Top 13 Most Marketable Degree Courses In Kenya – 2018

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The unemployment rate in Kenya right now has hit a staggering rate and one needs to be armed with the right tools.

1. Bachelor of Commerce

No matter what anyone says, this still remains one of the most relevant courses in Kenya today.

However, the course is most marketable if it is combined with professional certificate course like CPA, CPS, CFA, ACCA OR CIFA.

2. Digital Marketing

This is basically a very new industry and the next big thing in the future. Digital marketers are in demand and you are lucky if you have a course in digital marketing.

Nowadays there are colleges offering it as a short course.

3. Software engineering/web design

The growth of the internet, social media and mobile applications has created opportunities for software engineers and web designers.

We designers have a chance to create and manage websites for major companies making this one of the courses that you should consider pursuing.

4. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

This is and still remains the most marketable course in Kenya. If you have the resources and the passion, this is one of the courses that you should enroll in.

5. Structural engineering/ architecture

These two courses go together and are regarded as some of the best courses in the engineering sectors to pursue.

With real estate growing at a high rate, the demand for architects and structural engineers continues to rise.

6. Nursing/Pharmacy

These are some of the courses that are often overlooked but one with a potential to turn your life around.

A degree in pharmacy could accord you your own business.

7. Quantity survey

If you are looking for a course to do that can make you rich in no time, then pursue a course on quantity survey.

It a wonderful courses, not very flooded making it very marketable.

8. Statistics

Statistics is both marketable at undergraduate and post graduate level. Professionals in this line of career are some of the highest paid and get jobs easily.

The average salary of entry level job seekers with this course is about 75K.

9. Monitoring and Evaluation

With this kind of course, it doesn’t matter what level you are at. It is one of the most marketable courses and one that you can pursue this year or next year.

Monitoring and evaluation graduate are in demand in the NGO sector.

10. Real Estate

This is basically one of the new courses in Kenya making it very marketable.

Real estate had emerged as one of the most marketable courses in Kenya to pursue if you desire to work in the lucrative real estate industry.

There is not bad or good course but there are marketable courses in Kenya. At the end of the day getting a job depends in your effort and how good you are.

11. Special Needs Education

Some few years back, this was a course that most people disregarded, while others knew nothing about it. However, in the recent past, there has been a rapid demand for special needs and sign language experts. This is as a result of the community’s will to embrace individuals with special need

12. Journalism and communication.

Whether in business, rural or urban areas, information is the driving force in our growing economy. Introduction of  social media marketing, technology and digitalization in most companies has triggered an increased demand for information experts. Most of this big companies wish to be part of the digital revolution and that interprets into increased employment opportunities.This course is very marketable for both undergraduates and Masters holders.

13. Information Technology ( IT)

Technology has grown at a very rapid pace in a very short span of time. As a result of this, most companies and firms are recruiting technology experts to improve their operations. So this is definitely a course worth pursuing.


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