Jobs that qualify for H1 Visa : Switching from H4 to H1


Contrary to the popular belief that H1 visas are issued to individuals working in the software sector, there is a large list of jobs that qualify for the h1b visa program. Hence if you are on the H4 visa and want to switch to the H1 visa consider these options. The occupations or jobs are listed below. IANAL

  • Occupations In Agricultural Sciences
  • Occupations In Anthropology
  • Occupations In Astronomy
  • Occupations In Chemistry
  • Occupations In College Education
  • Occupations In Computer System Technical Support
  • Occupations In Biological Sciences
  • Occupations In Computer System User Support
  • Occupations In Data Communications And Networks
  • Occupations In Economics
  • Occupations In Education Of Persons With Disabilities
  • Occupations In Geology
  • Occupations In Physics
  • Occupations In Political Science
  • Occupations In Preschool, Primary School, And Kindergarten Education
  • Occupations In Psychology
  • Occupations In Secondary School Education
  • Occupations In History
  • Occupations In Mathematics

If you are planning to immigrate to the United States on the H1/H4 visa you must know what are the different kinds of job opportunities available.

  • Occupations In Medical And Dental Technology
  • Occupations In Meteorology
  • Occupations In Music
  • Occupations In Social And Welfare Work
  • Occupations In Sociology
  • Occupations In Systems Analysis And Programming
  • Occupations In Vocational Education
  • Advertising Management Occupations
  • Accountants, Auditors, And Related Occupations
  • Architectural Occupations
  • Aeronautical Engineering Occupations
  • Agricultural Engineering Occupations
  • Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing Industry Managers And Officials
  • Archivists
  • Manufacturing Industry Managers And Officials
  • Marine Engineering Occupations
  • Mechanical Engineering Occupations
  • Metallurgy And Metallurgical Engineering Occupations
  • Mining And Petroleum Engineering Occupations
  • Mining Industry Managers And Officials
  • Miscellaneous Managers And Officials
  • Miscellaneous Professional, Technical, And Managerial Occupations, Sales Promotion Occupations
  • Museum Curators And Related Occupations
  • Nuclear Engineering Occupations
  • Osteopaths
  • Personnel Administration Occupations
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians And Surgeons
  • Public Administration Managers And Officials
  • Public Relations Management Occupations
  • Purchasing Management Occupations
  • Registered Nurses
  • Sales And Distribution Management Occupations
  • Service Industry Managers And Officials
  • Surveying/ Cartographic Occupations
  • Therapists
  • Transportation, Communication, And Utilities Industry Managers And Officials
  • Veterinarians
  • Wholesale And Retail Trade Managers And Officials
  • Writers
  • Budget And Management Systems Analysis Occupations
  • Ceramic Engineering Occupations
  • Chemical Engineering Occupations
  • Civil Engineering Occupations
  • Clergy
  • Commercial Artists: Designers And Illustrators, Graphic Arts
  • Construction Industry Managers And Officials
  • Dentists
  • Dieticians
  • Drafters
  • Editors: Publication,  Broadcast, And Script
  • Electrical/ Electronics Engineering Occupations
  • Environmental, Product, And Related Designers
  • Fashion Models
  • Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate Managers And Officials
  • Home Economists And Farm Advisers
  • Industrial Engineering Occupations
  • Inspectors And Investigators, Managerial And Public Service
  • Judges
  • Lawyers
  • Librarians
  • Other Occupations In Art
  • Other Occupations In Entertainment And Recreation
  • Other Occupations In Law And Jurisprudence
  • Other Occupations In Medicine And Health
  • Other Occupations In Museum, Library, And Archival Sciences
  • Other Occupations In Religion And Theology
  • Other Occupations In Social Sciences

Many people come to the US for travel or pleasure.  Others come for work purposes.  There are many rules and regulations governing such visits or temporary immigration.  The above list merely represents the types of job opportunities available to a person who wants to come to the US for work.

The key to getting a job in the above occupations is to tap the right channel.  You may have to enroll in an advanced course in the area of your interest and get the RA (Research Assistantship) followed by a full fledged job.  The process may be time-consuming but worthwhile!  Good Luck.

Note: This is not legal advice. Please consult an attorney for specific immigration related advice.





I have filed for my H1 B extension with USIS and avent got a response yet ...wish to bring my husband in a month stime and its visa validity end by july 31st and i wanna bring my hubby by july mid till july end for a it possible to apply for H4 or a B2 for my husband..will they check the sponsers visa validity and will that cause a problem for rejection...

need help asap



Of course they would check how much time is left on your visa as you are the primary applicant. I think your time frame may be cutting it too short and perhaps you can wait to get your extension approved before applying for his H4 visa interview. For a tourist visa you do not have to wait.

Remember this is not legal advice.






Is it possible for someone with CA and CFA (US) and 4 years of work experience in a multinational firm in India to find H1B sponsorship in US? if yes, how tough is it?


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