Industry Guide
Industry Guide

Healthcare & Medical

Our world-class healthcare system is constantly in need of new talent and support. Embrace this field and look out for opportunities beyond the traditional, as medical firms and hospitals embrace big data, medtech and allied health professions.
Industry Guide: Healthcare & Medical
Fast Facts
$44 Bn
expected expenditure by 2030
1 : 4
Doctor to Population ratio
of the world's microarrays and one third of the world's thermal cyclers and mass spectrometers (key MedTech equipments) are manufactured in Singapore.
Industry Guide: Healthcare & Medical
Industry Outlook
Covid-19 has revolutionised this already-robust industry, as technological innovations and funding support have boosted it substantially. Jobs in have moved beyond doctor and nurse to include allied health professionals, and managerial and administrative staff, such as centre managers and operations and administrative executives. The healthcare sector is assured of continued relevance to cope with our aging population, chronic diseases and new disease patterns.
Key Skills
  • Communication
  • Resilience
  • Maturity
  • Care and compassion
  • Willingness to learn
Relevant Jobs

Staff Nurse

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • No experience needed
  • $2,000-$3,500/month
  • Staff nurses are generally employed on a full-time basis at hospitals or care facilities. They are the most immediate point of patient care, and administer medications and carry out assessments as needed. They must also keep notes regarding patients' care and development, and may create discharge plans for individual patients. Career advancement opportunities for staff nurses include the Nurse Clinician, Nurse Manager and Nurse Educator paths.

Speech therapist

  • Bachelor Degree in Speech Pathology or Master degree in Speech Pathology (entry level)
  • 2-3 years experience
  • $4,000-$6,000/month
  • Speech Therapists are also known as Speech Pathologists and Speech-Language Therapists. They assess and assist patients with communication problems arising from speech and languages issues. Through their interventions, patients can gain or regain the ability to communicate at their best and interact with the world around them. Speech Therapists also assess and manage people of all ages with swallowing problems to enable them to eat and/or drink safely.

Medical Social Worker

  • Graduate Diploma or Degree in Social Work
  • 1-2 years experience
  • $3,000-$4,000/month
  • The Medical Social Worker (MSW) provides interventions to support patients and their families during the recovery process to enable them to adjust or heal from acute or chronic medical conditions. Their role is to help patients and families manage the life crises caused by medical conditions such as lifelong illness or amputation, and bolster their physical and mental strength to face these challenge. Additionally, they may help reduce the burden of patients and their families from incurred social and healthcare costs.

Diagnostic Radiographer

  • Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography or Radiation Therapy
  • 0-1 year experience
  • $3,000-$6,000/month
  • Diagnostic Radiographers utilise specialised medical equipment to produce images of a patient's body so that doctors and specialists can analyse them and propose a treatment plan. They have increasingly become the first point of contact for many patients as diagnostic imaging marks the beginning of treatment, and hence must possess people skills and a good bedside manner. The role also requires Diagnostic Radiographers to understand and use high-end systems to process complex data and imaging tools.