What Occupations Qualify for H1-B Status?

H-1B Status Eligibility

The United States government has worked for decades to expand and refine the immigration process. It strives to ensure that individuals can come to the U.S. using the visa that best describes their unique situation. Occupations from religious worker to fashion model to musician appear in the exhaustive USCIS database. Workers with questions regarding the H-1B visa are encouraged to discuss their unique situation with a skilled immigration attorney.

At Henry & Grogan, our lawyers have more than 70 years of collective experience representing clients throughout Pennsylvania and those immigrating from abroad. We understand the complexities of the immigration process and are prepared to provide exceptional client service and clear legal guidance no matter how complex your situation.

People often assume that H-1B visas are reserved for occupations in the computer or high-tech industries. While these jobs make up a significant portion of the list, there are numerous other careers that might make you eligible to receive an H-1B visa, including:

  • Teacher
  • Therapist
  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Biologist
  • Civil engineer

While this is far from a complete list of H-1B occupations, it serves to illustrate the variation that the U.S. government has placed in the category. If you are concerned about your eligibility, or you want to discuss your legal options with a Philadelphia lawyer, we invite you to contact our firm. Call or email Henry & Grogan to discuss your H-1B status or eligibility.