The second quarter of 2015 has seen an increase in the number of medical jobs internationally as infrastructure growth creates new jobs and ageing workforces make other jobs difficult to fill.
The UAE and Qatar are the fastest growing markets according to Alpen Capital Group which predicts an overall 12% growth rate to 2018. Qatar is growing fastest but in the whole region growth is fuelled by both public and private investment with hugely increased public demand for healthcare services.
Saudi Arabia remains the largest market with almost 60 % of the health care facilities in the region.
Governments are upgrading the healthcare sector with continuous infrastructure upgrades, management improvements and strategic use of IT. Dubai plans to build a further 22 hospitals and Oman, which has been a backwater medically for some time, opens a new medical city in 2016.