Work in Asia for Foreigners

Asia is an incredible destination and if you would like to be more than just your average visitor why not apply to work here. There are so many jobs available in a range of countries. Where you go really depends on your nationality, eligibility, experience and interests. Although this is a developing continent and most companies in the region employ local staff there are still seasonal, summer and year round employment opportunities for foreign and international workers. 

If you have always dreamed of living and working in Asia our website connects you to jobs for internationals and English speakers or you can search recruiters who hire staff throughout the continent. There are flexible jobs in Asia for backpackers and also longer more structured positions available. If you would like to improve your hiring chances and gain practical hands on experience check out our internships in Asia or volunteer work in Asia.




Best Jobs in Asia for Foreigners

Most internationals find positions in the following industries:

  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Business, Banking, Financial services & Insurance
  • Beauty, Hair Care, Leisure & Sport
  • Construction, Architecture & Property
  • Customer Service, Call Centres & Languages
  • Education, Childcare & Teaching
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Engineering & Utilities
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Management
  • Healthcare
  • Holiday, Seasonal, Summer & Winter Jobs
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Marine
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Ngo & Charity Work
  • Production, Manufacturing, 
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management & Public Sector
  • Publishing, Media & Creative Arts
  • Retailing, Wholesaling & Purchasing
  • Sales
  • Science, Pharmaceutical & Food
  • Secretarial & Admin
  • Security, Trades & General Services
  • Social, Voluntary & Vocational
  • Summer Camps
  • Telecoms
  • Transport, Warehousing & Automotive
  • Travel & Airlines


Freelance Jobs in Asia

Another option is to work freelance in Asia via the internet. You will get to enjoy the local lifestyle whilst getting paid in a different currency which might help you enjoy a better quality of life.


Jobs for Students & Graduates in Asia

If you are currently studying and looking for a summer job, or if you have graduated and would like to work in Asia then there are a few options available. We highly recommend taking a TEFL course and then teaching in Asia


Backpacking & Travelling Jobs in Asia

There are various positions for backpackers, some can be found online or once in your destination.


Requirements, Visa & Work Permits

You will need to apply for a work visa to legally work in most Asian counties. Just turing up with the hope of finding work is pretty difficult. Some hostels and companies offer cash in hand jobs to travellers which might appeal if you are backing in the country or want to stay a little longer. It is not advised to work illegally in Asia. Most jobs to foreigners do not require you to know any of the local languages but we highly recommend learning at least some basic words and phrases. Getting to grips will really boost your employment prospects.



The salary you get in Asia really depends on the role, company and your experience. You will get paid more for an expatriate salary rather than a local one. 


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If you offer jobs to foreigners and would like to hire new staff list your positions here. Contact us today.