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Is Geophysics a good course in Nigeria?

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Is geophysics a good course to study In Nigeria? How lucrative is geophysics in Nigeria?

Is Geophysics a good course in Nigeria?

What is Geophysics?

Geophysics is the application of physics to the study of the earth and its surrounding space.
Geophysicists are therefore professionals when it comes to the study of the physical aspects of the earth. Geophysics is a wide discipline, as it studies overlaps the study of various part of the earth.

What is a Good Course to Study in Nigeria?

Most times, people erroneously characterized certain courses as being bad or good without any real explanation backing their point.
Every course is good. However, certain influencing factors will determine their worth. Such influences arise from the economic and political sphere of a certain country.
This implies that while a course may hold much value in one country, it may lose value in another.
For a course to be considered good in Nigeria, it must satisfy the following factors;
1.     Relevancy to the economy
2.     High Employment Opportunities (Professionals in the field must be highly demanded).
3.     Autonomy (independent)
4.     Salary

Allow me to provide you with a little explanation of each of these factors.

1.     Relevancy to the economy:

A good course would be very relevant to the economy. A good course will equip you with the ability that will be highly relevant to the economy.  

2.     High Employment Opportunities (Professionals in the field must be highly demanded).

A good course in Nigeria is meant to provide enough existing or potential employment opportunities to graduates in that field. This means graduates of that profession must be highly demanded.
It is pertinent to note that only a relevant field to the economy will be highly demanded in a particular country like Nigeria.
These employment opportunities arise from the economy.

3.     Autonomy:

This is the ability of graduates of certain courses to find it easy to practice their course even without being employed or dependent on a particular employer.
This is, therefore, the ability to be self-employed even when practicing your profession.

4.     Salary:

This is the last but not the least. Many people usually equate a good course with a course that offers high pay. Well, they are not wrong.

How Lucrative is Geophysics in Nigeria?

For geophysics to be characterized as either being a bad or course in Nigeria, it must be able to satisfy the following factors.
1.     It must equip graduates with skills that are relevant to the economy of Nigeria
2.     Graduates in geophysics must be highly employable in Nigeria
3.     Graduates in geophysics should find it easy to practice their profession independently in Nigeria
4.     Graduates in geophysics must be well paid by their various employers in Nigeria.
Let’s measure how lucrative geophysics is in Nigeria using the following questions.

1.     Are Geophysicists in high demands in Nigeria:

Geophysicists are employed by the following employers in Nigeria;
          ·        Oil and gas companies

·        Environmental consultancies
·        Mining companies
·        Research institute
·        Government agencies
·        Tertiary institutions
·        Secondary schools

The oil and gas industry in Nigeria is an exceptional one. This is because of the unique ability of the oil and gas industry to attract massive wealth. The oil and gas industry has continued to grow mighty in recent years.
Geophysicists are employable by various oil and gas companies. They also fit into environmental consultancies, mining, research institute, etc.
Geophysicists are in average demand in Nigeria.
In terms of demand, geophysics is a good course in Nigeria

2.     How Relevant is Geophysicists Practice to the Nigerian economy:

Geophysicists are relevant in mining companies and oil and gas companies.
The mining and oil and gas companies produce primary resources which are very crucial to the growth of the Nigerian economy.
In terms of relevancy to the economy, geophysics is a good course

3.     How Easy does Geophysicist Find it to Practice their Profession without Depending on Employers in Nigeria:

It is not so easy to practice geophysics independently in Nigeria.
In terms of autonomy, geophysics is not a good course in Nigeria

4.     Are Geophysicist Well Paid in Nigeria?

Geophysicists would earn well in the oil and gas companies, mining companies, and the government.
Although, there are several other fields in Nigeria that collect fatter pay in Nigeria.
In terms of the emoluments, geophysics is averagely a good course to study in Nigeria
Conclusion
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