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Strategic skills in demand

Strategic skills In Demand

The Strategic and Skills-in-Demand List is a compilation of occupations that are key to supporting the growth of key economic sectors in Singapore. The compilation also lists the skill-sets that are expected to be in strong demand by industries in the coming years. Job-seekers may refer to this list to help them in their career planning.

The list was drawn up in consultation with the respective industries and relevant government agencies. MOM regularly updates the list to factor in labour market trends.

You can refer to the Career Compass for a description of the above occupations.

Foreigners who are interested to apply for work passes (either Employment Passes or S Passes) should take the Self-Assessment Tool prior to the submission of their applications. The self-assessment tool will provide a preliminary indication of the likelihood of obtaining the respective work passes.

You can download the full list of pdfStrategic and Skills-in-Demand for more information.


Manufacturing

Industry Occupation Recommended Requisites
Manufacturing - Electronics and Precision Engineering Firmware R&D Engineer Degree/MSc in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science
HDD-related R&D Engineer
Media Process Engineer
Network Storage Engineer
Wafer Fabrication Process Engineer
Manufacturing - Chemicals and Biomedicals Chemist/Process Development Chemist Degree/MSc in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineer/Technician Degree/MSc in Electrical Engineering
Environment (Water) Engineer Degree/MSc in Environment Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Automation/Process Engineer Degree/MSc in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering
QA/QC Specialists Degree/MSc in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Life Science
Manufacturing - Aerospace and Marine & Offshore Design Engineer Degree/Masters in Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Maintenance, Avionics; Degree/Masters/PhD in Marine Engineering, Offshore Engineering, Naval Architecture, Petroleum Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Process Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Subsea Engineering
Petroleum Engineer
Project Engineer
Reservoir Engineer
Well Engineer
Nano Engineer

Construction

Industry Occupation Recommended Requisites
Construction Civil/ Structural/ Bridge Engineer Masters/Degree/Diploma (Construction-related)
Design Engineer Degree/Diploma (Construction-related)
Geotechnical Engineer PhD/Masters/Degree (Construction-related)
Mechanical & Electrical/Aircon/Fire/Instrumentation Engineer Degree/Diploma (Mechanical & Electrical-related)
With at least 2 years of relevant experience
Quantity Surveyor Degree in Quantity Surveying, Building Science, Project Facilities Management
Resident Technical Officer/ Engineer Degree/Diploma (Construction-related)*
Testing & Commissioning Engineer Degree/Diploma (Mechanical & Electrical-related)
Supervisor and General Foreman Degree/Diploma/ITE Certificate (Construction-related)
Crane & Hoist Operator/BC Cutter Operator/Bored Piling Operator/Drilling Operator Certificate of Successful Completion/Skill Evaluation Certificate (Crane- related)
With 5 years of relevant experience
Draftsman structural/ M&E/ architectural/Autocad Operator Degree/Diploma/ITE Certificate in Architectural Design
With 2 to 5 years of relevant experience
Architectural Assistant/Technician Degree/Diploma in Architectural Design
With at least 2 years of relevant experience
Jet-grouting Specialist Specialised Trade Certificate (Reinforced Concrete-related)
With 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
Building and Construction Project Manager Degree/Diploma (Construction-related)
With 5 to 10 years of relevant experience

* These occupations require accreditation by the Joint Accreditation Committee of the Institution of Engineers Singapore and the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore.


Healthcare

Industry Occupation Recommended Requisites
Healthcare Clinical Audiologist Masters in Audiology
Dietician Degree/Diploma in Dietetics, Food Nutrition
Doctor Degree in Medicine, Surgery*
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Degree/Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography
Medical/Laboratory Technologist Degree in Medical Science; Diploma in Biotechnology, Medical Technology
Nurse Degree/Diploma in Nursing; NITEC in Nursing**
Occupational Therapist Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
Pharmacist Degree in Pharmacy
Physiotherapist Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
Podiatrist Degree in Podiatry
Radiation Therapist Degree/Diploma in Radiation Therapy
Respiratory Therapist Masters/Degree in Respiratory Therapy
Speech Therapist Masters/Degree in Speech Pathology
Clinical Psychologist Masters in Clinical Psychology
Medical Social Worker Bachelor of Arts and Social Science (Major in Social Work)
Dentist Degree in Dentistry
Dental Hygiene Therapist Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Pharmacy Technician Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

* The list of approved Degrees is available at the Singapore Medical Council website.

** A Degree/Diploma in Nursing recognised by the Singapore Nursing Board is required.


Finance

Industry Occupation Recommended Requisites
Finance Compliance Managers Degree in Banking & Finance, Accountancy, Law, Economics, Business
FICS Compliance
Risk Management Managers Degree in Financial Engineering, Banking & Finance, Accountancy, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Business
FICS Risk Management
Information Technology Professionals Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science
Product Controllers Degree in Accountancy, Banking & Finance or equivalent
CPA/CA
Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Sales/ Traders Degree in Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Business
Investment Management Professionals Degree in Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Business
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Project Management Professionals Degree in Banking & Finance, Accountancy, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Business
Research Analysts and Structurers in Shipping, Aviation, Commodities, Infrastructure Finance, Real Estate Degree in Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Business
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Underwriters and Actuaries in Marine Hull, Aviation, Energy, Political Risk, Terrorism and Agriculture Insurance Degree in Actuarial Science, Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Business

Information Communication & Digital Media

Industry Occupation Recommended Requisites
Information Communication and Digital Media Analyst Programmer Degree/Diploma in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management of Information Systems
Software Engineer
Database/Network and Computer Systems Administrator
System Analyst
IT/Project Manager Degree/Diploma in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology; Certificate in Project Management, Management of Information Systems
Security Consultant Degree/Diploma in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management of Information Systems
Solution/Software Architect
Chief Information Officer
Game Producer Project management qualification and training
With sufficient relevant project experience
Game Programmer Degree in Computer Science
2D and 3D Artist Degree/Diploma in Animation, Computer Graphics, Visual Arts and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Animator
Character Artist
Character Designer
Computer Graphic (CG) Artist
Concept Artist Degree/Diploma in Art/Animation and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Director (TV/Film, Animation & Games) With at least 8 years relevant experience and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Environment Artist Degree/Diploma in Animation, Computer Graphics, Visual Arts and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Gaffer NITEC in Lighting, Photography; Vocational training and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Games Designer/Level Designer Relevant qualifications, portfolio and experience and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Grip Degree in Film-making and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Lighting and Rendering Artist Degree/Diploma in Computer Graphics, Visual Arts and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Line Producer Degree/Diploma in Film-making and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Matchmove Artist Degree/Diploma in Animation, Computer Graphics, Visual Arts and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Modeler and Texture Artist Degree/Diploma in Computer Graphics, Visual Arts and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Producer (Film/TV, Animation & Games) Substantial relevant experience in both the creative and business sides of producing a show, animation or game and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Production Assistant (Animation & Games) Substantial relevant experience in both the creative and business sides of producing an animation or game and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Rigger Degree/Diploma in Animation and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Rotoscope Artist Degree/Diploma in Animation, Computer Graphics, Visual Arts and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Screenwriter/ Scriptwriter Degree in Creative Writing, English, Journalism and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Storyboard Artist Degree/Diploma in Drawing Skills and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Technical Artist Degree in Computer Science, Graphic Art, Computer Graphics and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
With 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
Visual Effects (VFX) Artist/ Technician Basic formal qualification in visual effects/animation is preferred and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
Visual Effects (VFX) Supervisor/ Lead Degree/Diploma in Computer Graphics, Visual Arts and/or WSQ qualification in a related field
With 2 to 3 years of relevant experience

Tourism and Retail

Industry Occupation Recommended Requisites
Tourism/Retail Lighting Designer Technical background in electrical and electronics
Production Manager Degree/Diploma in any discipline
With substantial relevant experience
Set Designer Degree in Arts (specialisation in Theatre Design or 3-D design), Architecture
Sound Designer Technical background in electrical and electronics
Stage Designer Degree in Arts (specialisation in Theatre Design or 3-D design), Architecture
Museum/Art Curator Degree in History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, South Asian Studies, Sociology, Museum Studies
Stage Technical Crew Degree/Diploma in Technical Theatre
Art Fair Organiser/Art Dealer/Auctioneer Degree/Diploma in Arts Management, Visual Arts and Design, Art History, Performing Arts, Literary Studies
Casino Surveillance Degree/Diploma with strong computer skills
Last updated on 16 November 2012 02:05:46