Oman's economy is almost entirely dependent on the oil and gas sector, where the energy sector accounts for more than 60% of the Sultanate's economy. Oman is also active in a variety of heavy industries such as iron and steel, gas and cement, and other industries that do not directly depend on oil revenues.
Oman's economic policy aims at exploiting the profits of the energy sector and exploiting them in establishing an economy far from direct dependence on oil and natural gas revenues. This is what the Omani government began to consider in the wake of the economic crisis in 2008 and 2009. Increase oil production and profit utilization in various other fields such as agriculture, industry, textiles, tourism and technology sector.
The private sector in Oman is one of the most important sectors contributing to the growth of the Omani economy. The Government has adopted the revitalization of this sector and included it in its ambitious plan to restructure the Omani economy starting in 2016.
Muscat is the top city in Oman with the largest number of jobs, as it is the capital of the country and a major economic center in the country.
Muscat also has many jobs and administrative and governmental job opportunities.
Salalah city is next to Muscat, which is characterized by its important seaport, which is one of the most important seaports in the world and a major stop for all cargo ships, as well as being the gateway to the Arabian Gulf Marine.
Sahar City is in the third position in terms of job opportunities. The city is characterized by tourist, technological, engineering and other jobs.
The health sector in Oman is one of the most labor-intensive sectors, not only for expatriates, but also for Omanis.
The Sultanate of Oman is suffering from a significant shortage of both medical and nursing staff, which makes the job opportunities in the health sector very guaranteed for the applicants.
Demand is increasing for:
Nursing: The most sought after.
Demand in Oman is also increasing for workers in many other areas such as:
Different engineering specialties
Marketing and public relations
HR and employment
Tourism and hospitality sectors
Oil, gas, and energy
Retail and wholesale alike.
Heavy industries such as reinforcing steel and cement
Expatriate labor in Sultanate of Oman represents a significant percentage of the labor force, which is accounting for 40% of the labor force in the various sectors that contribute to the Omani economy.
Immigrants make up about 2 million expatriates of various nationalities.
The government's relentless pursuit of economic restructuring of the Sultanate is a direct reason to attract these huge numbers of expatriate workers.
Oil, gas, heavy industry, construction, health, education and tourism are among the most attractive sectors of the Sultanate for expatriate on annual basis.
The largest number of migrant workers in Southeast Asia is India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
The Sultanate is not without a lot of Arab nationalities, especially Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Jordan.
Oman is working to pass legislation guaranteeing the protection of foreign workers' rights and strengthening the balance between national and foreign labor.