Athena Nursing Care is a special placement agency for highly-skilled Filipino healthcare professionals bound for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. They are proficient in German, and have undergone trainings and seminars in the German working system and management, as well as introduced to German culture and work ethics. Filipino healthcare professionals enjoy the fine reputation of being efficient, compassionate and have a high sense of responsibility and committment to their work. After 40 years, Germany has opened its doors to Filipino contract workers again. The demand is currently 30,000 healthcare professionals and statistics say it will be up to 400,000 in the next 7 years. This is Germany alone, and with Austria and Switzerland, it would be much more.