JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN TURKEY
What are the Job Opportunities in Turkey?
What Jobs Can Non-Turkish Citizens Do?
What are Profitable Jobs in Turkey?
What Job Can Foreigners Do in Turkey?
1-) What are the Job Opportunities in Turkey?
There are many job opportunities in Turkey. Especially in recent years, job opportunities have increased with the immigration of large populations in Turkey. It is known that many foreigners invest and acquire citizenship in Turkey. These issues are explained in our articles titled “Investing in Turkey” and “Turkish Citizenship“. In addition to investing, paid work in Turkey is also extremely advantageous and easy. Many sectors employ people who are not Turkish citizens.
For example, in the agriculture and livestock sector in Turkey, shepherds, farmhands, livestock breeders and similar jobs are generally performed by Afghan, Uzbek and Turkmen origins. It is known that workers working in the agriculture and livestock sector in Turkey earn an average of 8-10,000 TL per month.
Average earnings are around $500-600. On the other hand, wages of workers in the agriculture and livestock sector vary according to provinces and regions. In addition, there is variation in the amount of wages due to the level of work done, expertise and similar reasons.
2-) What Job Can Non-Turkish Citizens Do?
Another source of employment in Turkey is babysitting. According to the data of the official statistical institution TUIK in Turkey, the rate of female employment in 2022 is at the level of 29.5%. It is a known fact that Turkish women tend to work day by day. This situation has considerably increased the field of activity of babysitting and kindergartens in Turkey. It is known that people from countries such as Moldova, Ukraine and Kosovo are babysitting in Turkey. Babysitting average salaries are in the $500-$600 band. Babysitters are also provided with insurance, meals, accommodation and similar facilities.
On the other hand, since foreign language education is insufficient in Turkey, there are serious job opportunities in fields such as foreign language teaching and interpreting. Many companies employ persons who are not Turkish citizens as translators. There are many foreign language courses that teach English, German, Russian, Arabic and other languages. Many non-Turkish citizens can work as teachers in these courses.
3-) What are Profitable Jobs in Turkey?
One of the most profitable sectors in Turkey is the tourism sector. Tourism is an extremely important source of income for Turkey. According to the official figures of Turkey, a total of 12 million 710 thousand 431 tourists came to Turkey in 2022. 11 million 301 thousand 602 of these tourists are foreigners and 1 million 408 thousand 829 are Turks living abroad. Especially the coastal areas of Turkey are popular areas for tourists. Places such as Antalya, Mersin, Bodrum, Marmaris, Çeşme, Kuşadası and Didim host millions of tourists every year between June and September.
Many people operating in tourism companies, hotels, hostels and holiday areas employ foreigners who are not Turkish citizens. Since people who are not citizens of the Turkish Republic receive services in tourism, fees are mostly given in dollars and euros. On the other hand, as tourists from England, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Iran and many other countries come to Turkey during the summer season in June, July and August, wages are generally earned in dollars and euros. Working in the field of tourism in Turkey is extremely advantageous. It is possible to earn a large amount of money in 2-3 months.
4-) What Business Can Foreigners Do in Turkey?
People who are not Turkish citizens can work in almost every sector in Turkey. All jobs where a Turkish citizen can work and people who are not Turkish citizens can mostly work. It is subject to a work and residence permit in Turkey. These issues are explained in our articles titled “Work Permit in Turkey” and “Residency Permit in Turkey“. It is seen that doctors are also employed in public hospitals. On the other hand, many Turkish state institutions also employ foreign workers.