Wondering what are some of the Top Marketable Degree Courses in Kenya?
Choosing what career to take can be daunting especially with the overcrowded job market. Therefore it is important that one makes the decision that benefits them the most. Check out the marketable degree courses to help guide you
Here is a list of top marketable degree courses In Kenya
1. Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
Bachelor of education and special education is another course that anyone with a passion for education and teaching should pursue.
There has been an increase in demand for sign language interpreters and other professionals in special needs, from media houses, banks, NGOs and more.
This is therefore a very marketable degree course to take this year. Considering how well NGOs pay.
2. Bachelor of Applied Statistics with IT/Bachelor of Statistics
Bachelor of Applied Statistics with IT involves data analysis, statistical modelling and monitoring and evaluation. This course can be done at most universities in Kenya.
The good thing about the course is that you can go into self employment as a data analyst, if you are unable to find a job.
Together with this course one should do CIFA, CFA or ACCA to increase your value to employers.
A graduate of statistics can work as an accountant, financial analyst, investment analyst, monitoring and evaluation officer, project manager, statistician, actuary, policy analyst, economist and many more.
3. Bachelor of Monitoring and evaluation
With a degree in monitoring and evaluation you can work in the NGO sector as well as for the government.
Therefore, this is a very marketable degree course since NGOs are the best paying institutions in Kenya and working for the government also has very good perks.
Which means with a degree in M&E, you may be earning more than 100K.
4. Bachelor of software engineering
IT is the future. It is therefore a very good idea to take any it related course most especially software engineering.
Software engineers are hired by companies to come up with new applications and software’s to keep them on top.
Organisations like Safaricom, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many more are always looking for software developers to keep them ahead of their competitors. Some software engineers earn more than 250K.
5. Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management
There has been growth in the real estate industry in Kenya. More people are investing in real estate. Which means this course is very marketable.
By pursuing a career in real estate, alongside CFA, you might find yourself not earning less than 150K per month.
6. Bachelor of Commerce plus CPA/CFA/ACCA/CIFA
If you will be taking Bachelor of Commerce in University you will need to enrol for CPA/CFA/ACCA/CIFA courses as well.
This is the only way you will be able to succeed in the job market. Most companies require their accountants and finance mangers to have additional certificates so there is no going around it.
7. Journalism and Communications
Even with the huge retrenchments happening in the big media houses, this still remains a marketable course.
Because of the increase in internet and social media usage, most businesses have migrated online. People want o shop online, and get there information on social media platforms as well.
Therefore companies have been forced to have online presence. This is where a degree in Journalism or Communication comes in. You can work for any company as a digital marketer, or social media handler.
The rise of the digital age has also led to the increase in TV and radio stations in the country which means more job opportunities.
No matter what course you take it is up to you to ensure you have something unique to offer an employer in order to land a job in Kenya’s competitive market.