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7 great paying Nigerian jobs that do not require a university degree and their annual salary – #7 pays up to N12million

Paying Nigerian jobs: We can all agree that education is important. However, taking the traditional education route of attending a four-year university after secondary school can take a long time and is usually fairly pricey. For some, the traditional schooling system is not their forte and the idea of racking up debt in the form of loans is not enticing. If attending college isn’t in your plans, you should consider getting a degree via distance learning programmes or get an online degree in any course. In Nigeria, while you might  not need a degree to get a job, you would eventually need it for career progression.


There are still several occupations in the job market that provide a great income, a positive work-life balance and a high level of satisfaction that also don’t require you to follow the typical road towards a four-year degree.

However, for a good number of these jobs, you will have to register and get certifications from several certified training and courses aligned with your career.

We have compiled a list of 9 amazing career opportunities that don’t require a university degree.

Before we hoist ourselves into the career opportunities, let us remind ourselves that finding a job in this digital age is a different process than it was twenty years ago.

While not all great jobs require a degree, it can be difficult to know where to look for a rewarding job with minimal education requirements.

In this article, we will discuss 9 jobs that you can pursue without a degree.

We will help you understand the job descriptions, inform you on how to meet job requirements, as well as provide the average annual salary for each of the jobs listed below. It is our goal to help you find the career that is right for you and that you can start within a short time-frame.

1. Photographer/Photo Editor

Maximum annual salary: N4 million

While a Bachelor of Arts in Photography would look good on your CV, there are several more options to build a career in photography as well as for advancement.

Courses on Photography would include art, business, marketing and other courses to round out one’s education.

A polished portfolio, which is often a requirement for training on photography is another benefit of taking such courses.

While some photographers enjoy successful careers in photography armed with only experience and skill, quite a number of them take courses especially those highly specialised industries, which include industrial photography, photojournalism or scientific photography.

In some cases, photographers who specialise in portrait and freelance photography acquire some degree of technical expertise through training and courses.




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