Hey /biz/, which profession or industry gives you (relatively) the highest likelihood of being sent on foreign assignments/being an expat for several years?
I'd fucking sell one lung, one kidney and cut my right leg off to work in different countries for several years.
Where do I find such opportunities?
Actuary science - it's a math and business degree.
Basically, you do risk assessment for companies and sales as well. I have two buddies that do it. They travel the world, and their job is to do a major sale for a company. They assess the risk involved and whether its a good deal in the interest of the company. Pays extremely well but long days, and super difficult to get into.
My one buddy is stationed in a house in Jamaica for the next 3 weeks doing this.
Isnt it like audit? Like you go to stay in a shit hotel for some time, and work -literary- from morning to evening?
Thats not a rhetoric question, I'm actually asking is it really boring and really tiresome like audit?
Easy. International sales or management consulting with MBB.
Not all that it's cranked out to be, both of them.
International sales (industrials) is a hidden gem of work in terms of compensation, but you are traveling a lot, lot more than what's fun - think 3 weeks living out of your suitcase.
Management consultants usually travel for a week to be back in the office/home on the weekend, but you just travel nonstop as well, plus the pay is shit.
Commodities you can travel a lot, but it's insanely competitive.
That's pretty much it.
No one in non-english speaking countries wants to learn how to speak english.
There's no such thing as millions of native english speaking people being paid to teach english to speakers of other languages.
This is not a thing.
Honestly I have no idea what to suggest to you, OP, but all the best in your research. Can you do me a solid and let me know if you come up with any legit ideas?
You sure you're in the right thread buddy?
Either way...from what it seems, it's possible to do all of this in any management position within an international company. The more subsidiaries they have, or places to put you, all you have to do is be the man for the job and apply like any other job.
But I knew that already, I was just wondering which industry gives the highest likelihood of offering such things. So far these replies have been very helpful and I thank everyone for their contribution.