Work & Education
8 500 employees
Örebro County Council work first and foremost with medical health and dental care. The most important task is to promote public health according to the needs of the county population.
The Council is one of the county’s largest employers with about
8 500 employees, occupied in several hundred different types of professions. The majority is engaged in health care but there are also a number of employees working in other branches such as administration, research, IT, transportation and service occupations.
However, new staff members are always needed. About 80 per cent of the employees have a college or university education. At the University Hospital in Örebro medical training is offered to students from the Department of Medicine at Linköping University.
The University of Örebro offers several study programmes suitable for later employment at the County Council, for example education of occupational therapists, nurses and psychologists.
The County Council also work together with Örebro University in the field of medical sciences and has recently established a comprehensive medical degree course in Örebro.
The County Council's policy
The County Council’s first priority towards the employees is to ensure good leadership and cooperation, development and learning, a healthy working environment, diversity and everyone’s equal worth.