Teaching is the profession which needs a good communication and planning skills. There has always been confusion on whether there is need to have a degree for teaching English in Thailand. The government have allowed the teachers with a qualified TEFL chiang mai certification to teach English in Thailand. It is not necessary that a graduate in English can only teach English in proper manner. There are many candidates who might be graduates but may not be having good skills for teaching.
Instead of giving a graduation in the field of teaching, the TEFL certification is preferred by number of schools. There are number of Thai schools who hire the TEFL qualified teachers. They are the ones who are ready to accept the lower wages and accept the reward of living in the beautiful place and beautiful country. The teachers accepting such offers are preferable rather than the ones who focus on having higher wages.
All those who have the TEFL certification can opt for the 2 month tourist visa and it can be extended a month after that. Then making the trip to Cambodia can be chosen tor new Thai visa and so on. The visa run takes 5 to 6 hours of your time and it costs almost the same as you pay the tax in the country with work visa. The employer should be in your support to take care of all the paperwork. The best way of getting the foot in the teaching field in Thailand is by volunteering for few months. Then you can apply for first job and till then you have a good experience and reference back up. You should be able to take up job in any of the private school and you should have fluency in English and a TFEL qualification.