Pharmaceutical / medical / care / health
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The pharmaceutical, health, care and medical industries are broadly diversified. From pharmaceuticals and vaccines to medical technology, cures and clinics. Both doctors and pharmaceutical companies can be found in this sector. Health is one of our highest goods, which is why the medical sector is not as subject to economic fluctuations as other sectors. People need medicine and want to be advised quickly and well. Many companies also invest a lot of money in research and development.
Another part of this is care, which includes not only older people, but also people with disabilities or illnesses. Nursing care is becoming an increasingly important topic in Germany, because in our fast-moving society it is often forgotten that it can happen that a person suddenly has to be cared for. Questions then arise such as nursing homes, hospitals, home care, care counsellors and the like.
Beside training and study as qualification this industry, particularly the section care, is coined by lateral entrants and unskilled workers. Since health and care are topics which concern people around the clock, shift work and special working hours are the rule here with a few exceptions.