Work in Argentina after Graduation

Work in Argentina after graduation

If you are willing to work in Argentina, you have to know that the most common jobs in Argentina are related to education and teaching, especially English as a second language (ESL) and teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). There is a huge demand on the original English speakers, and those who have strong qualifications will find highly-paid educational jobs in Argentina.

Jobs in Argentina for English speakers

There are many sectors where you can work after graduation. Below we have listed some of them.

Hospitality and Tourism

There are job opportunities in the hospitality and tourism sectors, suchas working in the amusement parks, hotel reception desks, ski resorts, and restaurants.

Environmental Protection

The Argentinian geography offers many opportunities for people interested in the environmental fields, such as environmental sustainability and protection, zoology and wildlife studies, or working in the farms.


There are many jobs in the world of business if you are interested in finance, law, management, marketing, communication, consultations, or international relations. These jobs require fluency in the Spanish language, so you have to check the requirements when applying to a job.


The normal working day is eight hours. All workers enjoy two to fourweeks of paid vacation each calendar year.


Time is flexible in the overall Argentinian culture, unlike theschedules in the field of business. As an employee, you have to be prepared towait, especially if the meeting was with an important person.

Salary and Cost of Living in Argentina

Work in Argentina

Even with the inflation and economic problems, Argentina is still one ofthe most available places where you can live and work at reasonable prices inSouth America.

The minimum monthly salary is $200, although many citizens earn morethan this. The salary of the English language teacher is $500 per month, whichis sufficient for more than one person. The average salary of the more-educatedworkers ranges between $800 and 1,000 monthly.

Cost of Living

Comparing to the other countries in Latin America, the cost of studyingand living in Argentina is low. As for working, some jobs in Argentina offershelp in the accommodation part and all the expenditures incurred; this dependson the employer.

The average monthly rental of a one-bedroom apartment in downtown reaches around $450 and $350 for outside the city. The average meal costs around $10, while only $20 is sufficient for the monthly transport ticket.

Learn also about the cost of living in Argentina for international students

Accommodation and Visa

Some companies offer help in the accommodation part and others do not.So, the employees have to check their contract with the concerned company toget the accommodation details.

As a foreigner in Argentina, the job that requires fees usually providesmeals, accommodation, or both.

Expat networks are a wonderful way to get good advice from experienced people and finding available accommodation.

We have previously talked about the study visa in Argentina and how isit important to study in the country. You also have to get a work visa to beable to work in Argentina.

Find out also how to get student accommodation in Argentina

Visa Requirements for Post Study Work in Argentina

As a general rule, your student visa in Argentina expires once you have completed your study program. To be able to work, you need a work visa once you have secured a job contract allowing your employer to back your permit to stay in Argentina. 

Moreover, there are 2 types of work visa in Argentina: 

  • The 23A visa, which is a labor contract visa, for people with a salaried activity that lasts for a year. This visa is valid for a year and can be extended. 
  • The 23E visa, which is an intra-company transfer visa. This one applies to scientists, administrative staff, technicians, specialists and some manager positions. 

Furthermore, it’s your employer in Argentina who handles all the paperwork. But for your post study work visa application, you’ll need to provide:

  • A copy of the employment contract
  • Birth certificate
  • A valid passport with 3 passport photos
  • A certificate of good conduct
  • Affidavit proving your international police record is clear
  • Copy of your degrees

Post Study Work Challenges in Argentina

Language Challenge

Argentina is a mixture of languages, including many Spanish dialects. This is in addition to other common languages, such as Italian, German, and others. Many jobs in Argentina require fluency in the Spanish language, with basic knowledge in another local language.

Job Scarcity

After the economic stagnation hit the country, in addition to unemployment and irregular inflation, it is hard for foreigners to find many job opportunities in Argentina. At least, the foreigners who have some fluency in the Spanish language have a better chance of finding a job.

Women and Work in Argentina

Simply, women are not equal to men in the job market and mostly face discrimination in both employment and salaries. They earn around only 70% of men’s salaries. Therefore, it is rare to find women at the executive level in the mega-companies in the country.

Check our special article about the customs and traditions of the Argentinian people.

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