Top 5 Most In Demand Jobs In Saudi Arabia For Expats

Are you planning to work in Saudi, aren’t you? Saudi Arabia is among the most popular country to work in the Middle East, millions of expatriate workers from all over the world are currently living and working in the kingdom. Despite the massive Saudization program of the government to localize jobs providing more opportunities for their citizens. Saudi Arabia remains the top destination for foreign workers.

Saudi Arabia is the greatest exporter of oil and gas products in the world where the majority of its revenue comes from. It’s one of the richest countries in the Middle East despite the economic crises currently faced by oil producing economies.

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people wanted to work here, as a foreign worker myself. I know the most suitable positions here in the kingdom most likely held by expats. Below are some of the most recommended jobs for foreign workers in KSA.

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I. Engineers/Engineering Profession, Saudi Arabia is a  fast developing country it’s rapidly expanding and transitioning into a powerhouse in the future. Billions worth of infrastructure and projects are booming around the kingdom. Engineers are very in demand, among the most eyed engineering professions are – Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Industrial, Civil, and Petroleum Engineers.

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II. Medical, medical professionals are still very in demand in Saudi Arabia, hundreds of clinics and hospitals are mushrooming all around in small and big cities. Therefore, professionals in this field have greater opportunity to land a job in KSA. Many foreign workers here are working as doctors and nurses in both private and government medical institutions.


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III. Teachers, Saudi Arabia have top-notch universities included in the prestigious global ranking of educational institutions. The government spent billions of riyals on this investment, even sending their youth to study abroad. Teachers, especially on language, Math, and Sciences, are still suitable jobs for foreign workers.

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IV. Services/Hospitality, Saudi Arabia is the holiest land of Islam, the two holiest mosques are in Saudi Arabia. Thus, millions of Muslim pilgrims from all over the world come to visit the country to perform “Haj and Umra” for which hospitality businesses are thriving here, many expat workers are involved in these professions.

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V. Skilled Workers – are undeniably among the most essential professions for the development of this country, the kingdom cannot standalone without these expat workers. They are everywhere in almost all sectors of the economy, skilled workers like; welders, fabricators, electricians, drivers, laborers and many more are required to support their growing population.

If you think you have what it takes to work here and got the required skill and qualification, come on and try your luck and be among millions of expat workers who are successfully working in Saudi Arabia, should you need further information, let me know on the comment box below. Please don’t forget to share this blog with your friends!

Author: montergv

The author is currently based in Saudi Arabia, the holiest land of Islam. He’s a full-time employee of the largest energy company in the world. He’s a graduate of Communication Management, loves to write and travel.