Industry Guide: Healthcare
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Singapore's healthcare system is recognised as one of the most efficient in the world, with a strong demand for more medical practitioners and healthcare administrators.
Industry Guide: Healthcare
Fast Facts
There are more than 5,600 healthcare establishments in Singapore
There were over 450,000 admissions to public hospitals in 2018
There are approximately 13,000 doctors in Singapore; 2.4 doctors for every 1,000 in the population
Industry Guide: Healthcare
Industry Outlook
With an ageing population, there is a need for almost double the current number of long-term care workers in Singapore. Pharmaceutical manufacturing looks to be an exciting field to watch, with a $34 million boost inked between A*STAR and various industry players in 2018.
Key Skills
  • Empathy
  • Working under pressure
  • Positive attitude
  • Time management
  • Communication skills
  • Flexibility
Relevant Jobs

Laboratory Manager

  • Degree and above
  • 6-10 years' experience
  • $5,000 - $7,800
  • Laboratory Managers are required to provide medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information. You will need to establish quality standards for the maintenance of medical laboratory equipment for optimal performance, and maintain supplies for the laboratory.


  • Degree and above
  • 2-4 years' experience
  • $3,000 - $4,500
  • As a Pharmacist, you will be required to dispense medication according to a patient's prescriptions, as well as provide information on medication. You should also be able to help identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems.

Medical Technologist

  • Diploma and above
  • 1-5 years' experience
  • $1,700 - $3,800
  • The main responsibilities of a Medical Technologist are to conduct medical laboratory tests and analyses to provide the information necessary for diagnosis and treatment of various health conditions


  • Degree and above
  • 2-7 years' experience
  • $3,200 - $7,000
  • Radiographers will need to capture images of organs, bones, and tissue for patient diagnosis. You will need the necessary technical know-how required to handle imaging equipment, as well as the soft skills needed for patient care

Occupational Therapist

  • Degree and above
  • 1-5 years' experience
  • $3,400 - $4,800
  • As an Occupational Therapist, you will treat disabled, ill or injured patients to help them improve, regain, and develop the skills that they need for day-to-day life. You might be required to provide long-term and acute patient care

Staff Nurse

  • Diploma and above
  • 1-4 years' experience
  • $2,100 - $4,300
  • Staff Nurses are required to provide care to hospital residents, including administration of medicine and other basic medical cares. You will be required to ensure full compliance to safety requirements and regulations.