The highest-paying jobs and skills in demand in Germany

Only after the United States, China and Japan, Germany is the world’s fourth-largest economy. Based on economic indicators, such as gross domestic product (GDP), the Human Development Index (HDI), inflation and many other macro-criteria, Germany has always been ranked among the world’s strongest economies. In terms of exports and imports, Germany is also a perfect example of success for many countries, while unlike many petroleum-based economies, more than 50 percent of its export value is related to the automotive and transportation industries.

The chart below shows the German unemployment rate in recent years. According to the chart, the unemployment trend in Germany, with the exception of the global financial crisis, has been steadily declining since 2005. This clearly shows unique opportunities to migrate through work or economic investment in Germany.

The majority of businesses in Germany are small and medium-sized enterprises and about 61% of the German workforce is employed in these companies. Here we are going to introduce to you the highest-paid jobs, as well the jobs in high demand in Germany.

General classification of the highest-paid jobs in Germany

  • Physician, nurse, and dentist
  • Lawyer, Legal and Financial Advisors
  • Sales Manager and Financial Manager
  • Electrical engineer
  • Computer Engineer and Programmer
  • Researchers and specialists in STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Jobs in high demand in Germany

  • Web designers, software developers, programmers
  • Electrical engineer
  • Nurse
  • IT consultant and analyst
  • Economist and business expert
  • Account Manager
  • Production Specialist and assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Architect and Civil Engineer
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