There are many work opportunities in Qatar, and one of these is in the teaching profession. You can work as a teacher or a teacher assistant. In case you want to learn more information about the salary, expectations, and routine of a teacher, check out this article for more information.
If you are planning to apply to one of the schools in Qatar, ask about your potential benefits. And you should also be ready to adjust to the work conditions and the climate.
What’s It Like to Be a Filipino Teacher in Qatar?
Some of our kababayans have tried their luck in working as a teacher in Qatar. In this YouTube video from Dendrites TV, we hear about what it’s like to work as a teacher in Qatar after working for nearly a decade in a Philippine public school.
Salary and Monthly Expenses
On average, a Filipino teacher in Qatar will earn about 5,000 QAR in a month. But the salary scale is different in bigger schools and with other nationalities.
Here are the points that the vlogger raised. His employer covers the following:
- Electricity and Water consumption
- Transportation in the form of school bus and shuttle
- Travel allowance
- Lunch at the school
This teacher’s monthly expenses are:
- Internet connection, which he shares with the other people in the flat
- 60 QAR/ month for cellphone load
- 500 to 600 QAR/ month for food
According to our vlogger, some of the grocery items are generally cheaper in Qatar. Some fruits that he does not normally buy in the Philippines are now affordable for him. Grocery items are always on sale, too.
Besides, he also said that fast-food meals are affordable. He said that for as low as 15 to 20 QAR, he can buy a meal at KFC or Jollibee.
Our vlogger also advised that anyone who wants to work in Qatar, to think about their decision carefully. First, the salary of a master teacher in the Philippines is almost the same as the starting wage of a teacher in Qatar. So if you are already earning this much back home, then perhaps there is no need to leave.
However, the teachers in Qatar are not saddled with too much paperwork. There is a lesser workload. The working condition is also generally laid back and lighter.
But you have to get used to the heat, especially in the summer. Fortunately, the establishments have air-conditioning.
Watch the full video here:
What’s It Like to be a Teaching Assistant in Qatar?
In this YouTube video from Mamason OFW, we get a glimpse of how to work as a teacher assistant in Qatar.
Our vlogger reports for work from 6 AM until 2:30 PM. She helps the teacher in monitoring the classroom activities. She says that her work environment is pleasant. She takes satisfaction in seeing the children improve as the school year progresses. She also marvels at the students’ abilities to do their tasks.
Salary of a Teaching Assistance
The average salary of a teaching assistant is 4,000 QAR per month. Some schools also pay the employees even if the school is on break. Our vlogger also says that the salary is commensurate with the tasks given to her.
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Of course, working abroad has its advantages and disadvantages. But as we hear the stories of our vloggers, working in Qatar far outweighs the disadvantages. So if you have a chance to work in Qatar, why not grab it?