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WORK IN DENMARK

Healthcare in Denmark

Explore your career opportunities in healthcare

In Denmark, you will get the best work/life balance in the world, have 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/private companies are mainly looking for medical specialists, Nurses, Dentists and Life Science professionals. 
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.

We would recommend that you create a CV in our job 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.

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 it here.

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

 
You can also hear Alistair Edwards - Scientist in pharmaceutical development - tell about living and working in Denmark here.

TMS – Targeted Mobility Scheme / Your first Eures job

Targeted Mobility Scheme/Your first Eures job is an EU initiative for jobseekers from EU, Norway and Iceland. 
TMS/YfEj may offer financial support in relation to job interviews in and relocation to other EU member states. Look at our information page right here, to find out if you are eligible for financial aid in regards to you job search in Denmark.

What to know before relocating to Denmark?

At 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 lean 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 day care / school. In many municipalities in Denmark, they have special spouse/family programs, which will help you and your family get set up in Denmark.
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 purpose.

Read an interview with General Practicioner Hans Eguia from Spain about finding a job and moving to Denmark here.

Authorisation

EU/EEA/Swiss citizen
If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, 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.

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.

Authorisation for Life Science

Often, when working in the Danish Life Science industry a Danish authorisation is not required regardless of you being a EU/EEA/Swiss citizen or a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen.  

If you have any questions regarding authorisation please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help.
workindenmark@workindenmark.dk - +45 7222 3300

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. There are a couple of registrations, that you need to take care of, but it usually does not take too long. Have a look at the steps you need to take here.

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.

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, who wants to work in the Danish Life Science industry, you will need to apply for a work permit – please find more information here.

If you have any questions regarding work permits please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help.
workindenmark@workindenmark.dk - +45 7222 3300

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