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Postby plasticpirate » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 8:14 am

Hello! I am currently living in the US but would like to relocate to Singapore. I am a Medical Technologist and have my MT(ASCP) with 3 years of experience as a generalist, and 1+ years of experience as a Laboratory Supervisor. My questions are: What is the average pay for MTs in Singapore? Is there enough demand that a foreigner would be recruited to fill a vacancy? Are there any head hunter services that the healthcare industry uses to find employees?

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Jesse

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:45 pm

Hi Jesse,

you might try contacting these people.

http://sg.jobstreet.com/jobs/2007/5/r/2 ... 2.htm?fr=J

I do not know how much recruitment they do in this area but this advert is still open. They may also be able to give you an idea of a salary range. I doubt very much if it will be in a range that you will be comfortable with but who knows. That industry is outside my scope of expertise.

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Postby plasticpirate » Fri, 06 Jul 2007 10:35 am

Unfortunately, Recruit Express was not very helpful, and only told me to send in my resume, and that they only had openings for Singapore Residents and PRs.

I have started calling some of the hospitals and asked about wages for a medical technologist, and i've heard from $1800 up to $3000.

Which hospital(s) are concidered to be the best in Singapore?

Would I be correct to assume that a private hospital would be more likely to recruit a foreigner over a public hospital?

I also called Hudson, and they weren't helpful either.

Are there any services in Singapore that work for the job seeker rather than the employer?

Thanks,
Jesse

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 06 Jul 2007 10:57 am

plasticpirate wrote:Unfortunately, Recruit Express was not very helpful, and only told me to send in my resume, and that they only had openings for Singapore Residents and PRs.

I have started calling some of the hospitals and asked about wages for a medical technologist, and i've heard from $1800 up to $3000.

Which hospital(s) are concidered to be the best in Singapore?

Would I be correct to assume that a private hospital would be more likely to recruit a foreigner over a public hospital?

I also called Hudson, and they weren't helpful either.

Are there any services in Singapore that work for the job seeker rather than the employer?

Thanks,
Jesse


Jesse, Private hospitals will be more inclined to hire foreigners from western countries while government hospitals hire lots of regional types. It's a cost thing.

As far as Recruitment Agencies, in Singapore it's against the law to charge jobseekers placement fees (that's not to say it hasn't been done - just not legally). The Companies foot the recruitment fees so therefore a jobseeker's CV is nothing more than produce on the recruiters shelf. And, just like produce, it has a relatively short shelf life though agencies tend to keep them if for no other reason than to pad their capabilities when trying to sell their services to a client (Company). However, that is not to say all CV's are treated that way. The higher you are the longer the shelf life as you are then good headhunting material even though you may no longer be "available".

The range of salaries you have been quoted is what I suspected and it's also why I made my earlier comment about salaries possibly not being something you may be comfortable with.

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