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Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by entadaplace: 7:52am On Jul 31, 2013
As some world economies recover, analysts and investors are looking at the enormous possibilities for growth and development in Africa. Though unemployment in some African nations reportedly remains higher than 25 percent, general numbers are improving, and many believe that emerging economies in Africa are set to expand rapidly in the coming years.

With more than 70 percent of Africa’s population under the age of 25, no one doubts that there is a massive untapped workforce — and if trends continue toward more political stability, less regulation and increased private investment, it’ll be easy to see why some analysts are so optimistic. Opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in Africa might skyrocket in the next decade, but for young adults entering the workforce now, many wonder where the best opportunities are. Here’s a quick look at some of the most promising professions in Africa’s developing nations.

1.Investment Banking
Global investment is flooding back into Africa and fast approaching 2008 levels. Investment banking is one of the hottest fields to work in right now. Investment bankers typically help government agencies, companies, and organizations raise money by issuing and selling securities in the open market. In Nigeria, senior investment bankers can make as much as 13 million naira ($82,000) per year.


2. Telecommunications Engineers
Telecommunications is taking Africa by storm as new technologies become available and more countries reduce regulations. Ninety percent of all telephone communication in Africa takes place on mobile phones, although some locales are still catching up. Telecommunications engineers typically combine electrical engineering and computer science to design and oversee the development of complex communications and data infrastructures and switching systems.

3.Oil & Petroleum Industry Engineers
Recent oil and gas discoveries in East Africa and the Gulf of Guinea suggest a very positive outlook for the industry’s continued growth. All told, African countries are responsible for roughly 7 percent of world oil production — and that number is expected to rise. Numerous engineering disciplines are needed in the oil and gas industry. Jobs include exploration managers, drilling engineers, and mechanical engineers.

4.Airline Pilots
As local airlines open up new routes and major worldwide airlines schedule more international flights into Africa, the demand for airline pilots is growing. Experienced airline pilots in Nigeria make as much as 11 million naira ($70,000) per year, and as demand grows, salaries are expected to rise.

5.Software and Web Developers
As broadband slowly penetrates the African market, the need for localized websites and business-related software is expected to grow, creating new demand for designers, programmers and cyber-security professionals all over the continent. Software Development managers in South Africa make an average of $13,500 per year.

6.Physicians
There’s been high demand for physicians of all disciplines in Africa for several years. As a result, doctors are making dramatically higher salaries. There are many job opportunities, specifically for obstetricians, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, emergency room doctors as well as dentists.

7.Real Estate Developer
Developing properties for commercial purposes from shopping centers to industrial complexes has always been a profitable business. Though many markets around the world are oversaturated, Africa has tremendous opportunity for growth. Investors say that retail development is currently in a period of rapid expansion, particularly in Nigeria and Ghana.

8.Construction Manager
Urbanization trends and the growing middle class in many African nations will translate into a tremendous need for new construction. Global investment in new projects is already driving the construction of new townships and cities in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. The new cities are built following the work-play-live model which is popular in modern western developments.

9.Hotel Manager
North Africa boasts some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and a variety of hotel chains are already well-established. Now, new hotels are popping up all across sub-Saharan Africa to accommodate business travelers. The world’s largest hotel chains have even more ambitious plans for the future. The average salary for hotel managers in South Africa is $15,500 per year.




10.Advertising Sales Director
Broadband penetration in new African markets means more media outlets and new online opportunities. Advertising through these media to the growing middle class in many countries is a wide-open field that may have little impact today, but is expected to be in high demand in the years to come.


http://afkinsider.com/5342/10-most-promising-professions-in-africa/
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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by miteolu(m): 5:21pm On Jul 31, 2013
Prayer Warrior

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by yuzedo: 5:22pm On Jul 31, 2013
11. Banana Iceland Landlord! wink

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by misterh(m): 5:23pm On Jul 31, 2013
Ok, tnx.
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by seedord247(m): 5:23pm On Jul 31, 2013
Agbero Chairman..... The best job in south west so far. grin

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by ITbomb(m): 5:23pm On Jul 31, 2013
Political Stalwart

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by caukerzee(m): 5:24pm On Jul 31, 2013
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by teeshawt(m): 5:24pm On Jul 31, 2013
ama make ma money in this generation ,mechanical engineering on point

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Karmatyra(f): 5:24pm On Jul 31, 2013
improvement is all we need....
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by caukerzee(m): 5:24pm On Jul 31, 2013
Pharmaceuticals?? Argriculture??

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Gozzzy(m): 5:25pm On Jul 31, 2013
You no mention agriculture....... E suppose be first......

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by delors(m): 5:25pm On Jul 31, 2013
Most importantly, IT engineers and economists...That's the selling point!

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by intentional(f): 5:26pm On Jul 31, 2013
Linguist; in case of international communication when language can be a barrier

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Nobody: 5:27pm On Jul 31, 2013
A sharp Naija boy knows all this.
Btw
A sharp ibo boy should be able to make at least as much income without studying the topics related courses.
#businesstinz
Also, with the restructuring of PHCN, Electrical Engineering should be a good one.

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Nobody: 5:27pm On Jul 31, 2013
Being beautiful
One day an Oga at the top will come and marry you wink

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Nobody: 5:27pm On Jul 31, 2013
Wtf is $13k per year?

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Nobody: 5:28pm On Jul 31, 2013
delors: Most importantly, IT engineers and economists...That's the selling point!

Anything with technology sells.
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Ninilowo(m): 5:30pm On Jul 31, 2013
yuzedo: 11. Banana Iceland Landlord! wink
Long tyme.........hw z banana iceland nah.....I ve bn representing u since.....
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by kokoye(m): 5:30pm On Jul 31, 2013
Kidnapping nko?

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by ebamma(m): 5:31pm On Jul 31, 2013
11)RUNS GIRL; sex sells and if u do it with the right people like senators , and big businessmen u may end up with nothing less than atleast 5million per year, frequent visits to dubai for shopping and a well furnished apartment in ikoyi
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Neaman(m): 5:31pm On Jul 31, 2013
Brothel Managing...this jab rocks!
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by seedord247(m): 5:31pm On Jul 31, 2013
Texas.Cowgirl:
Wtf is $13k per year?

2 million naira annually. cool

$7.25 an hour. cry
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by immortalcrown(m): 5:34pm On Jul 31, 2013
It works for those who are destined for it.

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by boss1310(m): 5:35pm On Jul 31, 2013
these professions pay less to compare to being a pastor of a district church

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by OkikiOluwa1(m): 5:35pm On Jul 31, 2013
Agriculture should be their.
Last Bullet:
But here, anything goes. Expeciallly if you are a politician. You can be a senator for 14 years without raising a bill.

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by OCTAVO: 5:36pm On Jul 31, 2013
yuzedo: 11. Banana Iceland Landlord! wink
How do you manage to post on the first page of every thread on front page?
Are you building your career here on Nairaland? cheesy

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by idedan(m): 5:39pm On Jul 31, 2013
own ur own business and all these will work for you........[color=#006600][/color]

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by Nobody: 5:40pm On Jul 31, 2013
Ninilowo:
Long tyme.........hw z banana iceland nah.....I ve bn representing u since.....
Huh? If you're serious then you haven't been repping him wella wella
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by HZwriters: 5:40pm On Jul 31, 2013
what of BIOCHEMISTS

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Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by OmerianConsult: 5:45pm On Jul 31, 2013
You forgot Business Development & Advisory. That's what we do, with the vision of being the vehicle of profitable investment in Nigeria. We consult for both lndigenous and foreign firms.
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by IdomaLikita: 5:45pm On Jul 31, 2013
Obstetricians shocked

* Dancing 'Oglinya' Seriously Now*
Re: Promising Careers And Professions Emerging In Africa by destino24(m): 5:46pm On Jul 31, 2013
the 3 basic needs of man....food, shelter and clothing......agric engineering, civil engineering/building technology, textile engineering and designing

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