If you had engineering or IT degree in the West, this would not prevent you from working sh**ty slavery job and living under constant high stress. Only the paycheck would be higher, but zero fulfillment. English teaching is a lot more useful occupation. I'd want to do that myself, but too much of an introvert to teach anyone plus not a Native speaker.I've got plenty of skills in IT, electronics, audio editing and other stuff, however, I only hold a highschool diploma and I'm pushing 50. In the west I will have to work some sh*tty job, earning minimum wage or slightly more. Life is expensive in the west, so it means I will have to live from paycheck to paycheck and I will be unable to save any significant amount of money. No future! My home country in Europe is going down the drain and my current success/wealth is 5k USD.
What am I supposed to do? In my country I'm a loser. Here I'm able to save 25k USD per year working teaching jobs. I'm having the time of my life and will start my own business soon. Impossible for someone like me to do that in my home country.