A lot of expats are going to Qatar, the richest country in the world per capita GDP, to find some work. These include teachers who have found there are many teaching opportunities in this small and wealthy country.
Most of the teaching jobs available in Qatar are for international teachers; or those who are capable of teaching elementary or secondary international students. Often in classrooms in Qatar, the students come from different countries. This is because of the large expat population of the country.
Want to Teach in Qatar? Here’s What You Need to Know
1. High Salaries
You can expect to receive high salaries while working as a teacher in Qatar. In general, international teachers in the Middle East are paid substantially well, but the cost of living can balance it out. One consideration when choosing which school to teach is knowing the benefits you will get aside from the salary.
2. Know the Culture
Ever since Qatar’s economy grew rapidly, the country has wrestled against not losing its culture amidst the economic progress. The country has managed to keep the culture together, which really implies that religion plays an important role in society. You must know the do’s and don’ts on how to behave and act decently.
It can be really hot during the summer in Qatar. In fact, some residents choose to leave the country during summer time because it’s unbearable for them. That’s why staying in an air-conditioned room is crucial. The winter, however, is wonderful, and is the best time to stroll around and watch the beautiful sceneries of Qatar.
4. Being Safe
According to several studies, Qatar is one of the safest countries in the world. However, you still have to be careful, since danger is anywhere and everywhere. Also, news reporting is a little skewed in favor of what the government wants its citizens to hear, so there are incidents that haven’t been reported.
5. Good Community Support
If you’re already an international teacher in Qatar, the good news is you’re automatically a member of a community of teachers who are always ready to help. The community also organizes events you will find are quite interesting to join. These include weekend festivals and staff events.
These are some of the few tips you need to know before starting a teaching career in Qatar. Are you excited? Good luck on your teaching career!