The nursing profession is one of the noblest professions around. While people like Mother Theresa and Florence Nightingale have created a niche for themselves in the profession through their dedication and service, at times the profession lost its charm and respect. However, thanks to the havoc created by Covid, the nursing profession has not only gained a huge demand but is also getting its due respect.
While there is an increasing demand for nurses globally, including Asian countries, it is predominantly due to attractive pay packages and a work-life balance that the European countries provide, that attract more and more people to these countries. Germany, in specific, is the most sought-after career destination among nurses.
Let’s have a quick look at the benefits of working in Germany:
Germany is known for respecting the private lives of people, and naturally tops the list of countries providing the work–life balance. With less than or equal to 40 hours a week of work and a 5-day week, the country provides ample time to its people to have that “me” time or family time, so that people come back to work more refreshed.
Attractive pay packages
Germany gives one of the best pay packages to its healthcare professionals. A licensed staff nurse can earn between 2800 Euros – 4000 Euros. (approx. Rs.1, 60,000.00 – 3, 20, 000.00). This is only the base pay, without calculating any additional amount like Overtime allowance and the other non-taxable incomes.
The government takes care of all your medical expenses, including your family. This can be a big relief to you.
The government takes up the entire responsibility of the education of its citizens. So, not only is quality education free for your kids but also you if you intend to go for higher studies.
Child care Allowance
The government also provides childcare allowance to help citizens take care of their kids. This amount may vary depending on the state you reside in.
The above are just a few benefits that are listed. There is more to it than just these, like an attractive pension scheme. Germany, being one of the most economically stable countries, is more promising in terms of career and financial growth of an individual. Also, it is one of the most vibrant European countries and is very warm towards expats.
So what is the required qualification and the process involved?
Firstly, you need to be a graduate in Nursing i.e., you should have completed BSc Nursing, with the required internship experience. Alternatively, you can also be a GNM certificate holder. The second important qualification is your knowledge of the German Language. Ideally, you should be B2 certified to work in Germany. While the more experienced you are the better it is, there is also an age restriction. You need to be less than 40 years of age to be eligible to migrate to Germany.
For those who are still pursuing their Nursing course, the ideal thing to do would be to learn the German language even while you are studying, so that by the time you are out of college with your Nursing degree, you will also be ready for your job in Germany and trust me, you will be getting paid almost 10 times what you will be getting here in India. Now, if that sounds interesting, I think it’s high time you took a decision to migrate to Germany.
While, you can also apply online directly, to these jobs, it’s a bit difficult to find the sources. Ideally, you can apply through one of the reliable consultants to find your dream overseas job. Maharaju Healthcare Technologies is one such companies and tries to put in its best efforts to give quality services to both its clients and to the candidates who approach them.
At a time, when Healthcare Professionals are on high demand, it is very important that they make the right choices and take the right decisions. As the saying goes, it’s time to make hay when you have this sunshine on.