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Jobs in Thailand that can pay well that are not teaching jobs

If your looking to work in Thailand then maybe you should asses your skills first. The average salary for English language teacher in Thailand doesn't make a lot of money, actually I know a guy Steve he works at the Chiang Mai University he's just out of college from America and took a teaching job here for 15,000 baht a month. I don't know how he get's by but he does. But if you are looking for a job that could pay more than that then maybe you have the right skills.

Now personally I believe you need 100,000 baht a month to live in Thailand, maybe less if you don't live in Bangkok but this is exactly the kind of money you need to be making in Thailand not just to enjoy your life but also to be saving for the future also. But let's be honest. You need a lot experience to be making that sort of money you'll need extensive experience in your own country and possibly many years experience abroad before you'll be considered for the job in Thailand. You might have to start in a lower paying job before you can move your way up the ladder to get one of these jobs. There is no guarantee however that any of these jobs will land you in the money but from what I've heard many of them can pay a lot more than a crumby old teaching job.

The best jobs I've found and the highest paying jobs in Thailand were from jobsearch.monster.co.th

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Finance Manager

Bean counters will work well in this position if you have good relationship skills and know how to talk your way out of a difficult situation. Experience is necessary, jobs in Bangkok like this are hard to find because the large multi nationals prefer to recruit within.

What Qualifications you need to be a Finance Manager

A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is the minimum academic preparation for financial managers. However, many employers now seek graduates with a master's degree, preferably in business administration, finance, or economics. These academic programs develop analytical skills and teach financial analysis methods and technology.

Experience may be more important than formal education for some financial manager positions—most notably, branch managers in banks. Banks typically fill branch manager positions by promoting experienced loan officers and other professionals who excel at their jobs. Other financial managers may enter the profession through formal management training programs offered by the company.

Human Resource Manager

This is the kind of position you need at least 7 years to handle, you'll also need to command fluency in Thai as well as more than likely the staff you'll be dealing with won't all be foreigners.

What Qualifications you need to be a Human Resource Manager

Although a bachelor’s degree is a typical path of entry into these occupations, many colleges and universities do not offer degree programs in personnel administration, human resources, or labor relations until the graduate degree level. However, many offer individual courses in these subjects at the undergraduate level in addition to concentrations in human resources administration or human resources management, training and development, organizational development, and compensation and benefits.

Analyst Programmer

I worked as an Analyst Programmer for years in California the pay was awesome. Now in Thailand you won't see the same big bucks as back in the US but they still do pay well if you get to a

What Qualifications you need to be a Human Analyst Programmer

For software engineering positions, most employers prefer applicants who have at least a bachelor's degree and broad knowledge of, and experience with, a variety of computer systems and technologies. The usual college majors for applications software engineers are computer science, software engineering, or mathematics. Systems software engineers often study computer science or computer information systems. Graduate degrees are preferred for some of the more complex jobs.

Many programmers require a bachelor's degree, but a 2-year degree or certificate may be adequate for some positions. Some computer programmers hold a college degree in computer science, mathematics, or information systems, whereas others have taken special courses in computer programming to supplement their degree in a field such as accounting, finance, or another area of business.

Database Manager

Before I was an Analyst Programmer I was a Database Manager I did this job for years, it's quite easy though some late nights if you have skills in Oracle or SQL server with roughly 5 years experience employers are more interested.

What Qualifications you need to be a Database Manager

A bachelor's degree in a computer-related field usually is required for management positions, although employers often prefer a graduate degree, especially an MBA with technology as a core component. Common majors for undergraduate degrees are computer science, information science, or management information systems (MIS).

A bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field generally takes 4 years to complete, and includes courses in computer science, computer programming, computer engineering, mathematics, and statistics. Most also include general education courses such as English and communications. MIS programs usually are part of the business school or college, and contain courses such as finance, marketing, accounting, and management, as well as systems design, networking, database management, and systems security.

Business Development Manager

If you have the relationship skills and the gift of the gab, maybe a business development manager role could be for you. To make the big bahts though you'll need to have experience.

What Qualifications you need to be a Business Development Manager

There are no specific qualifications which need to be gained prior to applying for the position of business development manager. However, most hold degrees, many of which are in relevant subjects including economics and business studies. Good GSCE and A Level grades will be expected by all employers.

While educational qualifications are not required but are more regarded really. What employers are looking for are the skills one has. Here is a list of skills typically required by a BDM or business development manager

Business development managers will need to possess the following skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good business knowledge
  • Negotiation skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Creativity
  • A good grasp of numbers and the ability to write documents in a professional style
  • Organisational skills
  • A hunger to stay up to date with economic matters
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • The ability to keep objectives and goals firmly in sight
  • The ability to remain flexible and seek alternative options to problems
  • Problem solving skills

For more information about the pay scale for Salaries in Thailand then check out PayScale.com which is a good indication for job titles and what they get paid in Thailand.




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3 Responses to Jobs in Thailand that can pay well that are not teaching jobs

  1. Peter November 1, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    I definitely is possible, I am Global Marketing & Business Development manager for a Co based outside Thailand. It took some planning but it is certainly achievable as I have done it – now I am based in Thailand, I make way over 100k Baht a month, the cost of living is so much less here I live a much more rewarding lifestyle, more relaxed & more fun. Plan it and you can join us – the “Lucky” ones, remember you make your own luck through planning, focus and hard work ! And yes there is always something you give up, no where is perfect, but here is way closer than most for those who appreciate this Country & culture.

    • Chukwuemeka Festus.O March 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      Am graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka i hold bachelor in Education Accounting.i have been teaching since my secondary school

  2. tony October 8, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    I know this is an old article but what about a farang with a Thai degree? Is it recognized any differently than a US or European degree?

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