You may have read a lot about work permits, work visas, skill shortage jobs in various countries, and government job options but you may never have known before that foreigners can easily find good job options in Thailand.
And i get asked by thousands of job seekers that which country they should look for jobs and i always provide them actionable recommendations to apply for jobs in such countries where certain occupations are in high demand with less competition so that their chances to get employment becomes prominent.
Similarly, in this post i am going to provide all of job seeking expats some great job options in Thailand including remote employment opportunities so that you can get employed as soon as possible.
Pre Job Search Recommendations for you
If you are so sure to start a job in Thailand in 2023 but have no clue of where and how to start then i am going to help you and by reading this article till end you will know exactly how you can find employment in Thailand but before that i want you to please make ascertain of having all these documents with you so that you will become super ready to apply for jobs in Thailand:
- Your work experience letters
- Passport (With validity of over 6 months)
- Degrees, achievement letters, and transcripts
- Updated CV or resume as per job you are going to apply
- Cover letter with your resume tailored as per job duties
- Foreigner physical examination certificate and character certificate (Required for Thai work visa application)
You may notice on points 4 and 5 i mentioned you to please prepare your resume/cover letter as per job role advertised because i want you to stand out among other job applicants who are recycling their standard CV/cover letter for all job applications and you might not know this but most job applications mostly get screened out because those documents have nothing related to the required job responsibilities/roles, so now lets start exploring Thailand jobs options available for you in 2023.
1- English teaching jobs in Thailand – Salary up to US$5000/month
Teaching English is one of the most demanded occupations in Thailand for which foreigners are hired and if you are going to land an English teaching job position in Bangkok city then expect a monthly salary of up to US$5000 whereas if you find English teaching job in rural cities of Thailand such as Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Huahin, Pai, or Krabi then you can get paid around US$1000 per month.
I want to tell you some more details about monthly salary for an English teacher (TEFL certified) in Thailand which basically depends on where you start your job, so if you start working at an international private school then your monthly salary can go as high as $5000/month, whereas if you work at public school then your salary would be as low as $800.
With that if you work as an English language TEFL certified teacher then you can expect to have a maximum salary of up to US$1500 per month and if you work as a bilingual teacher at any private school then your monthly wage would be around US$2500.
So if you want to apply for an English teacher job in Thailand then you have to provide TEFL certification, a bachelors degree minimum, your passport of Native English speaking country, teaching work experience letter, and health certificate in order to obtain Thailand work visa for foreign teachers (Ref Thai immigration).
2- Settle in Thailand on Nomad VISA as Digital Worker
Now this option is uncommon and i know you must not be expecting it which i think you should now take as a less competitive opportunity to settle in Thailand on a nomad visa by which you can live in Thailand and work digitally as freelancer or digital entrepreneur.
Many Canadians, US/UK citizens, and Europeans work as writers, software developers, AI experts, software testers, virtual assistants and even do YouTubing/blogging through their laptops and travel around the world and live in many countries tax free for years by taking advantage of Nomad visa programs but in this case you have to find employment online as freelancer on PPH, fiverr, upwork, 99designs, freelancer; or you can start your own digital business.
3- Real Estate, Restaurant/Hotel Jobs in Thailand – Salary US$7000
If you have vocational training or a graduate degree with language proficiency then you can actually work as a chef, concierge manager, front desk officer, or as tourism manager at any international restaurant or hotel in Thailand to get paid a salary of up to US$7000 in Shagrila Bangkok hotel, four seasons hotel, or radisson hotel.
Whereas on the other hand Thailand’s real estate market also has vacuum to be filled in by foreign real estate experts because property sale purchase in Thailand is very fast and these Thai companies (Michael page, Colliers, or CBRE)are always looking to hire foreign staff workers.