The United States is an exciting place to live and work. It has a diverse range of cultures, landscapes, and experiences that make it a unique place to relocate to. Like almost every country in the world, the United States has stringent requirements for anyone seeking to relocate to there, and you’ll find plenty of paperwork is required to meet those requirements. However, making the effort to relocate can be well worth the effort. If you’re considering relocating to he US, here are a few facts and statistics that might help you to make your decision.
- STEM Careers
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Skilled professionals with qualifications in these fields are becoming increasingly desired by US companies. Recent studies have found that by 2018, even if every American citizen with advanced STEM qualifications were to be employed within those sectors, there will still be over 230,000 job vacancies. This makes the demand for STEM professionals all the more acute. If you are a STEM professional you could very well have significant opportunities in the US.
- Medical Careers
The medical sector in the United States has high numbers of immigrants filling vacancies. By 2025 the American Medical Association expects that the US will have a shortage of over 90,000 physicians alone. This makes skilled medical professionals a sought after commodity in the US. The United States offers a diverse range of options and opportunities to medical professionals, and it can be a good way for professionals in that field to progress their careers.
- Demographic Changes
The Baby Boom generation is coming up to retirement. Studies have shown that in the period up to 2030 76 million Americans will be retiring, but only 46 million will be entering the workforce in the same period. It’s predicted, therefore, that with each passing year, skilled immigrants will become more and more essential to filling the gap created by this demographic shortfall.
- Current Shortfalls
Even without going as far into the future as 2030, US employers are struggling to fill vacancies today. 49% of US employers have reported difficulty in finding suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill mission-critical positions, which is 15% above the global average. This means that opportunities exist right now for qualified and experienced professionals who want to work in the United States.
- Diverse Choices For Where To Live
The US is a large country and offers a huge range of very diverse places where you can live and work. Cities in the north east of the United States, such as New York and Boston, offer huge potential for job seekers, and significant opportunities for socialising and entertainment, but they also tend to be quite expensive places to live in, and are prone to be incredibly cold in the winter. California, on the other hand, has a wonderful climate, and is home to many world leaders in the IT sector, such as Apple. The cost of living in California, however, is very high. A less explored option for many skilled migrants is Texas, which has a largely pleasant year round climate, and is home to three of the fastest growing cities in the US (Austin, Houston, and San Antonio), and has a strong economy, and a low cost of living.