Foreign doctors could work before getting a German medical license (either the permanent one; die Approbation or the temporary one; die Berufserlaubnis). We expalined the deatils and the advantages/disadvantages in the following article:
• The Mini-job (der Minijob)
The mini-job is a job that allows your to work for a limited number of hours (only 10 hours per week). This is why it is called a “mini”-job.
• Is working in a mini-job always possible?
Not always. It depends on your nationality and the type of visa you have.
|Citizens of the 🇪🇺 European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA)||Rest of the world|
(Possibly too, they can work in full time. We are trying to research this. Do you have any Information?)
|If you happened to have a visa that allows you to work and earn money (16 d Visa), then you should discuss that firstly with the foreigners office (🇩🇪 die Ausländerbehörde).|
• In a mini-job, for how many hours can I work per week?
This depends on whether the job is related to medicine or not:
|Job related to medicine||Job not related to medicine|
(of course, general laws regarding to the duration of work would apply 😅 You cannot work for example for 100 hours per week 😅)
|Up to 10 hours per weeks|
The source is official:
• Examples of medical jobs
- Surgical assistants (🇩🇪 der OP-Helfer): This job is mostly done by medical students
- Beds and patients transporter (🇩🇪 der Bettentransporter): That’s mostly what paramedics do when patients have to be transported. You’d have to complete a short course at the Red Cross for that. But you’re allowed to push empty beds for disinfection or to bed storage.
- Food distributors in hosptial: Sometimes they are need. You have to take a short course with the local health department on proper food handling, but it’s not difficult.
• Exampls of non-medical jobs
• Working as a delivery man in apps like Liferando and Uber eat. Here you will improve your cardiovascular health rather than your German 😅
• Working in amazon warehouses: But you will be often working in packing and unpacking. Here you will be not imporoving your German a lot and the working conditions are usually hard.😌
• Festivals in catering companies
• … Do you know other possible jobs?
• How to find such job offers?
• What is your experience with the mini-job?
Do you know a doctor who was able to work in medical or non-medical jobs?
• This article was written with help from Mr. Teddy Kabel, admin of the largest English group for foreing doctors in Germany. Vielen Dank 🙂
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