Medical Jobs in Oman
Oman’s healthcare strategy, the Health Vision 2050, seeks to develop healthcare infrastructure not only to meet the country’s growing health needs but also to capture medical tourism in a big way by setting up two medical cities at the cost of US$1 bn each. Even smaller initiatives, such as telemedicine network shows the country’s commitment to developing its Healthcare sector. The exciting thing about Oman’s ongoing initiatives is that as of 2018 it will introduce mandatory healthcare cover for Omani nationals and for expat workers. Yes, that means you as a Healthcare Professional providing services in Oman will now receive healthcare cover as part of your contract.
Oman is a quiet achiever in comparison to its surrounding GGC neighbors, according to a MENA report by the International Institute of Finance, 2018 will see Oman generate high GDP growth and low deficit as public sector spending is reinstated. Oman’s prospects recently received another boost after a report by the Times of Oman online stated that around 81% of CEOs in the country are confident that their business will experience growth. According to KPMG, 81% of 25 leading CEOs interviewed from ten different sectors in the Oman CEO outlook survey expect their organisation to grow in the next three years. https://www.ia-muscat.com/news/oman-economy-growth-2018
Hospitals and opportunities
At the present, Oman is focused on upgrading its facilities and diagnostic capabilities, as reported by Export.gov. There are eight hospitals run by the largest private group in Oman, the Badr Al Samaa Group, in several key regions (i.e. Sohar. Salalah, Al Khoud, etc.). It is also expected that there will be a continuous growth on hospitals and Medical Centres in the country.
In light of this, Oman will require further Healthcare Professional to support the continued progress. This is considered as positive news for Healthcare Professional who are looking for their next career opportunities.
Working in Oman
Working in Oman will not only provide good income to professionals but as well as a good intercultural experience. The country opens a warm welcome to expats wanting to support their community, and the Omani people value trust and friendship in business settings that will make you feel at home.
Again, like other GCC countries, there is a Dataflow process and Prometric test to be undertaken to obtain relevant practicing licenses. The Oman Medical Specialty Board provides a clear insight into what is required to meet the Oman licensing regulations. Please access the links to further educate yourself on the Oman licensing requirements.