September and October: Doctor Jobs in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

25. September 2023.

Working in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria offers doctors many benefits and privileges. These countries are known for their quality healthcare, competitive salaries, high living standards, and ample opportunities for professional development. Is a better future waiting for you in German-speaking countries?

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Working in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland can give you access to state-of-the-art medical equipment, among other things.

Countries in the German-speaking region are considered highly desirable destinations for doctors to work and live. Additionally, doctors from the EU and even the US can relatively easily adapt to these countries due to their Western mentality and values.

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The German-speaking region is relatively similar to the entire EU and the US.

If you believe that you could find a better future in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, check if you meet the currently available positions below. Incor is here to assist you throughout the application process!

Requirements for Doctors in German-Speaking Countries

Hospitals in German-speaking countries have expressed interest in hiring new colleagues who meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in the German language at level B2 (Germany and Switzerland) or C1 (Austria) – accepted certificates include Goethe, TELC, and ÖSD.

In Austria and Switzerland, we can start your job application immediately upon achieving B2/C1 level and simultaneously obtain your license. In Germany, we can initiate the application process only after you have passed the B2-level German language exam and obtained the Approbation or Berufserlaubnis license for healthcare professionals coming from outside the EU.

  • Specialist doctors are in demand in all three German-speaking countries.
  • Doctors without specialization have the best chances of obtaining their desired specialization in Germany and Austria.

Most Sought-After Specialists

The most sought-after specialist doctors in September and October 2023 include:

  • anesthesiologists
  • gynecologists
  • radiologists
  • pediatricians
  • internists
  • psychiatrists
  • geriatricians
  • surgeons
  • pulmonologists
  • cardiologists
  • oncologists
  • traumatologists

Current Training Programs

The majority of specialist training programs are available for:

  • anesthesiology
  • internal medicine
  • gynecology
  • psychiatry
  • pediatrics
  • emergency medicine

Before starting your specialization, you will generally need to complete a 9-month Basisausbildung program. If you are interested in a training program not listed above, please contact us, and we will help you find it.

Ready for a Career Change?

Life and work in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland will open the doors to a successful and truly fulfilling career. You will be able to provide the best possible care to patients and receive adequate financial rewards for your efforts. Find out more about what life in German-speaking countries is really like in this review by a radiology doctor based in Austria.

If you are ready for a career change, please get in touch with us at or through the contact form below. Besides providing you with all the necessary information, we will also help you prepare your CV and portfolio, obtain a work license, and find the right job offer.

When applying, you will need to submit the following documentation:

  • CV in the German language
  • Motivational letter in the German language
  • Two recommendations from colleagues you have worked with

Let Incor assist you every step of the way!