opportunities in the healthcare sector in the Middle East and
North Africa region are expanding at the rate of 14 percent per
year, a report said.
Support occupations in the sector worldwide will expand by over 34
percent till 2020, said the report on the growing demand for
medical recruits, prepared by the Saudi German Hospital-Dubai.
It said this robust growth was very positive news on several
fronts -- for the UAE's economy, health sector, individual
hospitals and supporting institutions.
The news will also be warmly applauded by graduates, students and
professionals in the health fraternity, since it exponentially
multiplies their employment options, it said.
One reason for the expansion in health care jobs was that the
industry was collectively upgrading its facilities and expertise
to world-class standards.
It is envisaged that at this pace of growth, UAE institutions will
become an extremely desirable source of knowledge, where
professionals from elsewhere come to learn the latest and best
practices before disseminating it back in Europe and the US.
The Saudi German Hospitals Group has been a leading health care
provider in the Middle East since starting its operations in 1988.
Currently, the group has five operating hospitals - four in
Jeddah, Aseer, Riyadh and Madinah in Saudi Arabia and one in
Other hospital projects are in different stages of progress in
Hail in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Cairo, and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.