Working in Germany

Increasing opportunities for foreigners in Germany's "most popular" industries

Germany offers plentiful working opportunities for international talents

Germany offers plentiful working opportunities for international talents

German language requirements for international workers remain relatively low

German language requirements for international workers remain relatively low

For Germany, which enjoys a relatively robust economic situation in Europe, the shortage of professional talents is one of the biggest economy threats of the future. Germany's most scarce professional talents are from engineering, mathematics and computer,informatics and nature science. 

There is a lack of these workers and experts in private enterprises, scientific research institutions andgovernment agencies. 


Compared with other fields, it is very easy to find a job after graduation. Starting salaries after graduation range between 35,000 to 40,000 Euro. 


With 10 years of work experience or more, the average annual salary of such talents has reached 70, 000 Euro. 

However,it is also very difficult to graduate from these disciplines in German universities. It is not uncommon to study for eight to ten years in order to get a master's degree. And it is even more difficult for foreign students. But Germany also gradually introduced institutions to identify and recognize foreign academic qualifications. If your degree is  recognized, you can find a job in Germany.


The latest trend in Germany in recent years is that there is also a large talent gap in medical professions. Since 2012, medical professionals from European and other countries can apply for a German medical license, but the premise is that the medical education is equal to that of Germany. 


Germany also desperately lacks healthcare workers. Elderly care, health care and hospital nurses are highly sought after.  


At the beginning of this year, German Business Magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” published a list of German industries in short supply of talents. These are:  

 

  • Drivers and Teachers 

  • Medical Nurses 

  • Physics Therapists 

  • Nursing Workers 

  • Hearing Care Professional 


In order to attract talents, Germany has also adjusted the employment policy for foreign workers. In the past, foreigners had to obtain several approvals. It took a long time for the labour office to assess whether there is no other suitable German unemployed to take the same job. 

But now the Labor Office has a list of professions for which the assessment procedures can be exempted. The former practice of “Vorrangprüfung” (priority check for German job seekers) has been abolished. 


Therefore, if you have these skills and are willing to learn German, you can consider working in Germany. Welcome to Germany!