2020 Germany future-proof Jobs
Berlin land of Opportunities
After withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) (Brexit Agreement), everyone is worried of Germany Economy and Job opportunities. But fact is that, there is nothing much to worry about job opportunities in Germany. I hear same question from many IT professionals working in Berlin, Munich & Frankfurt areas.
By 2023, around 700,000 additional tech specialists will be needed in Germany. The good news is that Germany has a lot of job opportunities and is also facing a skills shortage as per recent reports. By 2030 Germany is expected to have a skills shortage of at least 3 million workers. This trend is expected to continue in 2020 and beyond. So, what are the jobs that will be in high demand in Germany in 2020.
The top jobs of 2020 are expected in the STEM field and health-related occupations. Top jobs will be in the engineering, mechanical, electrical and IT fields. The healthcare sector will see more demand for nurses and caregivers, owing to the increase in the aging population in the country. Most job openings are expected in Southern and Eastern Germany. According to CEDEFOP, European Center for the Development of Vocational Training, which created a Skills Forecast for Germany up to 2025, employment growth is expected to be in business and other services. The report says around 25% of the job opportunities will be for professionals and the job opportunities will be for high-level professionals.
Jobs in the highest demand going into 2020
Choosing a job that you know will be in demand for years to come brings great peace of mind. It brings financial stability and confidence that your life won’t be turned upside down should the job become redundant. If this is a pressing concern for you, then read on!
The experts at Gehalt.de have put together a list of the jobs that are on-trend in 2020 — and are therefore pretty safe career choices. Until the robots take over, that is.
Skills in demand in Berlin
The booming startup scene in Berlin has added thousands of jobs to the mix over the last decade, and that influx of available positions is showing no sign of slowing down. With new companies being founded daily, and older startups finally becoming established, there really is a broad mix of the kinds of jobs available. Here are some of the most in-demand fields.
IT & Software Development
Jobs in software development of any kind are plentiful right now and regardless of the language you code in, or whether you’re in frontend, backend, or mobile app development, talented engineers are being snapped up. If you’re in IT right now, you shouldn’t have any problem finding available jobs. The struggle is in deciding exactly which one is right for you.
Marketing / Communications
Savvy marketers are always needed by tech companies and there’s no shortage of great marketing jobs in Berlin. Whether it’s copywriting, content marketing, performance marketing, PR, or email marketing and customer relationship management, there’s a lot of marketing jobs on offer in Berlin.
Design / UX / UI
Software can be amazing functionally, but if it doesn’t look great, it’s going to have a limited market. That’s why jobs in product design, UX/UI design, and graphic design are on the rise. Be prepared to strut your stuff to beat the competition.
Someone needs to bring in the customers! Given the international nature of the city, there are lots of jobs in sales in Berlin. While sales salaries are usually lower than other roles because sales associates tend to work on commission, this is a good toe in the door for multilinguals.
And who’s looking after the books? As startups grow, CEOs can no longer handle all of the bookkeeping within their companies. That’s where you come in, and all of the many great finance jobs in Berlin.
If you’ve got a customer-facing product, you need to make sure they’re as happy as can be. Many startups employ multilingual customer support agents and it’s a wonderful way to find a rewarding — and no doubt, sometimes challenging — job in a Berlin startup.
Whether it’s office management or event organisation or keeping the internal team happy, every office needs someone who can keep everything running smoothly. If you want to make an instant impact on a team, operations roles are the ones to snap up.
HR & Recruiting
Startups are famous for their focus on hiring the best people and for fomenting the kind of office culture that makes people want to stay at the company long-term. That’s where recruiting and HR comes in. If you care about helping companies find great people and helping people find jobs that stretch their skills and make them feel fulfilled, then this is where you should direct your search.
With electric vehicles taking the motoring industry by storm there is are growing demand for electrical engineers. Just last year Tesla announced plans to set up a new “Gigafactory” in Brandenburg and Volkswagen is also utilising the technology in its Audi cars. Electrical engineers earn an average wage of 60.500 euros.
No, this is not a position in rugby. Scrum masters are a kind of team supervisor, whose job is to make sure teams run smoothly and efficiently by getting rid of obstacles, monitoring the different stages and processes of a particular project and coordinating the cooperation of different teams. Scrum masters can command a salary of 56.100 euros.
Corporate social responsibility
People working in a business’ corporate social responsibility sector aim to unite a company’s ecological, social and economic impact while propagating sustainable strategies that also help to improve the company’s reputation. Managers earn around 45.100 euros and work closely with PR, marketing and management.
Nurses and geriatric nurses
As the population gets older and older the demand for nurses will only increase. The Bertelsmann Foundation’s 2030 Nursing Report found that there could be up to 500.000 full-time vacancies in the nursing sector by 2030. Furthermore, governments could add further incentives to attract people to the profession. Geriatric nurses currently earn 32.400 euros, while nurses earn around 37.900
Jobs in non-specialized areas:
In 2020 there will also be job opportunities in Germany that do not require specialized qualifications. The following occupations will be in demand in the non-specialized category:
There will be job openings in machine engineering, industrial mechanics, and operational technology. Sometimes you might have to do an apprenticeship of one year for these occupations before getting a full-time job.
With the growth in the retail sector, there are plenty of job opportunities for foreigners. There is a demand for trained retail sales professionals and sales assistants. The prime qualification for these jobs is to understand what the customer wants and improve sales. Foreigners can opt for a two to a three-year apprenticeship after which they can be offered a contract for permanent work.
The future skill needed by most employees is the ability to collaborate, which is increasingly being supported and shaped by digital technologies. Nine in every ten employees will need to master this skill. Around three-quarters of employees require basic digital knowledge and should show perseverance and self-initiative. Although demand for people who have mastered agile working is the lowest, two-thirds of workers should still possess this skill.
Searching for jobs in Germany can be stressful, especially if you aren’t sure whether your occupation will still be in demand in a few years’ time. With new and better technology being developed every day, there are some jobs that are becoming redundant as time goes on, and some which are going to be increasingly in demand — as a new study has shown.