Job opportunities in the USA

Finding work and the need for an income are likely to be an essential part of a successful visa application for most migrants. If you’re thinking about emigrating to the USA, the system may be a little more difficult compared to other countries.

A recruitment agent will not take you seriously if you are not already residing in the US. Writing for jobs can normally be a waste of time; likewise US employers have no idea what foreign qualifications are or mean (except degrees). But if you are applying for a visa then you need a job offer before you can get the visa, which makes things a little trickier. The best way of securing a job in the USA is through employer sponsorship or finding a role that cannot be fulfilled by a US citizen.

The USA operates the H1-B visa scheme for those wishing to work in the USA who hold certain technical qualifications and expertise. The list includes various medical professionals (including surgeons, dentists and nurses), IT/computer professionals, architects, journalists, lawyers, accountants and scientists.

We’ve listed a few current positions in some of the main US cities that fit the criteria. You can click on the job title links for more information.


Job Title: Top-Down Proteomics Scientist

Job Sector: Science                          Job Location: New York

Job Type: Full time Salary: Not Specified Recruitment Company:

Our client is seeking an experienced Scientist to join a national reference laboratory and a scientific leader in the research and development field.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing methods for Top-Down analysis of proteins within biological matrices via the use of nanoLC-MS/MS technology.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Experience with developing novel methods and improving existing applications for the extraction and preparation of proteins from biological matrices.
  • Extensive background in the identification and characterization of proteins via intact protein analysis using techniques such as FT-ICR.
  • Requires knowledge and familiarity in the analysis of proteins via high resolution LC-MS/MS instrumentation, such as Thermo Orbitrap.
  • Ability to work within a biology or microbiology laboratory setting.
  • Possess good project management skills with the ability to work independently within a team.


Job Title: News Editor – Entertainment

Job Sector: Media                             Job Location: Los Angeles

Job Type: Full time Salary: Not Specified Recruitment Company:

LinkedIn is looking for a top business journalist to cover and develop top voices in the entertainment industry.

The candidate will be joining a global team of editors who run the Influencer program — where the world’s top professional voices share their insights — and help curate the content that flows through LinkedIn, Pulse and SlideShare.

As the first entertainment-industry editor, you’ll concentrate on explaining the changes happening in the world of film, TV, music and more. And you’ll have amazing tools to do this: Your posts will reach the largest collection of professionals ever assembled; your curated headlines from trade and national press will reach the right targeted audience; and the professionals you cultivate in the industry — from CEOs to those just getting started — will develop their voices and reach an audience hungry for their insights.

The editor should have experience editing and/or reporting on the entertainment industry; a strong news sense; excellent (and fast) writing skills; a great ear for stories that others should write; and, most importantly, an entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal candidate is as interested in shaping a product as shaping a story.


Job Title: Desktop Technician

Job Sector: IT                        Job Location: Chicago

Job Type: Full time Salary: Not Specified Recruitment Company:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company – one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. The Desktop Technician is part of the GIS Canada End User Services team. The member will be responsible for the set up and support of desktop and laptop equipment for our client. Responsibilities include: • Installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all PC equipment. • The person will also troubleshoot problem areas in a timely and accurate fashion. • Provide end-user assistance where required. • Image Workstation for new deployments. Mandatory Technical Skills: • Windows XP, Windows 7, (Mac OS X is an asset) • Antivirus • Office Suites 2010 • Knowledge of Computer hardware • Knowledge of networking principles • Ticketing system (ITSP / ITSM is an asset)