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Excerpted from the Norway Career Guide

There are approximately 122,000 workers in Norway’s health care fields. Norway’s national health sector is organized in three main parts, in addition to private health services:

· Municipal health services
· Regional health authorities
· Public dental health care

Employment Outlook

The demand for health care workers is high in Norway, particularly for dentists and physicians with specialties in psychiatry, anesthesiology and gastroenterology. Norway is also one of the few countries in Europe with a critical shortage of general practitioners. In addition, a lack of skilled nurses is being felt throughout the country.

Organizations and Trade Associations

Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
http://www.fhi.no/ (Norwegian, English)
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a governmental institution placed directly under the Ministry of Health and Care Services. The NIPH acts as a national competence institution for governmental authorities, the health service, the judiciary, prosecuting authorities, politicians, the media and the general public. The institute has an administrative division and five other divisions: infectious disease control, environmental medicine, epidemiology, mental health, and forensic toxicology and drug abuse research.

Norwegian Institute of Public Health 
Postboks 4404 Nydalen 
N-0403 Oslo 
Norway
Tel: +47 21077000 
Fax: +47 22353605 
Email: folkehelseinstituttet@fhi.no

Publications

Tidsskriftet for Den Norske Legeforening 
The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association
http://www.tidsskriftet.no (Norwegian) 
The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association is a general medical journal published every other Thursday. The circulation is close to 26,000; recipients include doctors and medical students, libraries, hospitals and institutions. It is both a scientific journal and the magazine of the Norwegian Medical Association. The journal encourages professional development and continuing education for physicians, fosters research and contributes to health policy debates.

The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association
Postkasse 1152 Sentrum 
N-0107 Oslo 
Norway
Tel: +47 23 10 90 00
Fax: +47 23 10 90 90 
Email: tidsskriftet@legeforeningen.no

This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete Norway guide.



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