Germany has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. The use of the very latest therapies and medical equipment helps guarantee an exceptionally high level of care. In surveys, the medical profession is consistently one of the most highly regarded in Germany, followed in second place by the nursing profession.

As a medical doctor one has very good job prospects. Jobs that doctors typically get in Germany are in hospital, in their own medical practice or as an employee within big group practices. Besides, the salary of graduate medical doctors is the highest compared to graduates from other study fields, with an average of 49,000 Euros / year. This for the fact that there is a shortage of doctors and it is foreseen for this trend to continue for several more coming years.