Many expats are lured to the States by the American Dream — the belief that with a little hard work every individual can succeed and prosper. Whether a myth or reality, it remains the driving force behind the world’s most powerful country.
Despite the impact of the global economic downturn, the USA remains the largest economy in the world. Ranked 8th out of 190 countries in The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Survey for 2017, it has a free market system that’s thrived because of a willingness to accept new ideas and nurture budding entrepreneurs.
Job opportunities are incredibly varied and demand for skilled workers is growing in medical professions and the burgeoning IT sector in particular. Production and manufacturing contracts are increasingly outsourced to smaller economies overseas while Americans focus more on the service industry. Demand for low-wage service jobs has been filled by a wave of Mexican immigration. Qualified expats usually sidestep the political tumult caused by this to fill more skilled positions.