Most individuals agree that it doesn't make sense to have immigrant professionals—doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, and others—in the Washington region, or any other region, working in entry-level service jobs, as many currently do. This guide not only addresses such issues as how to resume the profession you held in your former country and where to find the help to achieve that goal, but it also provides suggestions and sound advice for reaching a middle ground between resuming that profession and moving up from the entry level job you now have.
Complete with the first steps for re-careering, for improving their American English, for getting an education that meets their needs and the requirements of the profession, and for finding financial help for additional training and education, this reference provides general information about the American culture and process for improving your American English, developing your career, understanding and working with the American higher education system, and obtaining educational financial aid. Full contact information for federal, state, local, and private resources in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia is provided. Career counselors, social workers, and others who work with immigrant clients will also find this book to be a valuable resource for assisting their clients.
This step-by-step guide to developing a career plan and getting the additional training or education, will help any professional who has recently arrived or has been working in the United States achieve their career goals.