Immigrating options

Of my eldest brother’s four children, only his eldest (daughter) has not been to the United States. Her visa is still being processed. In fact, my brother only received the AOS bill in the middle of the week. He took care of it online. While we were talking about the possibility of his daughter coming here before the end of the year, he asked me if I’d like to be petitioned. That will take just more than a decade if we take advantage of the cross chargeability.
By the time that we’d be able to immigrate to the United States, my son would be in middle school. And I would be in my middle age. Our decision would be influenced mostly with our career option. What shall we do there? I believe there are more opportunities in the US and the fact that they don’t discriminate with age is a good thing. One of the things I’ve been thinking of is starting a career in software development or the health industry. In California, RNs are still in demand. However, I’d prefer something in the line of computing.
Will software development still be in demand later? Of course. Web applications and business software solutions are necessary tools for business productivity. I’m not an IT expert -not yet- though.


  1. Hi ate betch! True, so many opportunities here. You don’t have to look for a job coz they would look after you. Most of your mails would be job offering here and there. I’ve heard from my kuya’s that jobs related to computers/software dev’t are in demand too. The problem though is that most of our kuya’s here stays at home to take care of the kids while mom goes to work. ^^;;

  2. hello,
    i’m a regular lurker but i’m coming out of the woodwork to add in my two cents. RNs are constantly in demand so i would consider it the safest bet. it’s a recession proof job. i work as a public school teacher in new york city and my job has been hit by the budget cutbacks. anyway, i digress. software development, on the other hand, can easily be outsourced from india where, as far as i know, there is an abundance of computer geeks.
    i’m in between jobs right now and could not help but wish that i took nursing (although i’m most fulfilled in teaching, in desperate times, one has to have priorities). it’s the cheapest, most practical and feasible way to set foot in the US.
    one last thing, nursing is a profession that does not discriminate with age probably because there’s such a high demand. our school nurse, for instance, is a filipina in her seventies who acquired her nursing diploma two years ago.
    good luck!

  3. hi tanong k lng po any po ba mga kailangan pag magaaply sa korean citizen buburahin po ang mga record sa pinas lahat po ba ay aalamin un lng po salamat…

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