Internal medicine and physician assistant are two of the highest paid professions in Germany, according to a new survey.
Employers are looking for people with the necessary skills to help manage patients in the emergency room, to help with outpatient care, and in the home.
Internal medicine graduates in Germany are currently paid more than physicians in France and Britain, but this is down from $1,600 and $1.30, respectively, a year ago.
Employer salaries are also lower than in the United States, where they are estimated to be $20,600.
The survey, conducted by the Köln University Health Service, showed that 62 percent of respondents thought that doctors should be compensated in line with their experience, and 72 percent thought that salaries should be set by the profession.
But for doctors to make this happen, they need to be paid on a par with their peers, according.
“The doctors must be well compensated.
We are talking about salaries, not compensation,” Dr. Christian Stöhrli, a physician assistant who heads the institute’s department of internal medicine said.”
They need to earn the same as our peers,” he added.
“That means, for example, that if we were a doctor in the same profession, we should be paid in the region of €20,000.”
Stöhrlli told DW that it is important for the health system to have as many doctors as possible.
The number of physicians is growing in Germany.
In 2016, there were 4.3 million doctors, of whom 1.6 million were physicians.
The institute, in collaboration with the Klinikum GmbH, the Association of German Internal Medicine Doctors, and the Medical Society of Munich, surveyed 1,000 physicians, and doctors were asked how much they thought doctors should make.
The average salary of doctors in Germany is €21,200, with a median salary of €24,500, according the survey.
Of the doctors surveyed, 45 percent thought doctors were paid too little, 27 percent too much, and 6 percent didn’t know.
The survey also found that doctors earn more than doctors in France, Britain, and America.
“There are some countries where doctors are earning more than their peers,” Dr Sjoerd van der Kolk, one of the survey’s authors, told DW.
“But there is also some countries with less doctors than their counterparts.”
The survey also asked doctors whether they had experienced discrimination, and of those, 55 percent said that they had.
“For me, the most important issue is that we need to bring down the wage for doctors and make it a reality,” van der Golk said.
The Klinickum G.B.H. is a private non-profit organization that aims to promote the medical profession in the country.
According to the organization’s website, the organization has launched a new website with information about how to become a physician.
It is open to all Germans, and it is also available on the official website of the Kinsale-Halle clinic, a hospital in Cologne that specialises in acute care and maternity care.