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10 High Paying Jobs in Nigeria 2021 See Latest Update

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10 High Paying Jobs in Nigeria 2021: In Nigeria today, some graduates are looking for exciting, challenging and award-winning jobs, why others are looking for the most paid jobs in the country, and getting this job is a dream for many. Though these jobs are lucrative, they require skills that are difficult to acquire or require multi-year training to teach.

10 High Paying Jobs in Nigeria 2021 See Latest Update

In this article I will list and explain to your understanding, the most cost-effective jobs in Nigeria from our many articles on “top Nigerian paid jobs”.

Medicine and management, especially executive functions, are some of the top-ranked occupations. If you are looking for high paying jobs in the world, be sure to take one of these roles: 

1. CHIEF EXECUTIVES OFFICER (CEO): 

This is the highest paying job in Nigeria as of 2021. A lot of skills are needed for this job as the person occupying this position reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity.

Though as tasking as this job might be it is really lucrative and pays well.

2. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER:

Aeronautical engineers are ‘aeroplane engineers. In Nigeria, their main job is the maintenance of aircraft’s technology.

Their job is very delicate because the safety of the nation’s aircraft, military or commercial, rests on their shoulders. The lives and safety of everyday travellers depend on them.

3. DOCTORS (SURGEONS): 

Surgeons are paid really well in Nigeria and this is rightly the third-highest paying job in Nigeria 2020. They deal directly with life’s and any mistake on their part can lead to a loss of life.

4. LEGAL SERVICES DIRECTOR:

This is a highly lucrative job in Nigeria at the moment those the slots for this position are few, meaning just a few people tend to end up employed as a Legal service director.

The Legal Service Director serves as a lawyer that represents a company in any legal function or capacity. He or she also up contract documents, and also stands as a witness during business transactions.

5. PETROLEUM ENGINEER:

These engineers, who design, test and deploy means of extracting petroleum are revered and paid well. An average salary will be N12 million.

6. PILOTS:

Pilots end up with a large payment at the end of the month and am sure you understand why. It is very important for airline companies to take good care of their pilots because they deal with a lot of lives and fly long distances.

7. MUSICIANS:

A musician’s job is straightforward: they make music that entertains, informs, shape and sometimes change our ways of thinking.

8. PROGRAMMERS:

Programmers are problem solvers. They figure out how to make computers solve our problems. Programmers are among the top 5 best-paid professions in developed worlds but have the reverse here in Nigeria.

9. TELECOMS ENGINEERS:

The telecommunications industry is one of the largest in Nigeria today. They make it possible for you to make calls and browse from your phone.

10. INVESTMENT BANKERS:

They are not ordinary bankers and they sure end up with more than ordinary pay. Some investment bankers are billionaires.

General Eligibility Criteria and Qualifications

To be eligible for these jobs, the applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Possession of B.Sc, HNDNCE, OND in relation to the applied position from a recognized institution.
  2. Any added certificate either postgraduate or professional certification will be of advantage.
  3. NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate.
  4. Applicants must not be above 35 years old.
  5. West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) with Credits in not less than three (3) subjects including English and at least passes in two (2) other subjects.
  6. Candidates must have National Examination Council (NECO)/General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level with passes in four (4) subjects obtained at one sitting or five (5) subjects obtained at two sittings including the English Language.)
  7. National Diploma (ND) obtained from a recognized institution. National Certificate of Education (NCE) from a recognized institution or General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) in two (2) subjects obtained at one sitting or three (3) subjects obtained at two sittings.
  8. Must be computer literate.

Mistakes to Avoid While Applying

A lot of people fail in many applications not because they are not qualified, but because of numerous mistakes. So take note of the following:

  1. Apply on time, do not wait for the deadline.
  2. Do the application processes alone, don’t send anybody to avoid mistakes in your data
  3. Keep yourself updated concerning the application
  4. Make sure you supply all the necessary requirements
  5. Take time to crosscheck your details before submission.
  6. Candidates are to apply for one job position, Candidates who attempt to apply multiple times will have their application disqualified
  7. The online application is free.

Shortlisted Applicant Update

If you’ve been shortlisted, then you’ve got your foot in the door. And it’s time for you to shine at the final stage – the interview.

However, it could be a telephonic, Skype, or face-to-face interview. And this is depending on the employer. When shortlisted:

  1. Endeavour to get information about the company.
  2. Also, ensure you have a clear vision. Try to figure out why you want the specific position. And how you would be a good fit. Also, go through your application.
  3. Additionally, be interactive. It’s an interview, not an interrogation. There is much more to you than your resume.
  4. The practice goes a long way. Thus, take mock interviews with your friends or practice speaking before a mirror.
  5. It’s rare, but sometimes you do get an offer letter directly based on your application. You start planning the celebration, but remember some points before you go into that party mode: Get it in writing.
  6. Also, go over the written offer in detail. And make sure all important details are mentioned and ask questions if you don’t understand anything. Such as work profile, start date, duration, and stipend, etc.
  7. Send a thank-you letter to the employer, once you accept the offer.
  8. Also, follow up with an e-mail confirming your start date and expressing your enthusiasm for your new role.

From the above, it is important you note that we are not partnering with these companies. We are only making this information available so as help you get that your dream job. As such, as you apply, ensure to do more research about the company. GOOD LUCK.

This is a quick list of some of the well-paid jobs in Nigeria, if you know of a lucrative job that deserves to be on this list, go ahead and tell us in the comments section below.

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