There are wonderful benefits to working abroad (aside from financial reasons). These include: improved professional skills, renewing your passion for medicine, personal development, learning new non-medical skills, among other things. Let us explore in more depth, the financial remuneration that you can expect to receive in some of the highest paying countries for medics. All salaries are shown in dollars, for comparative purposes.
Denmark is one of the few countries in this list that pay their GP’s better than their specialists. Reasonably close to home and a gateway to explore the rest of the Scandinavian countries.
Switzerland is a country that offers breathtaking landscapes, amazing opportunities for outdoor sports and umm… chocolate! Divided into French and German speaking parts, great for those with language skills. Beware though, it is very expensive!
Ireland scores consistently highly on best paying countries for both specialists and GP’s. Close to home and full of natural beauty – if you can cope with the inclement weather!
There’s a pharmacy on practically every corner in Paris. France treats and pays their doctors very well! If you are francophone and love cheese, wine and delicious patisserie, France could be for you.
Many of you will be reading this blog post because you want to get away from the UK…. However, I think it’s great to show where it ranks for medics’ pay in the grand scheme of things.
Dramatic landscapes, cultural cities, clean air, great work-life balance. Probably not for the faint hearted during winter. United Nations ranked Canada as one of the best countries in the world in which to live. It is recognized worldwide for its exceptional quality of life, progressive political environment and one of the healthiest economies in the world.
Another close to home option that offers amazing salary opportunities for specialists (not so much GP’s). Divided into French and Flemish speaking parts. And offering such local delicacies as mussels, frites, waffles, and Belgian beer. A much cheaper alternative to London!
The United States offer great opportunities and pay for their doctors. A country of great diversity, there are many options to travel both within the USA and to Central & South America and Mexico. Only problem is having to do extra exams as a medic.
A perennial favourite for doctors going to work overseas and it’s easy to see why! Great weather, high salaries, opportunities to travel and a real focus on work-life balance.
A surprise winner – Netherlands tops our list. Close to home, good quality of life, and home to the charismatic city of Amsterdam. Is this making you want to get your clogs on?