Medical related courses are the most sought-after fields among Nigerian science students. There is no doubt that medical profession is one of the very few decent paying professions in Nigeria for obvious reasons.
Working in a medical related field in Nigeria commands huge respect and pride as Nigeria is a country ravaged with poor health systems and shortage of qualified medical personnel.
However, the journey of becoming a medical professional in Nigeria is a rigorous one. Be it medical doctor, pharmacist, radiographer, physiotherapist, Nutritionists etc.
It requires a long stay of hard work, dedication and commitment. One of the major requirements of being granted a full license to practice medical profession in Nigeria is Housemanship participation.
Housemanship (medical internship) is a compulsory one-year internship program for newly graduated medical practitioners which they are expected to undergo before being granted license to practice fully in Nigeria.
Housemanship is expected to take place in a government hospital or clinic and period of internship is expected to last for one year.
For medical professionals in Nigeria, this is a requirement or process that follows before the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
In Nigeria, getting a governement hospital or clinic for Housemanship can be very tasking and frustrating for medical professionals.
This is because there isn’t too many government hospitals and clinics to match with the high number of medical professionals graduating from universities annually.
This has led to many government hospitals and clinics organizing tests for intending housemen.
Nevertheless, despite the hurdles of enrolling for housemanship in Nigeria, it is a period when these new medical professionals start earning.
So, for many medical practitioners, it is an exciting time and a memorable experience. For most medical related students, the question of how much does one earn during housemanship doesn’t get away.
This is what necessitated this article. This article will x-ray the salaries of medical doctors, pharmacists, dentists, radiographers, physiotherapist and Nutritionists during housemanship.
Housemanship (Internship) Salary Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria
Medicine and Surgery are regarded as the major medical course upon which other medical disciplines revolve around.
In Nigeria, it takes minimum of six(6) years to acquire a degree in medicine and surgery. It is the most sought after and competitive medical course in Nigeria.
So, becoming a medical doctor in Nigeria is not a bed of roses. Housemanship is mandatory for medical doctors in Nigeria.
Non-compliance and non-participation in Housemanship can make a newly graduated medical doctor have his or her license revoked.
During housemanship, medical doctors in Nigeria earn between N150,000 to N200,000 depending on hospital and clinic one is engaged to.
House officer who intern at Federal government hospitals and clinics earn above those in state owned medical facilities and hospitals.
It is always advisable for one to intern at government teaching hospitals during housemanship as their remunerations are always better and there are chances of promotion to resident doctor for a doctor on housemanship.
Housemanship (Internship) Salary Of Pharmacists In Nigeria
Pharmacy is the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs.
It is very important and widely studied medical course in Nigeria. Upon graduation, students of pharmacy become pharmacists.
During housemanship, pharmacists earn between N130,000 to N170,000 depending on certain variables like type of clinics and ownership of clinics.
Housemanship (Internship) Salary Of Dentists In Nigeria
Studies has shown that dentists are one of the best paid medical professionals during housemanship. On Average, during housemanship, dentists get paid between N150,000 to N180,000.
Housemanship (Internship) Salary Of Physiotherapist In Nigeria
The importance of this medical profession is enormous. It deals with treatment of injury, disease and disorders through physical methods such as exercise, massage, manipulation and other treatments over medication and surgery.
In Nigeria, during housemanship, physiotherapists are paid between N130,000 to N150,000 depending on the hospital.
Housemanship (Internship) Salary Of Medical Laboratory Scientists In Nigeria
This is a medical field that deals with collection, receipt, preparation, investigation and laboratory analysis of samples of human biological material for the purpose of supporting patient diagnosis, management and treatment and for the maintenance of health and well-being.
Medical laboratory scientists also do undergo housemanship in Nigeria. During the mandatory training, they earn around N100,000 to N140,000.
Housemanship (Internship) Salary Of Radiographers In Nigeria
This is a medical process of obtaining internal structures of the body using x-rays for medical treatments.
It takes a solid five good years to study and get a degree in radiography in Nigeria university. It is one branch of medical line that is lacking adequate personnel.
While on internship or housemanship, radiographers earn between N130,000 to N170,000 depending on hospital one is attached to.
Housemanship (Internship) Salary Of Nutritionists In Nigeria
A nutritionist is an expert in the field of food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to live a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
They work in many settings, including hospitals, cafeterias, nursing homes, and schools. In Nigeria, nutritionists also undergo housemanship and internship.
Nutritionists are on average paid between N80,000 to N150,000 during housemanship in Nigeria.