Jobs in demand
What's hot in the German market
With a little assistance, it won't be hard to complete the bureaucracy required to start job hunting in Germany. But obtaining visas and language skills are only half the challenge. There's still the question of which jobs to apply for, and which sectors to focus on.
Although this can complicate matters for many arrivals, there are some economic sectors where demand is especially high. Concentrating in those areas may well be the most productive strategy if you are concerned about finding a post quickly.
What kind of jobs are there in Germany?
As we noted earlier, Germany is a country where the job market requires labor from overseas. Domestic graduates simply can't meet the demands of companies, and that applies to almost all sectors, from tourism and catering, to cybersecurity and data analysis. However, some sectors have higher demands than others.
Engineering is an area where production in Germany would struggle without arrivals from overseas. Germany has huge manufacturing and IT industries, and they have grown so large that home-grown talent can't hope to meet demand. So expect a wide range of openings in automotive and aerospace engineering, civil engineering, metal processing, plastics production, automation, and all aspects of computer sciences. In fact, IT is a core growth area for Germany, so any tech experts can expect a rapid employment.
Engineering and IT aren't the only sectors worth investigating, though. For instance, the move towards a green economy has stimulated the expansion of solar, biomass, and hydropower, as well as green architecture. And demographic shifts in Germany's population mean that healthcare is a huge sector as well. Nurses and doctors have never been in such high demand.
Finally, jobs related to hospitality and tourism continue to be in high demand. This includes a large number of accommodation-related posts, as well as kitchen and waiting jobs, along with skilled positions such as hotel management, web design, and transport logistics specialists.