In addition to tax-free income and adventure, one of the draws of working in Saudi Arabia is the benefit package. While benefits vary by employer and by position, the standard benefits at most of the hospitals that hire Western staff include:
Single-Status Contracts (cover only the employee)
Married-Status Contracts (cover the employee, spouse, and two or four dependent children, depending on the position)
The hospitals cover malpractice/liability insurance for clinical staff. Management staff and physicians are also allowed professional leave days and given a professional leave allowance.
Those who work for more than one year typically receive a return ticket home at the end of each year.
And what's more, because Saudi Arabia follows the Hejira calendar, your one-year contract in the Kingdom is actually 11 days shorter than a one-year contract in North America!
Note: Always confirm with your recruiter the specific benefits pertaining to the position you are being offered.
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