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Employment in the USVI


If you are considering moving to the United States Virgin Islands - you've made a fantastic choice!  However, life in paradise is still governed by rules and regulations.  We have provided some tips for that may help you if you plan to move to the USVI and seek employment here.

Professionals and Board Certification

The following professionals require board certification to practice in the Virgin Islands:

  • Construction Site Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Barbers, Beauticians and Manicurists
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Social Workers
  • Public Accountancy
  • Real Estate Appraisers
  • Real Estate Commissioners
  • Construction Contractors

For board certification and licensing information visit Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.


Tips for Food/Drink Service

People who plan to work in food/drink service need health cards. Health cards are issued at the Community Health Clinic on each island. Requirements are a photo ID, pictures, a social security card and you are required to take a stool test.

Roy Lester Schneider Hospital
9048 Sugar Estate 
St. Thomas, USVI 00802 

Juan F Luis Hospital
4007 Estate Diamond Ruby 
St. Croix, USVI 00820-4421 

Myrah Keating Community Health Center
P.O. Box 8312, Susannaberg 3B 
St. John, USVI 00831 


Law Professionals

The Virgin Islands District Court provides information for attorneys and other law professionals.


Higher Education in the U.S. Virgin Islands

  • High school diplomas and GEDs are a basic requirement for most jobs in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 
  • The University of the Virgin Islands has a campus on St. Thomas and on St. Croix.


Disclaimer:  This section provides some useful tips, but is not meant to serve as an all-inclusive resource for job requirements of the US Virgin Islands.


This page was last edited on 08/16/2017 10:54 AM


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