In most remote
places there is a need for medical
people. The problem is getting paid in other than coconuts. The few medical
people that were out with us were very popular with the locals and never suffered for anything that the locals could provide, however. You'll also find yourself in some need by the yachties though mostly in an emergency
As far as working, don't know what the licensing requirements and reciprocity agreements for official work. Have known a few foreign medical people who worked in Doctor's offices under the supervision of licensed people. In short, they functioned as whatever their training was but couldn't sign the paperwork. Pay was commensurate with their skills.
Being handy around boats is a skill that's always in demand, probably more so now that any idiot can go anywhere with GPS
. You won't get rich but will cover your beer
expenses and replenish the cruising kitty. Work usually has to be for cash and kept quiet from the locals if you are competing with them. Not steady work but it's out there. A marine carpenter
and myself worked for several months redoing a hotel
on Moorea when we were out. We worked cheap
and had some skills but most importantly, we showed up every morning so the hotel
was happy to pay us under the table and give us the bene's of the hotel restaurant and other niceties.
There were quite a few people working their way around the world when we were in SoPac many years ago. Don't believe any enterprising, creative person couldn't make enough money
to keep going. Just don't expect to get rich.