In Finland, 15 Demanding Jobs Due to Skill Gap

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In Finland, 15 Demanding Jobs Due to Skill Gap

Finland has a severe labor shortage, especially in key sectors such as construction, personal care, social work, healthcare, as well as early schooling.

According to EURES, the European Cooperation Network of Employment Services, a rising retirement rate is the main reason for a projected drop in Finland’s working-age population in the upcoming years. A workforce crisis has plagued numerous companies in Finland for years, with an increase in getting and longer working hours.

As a result, Finland has created a list of highly demanded jobs that are available to foreign candidates. These candidates can then begin the process of getting a Finnish work visa when they get a contract.

The Finnish Ministry of Economics Affairs and Employment projects a decline in the employment rate and an increase in unemployment starting in the fall in terms of the labor market outlook.

Jobs That Are In-Demand for Skilled People

  • In Finland, the top 15 most sought-after jobs are as follows:
  • Assistants for Healthcare
  • Public health nurses and qualified nurses
  • Social workers
  • Specialists in medicine
  • General practitioners
  • Daycare teachers
  • Speech therapists and audiologists
  • Dental professionals
  • Home-based personal care workers
  • Psychologists
  • Restaurant and catering staff
  • Office and workplace cleaners
  • Specialist teachers
  • Senior nurses and ward nurses
  • Foremen in the construction sector

Finland’s Average Annual Salary

Jobs in healthcare seem to pay the highest of all of these. The Economic Research Institute (EIR) states that these are the average yearly salaries:

  • Dentist (annual salary €131,722, hourly rate €63)
  • Psychologist: €31 per hour, or €64,556 per year
  • Registered nurse ($30 per hour, €62,741 annually)
  • Foreman in Construction (€30 per hour, or €62,024 annually)
  • Nurse home care costs €29 per hour, or €60,517 annually.
  • Kitchen Chef (€21 per hour, €43,079 annually)
  • Early Childhood Development Teacher (€14 per hour, €29,060 annually)
  • Waiter/Waitress: €13 per hour, or €26,705 a year
  • The cost of living in Finland
  • Finland’s annual salary is the thirteenth highest among EU nations, yet the cost of living is still somewhat high there. Finland’s cost of living varies according to city, region, and size of family:
  • Without rent, a single person’s monthly expenses come to €902.9.
  • A family of four’s monthly costs, not including rent: €3,286
  • A one-bedroom apartment costs €791.85 in the city center and €650.35 outside of it.
  • €1,320.30 for a three-bedroom apartment in the city center; €1,022.03 for an apartment outside the city center

Finland has seen a rise in foreign interest in working and studying there in 2023. 7,343 applications for work permits and initial residence permits had been filed as of June 2023, almost matching the number for 2022.

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