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UAE in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf constitutes of 7 states or emirates of which Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the most important. It is the 36th largest economy at market exchange rates and has a high per capita GDP and Human Development Index (HDI). UAE is among the most sought after career destinations in Middle East with Dubai jobs being the favorite. This article highlights the career opportunities available in healthcare industry of the United Arab Emirates. The healthcare of UAE is at 44th position in the world as per WHO (World Health Organization) statistics. Its healthcare standards are usually considered to be high owing to the large government spending with 78.5 years life expectancy at birth. It now aims at reducing dependency on overseas treatments by improving access to medical services at affordable costs. It has plans to raise the numbers of hospitals and primary healthcare centers in the Emirates creating the demand for well trained medical professionals. Since the country lacks the manpower with such specialized skills, healthcare jobs in UAE are inviting well trained foreigners from various regions. Those with appropriate qualification and experience in healthcare industry can apply for medical jobs in Gulf countries like Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, etc. since the need is almost doubling with every passing year. The economy of UAE has always been largely dominated by its 7th largest oil reserves resulting in a total neglect of other important sectors. Consequently, it has none of the skilled professionals in the industries related to finance, healthcare, tourism, etc. With diversifying mission becoming a rage across the Middle East, talented professionals from diverse backgrounds from around the world are hired. Expats are attracted with lucrative offers extending hefty amounts of salaries that they would never get in their home land. They are given high salaries with paid accommodation, transportation and other benefits like insurance benefits, medical cover, trips to native country, etc. In fact, employers are the ones responsible for completing all the formalities related to the migration of expats into Gulf like paying visa charges, sponsorship and documentation. With everything done by them, the only thing left for professionals is to read and understand the work contact carefully and then take a final decision to move. They are even allowed to move with their families so that they don’t have to live away from their spouses and children while on a contractual job. The dearth of qualified healthcare specialists and the lack of infrastructure kept UAE dependent on outside help both in terms of procuring treatments and expert services. So, to address this, on one hand employers offer healthcare jobs in UAE to qualified migrants and on the other, government sends patients to other countries with better facilities for treatment. This is why emphasis are now paid on healthcare education and training so that some doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical experts can be crafted out of the natives. UAE is also moving towards Emiratization, a policy through which Government encourages employment of Emiratis in private sectors across industries. But the paucity of skills among locals has become a drawback in adhering to the policy. Therefore, medical jobs in UAE are still open in large numbers to the professionals from outside the region. Healthcare jobs in UAE include career in nursing, pharmaceutics, physical therapy, public health, dental care, etc. With 14th largest purchasing power in per capita, Emiratis can afford foreign aide but Government continues to work toward making UAE a totally self sufficient country through diversification and modernization. As healthcare needs grow, the industry is expanding thereby producing plenty of medical jobs in UAE. Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of NaukriGulf.com, a leading job portal for jobs in Gulf Region, Jobs in UAE and jobs in Saudi Arabia, Middle East jobs. Info Edge foray into the Middle East is an endeavour to provide established client base with services that best meet their international requirements as well as expand our operations on to a global arena.
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