5 Great Job Industries for Recent African College Graduates

Lawretta Egba June 14, 2016
Can you pass on your newfound knowledge to the next generation of students? Silvacom

Can you pass on your newfound knowledge to the next generation of students? Silvacom

Teaching/Lecturing
While teaching is not often first on the list of career paths a fresh graduate looks into, it has proven nonetheless to be a prominent source of income. A college graduate having studied a particular course is well-equipped to secure a teaching job in a private or public educational institution. Conducting private tutoring services for pupils in need of after-school lessons is another way to fight off the stigma of unemployment. The number of schools in Africa has been sporadically increasing over the years and as such, securing employment would be fairly easier than for the white-collar jobs.

Lecturing in tertiary institutions is another very good job opportunity. Recent college graduates can also secure employment in tertiary institutions as research assistants and trainees. These positions not only allow graduates to increase their knowledge in specific areas of study; they also pay better than some white-collar jobs and offer increased room for growth and job security, which are very important necessities today.

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