Ever considered learning Czech? – PART 3: Healthcare
By Martin Jakubek
The wages in the Czech Republic keep growing and the unemployment rate has never been lower, there are more than 300,000 job vacancies, but only 260,000 unemployed in the country. So it is only natural that many companies are starting to look for new employees in other countries as well. Seems like the right time to start learning Czech!
Health care is one of the areas where the Czech economy is lacking qualified labor force. Doctors, dentists, practical nurses, caretakers – these are the positions where the labor shortage is most visible. In the last 30 years, the number of nurses has fallen by one third, so recruiting new workers from abroad is really necessary.
The need for qualified nurses and personal assistants is growing both in public and private hospitals, which secures you a steady job. On the other hand, if you are working as a caregiver, for example for the elders, you get the benefit of organizing your own time according to your possibilities.
Given the character of the job, you will be working with people, so knowing (at least some) Czech is a must. Having some knowledge of the language will be huge help in the beginning and you will surely get better once you start working. What’s more, good beer after a hard day’s work is a Czech tradition that comes with the language. Apart from that, Czech is the language that grants you the access to some of the world-class culture. If you feel like watching a movie directed by Svěrák or Forman in the original version, Czech is the right choice. So why not start now?