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Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by mykalls(m): 10:20am On Sep 13
NONE!!!
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Thiamine(m): 10:56am On Sep 13
Hmmm,
Thank you all,thouh I am not the questioner yet I benefit a lot.
I am a part 3 microbiology student "ni" OAU.

So we should hope less
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by itsmeurLady(f): 10:56am On Sep 13
rotimi9:
finding a job is not the problem.the problem is getting a job that pays.how can a graduate who spent four to five years in uni and spending a lot for school fee and others.how can such a one b earning just 20000# per month.the cost of living this days is very high.such pay won't sustain u for a month.

The Least I've seen so far is 50k ... so mayb u are not searching the right corners...
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Kingjags: 10:59am On Sep 13
What would have been my fate if I wasn't working for my dad's friend?, please run from Microbiology except you have the proverbial long legs.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Scholar212(m): 11:05am On Sep 13
aieo:


if your interested in the medical field, go for either
Nursing sciences
med lab science
radiography
physiotherapy.

i am currently studying nursing science in uniben, and thus far it's been good
Amosquito I hail u. No bother ask who be this, I no go tell u grin
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by TRAILBLAIZER: 11:08am On Sep 13
Abeg apart from harper and leninghers biochemistry textbooks wat other books can aid a student in firing his cgpa jare dats wat me am interested in
TRAILBLAIZER:
hm mm ma post utme exam. is on Monday
futminna biochemistry I just look at dis thread,read through and laugh though am just an aspirant of biochemistry buh I av read enough posts on Hw biochem and microbiology are useless on nairaland dating back to 2013 buh Op ma advice as a jambite to jambite is to go for any of bch or MCB and try to stand out among the crowd and surely dey will be chances for us

and for all saying crap about biochemistry I say a big F to u guys ion. give a damn about ur pessimist opinion based on personal frustration


biochemistry here I come
and in biochemistry I shall make it





peace out y"all
;DAbeg apart from harper and leninghers biochemistry textbooks wat other books can aid a student in firing his cgpa jare dats wat me am interested in
TRAILBLAIZER:
hm mm ma post utme exam. is on Monday
futminna biochemistry I just look at dis thread,read through and laugh though am just an aspirant of biochemistry buh I av read enough posts on Hw biochem and microbiology are useless on nairaland dating back to 2013 buh Op ma advice as a jambite to jambite is to go for any of bch or MCB and try to stand out among the crowd and surely dey will be chances for us

and for all saying crap about biochemistry I say a big F to u guys ion. give a damn about ur pessimist opinion based on personal frustration


biochemistry here I come
and in biochemistry I shall make it





peace out y"all
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by jaychubi: 11:08am On Sep 13
thanta:
Guys..im going to my final year in Microbiology,IM CURRENTLY FINDING IT HARD TO GET IT PLACEMENT NOW..SO,NO HOPE FOR ME AFTER SCHOOL?..OR I SHOULD GO DO MASTERS AFTER?..AND AGE ISNT ON MY SIDE TOO

Dnt worry concentrate and come out with 2.1 first u might even work in d bank or turn sec school teacher
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by jaychubi: 11:12am On Sep 13
thanta:
Someone should please say something good about Mcb..what about jobs in food,beverages and co...why arent they employing

The market is over saturated with millions of graduates of MCB n bch so no more space besides no new company coming up.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by TRAILBLAIZER: 11:15am On Sep 13
Nice to see someone hu is seeing biochem d way i am seeing it too.....would like to chat u up on whatsapp as an aspirant fr biochem i need some orientation of wat d first 2 yrs wil b like
itsmeurLady:


The Least I've seen so far is 50k ... so mayb u are not searching the right corners...
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Scholar212(m): 11:17am On Sep 13
TRAILBLAIZER:
Abeg apart from harper and leninghers biochemistry textbooks wat other books can aid a student in firing his cgpa jare dats wat me am interested in ;DAbeg apart from harper and leninghers biochemistry textbooks wat other books can aid a student in firing his cgpa jare dats wat me am interested in
forget Harper, Leningher,Lippincoot and others, any of them can serve but focus on materials your lecturers give and use textbook for clarifications when you are stuck, BCH you need to cram alot and you may be reading out of point with just textbooks. Get handouts lecturers give they are usually what they set in exam
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Remisol: 11:21am On Sep 13
Lordmykel:
me too medical laboratory science

-
But I realised the course late.. If I knew of MLS earlier I should have been in my 300level by now..
Wanted killing myself for medicine Sha....
But now I'm here and I'm not regretting it.
MLS.. All the way...

Are you still a student?
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Scholar212(m): 11:41am On Sep 13
BCH and MCB are nice courses that have been rendered useless in Nigeria because research Institutes are not there, the FMCG, breweries, pharmcueticals, production companies are few compared to the number of graduates churned out yearly. That is why in medical field the number of students admitted are restricted to avoid producing graduates without corresponding number of available jobs. And I respect biochemistry graduates, cramming those pathways is no child's play but the truth is where are you going to apply it?
And those in microbiology still nursing the ambition of working in hospitals and health facility, the truth is there is no place for you there, MLS has medical microbiology as a specialty. For those that are still young with burning brains in MCB and BCH you can write ICAN and convert to Accounting, take up courses in IT (programming, web design, graphics design and photography etc) don't just give up saying there is no Job, you must not work in your line of discipline. Banking recruitment is always open to all with good grades and within the age.
For the Jambites, better take up any professional course in medical science or you go for social sciences and management courses.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by jaychubi: 11:46am On Sep 13
smoby:
Pls i want 2knw about physics....

Basically teaching, make sure u make 2.1 anything less than dt u r finished

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Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Anticabal: 12:04pm On Sep 13
thanta:
Guys..im going to my final year in Microbiology,IM CURRENTLY FINDING IT HARD TO GET IT PLACEMENT NOW..SO,NO HOPE FOR ME AFTER SCHOOL?..OR I SHOULD GO DO MASTERS AFTER?..AND AGE ISNT ON MY SIDE TOO

Don't be depressed by the pessimism flying around. Microbiology is not entirely useless. Opportunities will always present themselves no matter how slim. The most important thing is recognising them and taking them.

One advice I usually have for youngsters after graduation, find firms or sectors you'd love to work in, especially ones that don't require licenses and regulation and OFFER TO WORK FOR FREE even if it's 2hours/Day.

I got my connections working for free for 1 year after graduation. The connections I made were greater than money.

Volunteering have made many people great, ask Americans. You'll be amazed how far the social capital you build will take you. It shouldn't always be about the money.

My motto remains: Give yourself first!

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Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by fzybah(m): 12:17pm On Sep 13
well my brother.... don't let d comments of people reshape ur thinking . I can categorically say that those condemning these courses don't have deep understanding about them ..... MLS has never taken the places of these courses except in d hospital sector .... how many MLS graduates do u see in pharmaceutical company ? but u will find microbiologists and biochemists there. how many MLS do u find in breweries ? but the part of the main workers in the breweries are Biochemists , microbiologist who work in the quantity control unit ..... How many MLS or Doctors do u find in oil and gas but u can still find biochemist ..... Can A Doctor work in Flour mills, Chemical Industries, food making industries etc... don't only focus on Hospital .. and remember dt if Doctors and MLScientists don't work in government owned hospital , they are paid peanuts...

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Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by TRAILBLAIZER: 12:53pm On Sep 13
fzybah:
well my brother.... don't let d comments of people reshape ur thinking . I can categorically say that those condemning these courses don't have deep understanding about them ..... MLS has never taken the places of these courses except in d hospital sector .... how many MLS graduates do u see in pharmaceutical company ? but u will find microbiologists and biochemists there. how many MLS do u find in breweries ? but the part of the main workers in the breweries are Biochemists , microbiologist who work in the quantity control unit ..... How many MLS or Doctors do u find in oil and gas but u can still find biochemist ..... Can A Doctor work in Flour mills, Chemical Industries, food making industries etc... don't only focus on Hospital .. and remember dt if Doctors and MLScientists don't work in government owned hospital , they are paid peanuts...
confirm talk jare
#optimist
#bch all d way
#futmx
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by TRAILBLAIZER: 12:55pm On Sep 13
Scholar212:
forget Harper, Leningher,Lippincoot and others, any of them can serve but focus on materials your lecturers give and use textbook for clarifications when you are stuck, BCH you need to cram alot and you may be reading out of point with just textbooks. Get handouts lecturers give they are usually what they set in exam
tnx a bunch dis really helps
I will make sure I take note of dat
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Jagabanmonerry(m): 12:57pm On Sep 13
Scholar212:
BCH and MCB are nice courses that have been rendered useless in Nigeria because research Institutes are not there, the FMCG, breweries, pharmcueticals, production companies are few compared to the number of graduates churned out yearly. That is why in medical field the number of students admitted are restricted to avoid producing graduates without corresponding number of available jobs. And I respect biochemistry graduates, cramming those pathways is no child's play but the truth is where are you going to apply it?
And those in microbiology still nursing the ambition of working in hospitals and health facility, the truth is there is no place for you there, MLS has medical microbiology as a specialty. For those that are still young with burning brains in MCB and BCH you can write ICAN and convert to Accounting, take up courses in IT (programming, web design, graphics design and photography etc) don't just give up saying there is no Job, you must not work in your line of discipline. Banking recruitment is always open to all with good grades and within the age.
For the Jambites, better take up any professional course in medical science or you go for social sciences and management courses.
You mean convert BCH to ICAN, How is it possible? please put more light, tnx.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by kcy(m): 1:10pm On Sep 13
see how u guys finished my course, I just graduated though. what I have seen so far is no course in Nigeria can easily secure a place to work with without a connection, even if u have somtin to offer, u most have somebody to connect u
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Lordmykel(m): 1:13pm On Sep 13
Remisol:

Are you still a student?
Yes I am
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by microbian(m): 1:14pm On Sep 13
1 thing I know b say who go make am go surely make am..make I use dat 1 console myself 1st 4rm all d comment wey I don see...
The other thing be say dis ppl wey dey talk say dey no get job, go ask wetin dey carry comot d skul, if he no b pass, he go b 2.2 and dey dey get hope for job with dis poor grades grin...op my advice for u be say study anyone of d 2, I don't believe anyone is better than the other...
I sabi ppl wey finish some of dis courses wey una bad mouth like dis, wey dey employed in line with d course wey dey live fyn...

I be MCB student for futa 300L...make I go back to my MCB 306 jare( mycology)....

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Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by virus150(m): 1:29pm On Sep 13
Thiamine:
Hmmm, Thank you all,thouh I am not the questioner yet I benefit a lot. I am a part 3 microbiology student "ni" OAU.
So we should hope less
eyan bablo grin
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Remisol: 1:31pm On Sep 13
Lordmykel:

Yes I am
Cool. grin
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Lordmykel(m): 1:41pm On Sep 13
Remisol:
Cool. grin
how about you? Are you also in school? If yes, what level and uni
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by linzeze(m): 1:43pm On Sep 13
fzybah:
well my brother.... don't let d comments of people reshape ur thinking . I can categorically say that those condemning these courses don't have deep understanding about them ..... MLS has never taken the places of these courses except in d hospital sector .... how many MLS graduates do u see in pharmaceutical company ? but u will find microbiologists and biochemists there. how many MLS do u find in breweries ? but the part of the main workers in the breweries are Biochemists , microbiologist who work in the quantity control unit ..... How many MLS or Doctors do u find in oil and gas but u can still find biochemist ..... Can A Doctor work in Flour mills, Chemical Industries, food making industries etc... don't only focus on Hospital .. and remember dt if Doctors and MLScientists don't work in government owned hospital , they are paid peanuts...
Guy MLS is not dragging all those places you mentioned with you guys na.BCH and MCB are the ones trying to reap where they did not sow.If you are in BCH or MCB and you are planning on specializing in the medical aspect,you will be frustrated,Except lecturing.know what you want and strive to get it not some shortcut. because from what i have seen,most BCH and MCB graduates like specializing in the medical aspect and bet me,you will be frustrated.focus on other aspects your course can offer and you will be glad you did.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Scholar212(m): 1:43pm On Sep 13
Jagabanmonerry:
You mean convert BCH to ICAN, How is it possible? please put more light, tnx.
you can register for ICAN even with BSC in block moulding and carpentry.lol
Anyone can sit for it just google more on it
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Jagabanmonerry(m): 1:44pm On Sep 13
Scholar212:
you can register for ICAN even with BSC in block moulding and carpentry.lol
Anyone can sit for it just google more on it
Tnx a lot.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Remisol: 1:46pm On Sep 13
Lordmykel:
how about you?
Are you also in school? If yes, what level and uni
No, im done.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by Scholar212(m): 1:47pm On Sep 13
Lordmykel:
how about you?
Are you also in school? If yes, what level and uni
I don't think she is still a student ooh.
Glad to find alot of colleagues here, repping Uniben, FYB (as soon as ASUU finish their madness grin)
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by kevoh(m): 2:25pm On Sep 13
Lots of myopic comments. OP, your first error is the same error other graduates of other disciplines are committing which is putting yourself in a box. The job market is a different ball game, if you like be an MLS, biochem or microbiology graduate if you have nothing to offer a prospective employer either in your field or elsewhere you will get kicked out shikena!

This mentality of because you are a pharmacy graduate you must work in a pharmacy or an elect.engr graduate you must work in PHCN is what is rendering a significant number of graduates jobless. The opportunities to explore other fields are there to be taken but they keep putting themselves in a box and forcing themselves to work in that field. Paper certificate will only get a few people to the promised Land, the vast majority have to use other unrelated skills to get to the promised Land.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by CnCstore: 2:25pm On Sep 13
erenax:


pls which good medical course apart from pharmacy should i apply

Nursing.
Re: Biochemistry Vs Microbiology: Which One Has More Job Opportunities In Nigeria? by imperiouxx(m): 2:51pm On Sep 13
Raintaker:
Probably what u were thought in school, but in the real world they can't be separated.
You'll understand when you go for higher degrees or decide to study abroad.

Please be quiet. I studied Biochem BS in Nigeria and Biochem MS in U.S and worked as a Biochemist in U.S. What else do I still have to know about Biochem that I don't know? Biochemistry everywhere is way way different from Microbiology. In fact, Biochemistry in U.S is under Chemistry department in almost all schools.

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