I’ve been to Taiwan about 5 times now and I really like Taipei, apart from the traffic of course (they don’t know how to follow road rules here).
I’m about to enter my 3rd year of Biotechnology and when i’ve finished I plan to move to Taiwan. It’s my kind of city (Taipei).
Though as the title says I was wondering what other jobs foreign people can do here apart from teaching english?
FOr the first few years I imagine I will need to be an english teacher until I can pass the CHinese reading, writing and speaking exam.
But I don’t think I would want to be teaching english for the rest of my life in Taiwan, but then again maybe I will love it.
I just want to know can I have any career in taiwan with Biotechnology or BioCHemistry (might change to that)?
Or should I have been doing another degree (it’s not too late to change)? I want to know something that can give me a good future in Taiwan as I hope I can live there for a long time to come.
BTW I have notice the ageist problems in this forum, I started uni late and by the time I get to Taiwan I will be 28-29 how much of a problem will this be?
Also if I did end up going the route of English teacher how many hours can I get a week? Because I read a bit that they don’t like to give too many hours to one teacher. I would like to be doing at least 38 hours a week. I know at first with no experience I won’t get to much but how many years experience until you can start getting the hours? Or do you need to do illegal work aswell to get more hours?
THanks in advance for your advice.
p.s I’m come from Australia if that makes any difference.