How is life as a doctor in Singapore? - Page 525 - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




How is life as a doctor in Singapore?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #5241 (permalink)  
Old 13-04-2023, 09:36 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Are you referring to International Medical Clinic (IMC)? Camden, Jelita, Katong?

They have Drs from all over the world?
I think so.

Reply With Quote
  #5242 (permalink)  
Old 13-04-2023, 01:49 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
No? Becuase there is more to work than money, esp if u earning in the 200k range
Firstly pay in public rise, slowly but surely.
It has other fringe benefits like nearly 30 days of leave
No nights or evening
Sponsored training
Colleagues
Professional identity and esteem.
Education and mentorship if u keen
Paternity /paternity benefits


It's a supply and demand outside.
Barrier of entry is super low.
Aesthetic is not the magical place to work.
It's tough work and super competitive becuase anyone can do a coc
Buy a laser , attend a weekend demo and start offering liao.
U go see turnover of aesthetic clinic
New one pop up every 1 to 2 years while other died after a while.
5k can buy a second hand machine
30k got swanky clinic for u to take over.

Outside GP rumeration also just spike up this 1 to 2 years.
Is it sustainable for chains to offer such good rates no one knows.
Afte a while, all this hot startup like DA with dry out venture funds start to close shop
I dunno what will happen to all this young bond breakers.
Maybe a doomsday scenario
Maybe not.

In the meantime the public service doctor sheltered from all this.

In investing u decide u want buy steady blue chips and Huat like warren buffet way of slow and steady
Or u want go crypto way. Jump into the hot fav with hot money..and then hope u cash out before it all come crashing down
So compared to your peers in private/aesthetics (I am sure you have friends outside in gp land), do you earn more than them now after spending so long in public sector, with all the relevant qualifications? (I.e is your net worth similar to them?)

Reply With Quote
  #5243 (permalink)  
Old 13-04-2023, 09:01 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
So compared to your peers in private/aesthetics (I am sure you have friends outside in gp land), do you earn more than them now after spending so long in public sector, with all the relevant qualifications? (I.e is your net worth similar to them?)
In before life is not all about money....
Instead of doing fluff medicine I take care of proper things.
Contribute to Healthy SG.

Reply With Quote
  #5244 (permalink)  
Old 13-04-2023, 09:37 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
So compared to your peers in private/aesthetics (I am sure you have friends outside in gp land), do you earn more than them now after spending so long in public sector, with all the relevant qualifications? (I.e is your net worth similar to them?)
what is the point of your question? - to quote chan chun seng
U mean u go compare ur networth with your friends? for what? to gain a superiority complex?

I think i'm middle of the pack. 1 guy owns 6 clinic. He basically go cover them when his doctors take MC, i estimate he makes maybe 10-15K profit each clinic and quite eng, so go figure.
One guy work 8-2 as a hired GP. Lots of free time to do his volunteer work in church. Heard he starting bible college soon

I dont have any closer friend doing aesthetics. 2 girls i sorta know go back to doing regular GP work after a while. Someone's someone hearsay i know make $30K per month , but she is pretty glam looking to begin with so maybe that's a selling point. Me old , balding with a beer belly cant attract that kind of money, unless i am an accredited plastic surgeon i guess.

financially wise i'm ok i think.
I had save and invest regularly over the years.
HDB paid , 1 condo rent out and have regular dividends from stocks.
essentially, i don't have to worry about money. Cannot buy GCB , but go europe during shopping wife want that 5K channel bag is ok although i discourage that.

I still drink kopi tiam coffee , same as 20 years ago when i was a poor student. I take MRT to work , same as when i was a poor student
Reply With Quote
  #5245 (permalink)  
Old 13-04-2023, 09:55 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
what is the point of your question? - to quote chan chun seng
U mean u go compare ur networth with your friends? for what? to gain a superiority complex?

I think i'm middle of the pack. 1 guy owns 6 clinic. He basically go cover them when his doctors take MC, i estimate he makes maybe 10-15K profit each clinic and quite eng, so go figure.
One guy work 8-2 as a hired GP. Lots of free time to do his volunteer work in church. Heard he starting bible college soon

I dont have any closer friend doing aesthetics. 2 girls i sorta know go back to doing regular GP work after a while. Someone's someone hearsay i know make $30K per month , but she is pretty glam looking to begin with so maybe that's a selling point. Me old , balding with a beer belly cant attract that kind of money, unless i am an accredited plastic surgeon i guess.

financially wise i'm ok i think.
I had save and invest regularly over the years.
HDB paid , 1 condo rent out and have regular dividends from stocks.
essentially, i don't have to worry about money. Cannot buy GCB , but go europe during shopping wife want that 5K channel bag is ok although i discourage that.

I still drink kopi tiam coffee , same as 20 years ago when i was a poor student. I take MRT to work , same as when i was a poor student
I envy you.
You are doing very well.
Much better than me.
Reply With Quote
  #5246 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2023, 11:33 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
what is the point of your question? - to quote chan chun seng
U mean u go compare ur networth with your friends? for what? to gain a superiority complex?

I think i'm middle of the pack. 1 guy owns 6 clinic. He basically go cover them when his doctors take MC, i estimate he makes maybe 10-15K profit each clinic and quite eng, so go figure.
One guy work 8-2 as a hired GP. Lots of free time to do his volunteer work in church. Heard he starting bible college soon

I dont have any closer friend doing aesthetics. 2 girls i sorta know go back to doing regular GP work after a while. Someone's someone hearsay i know make $30K per month , but she is pretty glam looking to begin with so maybe that's a selling point. Me old , balding with a beer belly cant attract that kind of money, unless i am an accredited plastic surgeon i guess.

financially wise i'm ok i think.
I had save and invest regularly over the years.
HDB paid , 1 condo rent out and have regular dividends from stocks.
essentially, i don't have to worry about money. Cannot buy GCB , but go europe during shopping wife want that 5K channel bag is ok although i discourage that.

I still drink kopi tiam coffee , same as 20 years ago when i was a poor student. I take MRT to work , same as when i was a poor student
Well, purpose is to see if one is being lowballed in terms of pay lo.
I mean if you only earn 200k a year, but all your peers outside doing gp work earn 400k/year, (not saying that private gps earn 400k, just quoting a hypothetical scenario), shouldn't you reflect and consider your career choice/place of practice?

This is applicable to all industries not just medicine, always need to compare pay to the Market rate based on your ability of course. (Even football players in England who earn 200k/week are unhappy and choose to leave for another team who pays 300k per week lol)
Reply With Quote

  #5247 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2023, 12:13 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Well, purpose is to see if one is being lowballed in terms of pay lo.
I mean if you only earn 200k a year, but all your peers outside doing gp work earn 400k/year, (not saying that private gps earn 400k, just quoting a hypothetical scenario), shouldn't you reflect and consider your career choice/place of practice?

This is applicable to all industries not just medicine, always need to compare pay to the Market rate based on your ability of course. (Even football players in England who earn 200k/week are unhappy and choose to leave for another team who pays 300k per week lol)
Then how? I see your wife so pretty. My wife not as pretty....
I see your car bigger than my car.....
Never ends
Why so jelly?
Reply With Quote
  #5248 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2023, 12:55 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Then how? I see your wife so pretty. My wife not as pretty....
I see your car bigger than my car.....
Never ends
Why so jelly?
Unfortunately life is always about comparison (education, pay, net worth, social status, even partners)- even primary school students compare with their peers for grades! (At least during my time)

Regarding your point about wife/partners, why do you think divorce and cheating is so common among couples? (I am sure many people in Singapore compare and discuss about their partners when they meet up with their close friends..)
Reply With Quote
  #5249 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2023, 05:39 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Well, purpose is to see if one is being lowballed in terms of pay lo.
I mean if you only earn 200k a year, but all your peers outside doing gp work earn 400k/year, (not saying that private gps earn 400k, just quoting a hypothetical scenario), shouldn't you reflect and consider your career choice/place of practice?

This is applicable to all industries not just medicine, always need to compare pay to the Market rate based on your ability of course. (Even football players in England who earn 200k/week are unhappy and choose to leave for another team who pays 300k per week lol)
Again
What's the point of Ur comparison.
My point is I'm happy.

U can forever compare upwards

Some Ite grad sold his software company for 200 million right?
Then every tech grad from famous nus will need to die from envy liao


Why do I need to reflect if I can earn more elsewhere?
Reply With Quote
  #5250 (permalink)  
Old 14-04-2023, 07:00 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Just locum like crazy la for 1-2 years make bucks and then chill.
U can earn 200-300 k a year if u locum ALOT or do alot of telemed do it in a slack posting then chill . Earn enough to pay ur private property downpayment
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What work-life balance? Salary.sg Income and Jobs 3 04-08-2022 11:49 PM
What happened to Life Sciences? Salary.sg Education and Personal Growth 50 22-05-2013 12:58 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
HTX (Home Team Science and... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
639 Replies, 322,665 Views
GovTech ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
4,978 Replies, 2,099,029 Views
Roles in accenture singapore ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
7,085 Replies, 2,247,954 Views
Rio tinto ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
79 Replies, 55,117 Views
UOB Management Associate Program ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,268 Replies, 742,187 Views
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
14,695 Replies, 4,863,066 Views
Shopee fresh grad pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,028 Replies, 425,689 Views
Work culture in IHiS ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
707 Replies, 524,462 Views
Factual Local Bank Salaries - DBS... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,753 Replies, 1,357,965 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
16,260 Replies, 12,301,029 Views
Maritime and Port Authority of... ( 1 2)
13 Replies, 17,184 Views
DBS ACE Programme ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
109 Replies, 73,466 Views
MAS for Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,760 Replies, 1,014,163 Views
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
10,259 Replies, 6,395,167 Views
ST Electronics ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,649 Replies, 1,496,374 Views
DSTA (under Mindef) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,397 Replies, 1,343,820 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
7,203 Replies, 3,331,852 Views
NUS (National University of... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
314 Replies, 309,976 Views
Micron starting pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
702 Replies, 387,492 Views
Standard Chartered International... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
460 Replies, 258,412 Views
Compilation of MAs/Analysts Gross... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,263 Replies, 700,109 Views
DBS Graduate Associate Program ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,297 Replies, 985,768 Views
Visa Internship
3 Replies, 4,313 Views
GIC (Government of Singapore... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
419 Replies, 712,252 Views
CSA (Cyber Security Agency) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
885 Replies, 485,141 Views
Company deduct air ticket from...
0 Replies, 201 Views
Anyone work in JPM/GS/Morgan... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
415 Replies, 156,712 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
20,885 Replies, 10,198,329 Views
DBS tech seed programme ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,756 Replies, 1,475,966 Views
For those with 2-5 YOE, what is... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,197 Replies, 446,198 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 02:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2