List of Best Courses For Employment In Nigeria (2020)

Here we will show you the list of best courses for employment in Nigeria.

It’s no longer news that the unemployment rate in Nigeria has gone out of control. However, your course of study can be a lucky ticket for getting a job.

In this post, we will show you the list of best courses to study in the tertiary institutions for quick employment.

Please, note that studying a particular course can either increase or decreases your chances of getting a job in Nigeria since some courses are highly regarded.

It is true that every course is important and needed in the society but there are courses that are needed more than the others.

Despite the fact that unemployment rate is very high in Nigeria, people are still getting jobs on a daily basis. But some of these job openings are only available for some categories of graduates.

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Have you not seen people with first class roaming the streets, and some of those with third class are gainfully employed? See why you should not graduate with First Class. You may say it is “connection”. Yes, your course of study can connect you to a good job.

In a country like Nigeria, you cannot compare a Medical doctor and Zoologist in terms of getting a quick job. See 5 steps to study abroad as a fresh graduate.

I don’t want you to regret your course of study in any way. But if you have not gotten an admission, then consider studying any of the courses on my list.

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According to statistics, the most used graduates in Nigeria are those who studied Medicine, Library Science, and Marketing.

Those who studied courses on the list below will find it easier to get a job than those who studied other courses. You can check how to upgrade 2:2, 3rd class, and HND for better chance to get a job.

Best course to study for employment in Nigeria

Below are top courses that increase your chances of getting a job in Nigeria.

  1. Medicine
  2. Library and Information Science
  3. Marketing
  4. Accountancy
  5. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  6. Management Information System
  7. Computer Engineering
  8. Civil Engineering
  9. Law
  10. Statistics
  11. Quantity Surveying
  12. Building technology
  13. Physiology
  14. Physics and Astronomy
  15. Economics
  16. Medical Laboratory Science
  17. Computer Science
  18. Chemical Engineering
  19. Psychology
  20. Biochemistry
  21. Estate management
  22. Nursing
  23. Laboratory science
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Having shown you the best course for employment in Nigeria. I think the best of all courses is ‘skill’. Nowadays what they do in tertiary institution is cramming, theories and sorting. Most graduates can’t remember what they studied in schools. If you get a good skill, then you are good to go.

If you have anything to say about this topic, kindly use the comment section below.

Updated: March 30, 2020 — 1:35 pm

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  1. Or ur information have not completed because facility of Education is not there an a teacher is a professional of an work whether u are a doctor or law .

  2. You all miss it all, what about sociology
    Sociologist help to provide solution to all social problem in the society
    Most especially in this time of covid 19 sociologist are now playing a vital role to resolve this issue

  3. I’m presently serving, have heard alot of sorting been done in different schools in Nigeria from my fellow corps member that kept me wondering is this truly a norms in all school. But have never seen or heard none in my Alma mater (OAU).You fail, you fail ni. Nobody will change it for you in exchange of something.

    1. Sorting is real. There is sorting in all the universities in Nigeria. Most of the lecturers sort via proxy, meaning they have agents working for them. You will never know they sort because it is illegal.

  4. Why omited Business Administration and Management Studies and it’s one of the best course in Nigeria because in every organization there must be admin office even in the Hospital and police station.

  5. What of Agriculture father of all ?

  6. Education is also one of the best course to study especially for a lady

  7. Why is Radiography not among??…like why

  8. What about business administration and management

  9. What about environmental health

  10. Why excluding finance is finance not a better course to study me I am a financial analyst I studied banking and finance is the course useless I need a better respond from you

  11. Most of these courses are under Natural Science and Social Science. What about Arts. Does it mean we don’t stand a chance?

  12. What of banking and finance

  13. What about education, why is it not among the list?

  14. what type of skills are still needed above all the courses

  15. I quote you wrong agriculture of all nation you left it behind please carry out another research all branches of agriculture must be included before your result will be complete

  16. how do u leave out ARCHITECTURE?? Just how???

    1. It is also a nice course but courses on the list cannot be left out.

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