There are many jobs in Nigeria of which some tend to pay better than the others, hence it will be in the best of Nigerians interests to know which jobs are most profitable especially for those who intend furthering their education in tertiary institutions so as they can learn professions that will profit them excellently in the future.
Thus, after some thorough series of research, I decided to write an article titled “Top Five Most Profitable Jobs In Nigeria”.
With the increasing rate of economic recession in the country, there is no doubt that there are certain jobs in Nigeria that pay far better than the usual jobs due to their increasing demand in the country.
Along with that, becoming pro at these jobs do take time to master along with the cost associated in learning these jobs.
Also due to the requirements needed in other to practice these jobs, Nigerians often place high value on practitioners in these fields.
As a word of advise, it will be advisable for those who intend furthering their education in tertiary institutions to take hold of these professions as the monthly salaries of these jobs keeps increasing significantly.
Note that this list is from the least paid to the highest paid. Also their estimated salaries below are their average salaries from entry to medium level as senior and experienced officers tend to earn more, usually twice/thrice of their salaries as the case may be.
Pilots are the highest paid practitioners in Nigeria. The job requires a lot of requirements in order to be certified to fly as they are charged with the responsibility of transporting passengers via air from one place to another.
A lot of people are afraid of heights and see this job as a risky job as it can equally take away their live if the aircraft develops mechanical fault on air. Hence this job is left for the bold and risky Nigerians. Apart from that, only a handful of Nigerians are able to practice this profession as it is quite expensive to learn coupled with the fact that the individual must be good sighted.
Pilots usually work for commercial airlines, corporations, or government as where their services are needed are limited and unlike other professions are usually short in supply. Monthly salaries for doctors ranges between N500,000 to over a million naira monthly.
They are second on our list as they are charge with the duties of saving lives. Though in recent years, there have been an upsurge in the number of medical doctors in the country, even at that they are still highly compensated and hardly go about looking for jobs as the demand for medical doctors keeps increasing yearly due to drastic increase in the country’s population.
Doctors are very much respected among the Nigerian populace and specialise in various specialities ranging from optometry, dermatology, paediatrics, gynaecology, neurology among others. The career is very challenging yet rewarding and they can choose to work in various institutions ranging from tertiary institutions to teaching hospitals, public health institutions, specialist hospitals or even set up their own hospitals and work in private. Monthly salaries for doctors ranges between N300,000 to over a million naira monthly.
3. Petroleum Engineers
They are the third on our list. Though they are limited to where they can work. Even at that, their monthly pay for entry level is mouthwatering as companies so much value their services as they help evaluate the quantity of oil and gas in reservoirs, as well as the quantity that can be recovered and how quickly it can be produced. They also help determine the types of wells to be drilled, the quantity needed, and where they should be located or sited. Monthly salaries for petroleum engineers ranges between N300,000 to over a million naira.
4. Software Engineers
This set of professionals are fourth on our list as they are charged with the responsibilities of designing, evaluating, building, and maintaining computer softwares and programs. As the world is going digital, companies in Nigeria keeps embracing the services of software engineeers as they are involved in managing technical operations and writing codes for new technological applications.
Though this is a skill that you can learn from the internet and become self-taught, even at that, it is still recommended to advance your career in certain courses to get certification in order to qualify for jobs except you intend being a freelancer or setting up your own business. Career options in this field incudes quality assurance engineering, embedded systems engineering, security engineering among others.
Monthly salaries for software engineers ranges between N250,000 to over a million naira.
Fifth on our list are lawyers as they are charged with the responsibility of settling legal issues. Lawyers can basically work anywhere as their services are always needed at any organization. Unlike the other professions, this job requires you being able to win cases for your clients and the more law cases you win, the more clients who seek you for your services of which you can even go ahead to charge what you deserve of which clients will be willing to pay due to the fact they believe you can enable them win their cases. Monthly salaries for lawyers ranges between N100,000 – N250,000.
Now you know the top five most profitable jobs in Nigeria. Which one do you plan to be?
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