Did you just finish your O’level education and are looking forward to picking up the JAMB form or getting enrolled into one of Nigeria’s higher institution? Perhaps you have been considering and pondering hard on the most lucrative and profitable courses to offer in the university as soon as you conclude your secondary education. However, or which ever the case may be, we have come up with 10 most lucrative courses to study in Nigeria in this year 2020 and the decade.
Lots of graduates roam around the streets of Nigeria after graduating from the university and having spent a minimum of four years plus a year dedicated to serving as a core member(NYSC). Sad as it is, there is no guarantee that these graduates will be given employment. On the other hand, the courses which these graduates studied are such that really do not have real practical aspects(or the lecturers refuse to reveal the practicals to them. Some do but for an extra fee), where you learn how to do things and make some money or daily income.
As you read along, you will discover why we choose to list these fifteen courses for you to choose from as choosing a course is a mandatory requirement that you must satisfy before or during filling out the JAMB form and gaining admission into the tertiary institutions
When I was in secondary school, I used to think that agriculture was just only about farming of crops and animals and harvesting them. This idea beclouded me to think that the course is archaic and not professional. In fact , I believed it was a cumbersome profession that is boring and burdensome(a lot still think this way even today). My view was changed immediately I started my course in the tertiary institution.
I got to realize that agriculture is wide and in fact , it is the best shot in our country today. This is because the need to eat will never be replaced with anything. Companies like indomie, golden penny, dangote foods, gala and the lots of them are booming in business and production today because of agricultural produce. The need to eat meat (white, red and assorted) will never be extinguished.
These companies are in constant need of these raw materials to always produce, therefore, they are ready and willing to buy raw produce from you. You can even decide to start you own production without waiting to be offered job in an office.
Agriculture is so wide that it spreads to engineering, science, nature and beauty and lots more. Here are other courses you can study in agriculture
1. Agricultural science
2. Agricultural engineering
3. Agricultural technology
4. Agricultural economics
5. Crop production and processing
6. Animal production and processing
7. Horticulture and lots of them.
2. Estate Management
With the increase in the need and demand to acquire land and property and also the management of these properties, estate managers are raking in large amount of money. Real estate markers and managers can make millions from a single deal of trading land or other property.
Students who are lucky to understand this course leave the university as millions and owners of plots of land in different locations. This course allows you become your own boss and gives you the privilege to make friends with rich business moguls.
3. Medicine and Surgery
This course has been and will always be a very big shot, though it requires thoroughness and longer time for training. This is because you are dealing directly with people’s live and no institution can afford to run a half baked job on medical students. Surgeons are the most sets that earns the most in medical field. Although, it depends on your experience and how well you do the job.
Graduating as a doctor, gives you prestige and in fact, medical students are usually given jobs while doing their internship in any of the University teaching hospitals. This course is a very lucrative within and outside the country.
This guys are also in the medical field but their job is on drugs production.
They are in charge of drug production and administration.
Since the need for good health is something to always watch out for, their profession will always remain relevant.
You can work in the hospitals, drug producing companies and other agencies that deals with drugs and health.
5. Hospitality and Event Management
Hotel management, events planning, cake baking and decorations, catering and pastries, restaurants and eateries are areas where you can comfortably pick jobs.
With this course, you can be your own boss. Set up your own enterprise where you cook and plan events for clients. A contract can leave your account smiling and heavy.
6. Computer Science/IT
With the rapid inclination and advancement in technology today, one does not need a prophet to tell us that computer applications package, computer programming, software development and information technology should be considered with a keen interest.
One of the interesting things about this course is that once you are good in it, you can work for anyone anywhere you are provided you have the right tools and network required. You can make money in minutes from different engagements will sitting at the comfort of your homes. IspeakTech is a platform where you can learn for free some tech information. While you intend to go into the university, you should consider this course.
7. Petrochemical Engineering
Petrochemical engineering has always been a great course, especially in Nigeria as an oil producing country. Oil companies like shell, NNPC, Total, Forte, Mobil always harvest fresh graduates from this field. Guess you know what it takes working in an oil company? You won’t have money problem, at least not much.
8. Civil Engineering/Architecture
Knowing fully well that construction of roads, bridges, building of estates companies and residential homes will never be put out, civil and architectural student make good money. Learning and knowing how to design structures using archicad, Autocad, Orion and other construction applications as a student will not only put food on your table but will also give you opportunity to work with lecturers and companies and this means automatic job after school.
9. Art and Industrial Design
Gone are days in Nigeria when undergraduates look forward to securing a white collar job after school.
With the rise in Entrepreneurship, skill acquisition and crafts, young people no longer wait for employments. They prefer doing what they know how best to do at their own time and making the cash that comes with it. This course helps to straighten and sharpen your skills and talent in order to stand out in today’s world.
Courses you can study here include
1. Fashion and design
3. Theater art
4. Painting and paint making
5. Batiking and lots more.
This course has international benefits as well. You maybe required to teach foreign language to locals, or teach local language to foreigners. Once you are good in it, you can even make money while teaching and interpreting different languages online.
You might even get a free visa to different countries to come teach and by so doing, you bag in some cash and international relevance.
Having known the most lucrative courses to study in Nigeria in this year 2020, all you need to do is decide and launch out. Endeavor to put in your best and you will be proud for doing so.
The courses captured here are not the only lucrative and profitable courses to study in Nigeria as there are other great ones like marketing, law, nursing, mass communication, mathematics, statistics.
Your passion and amount of sacrifice will determine how far you will go and how much value that will be placed on you.
Thanks for reading.