Surviving With A Dwindling Profession In A Progressing World

The world is altering speedily. Scientists say that the floor of the earth on the equator strikes at a velocity of 460 meters per second, or roughly 1,000 miles per hour. This motion is what takes us to new days, new weeks, months and years. Think about the newborn you carried in your fingers on the time of supply rising previous you in a number of years later.

Life is all about development. And development is nothing however adjustments. Ever heard the saying, ‘change is fixed’? Yea, change is inevitable. It happens in virtually all the pieces in life.

Years again, there exist so many professions that introduced individuals to fame. I recall when watch repairers name the pictures within the society; when postmasters and mail runners reside massive within the society – a time when typists go residence with fats salaries each month. These are previously now. Cause? Change. This similar change can very quickly sweep away the work of a cashier, newspaper supply, journey companies, taxi drivers, and many others. These could be changed by self-checkout machines, digital studying machines, journey web sites, cellular apps, self-driving vehicles, synthetic intelligence software program, and many others.

Other than the above, there are causes to worry that sure main professions would possibly undergo new entrants within the close to future. A few of these professions have been the envy of the individuals earlier than. I can recall vividly these days when an entire group will collect to rejoice with households whose youngsters/wards acquired admission to greater establishments. Going to universities these days was like going to heaven. Notably, these are now not the case right this moment.

In these days, firms, ministries and authorities companies run over one another simply to make use of a greater candidate for his or her group. The competitors was excessive, with higher provides – good salaries, official autos, homes, and many others. The reverse is the case right this moment, as younger graduates spend years at residence on the lookout for the place to work, giving bribes to get employed, battling with age restrict for employment, and all price not. The desk has really turned!

The scenario doesn’t know whether or not you learn the perfect programs otherwise you simply graduated with any course of examine. After battling with the hustles and bustles which might be inherent in school, you might be greeted with a stark actuality of NO JOB! Some might argue that it relies on the course that one learn. To keep away from arguing an excessive amount of, let’s check out the next programs:

Engineering – It was once an amazing honour and achievement for one to turn into a graduate of engineering. Engineers have been extremely revered. Upon commencement from the college, employment alternatives with higher pay, all the time await an engineer. The story is totally different right this moment. There are a lot of unemployed engineers doing menial jobs simply to outlive. Ordinarily, engineers are supposed to invent, design, analyse, construct and take a look at machines, advanced techniques, constructions, devices and supplies to fulfil useful aims and necessities whereas contemplating the constraints imposed by practicality, regulation, security and value. Their work is the hyperlink between scientific discoveries and the business functions that meet societal and client wants. In Nigeria, engineers are dropping their relevance. There are such a lot of engineers as there are professionals. It’s just a few engineering graduates that respect the necessary 4 years work expertise in his chosen area of examine earlier than certification.

Other than that, engineering apply in Nigeria is confronted with poor funding, insufficient tools, college students’ inhabitants explosion with out commensurate amenities, lack of high-quality manpower when it comes to trainers and lecturers and poor angle of employers. In consequence, it’s now not modern for one to spend years within the college studying engineering that may solely give him a paper qualification with out the corresponding know-how or employment. Individuals now flip away from engineering for different programs as long as they’re graduates; a qualification that may earn them employment in no matter space of their alternative.

I’ve as soon as met an engineer working as a teller in a financial institution. Lots of them are within the farms, others turned to lecturers, each in public and first colleges. There are additionally those that picked up political appointments, and many others. Only some survive on this area as non-public practitioners.

Regulation – The enjoyment of changing into a lawyer and what the career represents could make dad and mom promote their alternative properties merely to have their youngsters/wards graduate and apply regulation. The regulation career has an unlimited alternative like in search of to work in authorities workplaces and different options like company regulation, patent, and many others. With a regulation diploma, skilled decisions in numerous fields of managerial, company and authorized administrations are opened. Attorneys can work in round newspapers or Radio/TV media, as firm secretaries or educate regulation in colleges. Many regulation graduates right this moment are struggling to search out their footing. Many have gone out of their methods to battle with market males/girls over what to purchase and promote to earn a residing. A few of them flood the court docket premises within the identify of cost and bail jobs, a each day hustle apache that just a few of them survive from.

A set of diversified ones observe land/home brokers to pull shoppers. This has made lots of people to place a large demarcation amongst them. Now we’ve LAWYERS and BARRISTERS, which means the true cost and bail (in coats) and those with portfolios (wearing suites).

All these emanated from poor regulation reporting, exploitation of younger attorneys by regulation corporations, unauthorized intrusion by non-practitioners, corruption, exploitation by shoppers, and many others. Different challenges that face one in taking regulation as a profession in Nigeria embody admission racketeering, stress, lengthy hours of labor, hovering regulation college charges, aggressive job market, non-patronage, altering authorized paradigms, know-how, authorized course of outsourcing. All these not solely scare, however deny potential attorneys the chance of venturing into the career of their alternative.

Drugs – Studying drugs in Nigeria is a herculean job. For a lot of docs, the top of their profession is finishing a specialist coaching programme or residency. This qualifies them as specialists. Stepping into certainly one of these programmes will not be simple. There’s the price of the qualifying major examinations. There’s additionally a excessive failure fee in these examinations.

In all, docs command respect, and are crucial too. That makes them a really proud individuals. They will hardly agree with different practitioners. They discover it onerous to belief different individuals who’ve data of medication thereby jeopardizing additional medical analysis. Because of the excessive regard individuals accord to docs, the career accommodated so many docs that aren’t passionate in saving lives. Victims of circumstances and youngsters of requirements flood the career. Many docs right this moment have been pressured to check drugs towards their needs. Surviving in harsh economies turns into a consider figuring out an individual’s alternative after all in life. This helped to position a number of spherical balls in sq. holes. Wealthy dad and mom purchase admissions for his or her youngsters/wards to check programs they don’t have any aptitude for, displacing the correct individuals who have ardour for the career.

In different to search out satisfaction and free their consciences, many of those docs now delve into paid employment in authorities and different organizations the place they don’t apply drugs. The motive is simply to earn wage and survive. Some docs right this moment are in politics, whereas others are succeeding as farmers, some take to music, film appearing and movie making, whereas many are into vogue designing as skilled tailors. The World Well being Organisation (WHO) as soon as introduced that Nigeria has one of many highest doctor-to-population ratio in Africa. Based on the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), there are 72,000 nationally-registered Nigerian docs, however solely 35,000 are practising within the nation. This provides a deficit of over 260,000 docs, going by the Nigerian inhabitants.

Nurses – Nurses are relational in nature. Relationships make life significant, and nurses don’t want to fret about residing with out vital connections. They bond rather a lot with individuals – colleagues, sufferers, and many others. Yet one more critical factor about them is that they’re all the time prepared to answer sudden developments and affected person emergencies. It’s of their nature to indicate respect and compassion for his or her sufferers.

Because the saying goes, ‘it takes a particular particular person to be a nurse!’ Many of the occasions, sufferers favor them to the docs. This isn’t unconnected with their angle of practising on the frontlines of affected person care. In any hospital settings, nurses are the ever present personalities that simply flip into the eyes, ears and voice of healthcare.

One of many degrading elements affecting this career is the reckless use of auxiliaries within the place of pros. Auxiliary nurses earn much less and could be humble sufficient to be ordered round anyhow. They will do any type of unprofessional job. What they want is to be taught learn how to deal with syringes and inject sufferers. In any given hospital in Nigeria, each private and non-private, the ratio of auxiliary nurses to professionals stays three:1. This unprofessional conduct of healthcare suppliers has killed the morale of prospects to choose up nursing as a career.

Within the search of higher id, many of those professionals have ventured into non-public patent drugs retailer companies, maternity residence companies, clinics, and many others, with so many others jetting in a foreign country searching for greener pastures.

Journalism – Doing the work of interviewing a variety of individuals with numerous backgrounds is a large perk within the lifetime of a journalist. He’s continuously uncovered to new characters and wishes to listen to their tales, analysis and opinions. It’s really an amazing profession for social spirits. Journalism is quick dropping its cultural relevance and commodity of worth. The core disaster will not be about enterprise fashions, high quality, ethics, or belief, however NEWS. Journalism is nothing, with out information, and information which is the guts of journalism is dying!

Globalization is killing information. The invention of worldwide satellite tv for pc televisions, inexpensive worldwide air journey, the web and the social media, all have made information a dying commodity. Information as soon as dominated, and made journalists appear like demi-gods. Immediately, information has misplaced its monopoly on the sense of globalism it as soon as generated and ruled.

Years again, journalists go after newsmakers to extract info for public consumption. Information was scarce, and the perfect and most versatile journalist carries the day. They have been the custodians of something new, so long as info dissemination is worried. Immediately is totally different. Newsmakers favor their social community handles, web sites, and many others to air their private and official views. Whereas journalism retains its satisfaction of place within the lives of individuals, but NEWS is dying. Each Dick and Harry has was a journalist – docs, engineers, attorneys, college students, farmers, and many others. What you want is only a camera-phone, you might be good to go. You’ve gotten, although unprofessionally, turn into a photojournalist – taking footage of occasions, reporting issues and having them broadcasted via a channel of your alternative.

Similar to different professionals, the work of knowledgeable journalist is really in danger, although the career is alive and energetic! No surprise you see these professionals right this moment within the payroll of presidency officers writing their memoirs, some have turned to farming, others have turn into stooges and propaganda machines to sure highly effective people, blackmailing and creating ripples within the air, and many others. Within the higher half, some have engaged themselves into significant ventures like schooling, advocacy companies and media consulting.

The query that begs for a solution is that this, how extra, will these professionals survive within the midst of a altering world with all its attending distractions?

A Seasoned Entrepreneur with a contact of sophistication whose influence is felt worldwide. He’s the Chairman/CEO of PalmGate International Ventures Inc. He’s a educated journalist, an astute author and an Ordained Minister of God.

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