The jobs that are the most in-demand for expats in Colombia


We invite you to share some information regarding the job market for expats in Colombia. This information will be incredibly helpful to anyone considering moving there, so we're very grateful for your contribution.

What are the types of jobs that are easily accessible to expats in Colombia?

What are the ones most in-demand for expats?

Which industry and/or jobs have limited workforce?

Are there any existing surveys, data, or reports done regarding this topic?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


In demand jobs for Expats in Colombia...

1.  Teaching English.

2.  Starting a business offering product/services to fulfill the unmet needs of locals and Expats.  Includes ethnic restaurants in some cities, cheese/specialty stores, English-language tour services

3.  Assisting Expats with visas, driving and auto-purchase issues, translation-situations including paper-chase (trámites) and healthcare coverage.

4.  Bi-lingual property acquisition advisers -- this might be an entrepreneurial "job", working on commission.

5.  Casino host in Colombia's largest cities.  Bring in foreign clients, get a percentage of their "donations," take care of players' RFB and tourism needs.

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What are the types of jobs that are easily accessible to expats in Colombia?

1. English or language teachers
2. Call center (sales or customer service)
3. Oil, infrastructure (when you're coming from the contractors country) (roads, bridge building etc.)
4. Non jobs, self employment business ownership is also on this list - many expats I personally know are business owners. Restaurants, tech companies, call centers, e-commerce websites or digital marketing companies (website building, Facebook advertising etc.)   

What are the ones most in-demand for expats?

1. Language schools, which include institutes and university level, as well as high school, elementary school (primarily private schools since they pay the best)
2. Bilingual call center agents - call center agents are able to earn high salaries regardless of having college degrees.

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