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It's never too late if you're tired of your current career. Become an Allied Health Professional by applying for the Professional Conversion Programme.
The Allied Health Professionals are an integral part of the healthcare team, working alongside doctors and nurses to provide seamless continuum of care to patients. Allied Health Professionals are regarded as experts in their fields of practice and are required to make independent assessments and decisions about the choice of treatment for patients.
You have a range of education options from basic certification to post-graduate studies when you choose allied health as a career:
Every Allied Health Professional (AHP) has different strengths and interests. Whichever career path you choose, there will be ample opportunities for you to develop your clinical expertise, and gain enriching exposure and experience in clinical work, quality education and research as you progress.
Yes, the public sector offers scholarships and sponsorships for aspiring Allied Health Professionals. Find out more on Healthcare Scholarships.
The Healthcare Merit Scholarship (HMS) is awarded to outstanding students with strong leadership abilities. This premier scholarship, offered by the Ministry of Health, gives you the opportunity to study nursing or allied health disciplines in local and overseas universities. You should:
The Healthcare Merit Award (HMA) is awarded to students with excellent academic track records to pursue degree programmes in nursing or allied health disciplines in local and overseas universities. You should:
The Healthcare Graduate Studies Award (HGSA) is offered to final year undergraduates or recent university graduates who are keen to pursue a Master's degree in selected health science disciplines. You should:
The public healthcare clusters also offer sponsorships to students to study selected allied health disciplines at the degree level in universities. The sponsorships provide students with monthly allowances throughout their studies and graduates will be able to serve in the public healthcare clusters upon their graduation from the programmes.
* Alexandra Health System (AHS), Eastern Health Alliance (EHA), Jurong Health Services (JHS), National Healthcare Group (NHG), National University Health System (NUHS), and Singapore Health Services (Singhealth)
As an Allied Health Professional, you can work in diverse healthcare institutions such as acute hospitals, community hospitals, polyclinics, home care and long term residential care facilities. In the public sector, there are six healthcare clusters that manage a variety of healthcare services.
Allied Health Professionals can also work in Community Care. The Agency for Integrated Care works with Community Care providers to coordinate efforts in care integration so that patients can access appropriate care in the healthcare system. Find out more here.
In the public healthcare sector, the annual starting salary (including bonuses and allowance) for Allied Health Professionals is about $40,000 for diploma holders and about $47,100 for degree holders.
Yes, generally, most Allied Health Professionals are able to maintain good work-life harmony. Depending on the nature of the allied health practice and the patient groups (inpatient or outpatient), there may be Allied Health Professional groups who are required to work on shifts and weekends. A typical Allied Health Professional work schedule is 8.30am - 6pm in a restructured hospital and Allied Heath Professionals also enjoy 21 leave days and other Human Resource leave benefits.
You may apply for the Healthcare Attachment Programme (HAP) for Junior College and Polytechnic students to undergo job-shadowing / attachments in our public healthcare institutions during the months of January and June each year. In addition, students can also sign up for the Healthcare Discovery Tours, Hospital Open Houses, and Healthcare Immersion Camps etc. To know keep updated, follow Care To Go Beyond and Healthcare Scholarships on Facebook.
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