Understanding job categories in your search

Although a company hires international candidates, some companies only sponsor H1B for specific positions (mostly STEM positions).

In the Top 250 List each company profile includes a section called Top job categories that received H1B sponsorship.

Every company profile contains a list of job categories, similar to this:

  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Software Developers, Systems Software
  • Marketing Managers
  • Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists
  • Graphic Designers

There are job categories, not job titles. Job categories (also know as occupation categories) are determined by the US department of Labor Statistics. Companies who petition for the H-1B must classify their jobs by occupational categories.

The categories on the profile are meant to be a guide. Job categories are not always job titles. For example, Management analysts is a job category for consultants. Yetconsulting companies like The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) uses jobs titles like:

  • Consultant
  • Associate
  • Junior Consultant
  • Management Analyst (Project Leader)
  • Principal
  • Senior Associate
  • Associate Consultant

Operations Research Analysts category includes job titles like data analysts and data scientists. For more help understanding common job titles, check out Payscale.com

Most popular job types in the Top 250 List

Companies on the Top 250 hired mostly candidates in STEM occupations (science, technology, engineering and math) over non-STEM occupations. However, several companies also hired non-STEM occupations like marketing managers, graphic designers, and economists. The top occupations that received H1B sponsorship are:

  • Software engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Financial analysts
  • Management analysts (consultants)
  • Graphic designers
  • Marketing researchers and analysts
  • Operations research analysts (i.e. data analysts and scientists)

How to learn more about popular job titles for H-1B sponsorship

Each profile has a link to a myvisajobs.com page where you can see the top H1B job titles. Select the occupation tab for the list of Hottest H1B Job Titles. Use the titles to identify opportunities at your target company or on job search boards.