Top five jobs of expatriates in China
In a recent survey the top five common jobs for expats in Shenzhen are teachers, CEOs, managers, engineers and consultants. 69 percent of them enjoy their current employment situation and compensation was good accordingto one expat who took the survey.
Students account for 15 percent of the expat population with more than 77 percent followed by teachers who comprise 58 percent CEOs and managers were slightly older, with 50 percent of CEOs and 42 percent of managers. Specialists and consultants are the oldest of these groups, with 47 percent. The survey might give an insight into the reasons why foreigners come to Shenzhen. Teachers are sent to Shenzhen by their employers as a part of their international teaching group. Managers choose to work in Shenzhen for economic growth and personal reasons.
More than half the expats work in Nanshan District, with Futian and Bao’an the second and third by the number of expats working there. This illustrates the gender imbalance of the foreign population in Shenzhen. Fifty-eight percent of those taking part in the survey were male and only 42 percent female.