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Asked on 09 Jun 2019

What are the various highly value skilled jobs in Singapore? Do we need a licence to operate? Which is the best job?

E.g. selling high ticket items? Aircon service? Tuition teacher?

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Cedric Jamie Soh
Cedric Jamie Soh, Director at Seniorcare.com.sg
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 10 Jun 2019

Let me see if I can categorise them:-

1) high academic results required - such as lawyers, doctors, professors, MPs,

(usually too late if you in your twenties and not in a good university)

2) manual skilled jobs that pays well per hour

crane operators, forklift operators, special machines operators

3) sales job

insurance advisers, property agents, car salesmen, etc

4) business owners

small medium enterprise owners- learn on how to operate a small business

I see that 1) is usually too late for most of us.

2/3/4 are all still available.

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Eveline Lau
Eveline Lau
Level 6. Master
Answered on 10 Jun 2019

Don't really understand your question of "highly value" skilled jobs - highly valued skilled jobs or high-value skilled jobs? They would mean different things.

If you're talking about more labourous kind of skilled jobs, you'll need a license and they can be high risk (e.g. compromise on health or safety). If you're talking about non-labourous ones, you'll need to be at least educated at the tertiary level on it (e.g. graduated from medical school to be a doctor, law school for a lawyer). Tuition teachers can earn quite a bit of money but in order to be one that can rack in the money, you'll need to be a MOE-certified teacher, meaning you would need to have studied in and graduated from NIE. Studying in NIE comes with a 5-year bond, which you'll need to serve by working as a teacher in a public school.

The money comes with sacrifice, just in which form :p

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Jennifer Goh
Jennifer Goh
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 13 Jun 2019

Tuition teacher

First- decide what to teach

Then, sign up your name on a couple of tuition websites to increase awareness and with patience and consistency you can earn minimum $40/h, higher if you're more qualified ie. relevant degree in subject you are teaching

Tips: You don't have to be an expert, you just have to be passionate about the subject and it will show in your interaction with the students and parents will be quick to spot tutors who aren't pulling their weight! Once you've built your reputation, you'll be a 'highly valued' tutor and every student or rather the parents will be signing up for your slot! :)

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Heng Kai Le
Heng Kai Le, Mondomover at School Of Life
Level 5. Genius
Updated on 10 Jun 2019

The first job that came to my mind is airtraffic controller. My Friend doesn’t have a degree but works at this job. Quite highly paid too

surgeon? Need steady hands that can do delicate stitching/cutting etc

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Justin Kieran Ong
Justin Kieran Ong

10 Jun 2019

I'm not too sure about the exact process but judging from the rest of the Aerospace insudtry it's probably something like this. When you are selected, you will go through a training school. Once you pass, you'll start as a ATC.
Eveline Lau
Eveline Lau

10 Jun 2019

Air traffic controller has to go through stringent training and pass it. The courses should be completed within a year, if I'm not wrong, and if you fail to pass, you'll be kicked out of the job/programme. Training bond is 2 years. While the pay is good, remember it's a shift job. Typically shift job pays much better because it can be detrimental to the health (most of my friends who work shift job ballooned in size and they all look like pandas around their eyes, for example). Surgeons need more than just steady hands lah hahaha

Financial plannar

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CEO. Directors. Ministers. Super high value jobs that not anyone can do.

Others will include high risk jobs such as Rope access specialists. High risk, high skill needed. These people need to ensure rope safety as they are accessing high buildings or structures with just ropes. Any mistake results in death.

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