This is a list of Best and most Marketable degree Courses To Study in Kenya as of 2019. Kenyan institutions of higher learning churn out approximately 800,000 graduates in a job market which has very limited opportunities. Graduates are left to battle it out looking for jobs and literary tarmac for a very long time before luck befalls them.
But there are these courses which if you pursue or you enrol your child to pursue, they will have high chances of getting a job upon graduation. These courses are very competitive and their graduates are in high demand by employers.
Below are some of the most marketable courses that you should pursue in 2020
1. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
This course has a rigorous learning procedure and is high in demand upon graduation. Doctors are usually absorbed directly after or even before graduation to hospitals countrywide hence Bachelor of Medicine and surgery is very marketable.
2. Bachelor of Pharmacy
This one is kinda identical to Bachelor of Medicine And Surgery and graduates are absorbed to the job market immediately they graduate or even when they are almost graduating.
3. Actuarial Science
This course is not so old in Kenya and the professionals in the field are few given that the course requires students to undergo rigorous learning exercise which takes 5+ years and now that they are few in the job market and their demand increases by the day, graduands of this course usually get jobs without much struggle.
4. Bachelor of Law
This one is very marketable. You have seen the high fees the likes of Orengo, Ombetta, Miguna, Lumumba and Ahmednasir Abdullahi charge.
5. Bachelor of Architecture/Quantity Survey
This course requires one to take 7 years learning to graduate with a degree. There is an increase in real estate development and general construction hence the demand for architects and quantity surveyors is on the rise hence many graduated are assured of a job upon graduation.
6. Software Engineering/Web Design
Social media is growing rapidly and many Kenyans are making money out of it. Many companies are nowadays employing software engineers or web designers to help keep them on par with the forever dynamic digital world as the creation of websites.
7. Electrical engineering/Civil Engineering
These are two different courses but they are very marketable in the job market. Graduates usually get a job upon graduation while others who are brighter can get a part-time job while still on campus.
8. Quantity Survey
This course has few professionals in the field and that speaks volumes why it’s marketable. The few too that graduate get jobs almost instantly.
It’s very rare to find a statistics graduate being jobless. The course is very marketable even at the undergraduate level.
10. Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education
This course is much marketable than a degree in education because the demand for sign language interpreters for special needs fields is increasing each day and since there are few professionals in that field, the few that graduate gets a direct ticket to get a job.