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Hello,

i'm thinking of moving to Swiss to work as Nurse. I'm only RN nurse atm. I might specialize something later. I was checking on internet what are salary's for nurses there. But every site gives me diff answer.

So i'm asking if anyone knows a friends/or is a nurse there/or has clue what salary range is for RN. I'd be grateful for response.

Besides RN i'm thinking of becoming Radiology technician or CRNA. So if anyone can tell me what their salary is i'd be grateful also.

Also how good is life with their salary am i part of middle class or ? Can u save up, i'm thinkin in future to buy real estate and rent it.
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2500-4000/month
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Old 21.01.2019, 10:54
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Re: Nurse salaries

According to https://www.lohncheck.ch/gehalt/Krankenschwester average is just over CHF 6K per month. German (or French or Italian in those parts) is important.

Oh and the country is called Switzerland.
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Re: Nurse salaries

Check out the requirements to be able to work here? You can find the information on the website of the Swiss Red Cross.

Being able to speak the language is one requirement.
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Re: Nurse salaries

As a starter in the country I'd say around 5K unless you already can bring a lot of experience.

Yes, you can live from that, but it ain't much tbh.
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Re: Nurse salaries

Oh boy.

First off, the country is called Switzerland, not Swiss.

Secondly, do your credentials even allow you to work as a nurse here and do you speak any of the local languages (depending on where you want to work) fluently? If the answer to the latter is no, you can forget about it right away.

Google will very quickly give you an idea of salaries. Roughly everyone working in Switzerland earns enough to make a living without having to work there other jobs, and a nurse's salary will probably put you somewhere in the middle class bracket, though not the higher end. And nope, it's fairly unlikely you will be "able to save up and buy real estate", at least if on your own with just your own income and within a reasonable time frame, and if anything, then maybe one place just for yourself, but certainly not multiple properties to rent some of them out. Have you looked at property prices in this country?
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Oh boy.

First off, the country is called Switzerland, not Swiss.

Secondly, do your credentials even allow you to work as a nurse here and do you speak any of the local languages (depending on where you want to work) fluently? If the answer to the latter is no, you can forget about it right away.
Yes i do have credentials and i speak German B2 level.
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Well i was hoping to buy real estate else where not in Switzerland. I know its very expensive there so thats why i wanted to buy some in my home country and give it to agency to rent it collecting extra money every month. Prices there range from 25,000-90,000 euros for apartments u can find 65m2 apartment for 40,000 euros. Rent is from 200-900. Thats why i ask can i get this money in like 4-5 years. Beacuse in my country nurse salaries are low and u cant save up u only get more and more in debt.
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First off, the country is called Switzerland, not Swiss.
Many foreigners call it Swiss instead of Switzerland. Shorter.
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Many foreigners call it Swiss instead of Switzerland. Shorter.
The funny thing is it's been called "Swiss" by native English speakers too and on numerous times at that....but I guess it's helpful though to gently correct people's mistakes.
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Check out the requirements to be able to work here? You can find the information on the website of the Swiss Red Cross.

Being able to speak the language is one requirement.
Your questions are all irrelevant if you do not speak the local language of where you will be working, fluently, medical jargon and all. So either German, French or Italian, depending on where you want to work- and hopefully a second national language too. Many from the French part are regularly treated at Insel Spital in Bern. When OH was there, nursing staff (and doctors) were able to switch from German to French to English, with ease. Indeed the Cardiologist OH has been seeing there is a French speaker who also works at CHUV in Lausanne.

As a French speaker, I call Switzerland 'Suisse' quite rightly.
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The funny thing is it's been called "Swiss" by native English speakers too and on numerous times at that....but I guess it's helpful though to gently correct people's mistakes.
A lot of foreigners, including native speakers of English, don't consider calling it Swiss a mistake.

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Your questions are all irrelevant if you do not speak the local language
They mentioned their level of German as B2, so part way there maybe?
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A lot of foreigners, including native speakers of English, don't consider calling it Swiss a mistake.

They mentioned their level of German as B2, so part way there maybe?
Still doesn‘t make it right, or?


B2 is sufficient as a start but it will not be that easy communicating at a professional level.
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Still doesn‘t make it right, or?.
I didn't say that it made it right.
I simply said a lot of foreigners, including native speakers of English, do not consider calling it Swiss to be a mistake.
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I didn't say that it made it right.
I simply said a lot of foreigners, including native speakers of English, do not consider calling it Swiss to be a mistake.
You don't say it makes it right, but keep on pressing that some people don't consider it to be a mistake.

Some people also don't consider poisoning someone a mistake, but they will still be sent to prison no matter what they think.

I am not sure which kind of argument this is...

I know a lot of foreigners and locals that like to call it "Suisse", which is 100% correct. But it isn't the same as "Swiss", even if they are homophones.

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Prices there range from 25,000-90,000 euros for apartments u can find 65m2 apartment for 40,000 euros. Rent is from 200-900. Thats why i ask can i get this money in like 4-5 years. Beacuse in my country nurse salaries are low and u cant save up u only get more and more in debt.
What you can do is to send applications while not being here and hope for a good chance. Just drop by for the interview and leave afterwards (that's what I did - even if I had the right to stay for 3 months due to being EU, I did not have the chuffs). Make a good looking CV, check for the advice in this forum on how to adapt your CV to the Swiss standards, and do count on your salary being lower than what you find on salary sites, at least for the beginning.

Having German will serve you well

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You don't say it makes it right, but keep on pressing that some people don't consider is to be a mistake.
Some people also don't consider poisoning someone a mistake, but they will still be sent to prison no matter what they think.
I am not sure which kind of argument this is...
I know a lot of foreigners and locals like to call it "Suisse", which is 100% correct. But it isn't the same as "Swiss", even if they are homophones.
The point is that those who call it Swiss will keep on doing so and it is a little pointless for people to keep correcting them. Let them speak the way they always have done.
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The point is that those who call it Swiss will keep on doing so and it is a little pointless for people to keep correcting them. Let them speak the way they always have done.
I am sorry, but I absolutely disagree with this. I am very glad, as someone who uses English as a second language, for those who help me improve it. Be it with spelling or grammar (within limits, you grammar Nazis! Hold your guns!).

Calling the country "Swiss" instead of "Switzerland" is very common for people with a French, Portuguese or Spanish background - due to the way it is called in their language (Suisse, Suíça, Suiza). But most will probably be happy to learn that "Swiss" is in fact incorrect - a bit of a false friend - and will do their best to correct themselves. I've seen it countless times in this forum.

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Be it with spelling or grammar (within limitations, you grammar Nazis! Hold your guns!).
Within limits, not limitations.

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Re: Nurse salaries

Oh boy what did i start with only 1 word

I am expecting my salary to be lower at beginning. I'm just curious , all this sites report diff salary's 59k/per year , 66k/per year, 42k/per year, 77k/per year and 81k/per year. It's big difference isnt it. When i hear that some irrelevant jobs make higher then nurse like in office or something. I just get confused. I'm trying to establish range of what my salary could be. 42k-81k its big difference isnt it ? And if i cant afford myself good life and still save up then what's point in moving there ? Also Personal Assistant salary 8k/per month. PFFFF why is his job more payed then Nurse's . Nurses do all they do and more practically.
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