Monday, November 21, 2011

What job is in demand in Singapore?

Foreigners looking for jobs in Singapore?
Do you have the strategic skill that Singapore is looking for?
With an ageing population, the healthcare industry is on the skills-in-demand list of Singapore.

IndustryOccupationRecommended Requisites
HealthcareClinical AudiologistMasters in Audiology
DieticianDegree/Diploma in Dietetics, Food Nutrition
DoctorDegree in Medicine, Surgery*
Medical Diagnostic RadiographerDegree/Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography
Medical/Laboratory TechnologistDegree in Medical Science; Diploma in Biotechnology, Medical Technology
NurseDegree/Diploma in Nursing; NITEC in Nursing**
Occupational TherapistDegree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
PharmacistDegree in Pharmacy
PhysiotherapistDegree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
PodiatristDegree in Podiatry
Radiation TherapistDegree/Diploma in Radiation Therapy
Respiratory TherapistMasters/Degree in Respiratory Therapy
Speech TherapistMasters/Degree in Speech Pathology
Clinical PsychologistMasters in Clinical Psychology
Medical Social WorkerBachelor of Arts and Social Science (Major in Social Work)
DentistDegree in Dentistry
Dental Hygiene TherapistDiploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Pharmacy TechnicianDiploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

* The list of approved Degrees is available at the Singapore Medical Council website.
** A Degree/Diploma in Nursing recognised by the Singapore Nursing Board is required.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Looking for a job in Singapore? How to apply for an employment pass?

There have been enhancements made to the Employment Pass Framework which will be effective from January 2012. Take note of the latest employment pass rules.Foreigners who are interested to work and has a job offer in Singapore may apply for an Employment Pass (EP).

From 1 January 2012, the qualifying salary for the Q1 Pass will be increased from $2,800 to at least $3,000 for young graduates, while older applicants would have to command a higher salary to qualify, commensurate with the work experience and quality they are expected to bring. The qualifying salary for the P2 Pass will be raised from $4,000 to $4,500. There will be no change in the qualifying salary for P1 Pass which remains at $8,000. Concurrently, educational qualifications requirements will be tightened. 

Employment Pass (EP) is a work pass for foreign professionals working in managerial, executive or specialised jobs, which will allow the employee to bring in dependents.

The different employment pass types available are: