University Courses That Will Make You Rich When You Graduate

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Aristotle once said, “Education is the best provision for old age.”

Are you a university aspirant? still swimming in that pool of indecision when it comes to your choice of course? Here are some of the courses to go for if you want to live that Money -flowing Lifestyle as soon as you graduate. Just so you do not make mistakes, we have selected courses that will not only put food on your
table, but they can also make you very rich.

University Courses That Will Make You Rich When You Graduate


This is one of the most sort after courses in the world. Medical students In Nigeria and many
other parts of the world tend to stand out amongst other profession.

Truth is Medicine is one of the most marketable and high paying jobs around the world. A certificate in Medicine will almost upgrade your life to another level because of the level of pay.

Even at the National Youth Service Corps level- a program which is specific to Nigeria- medical
graduates get a better allowance than other corps members from their (PPA) places of primary

After your NYSC program, with the ambition to work in a Public or Government hospital, you are expected to earn around 150,000 – 200,000. A Registrar earns around 220,000 – 300,000, a senior Registrar earns around 260,000- 470,000, while a Consultant earns 450,000- 800,000.

A senior consultant approximately earns more. Also, Doctors in a Private hospital could earn around 40,000- 100,000, A Registrar 120,000-250,000; A Consultant 400,000- 600,000 Naira.

Petrochemical Engineering

This is Nigeria’s number 1 money well. It is classical course for classical pay. It offers a
lucrative cash-flow with good insurance, and allowances including house allowance, car
allowance and many others.

According to Glassdoor, Shell engineers are making over N500,000 monthly. For entry level staff,

they pay between N3, 300, 000 – N8, 000, 000 per annum depending on the job positing and

Also, in Total E&P, For starters, Total E&P pay between N7, 000, 000 – N12, 000, 000 per annum
depending on what you do and your position.

Schlumberger Nigeria, For a start, Schlumberger pays between N2, 700, 000 – N5, 000, 000 per
year depending on the position and job description.

On the other hand, Exxon-Mobil Nigeria pays petroleum engineers between N6, 000, 000 –
N10,000, 000 per annum.

Some other oil companies include

Oando Nigeria: N1,600, 000 – N5, 000, 000 per annum

Chevron: N6 million – N9 million per annum

Saipem: N2.4 million – N4.8 million per annum

Halliburton: N3.6 million – N4.5 million per annum

Seplat: N2million to N4.5 million per annum


According to the 2018 Stutern’s report, Logistics/Transportation industry is one of the most lucrative industries. The research survey also highlighted that the industry has the highest respondents who are earning ₦200,000 and more.

The median annual earnings for those with a bachelor’s degree in operations logistics is around
$71,000 , with the 25th percentile making a little over $50,000 per year, and the 75th percentile
receiving $100,000 annually.

For Master’s Degree Salary holders, out of those who have a graduate degree in business,
finance majors earn $101,000 annually, while hospitality majors earn $69,000.


This does not fall into same category with courses like Medicine, Business Administration, Law,
and, Geology. Hence, students do not find it interesting because it is not popular.

However, it is one of the most profitable courses because oil companies like Shell and Chevron
will always need a professional geo.

Monetary, an early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₦2,048,780 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₦13,000,000 based on 5 salaries.

Mass Communication

I’m sure you are curious to know how much a professional Journalist or any other Mass Communicator earns in monthly salary before picking up that OAP career.

Going straight to it, in Nigeria, for instance, there are newspaper firms in that pay fresh graduates between N40,000 to N60,000 and there are bigger firms that offer the same category of pay depending on what you do for the firm.

Those working at radio and tv stations earn about 150,000 naira per month. Those working at news prints earn below 100,000 per month. Those working at advertising firms earn more than 200,000 naira per month.

Summarily, over the years, studies and reports show that your course of study while in the University can go a long way to either make or mar you hence one need to be careful and international when choosing a course.

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