Top 10 countries for women to pursue a career

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A woman clutches her resume at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in Denver April 9, 2013. Over 700 registered for the event with over 30 health care providers represented. Reuters/Rick Wilking

Fifty-one percent of working women are satisfied with their career opportunities abroad. Mexico, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bahrain and New Zealand are among the best countries for women to pursue a career.

This is according to InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who reside and work abroad. Its annual Expat Insider survey is based on the insights of thousands of female expats living in up to 168 countries.

The global network has found that almost a quarter of women or 24 percent move abroad for work-related reasons. Many of them found a job on their own.

According to the InterNations ranking, which aims to know the best countries for working girls, women living and working in the top 10 destinations reported above-average satisfaction with their career. Many often benefit from a higher pay than back home.

But a third of them or thirty-three percent admitted getting a salary that is lower than what they would make in a similar job in their home countries. Below are the top ten countries for career women.

1. Mexico

Higher salary level abroad: 29%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 68%

Weekly full-time working hours: 45 h

2. Myanmar

Higher salary level abroad: 46%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 70%

Weekly full-time working hours: 45.5 h

3. Cambodia

Higher salary level abroad: 33%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 63%

Weekly full-time working hours: 42.4 h

4. Bahrain

Higher salary level abroad: 65%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 65%

Weekly full-time working hours: 40.9 h

5. New Zealand

Higher salary level abroad: 53%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 61%

Weekly full-time working hours: 41.8 h

6. Kazakhstan

Higher salary level abroad: 62%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 67%

Weekly full-time working hours: 45 h

7. United Kingdom

Higher salary level abroad: 51%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 67%

Weekly full-time working hours: 41.1 h

8. USA

Higher salary level abroad: 62%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 64%

Weekly full-time working hours: 43 h

9. Kenya

Higher salary level abroad: 36%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 60%

Weekly full-time working hours: 46.4 h

10. Ireland

Higher salary level abroad: 51%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 63%

Weekly full-time working hours: 41 h

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InterNations has around 3 million members in 390 cities around the world. It offers global and local networking face-to-face and online, with discussion forums to help members with local job or housing search and other topics. The InterNations app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play for free.