Important courses to study in Nigerian universities for in-demand employment opportunities

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The following is a list of important courses offered by Nigerian universities. 

1. Medicine

At the entrance level, medicine does not pay N500k per month, but it is the course that provides the most work opportunities. Although the income may not be as high as that of a chemical engineer in the oil industry, as a physician, you can count on a higher-than-average salary. Medicine is always near the top of the list of marketable courses. Medical professionals will continue to be in great demand as long as health care is concerned. 

2. Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Information Technology 

IT professionals and computer science degrees are in high demand around the world. Nigeria is no exception to this rule. With distinct IT skills, your potential is significantly brighter. The disadvantage is that anyone can obtain IT abilities, even if he does not pursue computer engineering. 

3. Law:

Perhaps supply is increasingly outpacing demand, affecting pricing; however, law appears to have lost economic value in comparison to the past. However, it is still regarded as a top course in the corporate world. 

With a legal degree, you still have a good chance of earning a good salary, whether you plan to practice law, enter the corporate world, or work in associated fields such as real estate. 

4. Journalism and mass media 

Mass Communication will continue to be a viable career in Nigeria because few universities offer it but many institutions require it. The disadvantage is that journalism is not limited to Mass Communication grads; news and media businesses hire graduates from practically every course. The course, on the other hand, still has a shot. 


Geology is also a course that prepares you for a career in the oil industry, which is in high demand. 

6. Finance/Economics/Accounting:

The best thing about economics is that it can be applied to a wide range of jobs. One disadvantage of an accounting degree is that without technical qualifications, the first degree is usually insufficient. As a result, it is advised for an accounting graduate to complete the necessary tasks and take professional exams after completing his degree.

7. Mechanical, electrical, and other related engineering courses 

Engineering courses, such as mechanical engineering, are commonly provided in the oil and gas business. Other courses, such as electrical and computer engineering, are also pursued in other key businesses. 

8. Nursing/Laboratory Science 

Nurses do not make a lot of money, but they are almost never unemployed. Nurses, like clothing, go through phases of employment. Every day, new private and public hospitals and clinics open, and a medium-sized clinic need at least four nurses. 

9. Chemical/Petroleum Engineering 

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering have the potential to pay you a lot of money. Because the firms that request them are the ones that pay a lot of money: oil companies. 


Petroleum engineers are employed by oil and gas companies to develop, test, and apply successful ways for extracting petroleum products from the earth's and seafloor. 

10.Property management or construction/architecture. 

A degree in either of these courses puts you in an excellent position for self-employment. Also from school, architecture students earn money by developing plans for individuals. These courses are considered one of Nigeria's most marketable. 

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