Medicine is one of the most practical courses that are available in most Nigerian universities, with different areas of specialization for choosing a career path as a doctor.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
With a degree in medicine, depending on the level of tertiary education and area of specialization, you can work in any of these sectors and fields.
- General practice doctor
- Clinical Radiologist
- Medical Associate
- Scientist / Researcher
WHERE CAN YOU WORK?
A degree in Medicine aligns your typical career path to be anywhere in the health field. These may include;
- Research Institute
- Government Ministry/Parastatals
- You could also work as a Lecturer or Academician
In any of these sectors, the average salary range for someone with a degree in medicine in Nigeira is N300, 000. The scale can be broken down as;
- Low – N100,000
- New Entry – N200,000
- Mid Entry – N350,000
- Senior Level – N500,000
- High – N1m+
QUALIFICATION AND TRAINING NEEDED
Before you can pursue a career in Medicine, you need to have the following training and qualifications.
- Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
- Completion of Medical School
- NYSC completion
- Residency (For specialization)
- Further education (optional)
Other than the Educational requirements, there are some additional skills needed to excel in Medicine as a career.
- Attention to detail
- Critical thinking
- Decision Making
- Leadership and accountability
- Communication skills
- Basic knowledge of software tools
- Ability to use medical and diagnostic equipment
Becoming a doctor in Nigeria is not beyond reach. With the right education, dedication and opportunities, you can achieve your dreams.