Even though most youths are striving to become entrepreneurs, academics is still a big deal in all parts of the world,though after school there are limited job offers,but people still get employed and highly paid due to their course of study.
Well there are still interesting courses in Nigeria, that are very lucrative.
Here is the top 10 well paid courses in Nigeria..


A marketer is needed in every business organization irrespective of the field. You might still doubt how marketing is lucrative, Marketing is not what anyone can do;it is a professional thing,Studying marketing in the university gives one the privilege to go into private practice and be able to thrive in business than others who do not have the skills taught in the university. Any business organization that desires to thrive in the midst of competition will employ a marketer.

9.Theatre Arts

Most theatre arts graduates are into self employment .A lot of well known and successful individuals have been produced the entertainment industry and many of them are theatre art graduates. The entertainment produced this industry is well sought for Nigerians. The best universities to study theatre arts in Nigeria include,University of Lagos, University of porthacourt, University of Calabar.

8.Mass communication
This is also a very marketable course to study in the university. It is not offered in most Nigerian universities due to lack of facilities .A mass communicator can work in a radio or TV station and also in a newspaper company.

7.Nursing and laboratory science
Nursing is a marketable course any day. A lot of foreign countries are desperately looking for nurses to employ. As a nursing graduate, your chance of getting a job is simply limitless. You can work both in Nigeria and other countries of the world. A nurse might not earn much but has time goes on the pay increases,and also going for further professional courses ,like post-basic in midwifery, surgery and the likes .This also applies to laboratory science.

A pharmacy graduate can be employed national bodies like the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control(NAFDAC).A pharmacy student is taught how to produce drugs and how they interact,They are taught about how drugs work and the side effect of these drugs. A pharmacist can also go into private practice setting up their own pharmaceutical company .This is also a very marketable course in Nigeria.


The service of an accountant is required virtually all professional bodies, accounting firms and so on. Their services are also required in government establishments. They are needed to work in several places, like banks,schools,churches,airport,hotel and so on. They audit account and and they are advised to go for professional courses in accounting for a higher pay.

4.Estate management
Looking at Nigeria’s population, it increases day day and a lot of people are looking forward to meeting the population and more buildings are built .A lot of people never realize how marketable this course can be .Those who construct these buildings will always require the service of an estate manager to manage these buildings .This course is actually one of the best courses to study in the university as a science student.

3.Computer Engineering and information technology
In this era,any graduate of computer engineering is a hot cake .We are in information age and virtually everyone is online these days .The only problem is that one can become a computer engineer and an information technologists without seeing the four walls of a university,but already established firms would always prefer to employ someone who has a university degree,and this is a very great advantage .The services of a computer engineer will be needed more and more in the nearest future .A computer engineer can also decide to be self employed.

A lot of people don’t like to study this course in the university because they believe those who study agriculture in school are farmers, this is not true and this is due to lack of orientation people .There are several fields of study in Agriculture which is open to a lot of employment opportunities in Nigeria .Agriculture is very lucrative and one could decide to be self employed.

1.Medicine and surgery

This course is as profitable as pure-water business in traffic. People will surely get sick and they will want to visit the hospital for treatment .Once you finish your training as a medical doctor, you are very sure of getting job fast. In most instances, jobs are waiting for you once you finish, even before your induction.

Ajidagba Khadeejah


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