Physician assistant job?

Hello,
Anyone know if there are physician assistants in Germany and any job openings or where to find them? I will be moving to Frankfurt.
I have checked for army jobs but was unsuccessful and also searched several websites without success.
Any information will be helpful! Thank you!

Of course there are physician assistants in Germany, in all clinics, and related job openings also exist.
You should first check whether your educational background and certification is reciognised in Germany and if not, what you need to do to get certified. This is required to be allowed to work in the medical field.
You are probably also aware that you need a good level of German language skills, because a medical assistant must deal with (German) patients and understand their needs.

Hello, I am in a similar situation. Considering moving to germany and would like to inquire about jobs as a PA. Have you had any luck finding one?
Thanks in advance!

Any idea on how to change a physician assistant license from the U.S to a German one?  Please, I do not mean a medical assistant but a physician assistant.
Thanks.

ssikod :

Any idea on how to change a physician assistant license from the U.S to a German one?  Please, I do not mean a medical assistant but a physician assistant.
Thanks.

I tried to research this for you but have to say I failed to come up with an answer. I found LOTS of background information for foreigners working in Germany in medical fields from the Germany immigration authority but none seemed to mention physician-assistants; doctors, dentists and nurses yes but not physician-assistants. I then wondered if it is really a designated occupation in Germany and found a Wikipedia article that reconfirms that it is as mentioned by a previous post. I’m providing all of the links below but like I said, in the end they don’t really answer your question.  Maybe someone else can help you but I reached my limit on patience on this one. I can only suggest you contact your local German immigration office and see if they can't tell you the specifics or connect you to someone who can.

This first link is in German and specifically mentions recognition of medical qualifications and such but not doctors –assistants. It mentions an additional link “berufliche-annerkennung.de” (also in German)  that sounded like it might be the place to find more specifics but the site is “under construction”.

https://www.bda.de/files/Broschueren/BA … te_web.pdf

Document in English about foreigners working in German health sector. It is long and complex and I saw no mention of physician assistants:
 
http://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/E … cationFile

Document in English about conditions of entry and residence of third country (non-EU) highly qualified and highly skilled workers:

http://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/E … cationFile

Wiki article in German about Physician’s assistants (Arztassistent):

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arztassistent

Another site called Anabin from the culture ministry that is supposed to list degrees from throughout the world and if and how they are valued in Germany. But it is in German only and I have looked though it before and found it to be amazingly badly designed and incomplete to the point that one is lucky to get any kind of valid result from it. 

https://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html

I have never heard of „Arztassistenz“ as a profession here and thus doubt that it exists.
Most people assisting doctors here are medical assistants („medizinisch - technischer Assistent“ or MTA).
Your license can of course only be converted if an equivalent exists here. So you should find out if yours is equivalent to MTA.

beppi :

I have never heard of „Arztassistenz“ as a profession here and thus doubt that it exists.
Most people assisting doctors here are medical assistants („medizinisch - technischer Assistent“ or MTA).
Your license can of course only be converted if an equivalent exists here. So you should find out if yours is equivalent to MTA.

There seems to be quite some confusion about terms regarding this post. Physician assistant is a specific job rather than a general term just meaning any job like a nurse or secretary that works alongside doctors. And the link below gives detailed information (unfortunately German only) that such a job title now exists in Germany. And they even use the English term "Physician Assistant"  or “PA” since they have modeled it after the American job. I have no idea what differences there might be between what a PA in Germany compared to one in America does since this didn’t exist back when I lived in the States. Obviously, it is someone who can do certain duties of a doctor but how they say differ from a nurse I don't know. Unfortunately, I did not find information at this link about recognition of degrees or certification from abroad in connection with it; so the OP’s question is still unanswered.

Beppi mentions MTAs which appear to be something different but again, if there is some overlap in the things they do or not is beyond my knowledge. I am adding a link to the Wiki article in German about them since it might be relevant is some way to the OP. There is an English version as well if one doesn’t understand German but the German version is more specific to the situation in Germany.


https://www.bundesaerztekammer.de/filea … istant.pdf

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medizinis … _Assistent

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