EB-3 Third Preference Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers
For the EB-3 category, there are three different classifications of workers: professionals; skilled workers; and other workers.
- Professional workers are defined as individuals who possess a baccalaureate degree and are entering a job which requires a baccalaureate degree for the entry level.
- Skilled workers include those who are entering jobs that require a minimum of two years of training or experience for the entry level. Other workers are those who are entering jobs that require less than two years of training or experience.
- Often there is a large backlog in applying for the EB-3 category. In the EB-3 category, all jobs require a job offer and must go through the labor certification process.