Germany is a popular destination for migrants from all over the world thanks to the excellent standard of living that this European country offers. With outstanding healthcare, a wealth of leisure opportunities and good working conditions, it is easy to see why it is such as popular place for those who are looking to relocate. If you are considering moving to Germany, you will need to know what the best jobs in Germany are for foreigners. The good news is that there are plenty of employment opportunities all over the country, not just for those with existing qualifications and skills, but also for those who are looking for entry level posts. Here are some of the best jobs in Germany for foreigners.
If you are relocating to Germany with existing skills and qualifications, you will find that a world of opportunity is open to you, especially if you have experience in one of the following areas:
At the present time, there is a skills shortage in the engineering industry in Germany and this means that people from overseas with existing experience in this field are especially welcome. University graduates with a degree in engineering can earn a very attractive salary of up to 70,000 Euros, and there are vacancies in all fields of the industry from automotive and mechanical engineering to work in the electrical field.
If you are already qualified as a doctor in your home country, you can relocate to Germany and practice medicine without facing too many barriers. Unlike in some other countries, it is relatively simple to obtain a German medical license and the financial rewards can be very impressive on this career path. Germany currently has a lack of qualified doctors and therefore this is a lucrative field in which foreigners are easily able to find work. There is also a strong demand in Germany for qualified nurses and those with experience in working with the elderly and dementia patients.
The IT industry is currently understaffed in Germany, so if you have vocational qualification or experience (or preferably both) in this field, you are likely to be able to find a wealth of opportunities. Be aware, however, that you may need to have your qualifications officially recognized by the official body for your industry in Germany before you will be able to apply for a job.
As a foreigner, your language skills will be much in demand. One of the ways of capitalizing on your existing skills is to work as a language tutor or for a college that offers courses in your home language. English language speakers will be well placed to find work of this nature; however Asian languages are also becoming more popular and are starting to be in demand.
As a foreign national with foreign language skills, you may well be able to find work as a translator in Germany; however you will need good German language skills too. English language speakers may actually be at a disadvantage in this area as many Germans already speak good English; however other languages, especially Asian ones, are considerably in demand.
Hospitality and Tourism
Another field in which your foreign language skills will be an asset is the tourism and hospitality industry. There are many areas of the country which are exceptionally popular with tourists, including the capital Berlin as well as the Black Forest, the Rhine regions and the Bavarian Alps. Working as a tour guide is one way of seeing the best of the country while putting your language skills to use while those with experience could work as a ski instructor or lifeguard. Finding work in a hotel is relatively easy and there are many vacancies at all levels. Those looking for an entry level positions should have no difficulty in finding work in bar or restaurant service or in a housekeeping role as long as they have good basic German.
Even if your knowledge of the German language is not yet perfect, driving roles are the ideal way for foreigners to gain a foothold in the German job market. Whether driving a taxi, working as a courier or as a delivery driver, these roles require only the most basic of language skills and are a good way of earning a living while improving your language skills.