Industry Guide
Industry Guide

Healthcare & Medical

Our world-class healthcare system is constantly in need of new talent and support, especially in the current world. Opportunities abound in fields beyond the traditional in areas such as big data, medtech and allied health professions.
Industry Guide: Healthcare & Medical
Fast Facts
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 Outlook
The healthcare industry is an evergreen industry, and hence a great place to start a stable and fulfilling career. If you are not aiming to become a doctor or a nurse, there are still many opportunities such as allied health professionals, managerial and administrative staff such as centre managers and operations and administrative executives, and technical and support staff such as maintenance technicians and engineers. 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 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 in Speech Pathology (entry level)
  • 2 - 3 years experience
  • $4,000 - $6,000/month
  • Speech Therapists assess and assist patients with communication problems arising from speech and languages issues. Speech Therapists also assess and manage people of all ages with swallowing problems to enable them to eat and/or drink safely. Through their interventions, patients can gain or regain the ability to communicate at their best and interact with the world around them.


  • Diploma in Optometry
  • 1 - 2 years experience
  • $3,000 - $4,000/month
  • The optometrist provides primary eye care services such as visual examinations and prescription of optical appliances to correct vision problems. Optometrists also diagnose vision problems and common eye diseases. In general, they are qualified to perform any other type of practice of eye care which is part of the practice of opticianry, the most common procedures being dispensing and fitting glasses and contact lenses.

Medical Social Worker

  • Graduate Diploma or Degree in Social Work
  • 1 - 2 years experience
  • $3,000 - $4,000/month
  • The Medical Social Worker 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. They also help reduce the burden of patients and their families from incurred social and healthcare costs. 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.