Publicerad: 27 August 2019

Your pathway to a job

This website is primarily intended for people who have been educated in a country outside of the European Union or European Economic Area and want to work for a municipality or county council in Sweden. Perhaps you are a doctor, dentist, nurse, teacher or preschool teacher. Or maybe you have experience or education in some other profession relating to healthcare, education or social welfare. Your knowledge and skills are needed.

This website provides information and suggestions about what you need to do in order to work in your profession. This information includes how to get the formal Swedish credentials that are needed in order to work in many fields related to education and healthcare. This website is also helpful for employers and instructors who need the information provided.

This website is not where you should be looking for jobs. You can find jobs via the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).

This website is in Swedish, but many of the videos it contains have subtitles that can be translated into various languages. You can do this simply by clicking on the undertexter (subtitle) icon at the bottom of the screen, selecting “översätta automatiskt” and choosing your language.

You can try this out by watching this video.

 If you don’t understand any part of the information on this website, you can ask someone for help, such as

  • A relative, friend, acquaintance or neighbour
  • An employee at the Swedish Public Employment Service

Although this website is primary meant for people who have a Swedish residence permit, the information it provides can also be useful for asylum-seekers. It’s a good idea to start getting to know the steps required, as soon as possible. In fact, you can even start learning Swedish on your own, right now.

This website is the result of cooperation between the following organizations:

The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), eight labour unions (the Union for Professionals (SSR), the Swedish Association of Registered Physiotherapists, the Swedish Teachers’ Union, the National Union of Teachers in Sweden, the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union, the Swedish Medical Association, Vision and the Swedish Association of Health Professionals), as well as AkademikerAlliansen, a negotiations organization.

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