Barbados - Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development
Dr. Byer was educated at the St. Luke's Primary School and later attended Queen's College. Then she proceeded to the University of the West Indies, where she pursued medical studies. She qualified as a medical doctor in 1993.
Dr. Byer returned to Barbados and worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the island's premier medical institution, for the next three years. In January 1997, she established the Ellerton Medical Centre in her hometown, where she was the sole operator, until she was elected as the Member of Parliament. Dr. Byer moved to Malawi, where she worked as a short-term medical missionary with Uplift International in 2001 and in Uganda in 2005.
Dr. Esther R Byer, holds responsibility for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security since February 28, 2013.