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7,000 new health care jobs over the next 5 years

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 19, 2008

These range from positions for doctors, nurses, to pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals.

Singaporeans alone will not be enough to fill these jobs.

‘Foreign talent and foreign workers are greatly welcomed,’ said Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday.

Speaking at the National University Hospital and its healthcare union’s national day observance ceremony, Mr Khaw said many more workers are needed to provide the level of care that will be needed in the coming years.

Demand for healthcare will go up, as the population increases and ages. Singapore’s population is likely to grow from the current 4.5 million to 5.5 million by 2020. (story)

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