H-1B Specialty Occupations (Professionals)
The H-1B visa requires a job offer from a United States employer for a position that requires a bachelor’s degree or higher in a “specialty occupation.” Specialty occupations include positions in the fields of computer science, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine, business specialties, accounting, law, the arts, and many teaching positions. You may have the equivalent of a college degree based on a combination of education and work experience. The U.S. employer must pay the prevailing wage for the position. H-1B status is available for a total of six years.