As a Nigerian, once you have graduated from school and maybe concluded the compulsory one National Youth Service Corps scheme, the next thing is to look for an entry level job if you want to be gainfully employed. Here at NigerianFact we have been able to identify the highest paying entry level jobs in Nigeria from reports giving by users with 1 to 2 years of experience in different job filed in the country. This post will be beneficial for you as we also list the duties and required skills needed for each of the entry level jobs in Nigeria.
It is normal for job-seekers and graduates in Nigeria who are seeking for entry level jobs to be interested in opportunities with the highest earning potential. Even though the income will increase with time, I think it is also not bas to start with one with a high pay.
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What is an Entry Level Job?
An entry-level job is one which requires little experience and responsibility. They are those low junior level positions in an organization.
Employees in this category undergo training by senior-level employees and they also have the opportunity of learning on the job. Entry Level jobs are not meant for graduates/job seekers alone but also for those who have decided to change their career path.
In trying to take a decision on the entry level job to go for, it is important for one to look at his interests, skills, personality traits, job market to know what is working and what you can make better, and the salaries of different positions. Now, let me show you some of the highest paying entry level jobs in Nigeria.
Highest Paying Entry Level Jobs in Nigeria
Below are the highest paying entry level jobs in Nigeria arranged in no significant order.
Entry level average salary of a project assistant: ₦229k
Duties: Project Assistant works with a project administrator, following directives in a support role like handling details related to conducting research, drafting reports and keeping project management tracking systems updated.
Skills: Leadership, communication, Adaptability and Stress Management Skills, Time Management and Organizational Skills.
Entry level average salary of an Engineer: ₦184k
Duties: Engineers work in different fields to analyze, develop and evaluate large-scale, complex systems. This can involve improving and maintaining current systems or creating brand new projects. They also design and draft blueprints, visit systems in the field and manage projects.
Skills: Effective technical skills, the ability to work under pressure, problem-solving skills, creativity, interpersonal skills, commercial awareness, team-working skills.
Other engineering entry level salaries
Software Engineer – ₦132k
Project Engineer – ₦140k
Systems Engineer – ₦149k
Mechanical Engineer – ₦163k
Network Engineer – ₦162k
Entry level average salary of a media officer: ₦179k
Duties: A media officer is the organization’s main point of contact for the media. Media officers oversee an organization’s communication with the press, prepare press releases, and organize press conference and interviews among others.
Skills: Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing, excellent interpersonal skills, good IT skills, presentation skills, initiative, ability to prioritize and plan effectively, awareness of different media agendas, creativity.
Other entry level salaries in the media field
Communications officer – ₦121k
Digital marketer – ₦93k
Entry level average salary of an auditor: ₦180k
Duties: The auditor ensures compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation. They also verify assets and liabilities by comparing items to documentation.
Skills: Self-motivation, determination and confidence, ability to divide your time between work and study, meticulous attention to detail, strong aptitude for maths, excellent problem-solving skills, keen interest in the financial system, ability to work to deadlines under pressure.
Entry level average salary of a Medical Doctor: ₦171k
Duties: They specialize on different areas of health. Their primary duties ranges from helping the ill by performing health assessments, running diagnostics tests, create treatment plan, prescribe medication, down to providing health and wellness plan to them.
Skills: Ability to work long hours and under pressure, good practical skills, ability to solve problems, effective decision-making skills, leadership and management skills, communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner, continuous learning throughout career.
Other entry level salaries in the medical field
Medical Officer – ₦134k
Pharmacist – ₦91k
Medical Laboratory Scientist – ₦86k
Nurse – ₦82k
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Entry level average salary of a financial accountant: ₦94k
Duties: A financial accountant has the responsibility of keeping records of financial statements, supervising tax payments, maintaining accounts, performing internal audits and conducting cost and revenues analyses.
Skills: Excellent understanding of accounting principles, good analytical skills and an eye for detail, good organizational skills, commitment and self-motivation, ability to work alone or as part of a team, financial and business acumen.
Other entry level salaries in the accounting field
Tax consultant – ₦135k
Entry level average salary of an analyst: ₦137k
Duties: An analyst interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their problems and needs; gathers, documents, and analyzes business needs and requirements; solves business problems and, designs technical solutions.
Skills: Documentation/organization, technology, research, managerial skills, data review/statistical analysis, financial planning, decision making and negotiation.
Entry level salaries of other analysts
Business analysts – ₦109k
Data analyst – ₦107k
Procurement analyst – ₦105k
Financial analyst – ₦135k
Entry level average salary of a banker: ₦85k
Duties: Advises clients with
regard to financial matters and
provide financial assistance to the client in accordance with their required needs.
Skills: Analytical ability, numeracy skills, verbal and written communication skills, very good interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, discretion, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, manage time and work under pressure.
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Entry level average salary of an M&E Officer: ₦116k
Duties: Designs, coordinates and implement research, and learning framework of projects.
Skills: Research skills, communication skills, data analysis and contextual knowledge.
Entry level average salary of a management trainee: ₦83k
Duties: Receives training and performs duties in several departments (such as Finance, Client Services, Sales, Operations, Healthcare Data Solutions and IT); learns line and staff functions, operations, management viewpoints and company policies and practices that affect each phase of the business.
Skills: Innovative thinking, management skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills.
Entry level Administrative Officer also earn ₦86k
Human Resources Executive – ₦97k
Health, Safety and Environment officer – ₦91k
There are the highest paying entry level jobs in Nigeria that are available for fresh graduates and job seekers in the country, and their respective salaries also depends on the size and nature of the company, skills and expertise. These jobs do not only pay well, they also create opportunities for learning and advancement.
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