As adults getting a job with a good source of income is a necessity because we have bills to pay. And to an extent what you do in exchange for money determines a lot, from where you would live to the kind of people you would most likely interact with.
With this in mind, I took my time in researching about the highest paid jobs in Ghana. While some of these jobs generate revenue immediately, some require one to add years of training to master the skill such that you become an expert in it.
Highest Paying Jobs in Ghana
Below are some of the highest paying jobs that you should consider in 2020 and beyond in Ghana.
Most people are usually in awe when they come across a banker who works with a reputable firm. Have you ever asked yourself why? This is because bankers earn well and are able to take care of their needs, and they also are able to grow in their field to become branch managers, regional managers etc. all these equates more cash as they advance in their career.
To become a banker you should have at least a degree and also write professional exams as they make you more appealing as an employee to any firm.
In my previous article, Engineering featured as one of the highest paying courses in Ghana. It is also a lucrative course in terms of remuneration.
Although some engineers earn more than others because of the type of engineering course which they specialize in, for example those in oil and gas might earn a little higher than those in civil engineering.
But that does not mean they all do not earn well. Engineers also get to enjoy being challenged daily at their jobs which is why they are always innovative.
Entrepreneurs are those that go on to establish businesses and even operate businesses. It could be a small scale or large scale business. You can check our guide on how to register a business in Ghana.
To be an entrepreneur is rewarding as you determine how much you earn which may be higher than that of your employees. It is a reward for the risk you face in running the business on a daily basis.
But I would recommend that you do a little studying either by getting a business degree or by being mentored by someone who is already established in the area you would love to start a business in. This will help to reduce the risk of not making profit in the early stages of your business.
In fact, before you start your entrepreneurial journey, I recommend you read our article on 10 things no one will ever tell an entrepreneur.
Human Resource Personnel
Human Resource personnel are required in every organization, they help to manage the company human power. They also serve as a bridge between the company and potential clients.
The position they hold within a firm is the reason why they earn more. They enjoy growth within their job as they go on to become human resource managers.
Health Care Practitioners
The medical profession is one which is rewarding in all areas. If you are someone who enjoys helping others, then I recommend that you consider this area.
Medical doctors, Nurses, pharmacists earn well in their places of work. They also get to receive grants to carry out a project which would lead to the development of their community.
READ ALSO: How to Become a Medical Doctor in Ghana.
Security experts are those who have an area of expertise in security such that they are able to offer the most appropriate security advice to their client.
Many companies, high profile individuals and celebrities require security details for one reason or the other, that’s where you as an expert comes in.
You might also provide other security services such as providing an escort or installing CCTV camera’s in their homes. This field is lucrative because you control how much you charge for each service rendered.
Those in the creative field are the musicians, painters, actors and actresses. These individuals earn a lot from being creative and innovative.
It takes years of practice to stand out and be distinguished from others in the field. However, it is important that one first masters the necessary skills such that they continue to remain relevant to the audience after many years.
IT consultants are important in today’s world which is internet savvy. So brands need the services of an IT consultant in order to have a good internet presence. Most times you would require a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or IT certifications.
IT experts earn more from not only working with their skills, but they also consult for various brands in relation to the IT world, they could also earn from teaching others who have an interest in learning IT-related content.
The Athletics field is very broad it ranges from football, boxing, track and field events, golf etc. It is a highly rewarding field, but you would have to take years in order to practice and be the best at what you do.
This might require to moderate your diet to fit into your requirements as an athlete. Not only do you earn well as an athlete, but you also get endorsement deals from sports brands which want you to promote their brand.
Media personalities enjoy a wonderful career either on-screen or on-air. What this means is on-screen media personalities are those you can see from your television, while the on-air media personalities (OAPs) are those that work with radio stations.
Because they are involved in giving information to people, over time they become very popular amongst people. This is good for them as it makes them also to be considered for endorsement deals
These fields have a high remuneration rate, but one has to first take time in learning and improving your skills. This is because although highly rewarding, these fields are very competitive, so you need to put in something that makes you stand out from the rest.