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Are you driven to work in an English-speaking country? With the right skills, people can move around the world as global citizens and find employment outside of their home countries. Millions of professionals around the globe take the IELTS for employment and to register professionally with international organizations every year.

There are two versions of IELTS: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. To understand the difference between the two versions, click hereexternal icon. Individual organizations have different language requirements depending on your profession's nature. Make sure you check which IELTS test the organisation you are applying to recognises.

IELTS for Profesional Registration

Professions such as medicine, nursing, accounting, and engineering usually require an Academic test result for registration purposes in many countries. The IELTS Academic test is designed to assess whether you are ready to begin training in an environment where the English language is used and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study. The content of the test is relevant for all test takers, irrespective of your subject focus. 

Which industries ask for IELTS?

  • Registration bodies representing the healthcare professions, such as nursing, medicine and pharmacy, where English language competence is of critical importance

  • Other professional bodies in various countries from sectors such as accounting, engineering, law and veterinary practice

  • A wide range of employers from sectors such as ļ¬nance, government, construction, energy, aviation and tourism

 

IELTS for work

Which industries require IELTS?

Many of the fields that accept the IELTS test represent health professions. This would include the nursing, medicine and pharmacy industries where English language skills are crucial.

Other professional sectors that require IELTS scores may include engineering, accounting, veterinary medicine and law.

Many other employers from industries such as construction, finance, energy, government, aviation and tourism also require IELTS scores.