Job Prospects for Computer Science Graduates in Nigeria

There has never been a more exciting time for Computer Science graduates in the country. The opportunities are opening up for tech savvy graduates but the sad aspect is that many computer science graduates may not have acquired the skills to take on the Labour market and pursue their dream career in technology.

Computer Science graduates can today work as part of technical or development teams handling a series of computer based development work. They can also work alone as self employed professionals in web development, online systems improvement and software development. The opportunities appear endless.

Employment Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates

Smart computer science graduates with the right skills can work as network/database administrators, graphics designers/animators, system analysts, programmers and web developers, software engineers, Systems Designers, Network Engineers, etc.

Emerging Industries Where Computer Science Graduates Can Work in

Below are some of the sectors or industries where computer science graduates can secure jobs;

Tech Startups: The startup industry in the country may be still in the infant stage but opportunities for the right skilled candidates are opening up in areas such as programming, database management, network engineering and maintenance,designers etc. And with foreign investors quietly turning the attention on Nigerian startups (Startups like Iroko TV recently landed a $8 million funding earlier in the year) the funding which has been the major reasons behind the inability of startups to hire top talents may be about to change.

ICT Education Organisations: As the need for wider knowledge and teaching of various computer and ICT applications grow knowledgeable graduates in any of the applications will get readily employed in the educational companies springing up in various parts of the country.

Consulting: Consulting companies who handle the project management for a host of ICT and computerisation work for both government owned agencies and private organisations are also a good place to secure jobs as a computer science graduate if you have the right skills and knowledge.

Banks and Financial Institutions: With the recent rush for more electronic and computerised banking and financial services system the opportunities for skilled computer scientists to manage the ict section of these financial institutions are on the increase.

Manufacturing: Opportunities also abound for computer science graduates in the manufacturing sector as processes become more automated and streamlined.

Services Industry: Hotels and many other services based businesses are moving towards making their processes quicker and more automated. Database management and several other computer science aspects have become even more used and important in the service business industry.

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  1. Israel Jacob says:

    Wow! This is captivating, inspiring, interesting, motivational and arresting! Indeed, an opportunity to consolidate the gains of our educational and developmental superstructure!

  2. This is interesting!

  3. elija_god says:

    This is educative . Thanks for sharing! Now i know the possible places to seek for employment after my study on computer science.

  4. Thomas Aboyi says:

    I can see that a Computer scientist have a lot of opportunities… thanks for educating us our field of work.

  5. Mabia Bonaventure says:

    what a nice course to study with confident in job opportunity. more in self employed.

  6. Mabia Bonaventure says:

    I urge all of you who want to study computer science to forge ahead there is hope for job.

  7. McBanny d programmer says:

    wooow! Thankx man, this is educative and inspiring.

  8. richard says:

    the job opportunities arent much and they r nt enticing

  9. Mubarak Daha Isa says:

    Well, that nice

  10. thank you very much

  11. Peter Agube says:

    hello Mr.Paul and members of this group, Im Peter Agube, a boy who would live to learn and gain goals from Computer Science, pls add me on Facebook and here’s my number 081 3182 1449.I will be deeply grateful

  12. victor says:

    thank you very much for your support

  13. Emmanuel says:

    Thank u sir am so gratefull….may the lord bless you.

  14. elijah junior says:

    awesome and lovely. they got a lot of job opportunity. its high time I study hard.

  15. ikeanyi prestige says:

    it your boy prestige
    lovely to hear that

  16. jude olaleye says:

    Inspiring, tnx a lot for this info

  17. cire says:

    now i am confused… which one is really great in job opportuinities..
    computer engineering or computer science?

  18. MERIT says:

    THank u sir..may GOD IN heaven c us al through.

  19. Okeke Ruby says:

    really educative and inspiring

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