Top 10 Most Marketable courses in Kenya 2021

by PPP TV
March 8, 2021

After spending two to four or even six years in college or university, you expect to find employment (including self) that can match the investment (fees and time) and assure you a bright future.

Therefore, you settle for an area of specialization that guarantees you a job. How do you know your field of study is marketable?



Below is a list of the best marketable courses in Kenya.

1. Medicine

With a degree in any medical field, you can work in any part of the world. As long as we will continue having sick people, expectant mothers, and mortal people, you can never be jobless at any given point. If so, there are many private clinics that can offer you a job.

Alternatively, you could start the next big private hospital in the country. Today, doctors earn a salary that’s not less than Ksh. 180, 000 per month.

2. Statistics

Do you love solving mathematical complex problems? If yes, then this might be one of the best latest and most marketable courses in Kenya you can enroll in.

The course is best offered in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Maseno University and Nairobi University (UN). There are two options in this field. You can either take a Bachelor of Statistics or Applied Statistics so choose wisely.

After completing this course, you will have to do another R online programming course that costs about Ksh. 5,000. A certificate is given upon completion of the discipline in question. Well, this is what adds value to your degree and makes the job hunting process a piece of cake. Average Statistics experts in Kenya earn about Ksh 100,000.

3. Real Estate

Real Estate is one of the very marketable courses in Kenya. Being new in the country, few people have done it. Compared to the current growth of the Real Estate industry, the available manpower is never enough. If you love lucrative jobs, then we strongly recommend that you enroll in this marketable undergraduate course in Kenya.

The monthly salary of experts in the Real Estate field is relatively high and depends on the company that has employed you.

4. Journalism and Mass Communication

If you are interested in doing journalism, make sure that it is your passion and you have the right skills or talents that will help you get a job easily. We do not recommend enrolling in this course if you are not talented as you will just end up working in an unknown radio station earning.

Despite this field having many experts and graduates, the demand for manpower never seizes. There are many job vacancies for journalist graduates in Kenya as radio stations, and TV stations are growing.

Many top journalists in the country pocket up to 2 million per month!

5. Law

This is one of the most respected, decorated and marketable courses in Kenya nowadays. If you can handle cases well, then you will have the potential of getting many clients.

You will earn a good amount of money from the job. James Orengo, Paul Muite and Ahmedinassir are some of the Kenyan lawyers that make up to 15 million per month from the hassle. Remember some court cases can take years before a verdict is finally issued.

6. Computer science.

Kenya has so far advanced in technology. Nearly everything nowadays is computerized. All manufacturing industries have come up with new strategies to adopt new technology in production.

They require a team of computer experts and so by taking this course you will not tarmac. If you have expertise in CICT, CISCO, CISM or CISA, you will get a job immediately after graduation. Moreover, you can employ yourself by starting your own software company.

7. Architecture

If you score an A in your KCSE examination, Architecture is one of the most marketable courses offered in Kenyan universities. In fact, the unemployment rate for experts in this field is very low in the country compared to any other course.

However, it is hard and requires a lot of concentration, practices and drawings. Many students pursuing this start earning even before graduating. We have seen a couple buying big vehicles and living above the normal standards of a lot of university students.

8. Marketing

The backbone of every company in the country is its marketing team. Therefore, the demand for social media and digital marketers is very high. Hence, Marketing is one of the best marketable courses in Kenya. With good certificates, you will not tarmac. Your main responsibilities may include coordination, emotional intelligence, communication, negotiations and so on. Monthly salary of marketing graduates ranges from Ksh 50,000 to over Ksh. 100,000.

9 . Software Engineering

Do you love designing application software or just working with computers? If yes, Software engineering is one of the best marketable courses in Kenya you should enroll in to pursue your dreams. Here, you can employ yourself and get many tenders to design apps for companies.

Complex apps cost around Ksh. 100,000 and above to be built! You can be employed by top companies in the country such as Safaricom, Faiba, and IBM. All software engineers earn a minimum of Ksh 200, 000 per month!

The above information answers the question, Is Software Engineering marketable in Kenya?

10. Pharmacy

With a rising number of private and public hospitals, pharmacy is arguably the most marketable course in Kenya 2021.

Best offered at JKUAT, Kenyatta University and University of Nairobi, this degree gives you an opportunity to employ yourself by starting a professional pharmacy/chemist.

Considering the fact that most hospitals do not have every kind of prescription, you will never run short of customers.