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Want to Save the World? Here are the Top Singaporean Jobs in Demand Right Now

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The current pandemic situation has many of us re-thinking their lives. If you’re looking for a new purpose or a job to help you bridge the gaps both in your resume, and be on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Below, is a list of the top Singaporean jobs in demand right now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


1. Temperature Screeners  

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If you’ve kept up with the news, you’ll know that temperature screeners are in high demand. The responsibilities for the role are pretty straightforward and basic. Additionally, the moderately paid position is popular as it requires candidates to have little to no experience. A quick trawl through Google shows that candidates only require an N or O level certification to be qualified for the role. However, candidates with a nursing certification can work in hospitals, and potentially earn more. 

Responsibilities

  • Temperature screening of individuals 

  • Filling in and collecting of health declaration forms 

  • Attend to both patient and individual inquiries 

  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned 

Learn more about temperature screening and/or healthcare assistant jobs at BGC Group here.

 

2. Contact Tracing Assistant 

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If you’re interested in investigating, contact tracing might be the new gig for you. The goal of a contact tracer is to identify people who might have come into contact with an individual suspected of the Covid-19 virus. Contact tracers are typically broken up into four different roles: (a) Coordinates with the Ministry of Health, (b) Interviewing patients and close contacts, (c) Reviewing the data collected and (d) Tracking down contacts MOH has not managed to contact. The latter is often assigned to officers 

The responsibilities and qualifications needed to be a contact tracer differ according to various departments. However, we speculate that basic computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel) along with excellent communication and interview skills might help you land the role of a contact tracer. The infographic below demonstrates just how important contact tracing is in the current Covid-19 era. 

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Interested in the role of contact tracing? Find out more about the role of a contact tracer on BGC Group’s job portal here

 

3. Healthcare Assistant  

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Healthcare takes the forefront in the type of jobs that aim to save the world. The role of a healthcare assistant is to provide care to patients in various medical settings (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, etc). There are a number of benefits to working as a healthcare assistant. The benefits range from (a) developing close relationships with patients to (b) job security due to the high demand in nursing assistants. To land a job as a healthcare assistant, you will need to have formal certification. 

Responsibilities

  • Sterilise healthcare tools and kits 

  • Sort, assemble, pack and label healthcare instruments and equipment 

  • Assist with various patientcare duties (e.g. washing and showering of elderly patients, therapy assistance)

  • Assist with preparing the required healthcare tools 

  • General supervision of patients 

  • Assist in patient recreational and social events 

  • Taking patient’s vitals as well as blood samples 

  • Various ad-hoc duties and responsibilities 

As a manpower outsourcing agency focused on healthcare and technology industries we might be shifting our hiring focus to roles such as healthcare assistants. Keep a lookout for upcoming healthcare and technology positions on BGC Group’s job portal here

 

4. Various Temp and Freelance Positions 

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Sure, temporary and freelance positions might not exactly save the world. And you’re not necessarily in the frontlines fighting the dreaded Covid-19 virus. But job seekers hit hard by the recent Covid-19 outbreak can fill in their resume gaps whilst waiting for the storm to blow over. 

Sample Temp and Freelance Positions Available Right Now 

  • Administrative positions

  • Ambulance driver 

  • Relief teacher

  • Customer service assistant 

  • Freelance nurses 

  • Freelance healthcare assistants 

  • Retail staff and F&B positions

As a recruitment agency in Singapore, we’ve covered a range of topics related to temporary and freelance positions. Additionally, BGC Group has also touched upon the topic of working from home. Check out some of our recommended articles below: 

 

 

Those looking for a temp and/or freelance position can head over to the SGUnited’s Jobs Virtual Career Fairs. Alternatively, click here to learn about the best websites to find a full-time, part-time, and temp job in Singapore


Which of these positions are you most interested in? Let us know in the comments section below! Don’t forget to keep an eye out on https://www.facebook.com/bgc.group


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