Africa is a huge country that offers plenty of opportunities to work or volunteer. From South Africa, in the south, to Morocco, in the north of the continent, there are many countries of enormous attractiveness for the expatriate.

With an increase in the number of graduates in Nigeria, Jobs in Nigeria have become scarcer. The number of graduates exceeds the job opportunities available. As a result, there are several cases of unemployment in Nigeria with graduates opting for jobs that are far below their qualifications.

Good! That might be the case, but it doesn’t necessarily have to end like either of them. With a proper online job search, you can find several advertised job opportunities to apply for.

Here we are going to list the top 10 job opportunities in Nigeria:

1. Petroleum Engineer

Nigeria is the largest oil-producing country, it is no surprise that petroleum engineers are the highest-earning professionals. Their job is to develop methods to extract oil and gas from deposits below the surface of the earth.

He can earn between N200,000 to N1,000,000 per month.

2. Aircraft Pilot

A pilot is also called an aviator. He is the person who controls the aircraft flights. He also navigates and flies helicopters, cargo planes, and aircraft.

His average salary in Nigeria is N500,000 to N3,000,000.

3. Software Developer

The job of a software developer is to create, design, deploy, and support software. There is a huge demand for skilled software developers in Nigeria.

The monthly salary of a software developer is N134,000 to N400,000.

4. A Banker

The financial sectors are always well-known for their attractive salaries. Private banking and investment take it a step higher.

Their monthly take-home salary is somewhere between N300,000 to N500,000 per month.

5. Telecommunication Engineer

Since technology is growing in Nigeria rapidly and also subscribers are growing, there is a high-demand for telecommunication engineers.

The highest salary range is N200,000 to N1,000,000 per month.

6. Aeronautical Engineer

The main role of an Aeronautical engineer in the development, design, maintenance, and construction of aircraft including weapon systems, navigation, missiles, and spacecraft.

The monthly salary range of an aeronautical engineer is from N350,000 to N700,000.

7. Accountant

Since many businesses are growing rapidly in Nigeria. Everyone is seeking experienced accountants in their companies.

Their monthly salary range is N140,000 to N1,500,000.

8. Lawyer

Although it is debatably lawyers do not earn much but in Nigeria, lawyers are considered in the upper-middle class.
They earn on average N150,000 to N1,100,000 every month.

9. IT Analyst

IT Analysts are also called systems analysts. Their duties are to provide technical supports to IT users by implementing and designing systems that increase efficiency.
In Nigeria, they earn between N176,000 to N492,000.

10. Nurse

A nurse is professional and trained to care for sick individuals of any age in a health care system. Their jobs are excellent for anyone observant, open-minded, caring, communicative, and empathetic.
They earn in Nigeria from N150,000 to N650,000 per month.