Job: Nursing jobs in the German part of Switzerland

Expertise: Nurses/paramedics

Country/region: Switzerland, German part

Are nurses in demand in Switzerland?

Yes, with a shortage of health care professionals, there is a high demand for nurses in German part of Switzerland.

Before you apply, some FAQ and general information:

Can I move to Switzerland without a job?

No. If you wish to settle in Switzerland without taking up gainful employment, you must apply for a residence permit from the cantonal immigration and employment market authorities. Depending on your nationality, you must also obtain a visa from the Swiss representation abroad. We will assist you with this.

For you it’s all for free, as employers pay our agency for the services.                                                                                                

Criteria to work as a registered nurse in Switzerland

GNM diploma or BSc/MSc degree in nursing

B1/B2 Language proficiency in the German language

Minimum six months experience

Basically, you need to be a citizen of an EU/EFTA country.

German Language

It is required that you, as a nurse knows the German language before you apply for a job.

Minimum level of B1 is required in order to provide safe, medical care.


If you wish to carry out a regulated profession in Switzerland, you must have your foreign diploma recognized in order to be allowed to work. We will check this with you.

If the profession is not regulated, no recognition is required and you can work directly in Switzerland on the basis of your foreign qualification. But most of the time you need a recognition made by the Swiss Red Cross, the SRK.


How much does a nurse make in Switzerland?

The average nurse salary in Switzerland is round CHF 82'000.- per year or CHF 42.00 per hour.

Entry-level positions start at CHF 64'000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to CHF 106'000 per year.


How much is rent in Switzerland?

In German-speaking Switzerland, rents range from CHF 1,100 to CHF 1,900, with an average of CHF 1,350. As a result, and on average, to ensure a good work-life balance, the recommended minimum gross annual salary would be CHF 48,600.- .

We can provide cheap housing through/near the hospital (room or studio, CHF 600-800,- p.m. where you learn to know colleagues easier as well as the Swiss/German language)  

Interested? Send us your cv, diploma certifications and you wishes/demands.

[email protected] attn (Mr)  Frans Dames.

We respond usually in a few hours.


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