Working in Denmark

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Country: Denmark

Scandinavian countries are rightly considered the most prosperous in Europe. However, work in Denmark is not very popular among foreigners. Many are not very pleasantly surprised by the slow pace of life of the Danes, high taxes (40-65% depending on income level), the need to know Danish or at least English, and difficulties with renting housing. However, those who want to live and work in a country with a high standard of living will be able to cope with any difficulties. This guide will tell you how to work in Denmark with all its difficulties and peculiarities.

Most Popular Jobs

Local authorities are primarily interested in the employment of qualified specialists. To do this, the Ministry of Labor and the Migration Service of the country annually compile a list of professions and specialists in the Danish economy needs the most. As in many other countries, you need to get permission to work here.

To find a job, you can contact your local employment service, or you can search on your own and use the following job sites in Denmark:

The most demanded jobs in Denmark are represented by the following specialties:

  • doctors and mid-level medical personnel;
  • pharmacists;
  • teachers of primary and secondary schools;
  • teachers and social workers;
  • legal consultants;
  • auditors;
  • engineers in the field of construction, energy, and ecology;
  • programmers;
  • IT-engineers;
  • veterinarians.

Working without knowing the language

Naturally, the most promising are applicants who know Danish or English. But even those who cannot learn foreign languages can count on earning money in this country. Often in Denmark, work is associated with hard physical labor, for example, in the agricultural sector, and among the Dane, very few want to do it. This is favorable factor for workers who want to find vacancies without knowing the language.

You can also find a job in Denmark in the following areas:

  • social sphere (nannies, nurses, domestic workers);
  • hotel and restaurant business (maids, area cleaners);
  • processing industry;
  • seasonal work on farms growing plants and breeding animals.

And although knowledge of the language is still needed, the authorities can give time to master it.