Working in Germany – Occupations in Demand Today

Why work in Germany?

The labor market in Germany is highly attractive for many expats from all over the world due to its consistent growth and working conditions. Recently, the increasing demand for certain professions has led to a better inclusion of foreigners in society, thanks to easier administrative procedures in German cities. This article will provide further detail on the occupations currently in demand in Germany.

There are many advantages of living and working in Germany. First, the German economy is one of the three strongest economies worldwide and is still growing with its low unemployment rate (7%). Moreover, the strong social security system protecting the sick, disabled, unemployed or retired people is a great benefit that attracts expats from all over the world. Additionally, due to the increasing number of immigrants, the process of integration in German society has become much smoother and more comfortable.

However, the benefits of strong economy, good salaries, high standard of living and social benefits, a modern infrastructure and affordable, high-quality housing come with some challenges: learning the language and becoming comfortable in your new home.

The good news is that lately, the immigration law has become more permissive, especially for certain categories of workers. The reason for this policy change might lie in the high rate of aging which leads to a loss of around 250,000 workers yearly. It could also be due to a shortage of graduates in certain fields of study.

But let’s have a closer look at the sectors and professions that favor immigrants in the German labor market. The chances of getting a job and obtaining the working papers needed (e.g. visa, work permit, etc.) without much trouble are higher for people with vocational qualifications, doctors, innovative engineers and experts in technology, IT and science.

Doctors in demand

The German healthcare system is renowned for its dense hospitality network, professional medical practices and a generally high level of care. As a doctor in Germany, you benefit in several ways from this status. Doctors are not only highly appreciated by society, they are also well rewarded with an average salary for graduates being around €49,000 a year.

The need for doctors in Germany’s public sector is expected to increase in the coming years. The private sector is also in need of general practitioners. As for the immigration policies, you should know you are eligible and likely to obtain the medical license whether you are from the EU or not. Please check for more details.

Seeking Scientists and Engineers

Germany is often considered at the center of innovation due to its cutting-edge technological contributions in various fields such as automobile, X-ray, IT, chemical & pharmaceutical as well as biotech and nanotech sectors. The shortage of STEM graduates(science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) has lead to an increasingly high demand for scientists in this field.

Therefore the job prospects for graduates are excellent. The salaries vary between €35,000 and €40,000 and can reach up to €70,000 based on years of professional experience.

Be a Catering Caregiver

Finally, there has been a consistent increase in demand for caregivers and people with vocational training; These jobs also make access into the labor market much smoother.

In conclusion, if you are considering working in Germany and are qualified in one of the fields mentioned in this article, you should be aware that there is not only plenty of job opportunities but also administrative actions aimed at facilitating your access to the labor market. If you want more information on the recognition of foreign vocational qualifications in Germany, check

We also have some information about how to obtain a Blue Card in Germany here. A blue card is essentially very similar to the green card in America – it grants foreigners from outside the EU permission to live and work in the country.

Disclaimer: Even if we try to be the most accurate and precise with the information that we provide, we advise you to contact a professional on the topic.

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