Germany offers opportunities for Indian healthcare professionals
Posted on February 6, 2018
Germany, a nation which is popular in India with technical and engineering professionals, is also now offering opportunities for healthcare professionals who are looking to relocate to it.
The officials at the IGCC (Indo-German Chamber of Commerce) and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) have observed an increasing number of healthcare professionals making a beeline for Germany availing services of migration consultants.
Though the numbers, currently, are not much, the number of Healthcare Professionals wanting to Work in Germany is definitely on the rise. As Europe’s largest economy is grappling with a dearth of healthcare professionals in the sector, the time is ripe for those qualified in the field to move to that country.
In addition, the opportunities for growth alongside attractive earnings make Germany a desirable destination for doctors, as well as academic professionals.
Isabell Jenninger, IGCC’s vocational training and recognition manager, was quoted by The Times of India as saying that clinics and hospitals, particularly in provincial areas and small towns, want to recruit qualified professionals.
The catch, however, is that the German healthcare sector is controlled by its government and healthcare professionals are, therefore, required to secure a licence before being employed there, she said.
In addition, they should also possess a minimum B-2 level of language skills in German in order to apply for jobs in that country.
Jenninger said that nearly 50 healthcare professionals were all set to relocate to Germany this year from all over India.
She added that they were concentrating on academic healthcare professionals, especially doctors, during the information sharing sessions and webinars with DAAD as an initiative of the Indo-German alliance.
Devi Katharina Arand, DAAD’s honorary director, was quoted as saying that despite the emphasis on technical and engineering courses, a conspicuous number of hopefuls were evincing interest in the healthcare sector.