Germany has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. The use of the very latest therapies and medical equipment helps guarantee an exceptionally high level of care.
At the same time, doctors are held in great esteem by the German population. In surveys, the medical profession is consistently one of the most highly regarded in Germany, followed in second place by the nursing profession. In addition to this, there are many career opportunities for doctors in Germany.
In Germany, doctors can work e.g.:
• in hospitals, generally as an employee
• in their own medical practice
• in large group practices, as an employee.
In Germany, the average starting salary for medical graduates is higher than in any other field of study and currently lies at around €49,000 a year. On average, doctors in Germany are paid more than graduates of any other academic discipline.