The Top Destinations To Work as a Nurse Overseas
<p>Whether you like traveling or want to experience a new culture, working abroad has many benefits. Nurses and healthcare workers continue to be in high demand across the globe, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. If you are looking for an exciting job opportunity this year, here are <strong>4 of the top destinations to work as a nurse overseas.&nbsp;</strong></p> <h2>UK&nbsp;🇬🇧</h2> <p>The UK is one of the top destinations for international nurses, mainly from the Philippines and India. From the shortage of nurses to the attractive compensation packages, the UK ranks as one of the highest paying countries for nurses. The NHS is UK&#8217;s largest healthcare employer and it reviews the salaries of healthcare workers annually.</p> <p>If the NHS employs you, your salary is the same as that of other nurses in the same job group as you, regardless of location.</p> <p>The first time you work as a nurse overseas in the UK, you will be a Band 4 nurse earning between £19,409 and £22,683. You are then upgraded to a Band 5 nurse after receiving your NMC pin. Band 5 nurses earn an annual salary of £22,128 &#8211; £28,746. Band 6 nurses earn £26,302 &#8211; £35,225.&nbsp;</p> <p>The cost of living will differ depending on the location you live in. Generally, living in London means you will pay more per month in rent and other living expenses. You should also account for taxes which vary depending on your income.&nbsp;</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs/job-search-results?title=&amp;country=United+Kingdom" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Browse and apply for nursing jobs in the UK!</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h2>UAE 🇦🇪</h2> <p>UAE is one of the highest-paying countries for nurses to work in, especially if you come from a developing country. Benefits are attractive for those who nurse in the public healthcare system. In addition to a good compensation package, nurses get additional benefits such as the opportunity to travel abroad, paid leave, and tax-free income. Other benefits include housing and transport allowance. The healthcare workforce in UAE is diverse and has a high concentration of professionals from India, the Philippines and Egypt.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs/job-search-results?title=&amp;country=United+Arab+Emirates" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Browse and apply for nursing jobs in the UAE!</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h2>Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦</h2> <p>Saudi Arabia is a top destination for international nurses. The Kingdom is popular for those who want to work as a nurse overseas. KSA launched ‘<a href="https://www.vision2030.gov.sa/v2030/overview/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Vision 2030</a>’ in 2016 to source and hire pre-verified international healthcare staff to support their vision stem skills shortages to further sustainability within the sector.&nbsp; Additionally, Saudi Arabia offers good salaries and benefits for professionals to fulfill their career goals.&nbsp;</p> <p>There is a diverse workforce of expatriates there too. Filipinos, Indians, Egyptians and Pakistanis make up a large portion of the population.&nbsp;</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs/job-search-results?title=&amp;country=Saudi+Arabia" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Browse and apply for nursing jobs in Saudi Arabia!</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h2>Ireland 🇮🇪</h2> <p>Nurses in Ireland get paid the <a href="https://news.euspert.com/best-nurse-jobs-best-countries-nurses-work/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">third-highest average salary</a> in the world. Additionally, they rank within the top 5 European countries by satisfaction with work schedule. The OECD ranked Ireland as the 8th best healthcare system in the world. That’s impressive for a country with a population of only 5 million people! Furthermore, Ireland has an aging population, so healthcare workers are always in demand. The <a href="https://www.who.int/workforcealliance/031616-108IrelandStudy.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">World Health Organization</a> also ranks Ireland as the 2nd highest country for reliance on foreign-trained doctors and nurses. A job in Ireland will offer you a diverse environment of international and local healthcare staff.&nbsp;</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs/job-search-results?title=&amp;country=Ireland" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Browse and apply for nursing jobs in Ireland!</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h2>Final Word&nbsp;</h2> <p>The global demand for nurses continues to grow, which means <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">job opportunities</a> are increasing. Before you apply for a position in any of these destinations, you should research the requirements, application costs, and the cost of living in that country before deciding where you want to work. </p>