8 Most Popular Jobs in Nigeria 2020

Last Updated on December 23, 2019 by

Getting a job in Nigeria can be such a hassle. We all dream of landing our dream jobs. But we should also be realistic with our choices. I hate to break it to you, but there is a high rate of unemployment in Nigeria. However there are some jobs that can increase your chances of employment due to the fact that they are the most in demand jobs and many other factors. Hence making them the most popular jobs in Nigeria. We have carried out a survey and we also put together some other factors such as the availability of the jobs on hotjobsng to determine the most common jobs in Nigeria. This means that most of the jobs on the list are there because it is the most available jobs on our platform as well as other job portals. So lets get right into it.


8 Most Popular Jobs in Nigeria 2019

Want to know the eight most Popular jobs in Nigeria? Below we have listed the 8 most in demand jobs in Nigeria in no particular order.

  1. Business Development And Sales Jobs

Business development entails tasks and processes to develop and implement growth opportunities within and between organizations. Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets, and relationships. Sales is the main process to generate revenue by selling a product. Nigeria has a lot of manufacturing industries and hence such industries need competent and skilled individuals to help them drive up sales. This shouldn’t be an avalanche of a problem for people who know how to effectively sell things.

  1. NGO/Non Profit Organizations Jobs

NGO and Non Profit organizations are humanitarian organizations that operate individually without government aid. They are not established for profit making. Working in an NGO can help you build and develop transferable skills like good organization skills, research communication, relationship, and leadership skills. Working in an NGO will help you develop these skills that will be useful to both your personal and career life. There is no sort of bureaucracy involved like the government jobs thereby making NGO jobs one of the most common jobs in Nigeria.

  1. Finance and Banking Jobs

As the name suggests, this kind of job deals with the keeping of the financial records of a business organization. Knowing fully well that most business are majorly set up with the main aim of making money and profit, the services of financial accountants are highly needed. Management of funds is very important thus making the job quite popular.

  1. Engineering Jobs

It’s no surprise that engineering comes up in the list, as many of the technological equipment and advancements seen around us are made by the tenacious efforts of or engineers whose services are required in the power sector, the oil and gas sector, the construction sector and various other sectors of the Nigerian economy. As a result of its broadness and the demand for engineers, it’s no surprise that it makes it into our list.

  1. Marketing/Advertising Jobs

Marketing refers to activities i.e. advertisement and public relations(PR) that are involved in making people aware of a company’s  products, making sure that the products are available to be bought. Like I mentioned earlier, Nigeria has a lot of industries which manufacture tangible goods and the best way to create awareness of the products being made is by good marketing and advertisement. And if that’s your area of expertise you’re in luck because it makes our list.

  1. Health and Medical Jobs

As human beings that we are, we are very likely to get sick or experience one form of health issues or the other,” body no be firewood…lol ”.  Your first point of call? Our able medical and health professionals. A big shout out to our doctors who give their all to save lives.  It shouldn’t come as a surprise to see this job in this list.

  1. Project/Product Management Jobs

Project Management entails initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specific required time. With various projects going on all over the country, you can bank on the fact that there is a high demand for project managers.

  1. Educational Services/Teaching Jobs

The teaching profession has had and is still having a great impact on our nation. It is often said that a teacher’s reward is in heaven and you can’t help but acknowledge the fact that teachers are very important people in the society. With thousands of schools littered all over the country, it will definitely require the services of multitudes of teacher to fill up the various roles there.


So there you have it folks, the 8 most common jobs in Nigeria. Other notable mentions who didn’t make the list include:


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