By Lilia Wamaitha
Are you looking for the best and most marketable courses in Kenya? You may have just finished school or are just looking to pursue another course to better your chances in the job market.
The unemployment rate in Kenya right now has hit a staggering rate and one needs to be armed with the right tools.
In a survey conducted earlier this year by Corporate Staffing Services in collaboration with IHRM, a majority of employers said that they were not looking to hire this year or introduce new positions.
Based on this survey and the current job market, here are the most marketable courses in Kenya today.
Top Ten Most Marketable Courses In Kenya Today
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.
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.
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.
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.
The writer is a Communications Officer at Career Point Kenya. Got any insights on the article? Comment below or email email@example.com.