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What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

As far as I know, spouses are not allowed to work in the local economy due to being unable to obtain a working visa for outside of the Embassy. The only place where I have heard of employment opportunities was the American School TAISM and the British Academy. Otherwise, all employment would be within the embassy which is generally very small, so not many opportunities come up. - Aug 28, 2017
For people associated with the Embassy, spouses can only work for the Embassy or TAISM. A few people have home-based businesses, but Omani law prohibits diplomat spouses from starting businesses or working on the local economy. - Oct 25, 2014
Working on the local economy is not available to embassy family members, but TAISM has limited opportunities, as does the embassy. Other expats have good job opportunities with oil companies, consulting firms, construction firms, etc. - Jun 7, 2012
No. Unless you count the school. I suppose that if you had a special skill like OT or speech you might be able to find work - May 3, 2012
NONE...except at TAISM.No other possibilities. - Aug 25, 2011
No. - Feb 20, 2011
Yes if you're coming on a contract you can do well, but if your here already and with a spouse it might be a little difficult. For diplomats there is no bilateral work agreement. - Feb 12, 2010
A few. Check with the CLO upon arrival. - Jan 21, 2010
No, not really, due to visa issues. There are subbing opportunities in the schools which I have enjoyed. - Mar 19, 2009
For teachers, especially English teachers, yes. Other fields may or may not find something, and may have a wait before they do. - Feb 18, 2008