Is Singapore a nice country to live and work as a physical therapist?
Is Singapore a nice country to live and work as a physical therapist? After graduating, I’m planning to go and work there since I really love Singapore.
I'm sure you've been here - the food can be cheap, housing /rentals can be expensive so see how you can look into shared housing in HDBs. Make friends :) Everyone will take care of you, We may seem cold at first, but we're really soft-hearted folks and will help when you need it.
For our healthcare industry, i have a couple of friends who are physiotherapists. i believe they feel pressured to always do things the right way but the seniors ahve been really nice to help and coach them, as long as you take the initiative to ask and be proactive! :) Nothing wrong with asking for help. Always remember, better to ask than doing something wrongly!
I am a USA PT. We have lots of co-workers who trained in the Philippines. You will have a good education. I don’t know anything about working in Singapore. When you move to another country with your PT license you will have to take extra steps to practice. The Singapore physical therapy association and the physical therapy licensing board will have information about steps to take to transfer your license. In the USA you have to take a language proficiency test, and submit your university transcripts to assure your classes match the USA requirements. I’m sure Singapore will have similar requirements for foreign trained PT’s.
Be sure to complete all your classes, graduate and take your boards in your home country before you move.