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Most Demanding and Highly Paid Jobs in UAE

The economy of the UAE is one of the most diversified in the world and, it also takes a leading place regarding competitiveness in job market. It is continuously excelling in the various remarkable fields with the ideas of progress, knowledge, and innovation. UAE is a magnet that attracts professional ex-pats towards itself as it offers a luxurious European lifestyle, jobs and, good career growth at the same time.

UAE has established itself as the global hub for marketing, business, tourism and technology between East and the West. It provides many career options for talented graduates. Moreover, it has set up distinct zones where the laws encourage international investment and favor particular industries.

We are here to make a list of all the professions that are highly in demand and pays the most in the UAE. If you belong to any of these fields then just jump on the opportunity and grab it for a luminous future. One of the most fascinating things about having a job in the UAE is that you can earn your salary 100% free of income taxation. So, why not! But the point to remember is, You’re highly rewarded because of your great responsibility and critical role in the respective fields. Here are our top picks:

Jobs for Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

CMO manages the marketing operations of the organization and works on improving the brand’s reputation (products or services) through building marketing branding strategies. This job is one of the highest paying and most-requested jobs, as there are many brands and organizations that require CMO. Minimum qualifications would be a university degree in marketing, sales, or similar and experience in managing a firm.

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Tasks

  • Lead branding efforts for all organization products, across all forms of media.
  • Manage and build contacts and relationship base, including handling problems.
  • Analyze and interpret data on customers, buying practices, and competitors.

Salary Range:

From AED 17,000 to AED 78,000 monthly.

Jobs for Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief Financial Officers (CFO) rank high since they have a huge responsibility in maintaining the business’ financial system. They take crucial decisions on risky matters of profits, investment, accounting, and delivering shareholders. This job is highly demanded especially after the launch of many international organizations, for CFO holds a big responsibility in maintaining the business. In order to be a successful CFO, you need to have a university degree in Economics or Accounting. Also, you need to be strict and firm especially when making tough decisions. Strong public speaking and, good presentation skills are highly beneficial. A grip on computer skills is also important in this position in order to create calculations and reports. Whereas, advanced knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and finances is essential. 

 Salary range:

50,000 AED to 107,000 AED monthly.

 Jobs for Actuaries

An actuary is a person with expertise in the fields of economics, statistics, and mathematics, who helps in risk assessment and estimation of premiums, etc. for an insurance business. Actuaries evaluate risks by searching various data to know what lies within an event such as the risk a car will crash, in order to draw up insurance policies to lower the cost of that risk. In order to become a fully credentialed actuary, you need to pass severe series of professional examinations of almost 7 years. They are in high demand as insurance companies are widely spread in UAE, thus they’re highly paid

 Salary range: 

30,000AED to 80,000AED monthly

Jobs for Lawyers

Lawyers are highly paid in UAE as they are in high demand. They work for organizations to resolve their legal affairs and to protect the company from illegal compliance. He/she supervises contracts and legal agreements, they also can specialize in certain issues such as copyright law and other various areas of law. In addition, a lawyer may also be expected to manage matters related to real estate or personal life.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi have a big number of companies and organizations, this makes lawyers most needed there to manage all their legal matters. But you need to get a law degree and a minimum experience of 8 years to pursue this career.

Salary range:

 60,000 AED to 106,000 AED monthly.

Jobs for Medical and Health Care Staff

Doctors are always going to be in demand, but the Corona Virus pandemic has reminded governments how important it is to have an effective healthcare system.  This is your chance if you are in the medical field or looking for a career shift to medicine. There are around 180 Medical Centers and schools in the UAE that offer certificates to allow students to practice the profession. 

As a doctor, you receive the highest salary in the UAE, although it might differ according to the specialty. Specialties like Neurologists, Surgeons, Cardiologists, and Psychologists earn the highest salary in UAE per month.

Salary Range:

General Practitioners: from AED 16,800 to AED 80,000

Surgeons: from AED 22,000 to AED 36,000

Psychiatrists: from AED 25,000 to AED 32,000

Cardiologists: from AED 56,000 to AED 115,000

Neurologists: from AED 44,000 to AED 86,000.

Jobs for Pilots

Being a pilot is not only a very fascinating job but also more rewarding and exciting if you work in the UAE. As a pilot there you will relish many advantages and earning a huge salary is one of them.

In addition, Emirates is the top airline company in the world; you could be lucky enough to join them. Nothing is impossible! To apply for the job, you must have a valid license that meets with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and must pass a medical fitness exam.

Salary Range:

AED 16,900 to AED 55,300 monthly

Jobs for Artificial Intelligence Specialists

You are now reading about one of the most in-demand jobs in UAE, specifically Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If you’re looking for a job in UAE in the field of AI, you should know that the UAE’s strategy for Artificial Intelligence has launched in 2017.

It aims at relying mainly on devices to store as much data as possible and perform with the least human resources, thus saving 50% of annual costs. AI is in use across the UAE, in land and air traffic control systems, government departments, healthcare, and education. 

Expected Salary Range:

Junior AI Engineer: AED 19,700 to AED 28,000

Senior to Experienced AI Engineer: AED 28,000 to AED 35,000.

Jobs for Engineers

Engineering is a very favorable field in the Emirates. Engineering includes a wide range of fields like Senior mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), etc. The responsibilities of MEP directors are mainly taking charge of matters that have to do with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations in construction projects. Candidates should have at least 20 years experience with an MEP background starting usually as a mechanical engineer and working their way up through the high ranks

Salary range:

Civil Engineer: from AED 15,500 to AED 27,000 monthly.

Petroleum Engineer: from AED 24,000 to AED 43,000 monthly.

Mechanical Engineer: from AED 16,500 to AED 29,000 monthly. 

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