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8 Insider Tips from Medical Professor On Acing Medical School Interview

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Studying medicine in one of the world’s top universities, RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus is the most rewarding pathway you can ever embark on.

RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (Formerly known as Penang Medical College (PMC)) is a private medical university in Penang, Malaysia in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD).

Programme

The 5-Years Undergraduate Programme is delivered transnationally – beginning with comprehensive pre-clinical training in Dublin followed by extensive clinical training in Penang.

Why RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus?

  • Internationally-Recognised Irish Medical Education Delivered 
  • Highly Cost-Effective Tuition and Return on Investment
  • High-Quality Clinical Training

Intake 

Every September

Duration

5 Years

  • 2.5 years of Pre-Clinicals in Dublin
  • 2.5 years of Clinicals in Penang

Fees (2021)

Malaysian: RM620,000

International: RM740,000

For more information about the Undergraduate programme, entry requirements and scholarships, visit here or contact Excel Education

First off, Congratulations on receiving your interview invitation! It’s time for some good preparation.

The Medical School interview can be one of the most nerve-racking questions for every candidate. And the best way to help reduce anxiety is to be well prepared. Before jumping straight into what questions will be asked and how you should answer them, take a step back and question yourself.

“What is the purpose of this medical interview?”

After all, medical schools can learn so much from your application materials. Well the answer is straightforward. Medical school wants to learn about you.

Other than your excellent grades, how passionate and highly motivated are you towards medicine? Is the school’s programme a good fit for you or perhaps you would fit better in other medical schools? Do you have any significant interpersonal difficulties like major social awkwardness? Do you have a diverse outlook in life to deal with people from different areas of life?

Now that you understand the purpose of a medical interview, let’s dive into the 8 tips that would ultimately help you ace your interview! 

Tip #1: Which Type of Interview and Who are your Interviewers?

Understand clearly the type of interview that would take place for you. Will it be a Face-to-Face or Online Session?
If possible, get to know who will be interviewing you. You will be mentally prepared and less panicky during the day.

There are usually three different types of interviews – the Conventional Discussion Based, Oxbridge Style Interviews and Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMI). However, a vast majority of candidates will be invited to attend the Conventional Discussion Based.

Types of interview
Conventional discussion based
(a) Why do you want to study medicine?
(b) Why are you a strong candidate?
(c) Face-to-face or online

Oxbridge style interviews
-Designed to identify candidates with critical thinking/out of the box thinking.

Multiple mini-interviews (MMI)
-Exam stations looking for different ‘traits’. For example empathy; ethical thinking
-Structured scoring system

Who are your interviewers?
Faculty members (usually doctors or scientists) / Admissions officers / Student affairs / Medical students

What type of interview will it be?
Individual / Panel / Several individuals / Group

Tip #2: Questions you should prepare

Other than academic background, candidates will be determined through other essential questions such as:

(a) Why do you want to become a doctor? Dig into yourself and find your motivation towards medicine.
What are the characteristics that make a good doctor?

(b) Extracurricular and leisure activities: What do you do in and out of school, as an all-rounder?
This tells your interviewer how suitable you are other than academic pursuits.

(c) Employment and research experience: Have you spent some time shadowing a doctor? Have you seen what a doctor does? If you have, be ready to discuss your experience on how you have involved yourself in any research.

(d) Views on medical problems or relevant ethical issues
You should be able to have views on medical problems.
For example, knowing the worldwide pandemic. If you are in Malaysia, you should know what the Director-General of Health has done to actually control Covid-19 in Malaysia. What are the testings and tracings? Why does social distancing reduce the spread of Covid-19?

 

Side note: You are expected to think ethically. In an interview, you are not expected to know the answers.
Interviewers are expecting you to be able to discuss it and debate with them. Will you be able to think during the interview?


(e) Read lists of medical school interview questions online and prepare answers
Do not just note down answers you get online, instead write down your own answers – what you would actually say. Read a few medical topics in Malaysia as well as other locations relevant to your medical school.

(f) Research the medical school you are applying to. How would it be a good fit for you?
For example, if you are applying to RUMC, RCSI or UCD, understand the course; learning style and curriculum and know about Malaysia and Ireland. This will ensure interviewers that you understand the programme and how well it fits you.   

Tip #3: Practice,video tape yourself and critique your performances

(a) Prepare and practice interview answers to yourself.

(b) Do mock interviews with your family, teachers or friends. Ask for their advice. If you have friends who attend medical school as well, ask them for advice. They may share other beneficial tips.

(c) If your interview is conducted online, make sure to check your device, the kind of software you will be using to connect with your interviewers as well as your internet connection.

Tip #4: First Impressions are important even if it is online

It is so important to recognize that applying to a medical school is a professional activity and after all the hard work and preparation, you surely do not want to leave an impression that decreases your chance of admission and a dress code that interviewers can clearly remember after your session.

(a) Be on time (or early!)

(b) Do not wear casual clothings and jeans. Dress smartly and conservatively. Be clean, neat, have your hair cut or done well. Look like a doctor!

Suit and tie
Men, put on your suit and tie. The attire for a medical school interview is conservative, hence you may go for colours that associate with professionalism like navy blue, grey and black. Be sure to match your suit, tie and shoes well. A simple choice of black or brown shoes are both conservative and professional.

Suit Blazer or Dress
Ladies, you can wear a suit blazer with pants or a knee-length skirt. Remember to keep things simple. Avoid bright colours and patterns; go for black, grey and navy blue as they always do the trick.

‘’Is it appropriate to wear a dress to a medical school interview?’’ The answer is yes.
Just like a suit blazer with pants or skirt, make sure your dress is conservative, not too revealing and dark-coloured. 

Make-up and accessories

A little touch up would always do good. You may apply a light concealer, eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow and lipstick. Once again, keep things simple. Necklaces, watches and earrings are nice touches but they are not necessary. If you like to add these touches, a pair of earring studs look professional and well.

(c) Have your documents ordered in a portfolio or well organized online

(d) Good eye contact, smile and firm handshake

(e) Introduce yourself. Make a good introduction.
Do not just introduce yourself with your first name “Good afternoon, I’m Jonathan”.
Instead say Good afternoon, I’m Jonathan Lee…..

(f) Try not to fidget

Tip #5: Take your time

Take your time when it comes to providing your interviewers a good response, They are not looking for speed but a quality response. If you require a little more time to think of the right answer, don’t be afraid to inform your interviewers. You may say

“Oh, that is not a question I’ve necessarily thought I’d be asked. Do you mind if I think about that for a second?”

This is not a bad thing. In fact, it shows your interviewer that you are actually processing your thoughts to provide a good answer.

For example, “Why Medicine?”
Provide a structured answer by sticking to a rule of three. Make three clear, decisive points and conclude your statement.

Tip #6: Use personal examples

Use personal examples to demonstrate your skills and experience. Instead of telling the interviewers about your unique qualities such as leadership and empathy, prove to them through your stories and impress them. 

For example, “What qualities do you have that you feel are important for a doctor?”
Firstly, I recognise that a doctor has a position of considerable responsibility, and good leadership skills are essential. I demonstrate this in my work for my church, as a leader for a youth club and helping at a summer holiday club for primary school children near where I live. My youth work has taught me patience and understanding, especially towards those with learning difficulties. I was also pleased to be made Deputy Head of House and Senior Prefect at school, taking on various organizational roles,…

For example, “What do you understand by empathy?”
I first really understood empathy during my hospital work experience. When I saw the doctors talking to lymphoma patients, it left me with admiration and respect for the sensitivity and understanding with which the doctors communicated with the patients and their families and made me see that there was nothing I wanted more than to also take on the responsibility of caring for and treating patients.

Tip #7: Answer the question

It is surprising that many students fail to answer even a simple question “Why this Medical School?”. So be sure to do your research on the school and the programme. Carefully listen to each question then incorporate the question into your answer. By doing this, you show that you have listened and remind yourself to address the question. Again, stick to the rule of three clear and decisive points.

For example “Why this medical school?”
I have long wanted to attend RUMC for several reasons: it gives me the opportunity to attend two different medical schools in two countries, Ireland and Malaysia, and I feel that will broaden my experience and my thinking. I am also keen on research and RUMC offers me the opportunity to engage in summer research with experienced researchers in Dublin. I have heard from friends that the teaching in RUMC in the Dublin universities and in Penang in the hospitals is of the highest quality and is designed to make you the best possible doctor and succeed in your internship. 

Tip #8: Follow Up

Send a ‘thank you’ email after the interview to impress and make yourself notice again. More importantly make some notes for yourself and go through the whole process by questioning yourself on what you did well, what you could improve and again is this the right medical school for you.

(a) Who interviewed you?
(b) What questions did they ask?
(c) What were your answers?
(d) What did you do well?
(e) What could you have done better?

Finally, you put in a lot of effort. Take a good break and relax!

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Which One to Study? Psychology vs Psychiatry vs Counselling

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Psychologist, psychiatrist, and counsellor they all sound the same but are they different? Often, many people confuse themselves with these similar terms, assuming they are the same thing. However, they are various professions that strive for the same outcome, which is advocating for mental health and improving people’s lives. 

While all professions might have several similarities, they still have a vast difference when working. 

In this article, we are about to shine a light on the difference between a psychologist, psychiatrist and a counsellor which could help you determine your career path and the field that might suit you the best according to your preference.

What do a psychologist, psychiatrist and a counsellor do?

Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a licensed medical doctor who has gone through medical training before becoming a psychiatrist. They are the only one with the authority to prescribe medication. Psychiatrist tends to study in-depth about human behaviours and psychology; in practice, they diagnose and treat psychological and emotional disorders.

Examples of situations when a psychiatrist can prescribe medication if you’re suffering from:

  • Trauma and stressor-related disorder: These psychiatric disorders develop during or after stressful or traumatic life events.

  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety involves focusing on the wrong or dangerous things that could happen and worrying excessively about them.

Psychologist: On the other hand, psychologists are trained professionals who assist with various mental disorders. Psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier and more effective habits. They often use psychotherapy to help treat challenges and symptoms associated with mental health and emotional conditions by helping them understand their repressed feelings, equipping them to face new life challenges.

Examples of psychological disorders are:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: This disorder is characterized by persistent deficits in social interaction and communication in multiple life areas and portrays restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours

  • Communication Disorders: Disorder that impacts the ability to use, understand or detect language and speech.

Counsellor: Counsellors are usually patience and good listeners. They help their clients overcome their problems by assisting them in understanding themselves better and finding a way to cope with the issues they are currently facing. Counsellors generally assist clients that are facing problems that can be resolved with short term treatment.

Example of issues that one usually goes to see a counsellor:

  • Grieving: Going through a significant loss can be a long and painful process, especially when one does not have anyone to share the emotional burden.

  • When you’re clueless on where to start: Counselling can help one untangle and understand better sticky interpersonal situations we often find ourselves stuck.

Where do psychologists, psychiatrists, and counsellors often work?

Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can work in different environments such as hospitals or private practice; their careers primarily revolve around the medical field due to their medical degree.

Psychologist: In contrast, a psychologist can specialize in various fields, providing them with a broader range of career opportunities. Some of them might even have their private practice and often set their working hours. Aside from only focusing on mental health, they can also specialize in other areas such as industrial-organizational psychologists where they focus on employees’ behaviour at the workplace.

Counsellor: However, a counsellor is seen working with NGO, community centres, schools, and universities. They can be seen working at hospitals assuming the role of a family grief counsellor to provide mental health evaluations or at a residential care facility which offers counselling services to people living in a temporary environment that requires continuous supervision. This may include facilities that house troubled or at-risk youths, autistic children, or people with mental or physical disabilities.

What are the key skills needed to become a psychologist, psychiatrist or a counsellor?

Psychologist:

  • Patience
  • Good research skills 
  • Excellent communications skills 
  • Ability to relate and empathize with a range of people

Psychiatrist:

  • Empathy & compassion
  • Emotional resilience 
  • Integrity 
  • Critical thinking 

Counsellor:

  • Emotional stability
  • Open-minded 
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Observational 

How to become a psychologist, psychiatrist or a counsellor?

Psychiatrist 

A psychiatrist career begins by pursuing a medical degree that takes about 5 to 6 years to complete, two years of housemanship, and four more years of completing their masters in psychiatry to become a professional psychiatrist. 

Programme

Requirement 

Bachelor in Medicine

  • STPM: Minimum of 2As and 1C; or 
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2As and 1C; or 
  • Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 3.0; or
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum ATAR of 80; or

Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry)

  • Bachelor Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 

Psychology/Therapist

To be qualified as a psychologist, one has to start with a degree in psychology which roughly takes three years and another two to three years pursuing postgraduate studies to become a certified psychologist.  

Programme 

Requirement 

Bachelor Degree 

  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or 
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT): Minimum of ATAR 60; or 
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00

Masters of Clinical Psychology 

  • Bachelor Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75

*Hint: An interview session will be conducted for those planning to pursue their masters in clinical psychology; no work experience is required. However, having prior work experience or an internship related to psychology could reflect well on the candidate.

Counsellor 

While to become a counsellor, one has to sign up for a degree in counselling for three years followed by postgraduate studies in counselling. To become a certified counsellor, after completing their studies, they would be verified by the Malaysian Board of Counsellors.

Programme

Requirement

Bachelor of Counselling 

  • STPM: Minimum of 3Cs; or
  • UEC: Minimum of  3Bs

Masters of Counselling 

  • Bachelor degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75

Which are the Top Universities to study Psychology?

1. Help University

Image Credit: www.is.vnu.edu.vn/en/help-university

Programme 

Bachelors of Psychology (Hons)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Duration

3 years

2 years

Intakes 

January, May, August

January, May, Sept 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian & International Students: RM RM63, 400

Malaysian  Students:RM 48,890 International Students: RM 49,600

2. UCSI University

Image Credit: www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my

 

Programme 

Bachelors of Psychology (Hons)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Duration

3 years

2 years

Intakes 

January, May, August

January 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian & International Students: RM 73, 700

Malaysian & International Students: RM 56, 900

Top University to study Psychiatry

1. Taylors University

Image Credit: www.university.taylors.edu.my

 

Programme 

Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery  (MBSS)

Duration

5 years

Intakes 

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian students: RM 314, 360 


International students: USD 106, 695

2. Mahsa University

Image Credit: www.mahsa.edu.my/prospective.php

 

Programme 

Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBSS)

Duration

5 years

Intakes 

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian & International Students: RM 435,300

Top Universities to Study Counselling

1. Help University

Image Credit: http://www.is.vnu.edu.vn/en/help-university

 

Programme 

Master of Counselling 

Duration

2 years

Intakes 

January

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian & International Students: RM: 41, 100

2. International Medical University (IMU)

Picture Credit: www.imu.edu.my

 

Programme 

Master of Counselling 

Duration

2 years

Intakes 

September 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian students: RM55,000


International students: RM60,500

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Top 7 High-Paying Industries in Australia for Those Who Hate Working in Office 2020

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You are excited to enter a university because you cannot wait to learn and have the best time of your life. However, at the same time, you do not want to graduate and end up with an office job. You hate the idea of working from 9 am to 5 pm, sitting in a cubicle and staring at the computer for 8 hours a day for 40 hours a week. You also dislike paperwork and spreadsheets. You want to work in a different environment and with a high income but uncertain which career is suitable for you. 

Fret not, we have prepared a list of careers for you and the recommended universities in Australia for that particular profession.

1. Medicine

One of the top-paying jobs in the field of medicine is a doctor and according to Salary Explorer, doctor is the number one high paying job in Australia 2020. Being a doctor is a noble profession that saves lives. They dedicate their lives to save lives. They make sure the patients receive proper diagnosis and treatments to help them on their road of recovery. They are always on standby and going from ward to ward to check on patients. So, do not be worried, you will not be sitting in the office and staring at the computer screen the whole day. 

Based on Job Outlook:

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 4,976
  • Future growth: Moderate

The recommended universities to study Medicine in Australia are: 

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Indicative Fees 2020

University of Melbourne

Global: 38th

Australia: 2nd

Bachelor of Medical Science

+

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor: February & July


Doctor of Medicine: January

Bachelor: 3 years

+

Doctor: 4 years

AUD$ 445,543

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th

Bachelor of Medical Science

+

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor: February


Doctor of Medicine: February

Bachelor: 3 years

+

Doctor: 4 years

AUD$ 342,000

James Cook University

Global: 377th

Australia: 20th

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

February

6 years

AUD$ 347,280

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

2. Education

As a teacher, the fate of future generations is in your hands because you will not only be teaching but making an impact in the life of the children that you will teach. Not only that, you will play a very important role as they will be listening and learning from you. You must always be compassionate and joyful in teaching the students. Most of the time, you are required in the classroom. If you hate office jobs but love to teach, then this profession is suitable for you.

Based on Job Outlook:

Early Childhood Teachers:

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,488
  • Future growth: Very strong

Primary Teachers

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,801
  • Future growth: Strong

Middle School Teachers

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,954
  • Future growth: Stable

Top Universities to study Education in Australia are

Universities

QS World University  Rankings by Subject 2020: Education 

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Monash University

Global: 12th

Australia: 1st

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

February

4 years

AUD$ 34,000

University of Technology (UTS)

Global: Top 100

Australia: 11th

Bachelor of Art Bachelor of Education

February

4 years

AUD$ 31,800 

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Global: Top 200

Australia: 20th

Bachelor of Education

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4 years

AUD$ 30,750

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

3. Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineer is a profession where you will be using the principles of engineering, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. You will work on how to improve recycling, waste disposal, pollution and other environmental issues. You will be working in the office for a meeting with engineers or urban planners, in the auditorium to present ideas and even at outdoor worksites to collaborate with environmental scientists. 

Based on Job Outlook,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 2,155
  • Future growth: Very strong

Top recommended universities to study Environmental Engineering in Australia are as below.

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Deakin University

Global: 271th

Australia: 16th

Bachelor of Environmental Engineer

March & July

4 years

AUD$ 35,200

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th

Bachelor of Engineering (Major in Environmental)

February & June

4 years

AUD$ 35,500

Edith Cowan University

Global: Top 700 

Australia: 31st

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and ENvironmental) Honours

February & July

4 years

AUD$ 30,200

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

4. Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are the people that help to treat, diagnose and restore the physical health of a patient. They will engage in a variety of treatments such as range of motion exercises, soft tissue mobilization and therapeutic ultrasound to treat patients that suffer from loss of physical abilities or injuries. This is a very interesting and rewarding profession as you will have a different case every day. Furthermore, more people are moving towards a healthy lifestyle and willing to pay a high price to receive treatment. As a result, the growth and demand for physiotherapists will increase significantly in the near future.

Based on Job Outlook,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,444
  • Future growth: Very strong

The universities to study Physiotherapy in Australia are

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Monash University

Global: 58th

Australia: 6th

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

February

4 years

AUD$ 46,900

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

February

4 years

AUD$ 43,000

Western Sydney University

Global: 468th

Australia: 25th

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

March

4 years

AUD$ 30,480

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

5. Construction

The top-paying jobs in the construction industry is the construction manager. You will be planning, budgeting, scheduling and overseeing construction activities. You will also ensure that every stage of the construction is following the time schedule to avoid delay of projects. Besides, you will always be out at the construction site and closely working with architects most of the time. Certainly, you will not be bored in the office because this job requires someone who loves the outdoors and due to the nature of the job, being too risky, the pay is high.

Based on Job Look,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 3,450
  • Future growth: Strong

The recommended universities to study Construction in Australia are:

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Global: 224th 

Australia: 12th

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

February & July

4 years

AUD$ 32,300

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

February & June

4 years

AUD$ 34,500

Western Sydney University

Global: 468th

Australia: 25th

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

March

4 years

AUD$ 33,000

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

6. Filmmaking

If you have the talent and desire to create films and movies as a career, then the recommended field is definitely film making. There are so many jobs in this industry that pay a high income such as film director, film producer and editors. Most people are willing to pay money to watch films and movies. For instance, the Avenger’s End Game movie was reported to earn USD $ 2.503 billion. This is the proof that this industry is one of the highest paying industries in the world. 

Based on Job Look,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,539
  • Future growth: Strong

The recommended universities to study Film Making in Australia are as below.

Universities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

University of Melbourne

Global: 38th

Australia: 2nd

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)

February 

3 years

AUD$ 54,948

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Global: 140th

Australia: 9th

Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts and Production)

March

3 years

AUD$ 38,380

Deakin University

Global: 271st

Australia: 16th

Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation

March, July & September

3 years

AUD$ 32,200

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

7. Psychology

This industry is growing rapidly as more people seek psychologists to help them with their trauma issues and mental health.  As a psychologist, you will be listening and working with people from all walks of life to provide psychological solutions to their problems. You do not have to worry about sitting in front of the computer as you will liaise more with people. There are many disciplines in psychology where psychologists are needed. For example, in Sport discipline, a sport psychologists are needed to boost the confidence of the sportsperson in order to win the competition.

Based on Job Look,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,857
  • Future growth: Very strong


The recommended universities to study Psychology in Australia are as below.

Universities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

The University of Melbourne

Global: 17th

Australia: 1st

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

March & July

4 years

AUD$ 41,922-45,944

Western Sydney University 

Global: Top 150

Australia: 10th

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

March & July

4 years

AUD$ 29,880

Griffith University

Global: Top 200

Australia: 13th

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

January,June & September

4 years

AUD$ 27,500

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

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Health Science Courses in Malaysia 2020

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You have a burning passion to save lives and make an impact in society. You feel comfortable and want to work either in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, or even nursing homes. You are considering a career in the Health Science industry one day but uncertain which course to study. Let us dive in and understand the Health Science field.

What is Health Science?

Health Science is a large group of disciplines using the application of engineering, mathematics, science, and technology to deliver health care to humans and animals. This field focuses on the study, research, understanding, and the applications of how humans and animals function to improve their health. 

Not only that, Health Science emphasizes health care, health promotion, disease prevention, and improving the lives of their patients.  

What are the disciplines in Health Science?

Health Science comprises a wide variety of disciplines and you can choose which one would you like to venture in for your education. Examples of the disciplines in Health Science are:

This is the study of health care practice to diagnose, treat, and prevent sickness and injury in someone’s life. Usually, students study medicine before their pursuit to become a medical practitioner such as a nurse, doctor, or even surgeon.

This area focuses on human oral health in which dentists will examine, diagnose and treat patients’ oral conditions. Not only that, dentists specializing in this area are allowed to perform surgery to improve the oral conditions of a patient.

Science of behavior and mental processes in which mental health is diagnosed and treated such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression or even Schizophrenia. Psychologists or psychiatrists will help the patients to improve their mental health by prescribing medications, psychotherapy, or other suitable methods.

Science and techniques for preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and provide additional clinical services. The correct drugs with the correct dose will help to cure diseases but the wrong prescription may cause a fatal accident. 

The study of human eyes and how to improve visuals either through visual devices such as eyeglasses and contact lenses or through eye surgery.

Focuses on human wellbeing and helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists usually can help with asthma, back pain and in preparing for childbirth.

This is a field where diseases are being studied and researched to find the treatment. Usually, students will learn more about human anatomy, microbiology, genetics, and biochemistry to understand the diseases and thus, be able to find the cure.

8. Medical Imaging

This is a technique and process of creating visual representations of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention. Examples of imaging are X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound.

This examines the interaction between the environment and human health. It focuses on the natural & built environments for the benefits of society. It will examine areas such as the quality of air, water and nutritious food.

Skills to Study Health Science

Attention to details

Students will be dealing with lives. Therefore, it goes without saying that students must have a full concentration in every detail to avoid mistakes that will lead to tragedy.

Problem-solving skills

You will be solving cases that require your knowledge. You need to troubleshoot and find a solution that will help others.

Ability to work well under pressure

You will be pushed to reach your full potential limit either in taking exams or diagnosing patients. You are required to think and decide fast as every second is important to save lives.

Science and Mathematical skills

Students must have a strong passion and in-depth knowledge in Science and Mathematics. This is because a wrong application of knowledge may cause a life.

Career Opportunities

General Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement: A-Level, STPM, UEC, Diploma, IB, Foundation or equivalent
For enquiries on any other entry requirement than above, contact us now 😃

Top Universities to Study Health Science in Malaysia

Below is the list of universities according to the principles of Health Science.

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

5 years

RM 395,500

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

5 years

RM 381,850

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

SEGi University

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

5 years

RM 351,100

Mahsa University

Doctor of Dental Surgery

5 years

RM 409,150

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Bachelor of Psychology

3 years

RM 39,500

Monash University

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

4 years

RM26,925

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

4 years

RM165,510

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

4 years

RM 103,650

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

SEGi University

Bachelor of Optometry

4 years

RM100,000

Management and Science University

Bachelor of Optometry

4 years

RM100,000

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

4 years

RM103,740

INTI International University & Colleges

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy

4 years

RM92,689

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)

3.5 years

RM31,500

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science 

3 years

RM45,000

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons)

4 years

RM78,640

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Environmental Science

3 years

RM46,000

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons)

4 years

RM65,600

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Study Optometry in Malaysia

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The Eyes are the window to your soul. - William Shakespeare

Eyes are one of the most important organs in our body. We walk, read, watch, send text and drive with our eyes being the compass. It is crucial for us to take good care of our eyes because William Shakespeare used to say the eyes are the window to your soul. We can see someone is sleepy, happy or tired based on their eyes. That is why many companies are producing vitamins, contact lenses and eye drops that target the health of the human eyes.

🧐 Fun Fact: You see things upside down – it is your brain which turns the image the right way up.

So, if you want to learn more about the human eyes and thinking to establish a career in this field, first we need to learn the important terminologies, so let’s go!

Ophthalmology –

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. 

Optometry –

Health profession that examines eyes and apply visual systems for eye defects or abnormalities.

Opticianry –

Professional practise of filling prescriptions for eye lenses, dispensing eyeglasses and fitting contact lenses.

Ophthalmologist –

Medical doctor that specializes in eyes treatment.

Optometrist –

Health care professionals who provide primary eye care through comprehensive eye examinations.

Optician –

Trained individuals that design, verify and provide visual systems to correct eyesight.

🧐 Fun Fact: A newborn baby will cry, but not produce any tears. Babies do not produce tears until they are around six weeks old.

Many people confuse between optician, optometrist and ophthalmologist. They may sound the same but there are big differences between these 3 professions. You can find detailed explanations on their job scope, necessary skills and education pathway for each profession below. By the end of this article, you will get to know which profession might suit you.

Who is an optician?

Opticians are people that received thorough training to help you to find your suitable vision correcting devices such as eyeglasses and contact-lenses. They are the first people that you will encounter when seeking out vision care.

What are the job scopes of an optician?

What skills do opticians need?

What education pathway to become an optician?

Where to study opticianry in Malaysia?

Vision College

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Program

Diploma in Opticianry

Intake

January, April, July & October

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

SPM/ UEC: 3 credits including 2 from Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics.

*Prerequisite: Pass in English

Annual Indicative Fees 

Ask us now 😃

For other entry requirements other than stated above, contact us 😃

If you think the profession is calling your name, contact us now!

🧐 Fun Fact: The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.

Who is an Optometrist?

Health care professionals who examine, diagnose and treat your eyes. They have bigger responsibilities than opticians. They will detect your vision problems and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses as needed.

What are the job scopes of an Optometrist?

What skills do optometrists need?

What is the education pathway to become an optometrist?

Where to study optometry in Malaysia?

SEGi University

Program

Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)

Intake

May & September

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

STPM: CGPA 3.0

A-Level: BBBor AAC

Prerequisites: Chemistry, Biology, Physics/Mathematics 

Indicative Fees 2020

RM 100,000/ USD 23,981 

For other entry requirements other than stated above, contact us 😃

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Program

Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)

Intake

Ask us now

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

STPM/ A-Level: 2.5

Prerequisites: Chemistry, Biology, Physics/Mathematics 

Indicative Fees 2020

RM 95,000 – 100,000

For other entry requirements other than stated above, contact us 😃

If you think that becoming an optometrist is your future profession, call us now!

🧐 Fun Fact: Heterochromia refers to a condition where eyes are two different colours.

Who is an ophthalmologist?

A medical doctor that specializes in treatment of illness, diseases, injuries and conditions that affect eyes. They are also capable of performing surgery such as lasik surgery.

What are the job scopes of an ophthalmologist?

What skills do ophthalmologists need?

What is the education pathway to become an ophthalmologist?

Because ophthalmologists are medical doctors, they need to study medicine and specialize in ophthalmology along the way. Read here on the pathway to study medicine and recommended universities: Top 5 Universities to Study Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) in Malaysia 2020.

To know more on how to become a medical doctor and specialising in eyes, contact us now!

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Career According to Your Enneagram Type

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Oftentimes many students are so confused with what they want to study and what career they want to build for their future. It is okay to question what you want to be when you grow up and do a lot of research because you do not want to waste time and money on pursuing the wrong course. For that, I have a guide and recommendations on what course and universities for you to study according to your enneagram type. “What is enneagram?” you asked. 

Enneagram is a study of personality which describes the personality in terms of 9 types and each type is driven by its own set of core emotions, fears and beliefs. The 9 types are as follows: 

Before we begin, let’s take one quick free enneagram test to find out which one is your type. But for those who already knew their personality type, let us proceed.

The Type 1: The Reformer

If you are type 1, that means you are well-organized, orderly and you try to maintain high standards in everything you do. Not only that, you pay high attention to small details and concern about accuracy. Although you can be too critical and become perfectionist, you are ethical and have a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong. Famous type 1 people are Michelle Obama, Nelson Mandela and Meryl Streep. 

Type 1 has a sense of mission and wants to improve the world in various ways, using their influence. You strive to overcome adversity, especially moral adversity and therefore, the recommended career for you is doctor. You will diagnose and treat diseases and help people to get back on their normal life. The recommended universities to take medicine course in Australia are:

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Universities

Monash University 

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Griffith University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Medicine

31st globally

3rd in Australia

46th globally

4th in Australia

Top 300 globally

12th in Australia

Course

Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor of Medical Studies & Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor Medicine

Intake

February 

February

February

Course Duration

5 years

6 years

7 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.0

A-Level: 15

English: IELTS 7.0

A-Level: 17

English: IELTS 7.0

A-Level: 16

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 79,700

AUD$ 76,080

AUD$ 32,500 (Bachelor) 

AUD $69, 000 (Doctor)

For any other entry requirement other than stated above, contact us to find out more 😃

The Type 2: The Helper

This enneagram type is all about helping others. You are empathetic, sincere and always giving. Not just that, you are friendly, warm and very welcoming. You are known as compassionate and have a big heart. Although sometimes you can be very possessive and put others’ needs above yours, you truly value the relationships you have between your friends and family. Famous people who are type 2 are Princess Diana, Bill Cosby and Paula Abdul.

You usually make an impact in someone else’s life and are not afraid to show your love to others. You want to help other people and thus the recommended career for you is a psychologist. You will listen to other people’s problems and help them to find solutions to solve the conflicts that they are facing. The recommended universities to study psychology are as below.

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Universities

The University of Melbourne

Western Sydney University

Griffith University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Psychology

17th globally

1st in Australia

Top 150 globally

10th in Australia

Top 200 globally

13th in Australia

Course

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Intake

March & July

March & July

January, June & September

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: BCC

STPM:  3.30                                                

UEC: A2

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level:6

STPM: 4

UEC: –

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 7

STPM: 7

UEC: 17

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 41,922 – 45,944

AUD$  29,880

AUD$ 27,500

For any other entry requirement other than stated above, contact us to find out more 😃

The Type 3: The Achiever

You care about achievement, success and how to be the best in every aspect of your life. You are ambitious and strive to improve yourself everyday. People know you as hardworking and charming. Although you can be a workaholic, you are confident and competitive. Famous type 3 people are Madonna, Lady Gaga and Muhammad Ali.

Type 3 can be a role model who inspires others. Your success can encourage and motivate people, especially your peers, to work hard and be successful. For that, the recommended industry for you is entertainment. You can either be an actor or musician. The recommended course to pursue this career is performing arts and the universities are below.

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Universities

The University of Sydney

Griffith University

Edith Cowan University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Performing Arts

15th globally

1st in Australia

49th globally

5th in Australia

Top 100 globally

6th in Australia

Course

Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Intake

February & August

February

February

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level:11

STPM: 6

UEC: B3

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level:6

STPM: 6

UEC: 14

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 5

STPM: 2

UEC: B4

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 41,000

AUD$ 31,500

AUD$ 31,450

Some of the universities require a portfolio and interview or audition prior to acceptance. Contact us so we can help you to get into the university that you like 😃

The Type 4: The Artist

You are sensitive, reserved and expressive in their behaviour. You like to be unique and spend an amount of time reflecting on your past. While you are seeking your identity, it is undeniable that you are creative. Famous type 4 people are Angelina Jolie, Magician Criss Angel and Johnny Deep.

You long for relationships and you want people to appreciate your unique identity. Although you can be melancholy, you hate to succumb to trends. For these traits, the recommended career for you is a visual artist. You are able to express your true self and unleash your creativity. You are able to tell a story either through paintings, photographs or drawings. Our top universities for you to pursue visual arts are  below.

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Universities

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Griffith University

James Cook University

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

71st globally

5th  in Australia

Top 250 globally

12th in Australia

Top 250 globally

13th in Australia

Course

Bachelor of Fine Art

Bachelor of Fine Art 

Bachelor of Arts (Design & Creative Arts Major)

Intake

February & September

February 

February & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 10

STPM: 8

UEC: 2

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 6

STPM: 6

UEC: 14

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 4

STPM: 6

UEC: 2

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 37,440

AUD$ 29,500

AUD$ 30,080

Some of the universities require a portfolio and interview prior to acceptance. Contact us so we can help you to get into the university that you like 😃

The Type 5: The Thinker

Type 5 are analytical, observant and extremely independent. You are very curious and like to learn new skills and abilities. You emphasize on developing your own intellect than any other things. Most of the time, type 5 are introverted and prefer spending time by themselves. Although type 5 can be detached from people, you are high-strung and intense. Famous people for type 5 are Albert Einstein, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

You always question everything in life and do not accept opinions and doctrines because you have a strong feeling to test the truth of most assumptions. The recommended career for you is biotechnologist. You are very alert, able to focus and concentrate well even when you deal with complex issues as a biotechnologist. The universities to pursue biotechnology are:

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Universities

The University of Queensland

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Flinders University

QS World University Rankings 2020

47th globally

5th in Australia

140th globally

9th in Australia

424th globally

23rd in Australia

Course

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

Bachelor of Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Intake

February & July

March & July

March & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: 10

UEC: 19

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: 3 subjects

UEC: –

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 9

STPM: 9

UEC: 20

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 43,504

AUD$ 39,552

AUD$ 34,500

For any other entry requirement other than stated above, contact us to find out more 😃

The Type 6: The Loyalist

You are very committed, responsible and reliable. You gain trust from everyone around you and earn a spot in their hearts. You are dedicated and know how to spend time wisely. Although you can be defensive and anxious, you can be an excellent troubleshooter. You foresee problems and foster cooperation.Famous type 6 are Ellen Degeneres, Ben Affleck and Mark Walhberg.

You are hardworking and pour energy into your work. Most probably you are suitable to become a veterinarian. Your kindness and passion will save many animals that need love and care. Below are the universities to study veterinary science.

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Universities

The University of Sydney

University of Melbourne

University of Queensland

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Veterinary Science

12th globally

1st in Australia

16th globally

2nd in Australia

28th globally

3rd in Australia

Course

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology & Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor of Science & Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Intake

February

March & July

February

Course Duration

6 years

7 years

5 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.0

A-Level: 15

STPM: 17

UEC: A1

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: BCC

STPM: 3.30

UEC: A2

English: IELTS 7.0

A-Level / STPM/  UEC: Equivalent to ATAR: 93 

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 52,000

AUD$ 45,944 (Bachelor) 

AUD$ 71,488 (Doctor)

AUD$ 66,592

For any other entry requirement other than stated above and equivalent ATAR 93, contact us to find out more 😃

The Type 7: The Enthusiast

You are spontaneous, versatile and always on the go. You are highly goal-oriented and may go beyond to seek excitement and joy from new experiences. People know you as enthusiastic and optimistic. Although you get bored so easily, you approach life with curiosity and a sense of adventure. Famous type 7 are Katy Perry, Brad Pitt and Benjamin Franklin.

Not only that, you are easy to adapt and fun. You are not afraid to take a risk and always have big ideas on top of your head. Most likely you are suitable to be an interior designer. Your creativity will overflow and you will never get bored to design all the time. Recommended universities to take this course are below.

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Universities

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: 

43rd  globally

4th in Australia

291st globally

18th in Australia

Top 700 globally

31st  in Australia

Course

Bachelor of Design 

Bachelor of Design 

Bachelor of Design

Intake

February & September

February & July

February & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 10 

STPM: 8

UEC: 2

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level:7

STPM: 7

UEC: 25

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 5

STPM: 2

UEC: B4

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 37,440

AUD$ 29,950

AUD$ 29,950

For any other entry requirement other than stated above, contact us to find out more 😃

The Type 8: The Challenger

You are powerful and dominating.Decisive and self-confident are your nature. You are also confident and independent. People know you as stubborn and headstrong  but you care about the underdog. You feel the need to protect the weak. Famous people for type 8 are Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Phil McGraw and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

You are very straightforward and protective towards your loved one. Because you like and want to take control, the recommended career for you is business owner. You can plan, dominate and control your own business. The universities to study business are below. 

Universities

University of Technology (UTS)

Griffith University

Western Sydney University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Business & Management Studies

Top 150 globally

9th in Australia

Top 200 globally

11th in Australia

350th globally

19th in Australia 

Course

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business

Intake

March & September

January, April & July

March & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: minimum 3 subjects

UEC: –

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 6

STPM: 6

UEC: 14

English: IELTS 

A-Level: 6

STPM: 4

UEC: –

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 38,100

AUD$ 28,500

AUD$ 28,080

For any other entry requirement other than stated above, contact us to find out more 😃

The Type 9: The Peacemaker

You love to be around people. Type 9 are accepting, trusting and stable. You are also supportive, always have a positive attitude and willing to go with others to keep the peace. Not forgotten to mention, you are creative and can bring two groups together. 

You can be a slow mover but people like to be around you. Famous type 9 are Queen Elizabeth II, Janet Jackson and Toby McGuire.

You ensure everything to run smoothly and want to create harmony in the environment. You might probably become the best translator in the future. You must be proficient in  many languages and you could take a linguistic degree to deepen your knowledge. The recommended universities are below.

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Universities

Macquarie University

Griffith University

La Trobe University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Linguistic

28th globally

3rd in Australia

Top 250 globally

10th in Australia

Top 250 globally

11th in Australia

Course

Bachelor of Linguistic & Language Sciences

Bachelor of Languages &  Linguistics

Bachelor of Languages &  Linguistics

Intake

February & July

March & July

March, July & November

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 8

STPM: Best 3 or 4 subjects

UEC: Best 4 compulsory subjects (Chinese,Malay, English & Mathematics)

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 6

STPM: 6

UEC: 14

English: IELTS 

A-Level: 8

STPM: 2

UEC: 16

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 31,500

AUD$ 29,000

AUD$ 29,800

For any other entry requirement other than stated above, contact us to find out more 😃

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Study Medicine in Australia (2020)

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Why study Medicine in Australia?

Australia has been a favourite destination for medical students who wish to study overseas. Australia has a long history of medical breakthroughs such as Penicillin, ultrasound, bionic ear and Cervical Cancer Vaccine and more to help improve the health of all individuals. The Department of Health in Australia has stated that their medical research is responsible for all the life changing breakthroughs by developing new treatments, medicine and devices.

Benefits of studying Medicine

1. Diverse Medical Career Opportunity

Upon Graduation, you have a wide range of career opportunities to choose from in the field of Medicine. Based on your skills and aspirations, you have over 50 specialties to choose from. You can choose to work in Hospitals, research labs, healthcare facilities or switch to other professional fields such as managing health care costs in Economics sectors, defending patients rights in the legal world and much more.

2.  Work as a Doctor anywhere in the world

There is uniformity in Medical practice around the world. Therefore, when you graduate from a Medical School in Australia, you can work in any hospital or healthcare facility across the world. This is one of the only disciplines that enable you to work anywhere in the world, based on your qualification. However, it is important to keep in mind that you need permission from the respective Medical Councils to practice in that specific country and are required to learn the national language to effectively communicate with your patients.

3. Doctors are in High Demand in Australia

Foreign doctors and medical specialists are in high demand in Australia as a result of rapidly growing ageing population. According to healthstaff.au, there are more older people in the country than ever before and it is predicted that by 2020 13.7% of the population will be between 65 – 79 and 4.3% will be over the age of 80. This has increased the pressure to hire foreign doctors and nurses. As a result, Australian migration policy is aiming to retain skilled healthcare professionals to reduce the shortage of medical professionals. 

4. High paying job/Doctor’s average salary in Australia

There is no doubt that medicine is one of the highest paying fields in Australia. Salaries usually vary between specialization, experience, and number of hours and consultations and much more. Nevertheless, a doctor is likely to earn AUD$ 100,000 – $400,000 annually. This will enable you to pay off any student loans or manage other commitments and live a comfortable life in Australia. The following are an average salary indicator for individuals in this field released by healthstaffrecruitment.com.au

  • Physician/doctor salary = AUD$ 101,0000 
  • Emergency Department = AUD$ 102,000
  • Experienced General Practitioners = AUD$ 200,000 – $300,000
  • Senior Doctors/surgeons = AUD$ 300,000 – $600,000

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Medical degrees in Australia

Medicine in Australia is offered as an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course. 

The Undergraduate programme – This degree can be pursued after successful completion of Secondary/High school. It takes approximately 3 years to complete the program. The following are a few of the Undergraduate degree programs available Australia :

  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Entry Programme – Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, you are  eligible to proceed to a Graduate-Entry Doctor of Medicine Program which takes 4 years to complete.

Take note that some universities in Australia such as James Cook University and Flinders university allow students to complete a medical degree in 6 years as the degrees are combined.

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Pathway to become a Doctor

Students who wish to complete an Undergraduate degree in Medicine in Australia will be assessed against three criteria :

1 – Academic Qualification – SPM/A-Levels/STPM/UEC/ SACE/ AUSMAT or Foundation in Science course.
Prerequisite subjects for Medicine

During your Pre-University program examinations, you have to study the following subjects to study a Medical Degree. 

Qualification

Prerequisite subjects

SPM/
A-Levels/STPM/UEC/ SACE/ AUSMAT

Biology,Chemistry,Mathematics or Physics

To learn more about which Pre-University program you should choose, take a look at : Which Pre-Uni should you choose? Foundation, A-Level, SAM or AUSMAT?

Entry Requirements to study Medicine in Australia
  • A-Level – Between A*A*A* and BBB for Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
  • STPMAAC, ABB, BBB in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
  • Australian Matriculation – Minimum ATAR score of 80% including an average of 80% in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics. 
  • A Foundation Program can be completed if the above examination scores have not been met 
    Foundation in Science – Minimum CGPA of 3.00 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics. 

It is important to note that Entry Requirements to study in Medicine may vary based on the University and it is required that you successfully meet the additional university requirements.

2 – English Language requirement 

To apply for an undergraduate Medical degree in Australia, you must have a high level of competency in English.

  • IELTS Score – Minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components.
3 – Aptitude Test Score 

Universities require an Aptitude Test as part of your application to study Medicine. The test is the International Student Admission Test (ISAT) conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). It is a 3 hour computer based multiple choice test to assess the student’s intellectual abilities and skills. It does not examine the student’s knowledge regarding any particular subject. In order to have some familiarity with the type of questions asked during the test, all students have access to practice tests on the ACER website.

The 2020 -2021 test cycle dates are as follows :

  • May 16- May 24 2020
  • August 15- August 23 2020
  • November 21- November 29 2020

Upon registration, you may select a preferred date, venue and time within the chosen cycle date.
Take note that you are allowed to take the ISAT test only once within a 12 month period.

4 – Interview

Provided that students have successfully met the requirements of Academic qualifications and the Aptitude test, students are invited for an interview. The format varies depending on the University. Some require students to physically attend the interview whereas, other interviews can be conducted over Skype.

If you are interested to know more about International student entry requirements and its application process, Please contact Excel Education.

Best Universities to study Medicine in Australia

 

University

Global Ranking

Australian Ranking

Duration 

Intake

University of Melbourne

17

1

3 years Bachelor + 4 Years Doctor of Medicine 

Bachelor: February and July

Doctor of Medicine : February

Monash University

32

3

3 years Bachelor + 4 Years Doctor of Medicine

February

University of Western Australia

101 – 150

8

3 years Bachelor + 4 Years Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor: February and July


Doctor of Medicine : February

Flinders University

201 – 250

11

Combined 6 year undergraduate medical course

February

Griffith University

251 – 300

12

3 years Bachelor + 4 Years Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor: February and July


Doctor of Medicine : February

University of Tasmania

351 – 400

17

3 years Bachelor + 4 Years Doctor of Medicine

February

James Cook University

251 – 300

13

Combined 6 year Bachelor + Doctor of Medicine course

February

Study in Australia is an official government website that provides a standard annual tuition fee for International students studying Medicine in Australia : 

  • Undergraduate students Degree- AU$29,235  per annum
  • Master’s degree – AU$20,000 to $37,000 per annum
  • Doctoral degree – AU$14,000 (US$11,200) to $37,000 per annum

Take Note : For students who wish to come back to practice as a doctor in Malaysia, you need to check whether the degree is recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council

If you are interested to know more about studying Medicine in Australia, Please conatct Excel Education.

Is Medicine the right choice for you?

Many people expect students who receive the highest grades to become doctors. It is true that getting good grades is definitely a prerequisite for a medical degree, however, it is not the most important factor when choosing to study medicine. If you find yourself pursuing a medical degree because of your family’s expectations or the benefits and money that comes along with the job, we encourage you to rethink your decision. 
Despite the benefits that come along with a medical career, it is extremely time consuming, demanding and expensive to pursue a degree in medicine.. 

The following are a few reasons as to why you should or should not study Medicine. 

Reasons you should study Medicine

Reasons you should not study Medicine

If you are passionate about Medical Science

If your parents and family are pressuring you

You want to help improve people’s health and lives

If you think you will earn a lot of money (Med School is quite expensive)

You have high tolerance when dealing with people around you

You prefer to work alone

You are good at critical thinking and problem solving

You cannot work under stress and have low tolerance when communicating with others

You have traits and skills such as : Self-control, attention to detail, stress tolerance, investigative and social

Because you are the top student in your class/school/state

Willing to make temporary sacrifices for the purpose of your studies and future career

To impress family and friends.

The above reasons are a few of many, if you find yourself familiar with the “reasons you should not study medicine” section of the table, rethink your decision and choose a course that is best suited to your skills and future aspirations.  

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Study at Edith Cowan University Australia 2020

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History of Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus public university. It is located in Perth, Western Australia including three campuses:Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury. The institution was established in 1991 and considered to be one of the first institutions for higher education in the region of Western Australia. The reason for this is quite interesting since it was formed by a group of teacher’s colleges which has a history going back to the early 1900’s. 

ECU was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan who was the first woman to be elected to the Australian Parliament which makes ECU the only university in the country to be named after a woman.

ECU has over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students while also annually welcoming approximately 6,000 international students from over 100 countries.
Moreover, ECU’s teaching and research is all industry-related thereby, equipping students with academic as well as practical knowledge and skills. All teachings are conducted in study environments and facilities that are award winning to help students thrive in any situation. 

Edith Cowan University Rankings

ECU is ranked 30th in Australia and has been awarded a 5 star rating for teaching quality by the ECU graduates for 2020. This makes ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve a high affirmation for teaching quality as they have been receiving this rating for 13 years consecutively.  

In addition, ECU’s Sports-related degree programs have been ranked in the world’s top 100 in 2019 whilst achieving and maintaining a Top 300 position for Education courses seven years in a row.
Further, ECU has been listed in the Top 150 in QS Top 50 under 50 ranking for 2018 and 2019, making it one of the youngest highly reputed universities.

ECU has eight teaching schools offering over 300 courses across the three campuses. 

  • School of Business and Law
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
School of Business and Law

The School of Business and Law at ECU is highly regarded in Australia. ECU was the first university in the country to teach employability skills in a program that is now a part of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Further, ECU is one of the only universities in Western Australia (WA) to offer courses such as Bachelor of International Hotel  & Resort Management, Master of Marketing and Innovation Management. Moreover, ECU introduced the first professionally accredited online Law degree in WA. 

Quality Indicators Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked ECU at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst all the public universities in Australia in 2019. Business and Law disciplines are also ranked best in Western Australia:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Legal and Paralegal Studies

ECU is also ranked at the top as an Australian Public university of skills and educational experience. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Commerce

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of Laws

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

If you are interested to know more about studying Business or Law at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Arts and Humanities

ECU focuses on the importance of communication and understanding fellow individuals as it is fundamental for human existence. ECU offers diverse course areas such as; Media and Communication, Criminology, Design, Psychology and Counselling. 

ECU is the only in the area of Western Australia to offer specialized majors in children and family studies as well as human services within a Social Science program.

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Design

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Psychology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Arts and Humanities courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Education

ECU School of Education is highly reputed in Australia. It is the oldest and largest school of Education in Western Australia. It is also Western Australia’s most popular school for graduating professional educators more than any other institution in the state. Furthermore, they have the widest range of Secondary teaching specializations amongst all universities in the are. 

QILT ranked ECU School of Education at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst public schools in Australia.
ECU is also ranked best in the country across the following disciplines for teaching quality, student support, skills and educational experience;

  1. Humanities, Culture, Social Sciences
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Creative Arts
  4. Teacher Education

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood studies)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

If you are interested to know more about studying Education  courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at ECU is one of the fastest growing schools and is amongst the world’s top 175. Students will gain practical experiences in advanced labs and workshops. They will also have the opportunity to receive real life experience from 12 weeks of industry placement. The courses are designed with close collaboration of industry needs to help better prepare students. 

ECU received 5-star rating from students in the 2020 Good University Guide in areas such as;

  1. Teaching Quality
  2. Skills Development
  3. Student Support
  4. Learning Resources

As mentioned above, ECU is the only public university in Australia to receive 5-star ratings for teaching quality 13 years in a row. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering – Civil (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Computer systems (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Engineering courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Science

Students who wish to study Science at ECU have a wide array of specialization options to choose from. Students can select from traditional subjects such as Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry or choose courses in Computing and Security or Natural Sciences where disciplines such as Counter Terrorism, Cyber Security and Environmental Management is taught. 

QILT ranked ECU’s School of Science disciplines as some of the best in Western Australia;

  1. Computing and Information Systems
  2. Science and Maths

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Computer Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,650

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

ECU places a strong emphasis on the importance of good health and enhancing the quality of lives for others. Therefore, ECU offers a variety of courses. Students can study a Science degree in areas such as; Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sports Science or Paramedical Science. Students also have the option to choose other Health related degree programs such as Occupational therapy, Speech pathology and Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Medical Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,700

Bachelor of Health Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,850

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,950

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is Western Australia’s largest nursing program. The institution has the only Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery double degree in Western Australia. Further, the school has partnerships with rural and metropolitan hospitals and the private sector to enable students to receive undergraduate clinical placements in one setting.   

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,900

If you are interested to know more about studying Nursing courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WWAPA)

WAAPA is a nationally and internationally recognized academy in Australia. They provide comprehensive training in a range of performing arts courses.
WAAPA offers courses in the following disciplines: 

  • Aboriginal Performance
  • Acting
  • Arts Management
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Theater
  • Performing Arts
  • Production and Design 

It is a creative and supportive environment where students are encouraged continuously to pursue artistic excellence. Each year critically-acclaimed guest artists collaborate with students and staff to present over 300 public performances.
The Academy’s reputation is confirmed as WAAPA graduates go on to excel in their chosen field of profession around the world. Some of the Star graduates are well known actors, dancers, musicians, including: Hugh Jackman, Dacre Montgomery, Frances O’connor, Emma Matthews, Lucy Durack and many more. 

If you are interested to know more about studying WAAPA courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

ECU Student activities, Clubs & Societies

ECU’s student guilds acts on behalf of all students, thereby, providing many services to students in aim to protect their rights and enhance their experience while studying. 

The guild has organized many clubs and societies for students to join. They also have social events and cultural activities to ensure students enjoy their time beyond studies. This is a good way for students to wind down, relax and make new friends.

Their clubs range from; 

  • Academic – Arts Management Student Organisation, Finance & Accounting Society, Edith Cowan Aviators etc
  • Equity – Mature age student network, ECU Wellbeing Community, Queer Collective, Women’s Community etc
  • Social – ECU Badminton club, Collective hope, ECU Malaysia club, Cricket club etc
  • Sports – ECU Jets Sports club 

If you would like to know more about student activities at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

ECU Student Accommodation

The university offers on-campus accommodation at all three campuses. Off-campus accommodation services are also available through ECU. 
The on-campus accommodation is operated by campus Living Villages. The villages consist of modern single and multi-room units. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities.
There are a wide range of rooms available for students based on their budget as they offer tenants below market prices. 

ECU Village Bunbury Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms

AUD$192.70

 

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

AUD$237.20

ECU Village Joondalup Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS Studio 

AUD$195.20 – $200.20

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

4 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms

AUD$1227.20 – $233.20

ECU Village Mount Lawley Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS 2 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom

AUD$170.70

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedroom apartment Lakeside with 2 bathrooms

AUD$176.70 – $196.70

If you are interested to know more about student accommodation available at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

 

 

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Top 5 Universities to Study Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) in Malaysia 2020

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What is Dentist?

Medicine & Surgery is commonly known as MBBS, the study of MBBS is about using healthcare practice to diagnosing, treating and preventing sickness, disease or injury. Doctors are obligated to keep society well and healthy by performing examination and diagnosis in order to search for the source of sickness and cure it either through procedure or/and medication.

The whole course of MBBS is divided into two phases, pre-clinical training (2-years) and clinical training (3-years). Pre-clinical training is purely academic and theoretical basics of medical science, you will mostly spend 2-years staying in university for theoretical study and exams. The 2nd phase, clinical training, is about training learn practical experience in selected hospital. 

If you decided to become a doctor, you should have a genuine compassion towards patients and having good communication skills. The hospital is known as a stressful workplace, therefore, being able to withstand high pressure and stress is crucial as you will be needed to work for long hours. Think strategically and critically helps you solve daily problems more easily.

Fields of Specialization

Fields Descriptions
Emergency Medicine Helps to prevent death and disability for patients that need immediate medical attention
Orthopaedics Related to curing illness of the body’s musculoskeletal system
Paediatrics Related to the medical care of infants and children
Internal Medicine Provide diagnosis and treatment to patients with illnesses such as cancer, disease and infections.
Surgery Carry out surgery that cure injuries and disorders
Anaesthesiology Focus on providing pain relief substance to patient, it helps ease their discomfort and pain.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Involved in the medical care that related to women such as childbirth

Subjects for Medicine & Surgery

  • Molecular Basis of Medicine
  • Medical Genetics
  • Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Block
  • Endocrine & Reproductive System Block
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
  • Orthopaedics

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) courses, you will generally need:

ProgrammeRequirements
Bachelor’s Degree (5-Years)
    • STPM/A-Level: Grades BBB/ABC/ AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics)
    • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of 80 ATAR including Biology, Mathematics, and Chemistry/Physics; or
  • UEC: B4 each in 5 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics & Add Mathematics); or
  • Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 3.00 including Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 3.50

Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Medicine & Surgery

  • Consultant
  • Professor / Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • International Aid / Development Worker
  • Medical Officer
  • House Officer
  • Specialist
  • Administrator

1. Taylor’s University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM395,100

2. Masha University

Campus: Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM369,900

3. Segi University

Campus: Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
General Intake: March & September
Indicative fee of 5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM344,850

4. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
General Intake: August
Indicative fee of 5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM325,000

5. UCSI University

Campus: Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

Doctor Of Medicine (MD)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM259,325

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Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Malaysia 2019

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From time to time, you may ask yourself about these questions: How should I plan for my future? What job is the best job out there available and suitable for me? Am I making the right choice? Well, we often faced the similar problems at some points of our lives, graduates struggling to find a well-paid job with good conditions but have no better idea what to choose. Here are some lists of the Best Job in Malaysia in 2019, providing an overview on the jobs in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, the amount of workers required are slowly increasing as newly developed markets are rising, in which formed new type of professionals. As we can see it with our own eyes, globalization and digitalization are coming to our doorsteps, society and technology are constantly changing as well as our lifestyles. Providing wide range of career opportunities for graduates to explore and strive at it.

1. Tourism & Hospitality

The main reason of the high demand in tourism industry is globalization and higher income. People are getting paid more than before, able to afford basic necessities and even luxuries. Some would have the idea to travel across the whole world, making tourism industry to be one of the best industry for Malaysia. It is estimated to have a salary starting from RM4,000 with best entry-level for fresh graduates. Moreover, skills acquired through the career of tourism & hospitality could be useful and flexible for other type of professional such as recreational events.

2. Healthcare & Medicine

Involving into healthcare as doctors and nurses can be difficult as lives are depending on their own hands but it is considered as one of the industry that will ever exist and in demand. Healthcare industry does not shows dramatical dropped when economic faced fluctuation and downturn. For a fresh graduates, initial salary will not be high due to lack of experience in the medical field but it will slowly increase over time up to RM15,000 a month.

3. Banking and Finance

Nowadays, the supply of accountants are getting lesser and scarce which drive higher demand and salary, it is estimated that 60,000 professional accountants are needed by 2020 in order to upkeep the financial and banking stability. Businesses are generally seeking for accountant who is versatile and competence in handling variety type of tasks such as finance managers, fund and banking management, and audit and risk management. Newly accountant is able to obtain RM3,500 at the beginning.

4. Business and Management

There is no shortage of fresh graduates in business field in Malaysia due to the nature of business opens up variety of work possibilities to a wide field of career such as actuarial analysts, business advisor, project manager, marketing executive, human resource manager and etc. As I mentioned before, digitalization also serve as a driving force in shaping the business field in creating the need of tech-savvy marketing and sales professionals. The expected salary for an executive position is around RM2,500 above offered to fresh graduates.

5. Education

Seeing the demand of professionals are needed more than before in the market of Malaysia, educators and lecturers who hold Master’s Degree or PhD also needed in the field, especially on medical, sciences, languages, and engineering. Other than that, few others decided to become a consultant or trainers whereby also needed on particular industry such as sports, travel, and etc. The salary for fresh graduates in education industry is ranging from RM2,200 to RM2,500.

6. Graphic & Multimedia design

Companies are gradually shifting its focus onto the mainstream of online business, hiring website designers and graphic designers to decorate the firm’s website page. It also shows significant growth in the digital content industry in the form of animation and video games development, providing a brand new career path for fresh graduates. The salary for a graphic designer is starting from RM2,200 for fresh graduates.

7. Communications

It is surprising seeing communication made it on the list, the demand of public relations practitioners are increasing and stayed solid over time. Its role is vital for a business to shape and develop its reputation as they are the ones who represent the voice of the company. Therefore, positions such as advertiser and public relations managers in need for those who are proficient in english, chinese and malay. Estimated entry-level salary for fresh graduates are ranging from RM2,500 to RM3,000.

8. Information Technology

Over 56.1% of people have internet access, most of it saturated in the developed countries. Demand developers who are specialize on developing web, app, software, and tech are generally increasing as well as the salary offered by organization. There are various type of programmer in the market, depending on their field of expertise, some may offered salary as high as RM3,800 for a starter.

9. Building and Construction

Although this sector is widely considered as difficult and dangerous, but it actually have high demand and paid well. The lack of professionals such as civil engineers and quantity surveyors in this particular area, it required precise calculation, measurement, implementation to build a last-lasting and durable structure which cost heavy amount of investment on it. It demands creative youngster who are able to adapt to newly technologies such as GPS-guided equipment, cloud-based applications, drones, robots, green technology & big data. Refer as one of the highest paying job for fresh graduates, paying above RM3,500.

10. Actuarial Science

The specialty of actuaries are widely recognized and required across major industry in Malaysia. Their expertise in risk management and regulatory developments cause high demand in insurance industry. Furthermore, their skills also implementable in financial services sector and government bodies. The entry-level salary given to fresh grad is starting RM2,500.

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