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Why should I go to Germany?

Germany is a cosmopolitan country that is very attractive for qualified international employees. Germany offers cultural diversity, political stability, a high standard of living, good working conditions and many opportunities for personal and professional development. Due to the shortage of qualified workers, especially in the field of nursing, Germany has opened its labor market.

The working conditions for nursing graduates:
Conditions can vary by hospital, but range from 38.5 to 40 working hours per week. A minimum of 20 days of paid annual leave is required by law, but on average hospitals offer 28-30 days of paid annual leave. Contracts are usually open-ended, and professional training is at the employer's expense. Many employers also offer additional benefits.

On the website www.gehalt.de you can see the average salaries for nurses in different cities and states:
- As a nursing assistant, i.e. before your recognition, the monthly gross salary is usually between 1,871 € and 2.844 € (https://www.gehalt.de/einkommen/search?searchtext=Pflegehelfer&location=)
- As a recognized nursing professional the salary is mostly between 2.412 € and 3.253 € (https://www.gehalt.de/einkommen/search?searchtext=Krankenschwester%2C+nurse&location=)

In some hospitals (not all!) you are paid according to the collective agreement, i.e. there are fixed salary structures for certain job descriptions and work experience:

[https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tvoed/p?id=tvoed-p-2022&matrix=1]

As a nursing assistant, you are usually classified in pay group P5 or P6, depending on your experience, and receive the gross monthly salary indicated in the table for a full-time contract. After you have been recognized as a nursing specialist, you will be classified in pay group P7. As your professional experience increases, so does your salary (step 1-6).

The welfare state of Germany:

In Germany, all registered employees have:
Health insurance
Unemployment insurance
Insurance against accidents at work
Disability insurance
Pension insurance

Here you can find more information about social security and health insurance in Germany:

Social insurance: https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/es/empleos/seguros-sociales/alemanes

Health insurance: https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/es/vivir-en-alemania/salud/seguro-enfermedad