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Explore your career opportunities in healthcare in Denmark

Are you ready for the next step in your career?


Welcome

In Denmark, you will get the best work/life balance in the world, get your opinion heard in a workplace with a flat hierarchy and get great career advancement opportunities.

This is your entrance to a job in healthcare in Denmark. Here, we will show you where to look for a job, what you need to be aware of, and introduce you to some people who have made this move before you.

Danish hospitals and private companies are mainly looking for Medical Specialists, Nurses, Dentists, Dentist Assistants, Health Care Workers, and other specialities.

Let’s get started!

Where and How to Find a Job in Denmark?

A great place to start is our job bank. Here, you will find all the vacancies posted by municipalities, hospitals, private clinics, private companies and universities.
A good idea is to search for specific job titles and competencies. 

It is a great idea to use the search function to search for specific job titles, and or competencies such as "Nurse", Psychiatry", "Social and health care worker", "Surgery" etc. 

Go to the job portal (new tab).

Create your CV in the EURES database

We would recommend that you create a CV in the EURES CV database as well. That will make it easier for us to find and contact you, if a new job gets listed that would be perfect for you. Furthermore, the municipalities, hospitals, private clinics, private companies and universities also have access to the job database and can hereby find your CV directly, if you have created one.

Go to guide on how to create your CV

Write a great CV and cover letter

To write the perfect CV and cover letter, we have created an e-learning course about job search in Denmark. The course consists of four modules where you will get insight, knowledge and tips on finding a job in Denmark.
You can access the e-learning course here

Meet María from Spain – a doctor in Denmark, who will tell you all about her newfound work/life balance which her kids really love.

 

You cannot see this iframe. Please watch the video: My Big Danish moments - Maria here instead

 

TMS – Targeted Mobility Scheme / Your first Eures job

Targeted Mobility Scheme/Your first Eures job is an EU initiative for jobseekers from the EU, Norway and Iceland.

TMS/YfEj may offer financial support in relation to job interviews and relocation to other EU member states. to find out if you are eligible for financial aid in regards to your job search in Denmark, please look at our information page

Go to information page

 

Alistar Edwards – A scientist in pharmaceutical development from Australia tells you about living and working in Denmark.

 

What to know before relocating to Denmark?

At LifeinDenmark.dk (www.lifeindenmark.dk), you can find the answers to all of your questions regarding your big move to Denmark. How does healthcare work in Denmark, is it easy to find childcare, how is the school system in Denmark and how do I buy or rent a house? Lifeindenmark will help you.

Will the language be an issue, working in a hospital or private health clinic?

As long as you have a good command of the English or German language, you will be off to a good start.
If you want to work in the public healthcare system, you will be required to learn Danish upon arrival and a language course will often be a part of the contract. Sometimes it even includes a language course for your spouse. Furthermore, the municipality will offer your children special support when they start in daycare/school. In many municipalities in Denmark, they have and want to work in the Danish healthcare system (public or private sector), you need to obtain a Danish authorisation as a doctor, dentist, nurse, or any other

If you find a job offer in the private Life Science industry, English will most likely be the spoken language, which means that learning Danish is not required for work purposes

Authorisation

EU/EEA/Swiss citizen
If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and want to work in the Danish healthcare system (public or private sector), you need to obtain a Danish authorisation as a doctor, dentist, nurse, or any other medical professional.

You can read about the process and apply here (new tab). 

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen
If your nationality is from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland and you want to work in the Danish healthcare system (public or private sector) you need to obtain a Danish authorisation as a doctor, dentist, nurse or any other type of medical professional.

You can read about the process and apply here (new tab).

If you have any questions regarding authorisation please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help.

Work permit

EU/EEA/Swiss citizen
If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you do not need to apply for a work permit for Denmark. You need to take care of a couple of registrations, but it usually does not take too long. Have a look at the steps you need to take here (new tab).

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen
If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, who wants to work in the Danish Healthcare system (public or private sector) you will need to apply for a work permit called ‘employment for adaptation and training purposes’ – please find more information here (new tab).

If you have any questions regarding work permits please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help.

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