Novosti: Long lines in front of the stands at the medical job fair in Croatia
Thousands of medical specialists consider the jobs offered abroad by the recruiting agencies in Ireland, Austria Germany etc.
The medical job fair was organized at the same date with the medical strikes, thus more than 500 medical professionals , mainly doctors, from Zagreb, and 500 from other parts of Croatia have signed up for jobs abroad.
The lines in front of the job fair stands were long. At any moment, about twenty people were standing in line, some were talking, others kept to themselves, but everyone, as soon as they started chatting with the recruiting agencies fired the same question: What is the salary?
Salaries VS the cost of living:
The medical job fair was organized at the same date with the medical strikes, thus more than 500 medical professionals , mainly doctors, from Zagreb, and 500 from other parts of Croatia have signed up for jobs abroad
The principle is simple: recruiting agencies represent job vacancies and organize interviews with employers, mostly in Germany, Austria, Great Britain and Ireland. Organizers say, about 30% of the job applicants are going to work abroad.
"Fresh graduates and young specialists or residents are the most common applicants”. – tells us Kinga Buda (HR consultant at EGV Recruiting)
"Yes, I am interested in working abroad”, states a surgeon from a renowned hospital. ,,I don’t know where to have a fresh start but its clear that I had enough with not having decent equipment in order to work.” He also met a lot of his colleagues at the job fair.
The facts are simple. The financial bourdon is just too much to take after 6 years of medical school and 4 years minimum of specialization to still not have a clear future its just too much.
The situation can even break families apart. “Because of being in debt one of us must consider Germany while the other is interested in Ireland” states the family of doctors while their baby gently sleeps in the stroler.
“Well, Ireland aint that good, salaries for beginners are about 3000 euros/ month, but the cost of living is high. On the other hand Germany offers about 60000 euros per year, but the taxes are also quite high.
Licences are not an impediment!
The medical profession is one of the most mobile professions in the world. From Eastern-Europe to the Western-Europe; from the West Europe to the U.S and Australia, the global lack of doctors causes high demand for medical professionals. The world population is aging and the doctors are aging as well: in our country their average age is over 49 years. Medical training lasts long and it is expensive, for students and for the country. In our country to train a doctor the State pays about 40.000 euros. As for the doctors in the EU, Croatians will not be bothered with work permits even in countries where there are still some limitations to work. Employers organize and pay for language courses. Everywhere specialists are needed, especially radiologists, emergency medicine physicians, psychiatrists and anesthesiologists. - Oh, every doctor is needed - says Kinga Buda (HR Consultant EGV Recruiting).
Source of the article here: http://www.vecernji.hr/hrvatska/tisucu-medicinara-zeli-otici-a-nude-im-poslove-u-irskoj-austriji-624243
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