Pursue a rewarding career in healthcare in new emerging roles across diverse healthcare settings.
Singapore’s healthcare industry is undergoing enormous transformation with an ageing population and changing social landscapes. The healthcare services sector in Singapore is expanding beyond hospitals and other traditional healthcare settings.
Community healthcare providers who focus on health promotion and maintenance are on a steady rise and are thriving. This development has resulted in a growing demand for skilled professionals in areas such as therapy, preventive healthcare services, and chronic disease management.
Furthermore, the delivery of healthcare services is also evolving, with hospitals and healthcare providers increasingly adopting a more patient-centred and holistic approach.
CAREER PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
With ongoing government investments driving a strategic renewal of Singapore’s healthcare sector, graduates can look forward to a wide range of opportunities within the sector.
Despite a weak economic outlook in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, recruitment in the healthcare sector remains robust, with job openings flourishing across various healthcare settings, including hospitals, national specialty centres, polyclinics, and community care facilities.
Other than doctors and nurses, the sector has a growing demand for healthcare administrators, allied health professionals, medical social workers, and therapists. Healthcare and medical communication roles are also available. These roles involve the mounting of public health campaigns and the development of health communication programmes aimed at fostering positive health management behaviours.
As the deployment of new healthcare technologies becomes more prevalent within the sector, there will also be an increased demand for talents with skills in artificial intelligence, digital technologies, e-logistics, and remote sensor devices.
Those from non-healthcare backgrounds can get relevant on-the-job training for positions in administration, human resources, accounting, finance, and IT.
- Degree in any discipline, with an interest in medical care
- Strong motivation to serve patients and the community
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong sense of ethics and personal responsibility
WHAT RECRUITERS LOOK FOR
- Prior experience working in a healthcare setting
- Analytical and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic setting with patients from all walks of life