Kuwait has a marked international presence owing to its friendly trade relations. Also working there has its own benefits with immense scope for growth, absorption of the right talent in both the public and private sector (hence the availability of jobs for the right candidates), perfect opportunity to strike a balance between personal and professional life. These are some of the many reasons why a prospective employee looks forward to work in a country like Kuwait.

The economy of a country (which recorded a per capita income of 81,800 US $) mainly centers around its oil industry. Other prominent segments include petrochemical products, shipping, financial services, cement etc. Kuwait has consistently absorbed talents from foreign nations for these industries. However before you start looking for job jobs in Kuwait, know a little more about the job prospects for Indians there. The information below aims at providing a picture of the job scenario in Kuwait by focusing on aspects like popular jobs for Indians there, scope for Indians to explore unconventional career choices, and ways to find jobs there.

What are the popular jobs for Indians in Kuwait?

It is not only today but very friendly relationship of India and Kuwait dated back to several centuries. So there is a regular exchange of workforces in these two countries. The year 2011 saw a large number of Indians being employed in the software and financial services sector. Other popular jobs included architects, nurses, retail traders, doctors, management consultants, construction workers etc.
Asides from its leading industries Kuwait has opened up a host of opportunities for Indians in the following segments:

  • Health
  • International services
  • Consultancy Services
  • Radiology
  • Dermatology
  • Teaching
  • Telecom
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • IT
  • Driving
  • Domestic Services

However with changing times Kuwait is ready to explore the otherwise less charted avenues as well. There is a great scope to excel in the unconventional fields. How about taking your culinary skills to the next level as pastry chefs? Or for that matter how about exploring the fitness industry of Kuwait as a fitness instructor? Yes these are the profiles which feature significantly among the recent job posts by Kuwait. Those who have chosen an unconventional career for themselves may try their luck in any one of the following designations:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Message Therapist
  • Hair Dresser
  • Graphic Design Manager
  • Neurologist
  • Graphic Design Managers

How to find jobs in Kuwait

Register yourself with the some online portals like bayt.com or Kuwait’s Classified’s to find out about the latest job opportunities in Kuwait. While the former is often considered the best employment website in the Middle East the latter gives you an overview of life in Kuwait including expat blogs.
You can also consult Kuwait Yellow Pages and start mailing your details to the preferred companies.
Take the help of social networking sites like LinkedIn which serve as a database for major employers across the globe.
The best way to keep a track of jobs would be to get in touch with someone who is already working in Kuwait. If you can contact such a person do ask him about the present job opportunities there, find out if there is any discrepancy between promises and deliveries and also try to get a picture of the usual standard of living (whether that is compatible with your salary or not) etc.

Designation Salary Per month
Intern Rs 10K
Assistant News Editor Rs 45K
Senior Officer Rs 40K
Freelance writer Rs 10K
Copy Editor Rs 20K

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