There are great opportunities for nurses to work in Malaysia. The diversity of career and lifestyle opportunities available range from large tertiary hospitals in the major capital and regional cities, to smaller hospitals and private hospitals in more remote locations, providing exposure to a wide spectrum of clinical and social experiences. Locally trained Malaysian nurses are in high demand (both in Malaysia and internationally) and there are also good opportunities for internationally trained nurses as well.
The population of Malaysia is increasing at a steady rate. With it comes an increase in the demand for health care services. On top of that, the public expectation for better health care is ever increasing. The high demand means that nurses can expect many job promotion opportunities and the higher pay that comes with it. The future is bright for nurses and those in the healthcare industry. For those who are qualified in this discipline, Nursing offers a wealth of career opportunities in the fields of education, clinical practice, research and management.
A move to Malaysia may be triggered by a desire for a change in lifestyle: a long awaited opportunity to change pace, improve the quality of life, spend more time with loved ones, or explore new ventures.
Big draws to the Malaysian lifestyle include its extensive opportunities for sport, leisure and cultural involvement, all of which provide huge attractions to tourists and residents alike. From traditional Malay cuisine, which is strongly influenced by the different styles of Chinese and Indian cooking, to the various sporting activities Malaysia has to offer (watersports being extremely popular - the diving is fantastic), you can easily make the most of your life in this rich and varied country.