Where can a Graduate of Physics Work in Nigeria? - Nigeria Boom

Where can a Graduate of Physics Work in Nigeria?

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This post will enlighten you on some of the employment opportunities that await graduates in physics in Nigeria.
Before I proceed, you should know what physics is about.
Where can a Graduate of Physics Work in Nigeria?


Physics is a great field that covers so many important areas in science.
Physics can be seen as the scientific study of matter and energy and the relationship between them, including the study of heat, mechanics,  electricity, light, sound, and the structure of matter.
According to Wikipedia, physics is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behavior through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force.
A degree in physics would help you understand the basic principles that govern our physical world. A degree in physics will also prepare you for interesting opportunities related to science and technology.

Careers Opportunities in Physics in Nigeria

As a graduate of physics, you can find yourself pursuing the following job in Nigeria;
·        Metallurgist
·        Geophysicist
·        Secondary school teacher
·        Higher education lecturer
·        Clinical scientist
·        Technical writer
·        Acoustic consultant
·        Sound engineer
·        Researcher
·        Meteorologist

Where can a Graduate of Physics Work in Nigeria?

With a profound understanding of concepts relating to energy, matter, heat, sounds, light, and electricity, and so on, graduates of physics would be valuable human resources in industries related to science and technology.
Physics would, therefore, find its application in industries concerned with energy, telecommunication, manufacturing, aviation, aerospace, food, agriculture, medicine, oil and gas, education, and many more.

Graduates of physics can, therefore, gain employment or Work in the following industries or firms in Nigeria;

·        Oil and gas industries
·        Energy and renewable energy
·        Engineering firms
·        Telecommunication industry
·        Meteorology and climate change
·        Health and medicine
·        Instrumentation
·        Manufacturing industry
·        Meteorology and climate change
·        Nanotechnology
·        Tertiary institution
·        Secondary schools

Skills of a Physicist in Nigeria

Physicists in Nigeria should possess the following skills depending on the establishment they offer their services to;
1.     Analytical skill
2.     Excellent research skill
3.     High practical skill
4.     Logical reasoning skill
5.     Team-working  skill
6.     Time management skill
7.     Good research skill
8.     Good IT skill

Prospects of Library and Information Science in Nigeria

Physics is a very broad field. Graduates of physics in Nigeria, therefore possess the necessary skill to fit into various industries in science and technology.
It is therefore a course that provides wide and interesting employment opportunities in Nigeria.

How to Become a Physicist in Nigeria

The first step to becoming a physicist is the passion for science, technology, and innovation. Next, you will need to earn a degree in physics in any Nigerian university.

Below is the o’level subject combination to read physics in Nigeria;

·        English Language
·        Physics
·        Chemistry
·        Mathematics and
·         Any other Science subjects such as further mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science.

JAMB subject requirements to study physics in Nigeria;

·        English language (compulsory)
·        Mathematics
·        Physics
·        Chemistry or biology

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