Work for non-Cantonese speaking optometrist?

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    Question Work for non-Cantonese speaking optometrist?

    Hi there!

    Does anyone know if it's possible to find work as an optometrist (qualified in the UK) in Hong Kong without speaking Cantonese? Any advice or insight would be much appreciated

    Thank you!


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    You probably want to review your options here, since what you can and cannot do is regulated.

    https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap359F

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    If there is no shortage of bilingual professionals in that industry, will be difficult for someone who is not bilingual in Cantonese and English to find jobs even if he or she has the right to work in HK without visa.


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    Helping out in an International School / charity? There may be other niche opportunities. Unlikely to be many, unlikely to be well paid. You may luck out. I would suggest its likely to be a stretch. Consider what else you can do (for example, get a teaching qualification and teach English is the stock response in your situation). Or spend the time (if you are a trailing spouse) at University getting another qualification (or learning Cantonese!).