot of people tend to stay precisely where they are for most of their lives is that they’re afraid of the negative effects a move will have on their careers. That’s why it’s important for those who want to see more of their country – or even the world – to look into jobs that are portable. When we say portable, we’re talking about jobs that are in-demand all over the place.
You can barely move anywhere without finding a place in need of some of these!
We’re not talking about screenwriters and novelists here – although that’s certainly portable and in-demand work if you can get it! We’re talking about journalists and copywriters. Because so many of these jobs can be done from home, you can basically do this job from anywhere in the world, even if you’re not writing in the language of the specific place you’re in!
One of the reasons that people keep saying that kids should be taught programming is that the work is so in-demand and flexible. Check any job site for programming jobs and you’ll be inundated with opportunities. Of course, it will actually depend on what programming languages you know. Those who know the likes of Java, C++, and Python are going to have no trouble whatsoever when it comes to porting their job.
Doctors are overworked all over the place, and many of them need assistants to help them out with less complex pieces of work (and, occasionally, administrative tasks). So medical assistants are certainly in-demand, and it’s an area you can find work in pretty much anywhere you go. You should check this site out if you want to know more about becoming a medical assistant. There are many other jobs in the healthcare industry that are also very portable in a similar fashion, but those in more complex positions may find it harder to relocate.
Consulting is one of the most in-demand and portable ‘services’ in today’s economy; one of the few services that can be ported from one country to another. As long as you have the knowledge and expertise of a particular niche and have the right certifications, finding consulting work shouldn’t be hard. Of course, you’ll probably want to ensure that the niche for which you’ll be consulting isn’t too obscure. Computer consultants are in high demand all over the place, as are tax and business consultants.
If you can teach English as a second language, then you’re in-demand pretty much everywhere, especially in many Asian countries. As for teaching at home, then as long as you’re a teacher in a popular subject, then it should be easy enough to teach anywhere. One thing you need to keep in mind is that, from country to country, there may be different educational certification requirements. This is something that can be overcome fairly easily, however. As long as you have demonstrable expertise in your field, a particular school or university will gladly help you out there should they wish to port your skills.