Jul 25, 2004, 11:27 PM
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Quite a few Brits in SMA--I just went to a party where three out of ten were from England or Wales. Numerically the mayor estimates there are about 7,000 foreign population within the SMA city limits of 70,000 population. Most are U.S., then Canadian, then probably British is the third largest category, but I'm guessing.
I don't know if you have done much research yet on Mexican economics and working in Mexico in general. The Mexican minimum wage is only $4 US a DAY, 40% of the population lives on less than that, and 10% live on less than a dollar day, $365 US a year. Since you have Mexican citizenship you will avoid the problems of getting a work permit, I think, but I don't really know much about this area.
You mentioned medical secretarial skills--my impressions are that doctors don't seem to have medically-trained secretaries, they don't seem to keep records themselves, you are responsible for keeping your own medical records and bringing them to visits to new doctors to acquaint them with your medical history.
There are two small hospitals here, the Hospital General which is under the government, and the private De La Fe. I have absolutely no idea about medical employment opportunities and turnover. I get the impression that there is far less administrative work in such areas as insurance billing as in the U.S., which is riddled with red tape, but there must be some kind of medical records work with IMSS and private insurance companies.
There are several travel agencies in town, and your bilingual skills would be very helpful in many jobs dealing with the foreign population. I wish I had some specific information for you instead of these vague kinds of guesses. Maybe if you use the search engine of Mexconnect to find out more about the health care industry, travel industry, and working in general in Mexico you might get more help. Good luck!