The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is famous for its rich traditions and history as well as the diverse cultural experience it offers tourists. But did you know that the country is also a preferred destination for Filipino healthcare workers who want to work abroad?
According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Saudi Arabia is among the top destinations for Filipino nurses, along with Britain, Germany and Japan. More Filipino nurses are expected to find work in Saudi Arabia as it ramps up investment in healthcare infrastructure, which will contribute to an increase in demand for healthcare workers in the country. There are an estimated 130,000 Filipino nurses working in Saudi Arabia and this number is expected to increase as President Marcos recently announced plans of increasing the deployment cap for Filipino nurses.
Nurses employed in Saudi Arabia through private institutions can earn a little over P27,000 to as much as P55,500 monthly, according to the POEA. On the other hand, nurses employed through a government program can earn a minimum salary of over P53,000 every month.
Medical and nursing staff do not need to worry about housing and accommodation because Saudi Arabia usually offers housing and transportation benefits. Reputable hospitals in the country also provide bonuses upon contract completion and flight tickets home.
Just like any profession in Saudi Arabia, healthcare professionals are hired on a contractual basis. A contract usually lasts 12 to 24 months, requiring between 40 to 60 hours of work per week rotated across morning and night shifts.
TrueProfile.io has been the go-to career platform for Filipino healthcare professionals looking for job opportunities abroad. Filipina nurse, Riza de Castro, is enjoying the benefits of working in Saudi Arabia after using TrueProfile.io to secure her dream job. She said:
“I am thankful that I’m working and living here for my professional growth and development, wherein I am receiving a higher salary compared to what I would make in the Philippines.”
Thousands of Filipino healthcare professionals have used TrueProfile.io’s career toolkit to secure their dream job abroad – from the first job application to overseas relocation and professional development. Members can create a free Digital CV to get headhunted by employers in Saudi Arabia, and access international job opportunities and fast and efficient verification services.
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