Working as a Cardiologist in Sweden

There is currently a growing need for specialist doctors in Scandinavian countries, especially in Sweden, and cardiology is one of those required specialities. This demand is set to increase in the upcoming future.

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death and has the highest costs for drug treatment in Sweden.

The cardiologist can be found working at the cardiac care department, cardiovascular care department, cardiac intensive care unit or an equivalent unit performing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), heart failure department, the arrhythmia and pacemaker unit, and the unit for invasive electrophysiology.

Regarding scientific research, it covers a broad spectrum of cardiology and is usually divided into research groups, each one of them being subdivided into smaller scientifically independent teams. The research deals with the major cardiovascular areas and is often originated in diagnostic problems investigated in the experimental laboratory-based projects and in clinical studies.

Working as a Cardiologist in Norway

About half of all deaths in Norway are due to cardiovascular diseases, so it is an important field of specialisation.

Norway has a physician density of 250 inhabitants per doctor, which is among the highest in Europe, and an almost fully state-regulated healthcare system. There are about 200 working cardiologists, 30 of whom work in private practice. Local communities are responsible for primary care. Regional healthcare companies manage all specialised care; they deliver the licenses and pay an income to the specialist, who is then obliged to work in their office for 37.5 hours a week for at least 44 weeks a year. Patients’ fees are added to that wage.

The speciality of cardiology in Norway is a sub-speciality in general internal medicine.

The cardiologist must also work closely with anaesthesiologists, internal medicine, paediatricians, radiologists and thoracic surgeons.  

Working as a Cardiologist in Denmark

In Denmark, treatment and care are based on national and international guidelines and individualised to meet every patient’s specific needs. Each specific diagnosis is managed by a cross-disciplinary team of medical specialists and specially trained professionals. In order to advance clinical and basic science and patient care, research and teaching are integrated into clinical practice of the main Danish hospitals. Denmark entails about 270 authorised heart specialist doctors, the biggest part being employed by public hospitals with a few employed in specialist medical practices. As a cardiologist, you will, therefore, have several work options in Denmark: Practising as a medical specialist, staff specialist or as a clinical advisor.

Part of the job is to collaborate closely with other medical specialists and nurses to integrate their divergent skills and experience to optimise the care and treatment all patients.


Before you register, please go through the list of requirements below:

• To have a medical specialization. 

• To be an EU citizen OR have long-term residency in any of the EU member countries.

If you are not an EU citizen and/or your title are not from EU countries:

• Your title must be recognised in any of the EU member countries.

• You must have worked at least 3 years in any of the EU member countries AFTER your title had been recognized.