Massive Demand for psychologists in UAE

According to a report in the National, DUBAI // Zayed University will be welcoming its first batch of psychology students this term as it aims to meet the ever-growing demand for experts in the field.

And according to Dr Justin Thomas, one of the teachers on the course, a psychology degree does not necessarily mean a career as a clinical psychologist.“There is a great need for counsellors in schools and big business does better if they tap into the knowledge and skills of psychologists,” he said. “The skills and opportunities are much wider for the graduates than you’d imagine.”

Just a handful of institutions in the UAE offer psychology, despite rising demand from students and society.“With all the social change the UAE is seeing, there are issues that are common all over the world, such as rising divorce rates, meaning the need for people like marriage counsellors,” Dr Thomas, a columnist for The National, said.

Lack of psychologists in UAE so great job opportunities
A lack of Emirati psychologists in the country means psychologists are  guaranteed great job opportunities.


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Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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