While volunteering options in the Federated States of Micronesia are more than abundant, the same cannot be said when it comes to employment options for foreigners. The nation’s economy is still largely sustained by foreign financial aid and the locals largely rely on fishing and farming.
The tourism industry does have potential, but the lack of adequate infrastructure severely impedes its growth. In addition, the nation is in need of health care professionals, but salaries are quite low. Finding a job in Micronesia is not an impossible feat, but it does take time and perseverance and you may also be required to limit your expectations. Foreigners with a Bachelor’s degree or higher have better chances of finding employment. Proficiency in English is generally a must for all job positions.
Most foreigners wishing to work in Micronesia will be required to first obtain a work permit.