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Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by swiftycool(m): 5:51am On Jun 09, 2010
Many years ago and even till recently many parents were bent on forcing their kids to study certain popular courses at university to become successful professionals in life. We were used to people boasting about their admission or training in professions like Law, medicine and engineering.

However today in present day Nigeria, many Lawyers seem to be so broke earning a miserable sum a year, doctors fight so much so often to prove they are worthy of a good salary which is constantly under review, most engineers are now in our banks trying to make a living and so are many others who studied philosophy, pharmacy, quantity surveying and even yoruba. Business administrators are mostly in the course to end up as traders, accountants are trying but i know just a few very successful ones and so on and so forth

So which profession today do you believe still lives up to its name today earning big bucks, stays professional, can be established individually and not easy to break  into by just anybody. If u think yours is so special and strictly still professional lets talk

welcome wink

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Osama10(m): 6:01am On Jun 09, 2010
Bunkering, Kidnapping, Fraud.

You want more?

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by swiftycool(m): 6:04am On Jun 09, 2010
Osama10:

Bunkering, Kidnapping, Fraud.

You want more?

and what do yo study to become those? how lucrative is that, which one of these are u?
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by buzugee(m): 6:04am On Jun 09, 2010
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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Superbrain(m): 6:05am On Jun 09, 2010
It is Engineering in the Oil and Gas industry. Very hard to break in, but once you're in, then you're game.

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Osama10(m): 6:07am On Jun 09, 2010
swiftycool:

and what do yo study to become those? how lucrative is that, which one of these are u?

You dont need to waste 5-7years in uni, you just need to be brave.

Its very very lucrative, as for myself am a bloody engineer from uniport.
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by swiftycool(m): 6:12am On Jun 09, 2010
Superbrain:

It is Engineering in the Oil and Gas industry. Very hard to break in, but once you're in, then you're game.
I believe real professionals are those that can set up on their own, embark on a project plan and complete it with their knowledge and expertise not those who go to sell their lifetime for a salary and once they lose their jobs become a nuisance to family and society. We have many here in the UK who came by HSMP or Student visas.
Now do u think this above really falls into the said category
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by swiftycool(m): 6:16am On Jun 09, 2010
Osama10:

You dont need to waste 5-7years in uni, you just need to be brave.

Its very very lucrative, as for myself am a bloody engineer from uniport.
Heeyah, are you saying as an Engineer u aint gunning for job satisfaction and good money in your profession that u prefer bunkering, fraud and kidnaping?!! This is serious!
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Superbrain(m): 6:31am On Jun 09, 2010
@ swiftycool, that's your opinion. But you should be able to differentiate between professionalism and entrepreneurship. It is not easy practising as an engineer in the Oil and Gas industry. Getting in takes a lot. One must first need to have stellar academic performance, relevant internship experience and a demonstrated commitment to duty. The remuneration is very good and there is job security as you would have proved yourself during the recruitment stage.

So, I think the profession is still something to aspire to though one would need a clear focus at an early stage in the career. Awareness about prospects in this industry and with strong ties can have a great impact on one's career.

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Dahbutter(m): 6:44am On Jun 09, 2010
Architecture is da bomb! I started earning the sensible bucks in Architecture way back in my second year at UNI, i made mad money from model making, from draughting, 3D presentation and rendering that i never had to ask for school fees from home. I started designing and pursuing building and planning approval since 3oolevel for about N70k to N100k a package sand was able to move into my own apartment and start a transport bizness. Now we have CAD and other areas of specialising and marketing, stuff just keep getting better and better. i now design and supervise projects for people all over the world from my bedroom and watch my expertise and account grow. Its very difficult to become an architect though, all those sleepless nites and discouragements but if u do the time and put the dedication the sky is yr limit. Architects with the right idea and in the right place are the most successful professionals doing what they love and getting rewarded 4 it. gbam  grin

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by AjanleKoko: 1:04pm On Jun 09, 2010
Has got to be politics. wink
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by chakula(m): 1:19pm On Jun 09, 2010
Please did bankers too will enjoyed this salary increament as approved by the president goodluck as a minimun of #18000?
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Focusmind: 4:16pm On Jun 09, 2010
Chartered Accountants!!

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by swiftycool(m): 11:03pm On Jun 09, 2010
chakula:

Please did bankers too will enjoyed this salary increament as approved by the president goodluck as a minimun of #18000?
There is no proposed salary increase in actual sense, the president only resolved the issue of relativity in the public service, which has resulted in distortion in the salaries of different cadres in the civil service and public service. The president said that the distortions in pay relativity in the public service had been addressed and based on this, the new salary scale would take effect from July 1, 2010.

The misinformation about an increased minimum wage being spread about by the media is due to his miscomprehended Speech by our olodo journalists. I mean is this English really that hard?! We are educated c'mon

visit for more info http://www.tribune.com.ng/index.php/front-page-news/6141-fg-dashes-workers-hope
     
Coming to your question as per the increase reaching banks; except the bank is owned by the federal govt and it consists of civil servant of between level10 to 17, Am afraid the above does not apply, hope your query is satisfied
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by AjanleKoko: 8:32am On Jun 10, 2010
On a serious note,
I don't know about highest paid, as that's not standardized in most of Africa. But I would say the most lucrative profession in Nigeria is accounting.
The Guardian did a survey some years back, and accountants topped the list of most wanted employees, followed by commissioned salesmen/business developers. Engineers came a distant third angry

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by PurestBoy(m): 12:44pm On Jun 10, 2010
Yahoo Yahoo, that's da bomb
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by obailala(m): 12:45pm On Jun 10, 2010
Architects. . .I'm an engineer but in today's Nigeria, I give it up for the architects. . .All architects i know are comfortable right from the day they leave school
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by deribigbe(m): 12:54pm On Jun 10, 2010
I taught its IT for now because of what is going round the world now wink wink wink wink wink wink
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by oisehumen(m): 12:56pm On Jun 10, 2010
No course is lucrative in Nigeria anymore.
Just study any course jare provided you have one BIG uncle somewhere; that's all. Good job beckons.  cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by tkb417(m): 12:59pm On Jun 10, 2010
oisehumen:

No course is lucrative in Nigeria anymore.
Just study any course jare provided you have one BIG uncle somewhere; that's all. Good job beckons. cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
like a bank teller or what?
what good jobs come with just any degree?

will the multinationals employ for having nothn to give?

abeg
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by trublu1(f): 1:01pm On Jun 10, 2010
I would guess, Oil, if in the position.
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Renoya: 1:04pm On Jun 10, 2010
I agree with u swiftycool, the most lucrative job is the job that belongs to u. Where all ur sweat falls and the dough rises. How sucessful ur buz is,  depends on what u put into it. Those of us still working 7 to 7, 7 days in a week are just plain dumb.
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by AjanleKoko: 1:06pm On Jun 10, 2010
tru_blu:

I would guess, Oil, if in the position.


So oil na profession?
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by oisehumen(m): 1:06pm On Jun 10, 2010
See this guy!  angry
Are u sure u live in Nigeria?
Don't tell me only the course one studies gives him or her good job these days!

Multi-wetin? Abeg, talk something else.
Do u know the number people who are employed yearly by these multinationals through signed complimentary cards of some big shots irrespective of the course they have studied? Just go to university and obtain a degree, that's all; whether Yoruba or Hausa  grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by kayc33(m): 1:07pm On Jun 10, 2010
Militancy  undecided
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by aniffy4eva(m): 1:07pm On Jun 10, 2010
network marketing.
This is the only industry where you get to determine how much you want to earn!

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Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by oisehumen(m): 1:09pm On Jun 10, 2010
aniffy4eva:

network marketing.
This is the only industry where you get to determine how much you want to earn!

smiley
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Good one. But how many people in Nigeria have access to computers and internet services? angry angry angry angry angry angry
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Remii(m): 1:15pm On Jun 10, 2010
Oil Producing companies,
Oil Services Companies,
Mobile phone direct Staffs,
Banks with foreign ownwers (Citi Bank, Standard Chartered etc)
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by oisehumen(m): 1:19pm On Jun 10, 2010
Remii:

Oil Producing companies,
Oil Services Companies,
Mobile phone direct Staffs,
Banks with foreign ownwers (Citi Bank, Standard Chartered etc)
.

I don't understand sir.
They said the highest paid professionals and the most lucrative profession in Nigeria, Not the most lucrative companies.
Na wa ooo grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by Toppiano(m): 1:21pm On Jun 10, 2010
Your best bet is being a footballer, with that no efcc at your door and you will earn enough to live for generations to come and it does not matter which league you play,
Or better still be a militant grin
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by wazobiang: 1:23pm On Jun 10, 2010
politics. u don't need no education. just thugery 101, bags of money and knowing a few people high up in the political ladder.

if you must go to school, then you can chose to work as, i don't know.
Re: Highest Paid Professionals And Most Lucrative Profession In Nigeria by oisehumen(m): 1:24pm On Jun 10, 2010
Toppiano:

Your best bet is being a footballer, with that no efcc at your door and you will earn enough to live for generations to come and it does not matter which league you play,
Or better still be a militant grin
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Gbam! cheesy cheesy cheesy grin grin grin cheesy grin cheesy grin cheesy

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