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7 Jobs You Can Do Without A University Degree In Nigeria


There is no doubt that education and university degree is significant
for any form of career development especially in our contemporary world.
However, not everyone is able to take the additional four years after
secondary school to train more for ability to build a successful career
either due to cost, preference or sheer destiny.


University degree is not a determinant for success, you can still succeed in life and do perfectly well, build and an exciting and well paying career without a university degree.

Although you do not need a degree to secure a job, you may eventually need it if you eventually desire to progress in career.

However,
if for any reason you are not opportune or may not be opportune to
obtain a university education, it is not the end of the world. Many
people have been able to build a profitable and money spinning career
after their secondary school without ever stepping foot into any
University or institution of higher learning.

While there are
some jobs you can competently do and excel without any form of college
or university degree, there are definitely a few courses that require
proper education for you to do well in them.

The few well paying
jobs that may not require a university degree may require you to obtain
some certifications that are related to your specific area of interest.

We have provided in this article a few reputable and well paying jobs that you may want to consider.

1. Real-estate Agents/Real estate brokers

The
work of a real estate broker is to supervise and organize real-estate
transactions which includes sell of real estate or rental properties and
organizing loans. If you have great marketing skills and have garnered
an extensive network of customers, you can make as much as N17, 000,000
per year. You can get information on how to engage in this type of
business online or attach yourself to a similar business to gain
firsthand knowledge about the mode of operation of this business.

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2. Purchasing agents for wholesale, retail and farm products

This
job entails purchasing machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or
services essential for the operation of a business or organization.
Depending on your skills, ability and reach, you can also make as much
as 17,000,000 naira a year doing this kinds of job. However, to be able
to do well in this type of job, you need to be well experience. You’d be
required to obtain a long-term training on-the-job.

3. Supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

This
job requires you to directly oversee and coordinate activities of
construction or extraction workers. You can make roughly 18,000,000
naira a year with this job.

4. Photographer, Photo Editor or Videographer

Although
obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Photography will make your CV look
great, you can actually do well in this field without going for the
conventional University photography course.

With training on the
job, development of photography skill and good marketing skill you can
actually do well in the photography world. You will grow your clientele
through your network of satisfied customers especially if you
incorporate modern photography skills into your photography skills.

While
a few photographers build successful careers in photography through
just experience and skill, there are good numbers of them that take
courses and certification particularly those involved in specialized
form of photography like industrial photography, photojournalism or
scientific photography.

Some photographers who specialize in
portrait and freelance photography obtain some levels of technical
expertise via training and courses. You can make as much as 4 million
naira a year as a photographer.

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5. Freelance Writer

Freelance
writing is another type of job you can do without a University degree.
The market for freelance writers is continuously growing especially with
the shift to online business presence, digital marketing, social media
presence, ecommerce, a shift to conventional media to online platform.
You can get job as a freelance writer to write for local newspapers,
magazines, blogs, websites and individuals depending on what their
requirements are.

You can work as a freelance reporter or content
writer it all depends on the needs of the company you are writing for.
You can even grow and begin to operate with a network of writers to meet
your clients’ needs. As a freelance writer you can make as much as 5
million a year depending on your expertise and client base.

Freelance
writers research and make use of information gathered to come up with
unique stories. As a freelance writer, you can write on varieties of
topics or specialize in a particular field. The freelance writing world
is very competitive and to stand the competition, you ought to have a
great portfolio that showcases your works.

6. Graphic Designer/Website Designer

A good graphic/web designer makes roughly 4 million to 12 million naira every year.

You
can be trained to be a graphic designer without the standard University
education. Graphic designers work in advertising and marketing
industries, where they supervise a team that by standard includes
copywriters, graphic designers and account managers.

A web
designer designs and develops websites. They usually work as independent
contractors for businesses in a lot of industries. Education
requirement for web designing differ. However, you can obtain
entry-level certifications online or register for a few web design
courses. To be a good web designer, you need to have knowledge of
graphic designing and computer programming. You can as well gain
knowledge in these fields online.

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7. Sales representatives

You
can make as much as 3 million naira a year as a sales representative.
Sales representatives or sales person work with customers and help them
to decide which products are most suitable for their needs. Once the
decision is made, they encourage them to make purchases. They can as
well help clients to register domains, secure hosting and data centre
services. They can as well create corporate email accounts for clients.

There
are many other jobs you can do without a college degree like Social
Media Analyst, digital Marketer, paralegal assistant etc.

University
degree should never stand in your way to success if you aren’t
opportune to get one. You can build a rewarding career and live a
comfortable life even without stepping into the four walls of the
university.

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