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Old 10-03-2016, 10:32 PM
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Default Can Science graduates get good jobs in government sector and promotion?

I am a life science grad from local uni with 2nd upper and I want to work in public sector/government since graduation but couldn't get last time...so Just wonder which are government Stat/ministry could I try?

Are there any local uni life science graduate(s) working in government with good pay and gotten promoted? Could share the job type and salary scale if possible?
Would be helpful for those seeking help for similar questions as me.
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:51 AM
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Try those stat boards or ministries closer to life science: Ministry of Health, MOH Holdings, Health Promotion Board (HPB), Health Science Authority (HSA) or other healthcare or medical care related organizations.

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Old 11-03-2016, 09:48 AM
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What kind of job you wish to work under civil service?

Policy, lab?

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Old 11-03-2016, 11:14 PM
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IMO it depends which ministry your major is related to. Humanities/social science grads end up in ministries all the time because they're writing/reasoning/stats(for social science) skills can be applied at literally any ministry. They are used to writing long argumentative academic essays. So policy writing and planning and even HR or comms are a good fit for them and each ministry will have these functionaries.

Bad thing about science/engine grads is that they can't write well. At least they can't write as well as these guys. So your best bet is to apply for a role or a ministry which your degree is directly related to. That will give you a higher chance. If you picked up any skills in your life science degree that you feel can be applied to other positions then you could apply for those too.
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I understand the problem too..
Science is tough..

How about AVA?
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TS,

U ask about Govt jobs, have plenty lah. U ask about high pay and promotion, nobody can promise or tell u. U must have the passion to work in public service and after few years then have chance for promotion. U answered yourself already, non scholar, only money in sight...
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ofcourse got alot job there, but the thing is whether they prefer your degree, and see experience, age, all these..
MOH usuallly prefer mbbs, Md degree.. so life science not too sure lor..
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ofcourse got alot job there, but the thing is whether they prefer your degree, and see experience, age, all these..
MOH usuallly prefer mbbs, Md degree.. so life science not too sure lor..
2nd upper from local uni, no matter the degree, can enter civil service one. Work your way down the years, getting 8K is no problem. If you are good, you will be promoted to higher levels and be getting 10K pm.
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2nd upper from local uni, no matter the degree, can enter civil service one. Work your way down the years, getting 8K is no problem. If you are good, you will be promoted to higher levels and be getting 10K pm.
life science, never heard about so high pay? is that true?
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IMO it depends which ministry your major is related to. Humanities/social science grads end up in ministries all the time because they're writing/reasoning/stats(for social science) skills can be applied at literally any ministry. They are used to writing long argumentative academic essays. So policy writing and planning and even HR or comms are a good fit for them and each ministry will have these functionaries.

Bad thing about science/engine grads is that they can't write well. At least they can't write as well as these guys. So your best bet is to apply for a role or a ministry which your degree is directly related to. That will give you a higher chance. If you picked up any skills in your life science degree that you feel can be applied to other positions then you could apply for those too.

Complete nonsense. Humanities and social science grads are the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality. While they might have better writing and communication skills, they are mostly empty of logic. They are used to writing long argumentative academic essays that no one else reads. As a result, they struggle to get any jobs at all.

The only exception are the Economics grads.

Policy writing and planning and even HR or comms goes to the Business or Economic students.


As a life science graduate, you can go AVA or NEA. That is the best match for your job. Since you are obviously not interested in further research, those agencies are the best for you liao. You go anywhere else will not get promoted one, given your slack mentality.
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