Challenges for UAE Policymakers
The recent immigration trend has posed several challenges for UAE policymakers. The biggest among them is the UAE government’s struggle to ensure employment opportunities for its own (very small) high-skilled workforce. Emirati professionals face constraints in all public, private, and quasi-government sectors.
Additionally, limited lateral mobility to move from public or quasi-government sectors to the private sector is a critical problem for these professionals. At worst, their previous public-sector work experience is either not recognized or overlooked when applying for private-sector jobs (roughly analogous to the problem of foreign diploma recognition). At best, they must take pay cuts and/or suffer from occupational downgrades to make a successful lateral move.
Measures for Emiratisation
The UAE has been making significant progress in creating sustainable employment opportunities for its nationals. Emiratisation, the nationwide program launched nearly a decade ago to effectively assimilate the UAE workforce in the labor market, is a key priority for different government, semi-government and private sector organizations in the Emirates.
The Emirates expects to create more than 600,000 new jobs over the next decades, based on the forecast of 7% to 9% annual economic growth. The government aims to disseminate quality education and provide effective human resources development programs to improve the ability of the education system to prepare highly efficient human capital and stay on top of the demands of the job market. It also seeks to rectify the current imbalance between public and private sectors in employing UAE nationals.
Providing Career Opportunities for UAE Nationals in the Healthcare Sector
The UAE healthcare market is projected to reach $ 19.5 billion (AED 71.56 billion) by 2020, achieving annual average growth of 12.7 % marginally higher than the GCC growth average. The Healthcare market in each GCC country is anticipated to expand by 11% – 13% between 2015 and 2020 in terms of annual average growth rates.
Certifying UAE Nationals in Medical Coding and Billing
KG can upskill and certify UAE nationals by providing the requisite education and certification in medical coding and billing. KG also provides comprehensive business solutions to providers and facilities, including certified medical audits, ICD- 10 training, revenue cycle improvement, practice management, and EMR support.
Medical coding standards have become increasingly complex. Regulation and requirements with the current healthcare are delivery system are best met when medical coders, certified in specialty practice provide medical coding. It is a mark of excellence requiring continued learning and skill development.
These are just a few reasons why employers seek KG certified professionals