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Singapore’s Ministry of Health recently announced that they will be needing more than 20,000 health workers in 2020.

According to the Ministry of Health, the population in Singapore continues to increase along with the rising number of people with health problems and shortage in health workers is expected in the near future. It will also need to completely rethink the way it cares for the elderly.

Meanwhile, the number of elderly Singaporeans is growing faster than ever. There were 460,000 people aged above 65 in 2015. By 2020, this number will rise to 610,000. To address the shortage, more specialised doctors and nurses are being trained and hired.

Healthcare applicants just need to accomplish the Singaporean government requirements. They must be a registered and licensed professional in the Philippines. Applicants must have at least 2 or 3 years of experience. Then, they must pass examinations given by agencies in the Philippines for the Singapore Nursing Board for them to become full-pledged staff nurse in Singapore or an enrolled nurse.

Despite the government’s call to Singaporeans to enter the health sector, their lack of skills in the field of medicine is an opportunity for workers from outside their country, including the Philippines.