Germany is one of the most inexpensive countries where you can choose to study abroad and an appealing country when it comes to job opportunities, due to its economic stability. Germany is one of the top European countries in terms of the number of people who look for a well-paid job.

A successful graduation at a German university can open many doors in the German job market for international students. Graduates from the EU and EEA have free access to the German job market. Graduates from other countries have to extend their residence permit for up to 18 months after completing their studies for the purpose of looking for employment. However, during this period, they are allowed to work.

Popular jobs in Germany

Anyone who wants a high salary, or at least, higher than the national average, should hunt for the most popular jobs on the market.The popularity is established mainly considering which are the most sought specialisations employers look for, the number of job applicants and the most prosperous industries in Germany.

In Germany, the major sectors are chemicals, engineering, electronics, IT, machinery, coal, vehicles, machine tools, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles. Areas with recent growth include telecoms, high-tech manufactured products, automotive industry, banking and tourism, so there are quite plenty to choose from.

The Federal Employment Agency (BundesagenturfürArbeit, BA) is the largest provider of labour market services in Germany, having over 700 agencies and offices around the country. You can post your profile on the website of the agency or contact a recruitment officer that will help you get the kind of job you’re looking for, as long as it fits with your qualifications.


On the other hand, German companies are pretty transparent and many of them have a dedicated number of job positions specifically for graduates, offering an equal chance for anyone to apply to them.


Check out some of the highest paid jobs in Germany:


Sales expert – 116,820 EUR/year

Medical professional (including nurses) – 58,000 EUR/year

Research scientist – 50, 336 EUR/year

ICT expert – 47,279 EUR/year

Engineer – 46,126 EUR/year

Finance/accounting expert – 44,328 EUR/year

Technician – 42,153 EUR/year

Teacher/tutor – 40,574 EUR/year

Administrative job – 32,268 EUR/year

Hospitality industry professional – 25,260 EUR/year


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