Assistant medical directors – responsible for hospital departments & employees
In the specialist departments of hospitals, assistant medical directors play an important role, working in close collaboration with chief physicians, assistant physicians and specialist physicians. Assistant medical directors have the medical responsibility for parts of a clinic or a department. If they are permanent representatives of the chief physician, their remuneration is accordingly higher.
Which opportunities do assistant medical directors have on the labour market?
Since there has been a shortage of medical specialists in Germany for many years already, the demand for assistant medical directors is very high. Positions for assistant medical directors often remain vacant for more than a year in many specialist areas. In 2018, physicians specialising in gastroenterology were in particularly high demand, followed by specialists for pneumology, vascular surgery and psychosomatic medicine.