There are a tonne of diploma courses offered by colleges and universities in Kenya. The truth is that not all of them are marketable and one can actually waste time, money and other resources chasing for something that may not add up at the end of the day. Today, I present to you top 20 marketable diploma courses in Kenya in 2020;
Diploma in Nursing
This is one of the most marketable courses in Kenya. This is because health facilities are coming up by the day and they need qualified people to attend to the patients. Also, the government always encourages students to take this course since government hospitals are sometimes understaffed.
Diploma in Project Management and Evaluation
This course is offered in institutions such as JKUAT, University of Nairobi and Institute of Advanced Technology.
Diploma in Information Technology
With so much digitalization going on, professionals are usually needed even in companies to provide tech assistance where need be and to ensure smooth running of machines in the company.
Diploma in Customer Service/ Front Office
A company always needs someone to attend to visitors when need arises.
Diploma in Accounting and Finance
Accountants are always needed to look through a company’s books of accounts. If you want to be even more marketable, mind doing professional courses such as CPA and ACCA. Institutions such as Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), NIBS college and KCA university offer such.
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Sometimes, there are some construction companies that prefer working with diploma holders as compared to degree holders. This is because they claim that the diploma holders get to go deeper into what they are studying.
Diploma in Business Management
A good company is one that has a good management system. Therefore companies are always looking for a professional that will take care of the company in a manner that makes it achieve its goals.
Diploma in Human Resource Management
A firm’s employees are probably its core resources since they play the biggest role in achieving productivity. Therefore a firm usually needs someone to be in charge of its workforce.
Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
This is one of the most marketable diploma medical courses. It takes about 3 years to study and one gets paid over ksh.100,000 per month.
Diploma in Applied Statistics
This course takes about 2 years to study. It is offered INA number of business schools such as KCA university and Kenya Institute of Management.
Diploma in Quantity Survey
After studying this course, one becomes a Quantity Surveyor. You can be able to work with real estate companies such as Cytonn.
Diploma in Criminology and Security Management
Security has always been key when it comes to one’s day to day needs. Therefore companies are always looking to hire security officers.
Diploma in Sales and Marketing
Companies are always coming up with new products that need people to push them to their target audience. One can paid up to ksh.200,000 a month. Online marketing has also become a lucrative job.
Diploma in Business Administration
The course takes about 2 years to study and there are many job opportunities for this particular course.
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
With this, one can be able to work with pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxosmithKline and earn up to ksh.200,000 a month.
Diploma in Web and Graphic Design
Digitalization has enabled many companies to find a niche online hence they need website and people to run them.
Diploma in Architecture
The market is not so saturated when it comes to this course. Starting salary is around ksh.50,000 but with an ability to grow over time.
Diploma in Public Health
The society is usually in need of people to ensure that the health of the general public is in check. This involves activities such as garbage and litter management, immunization and even creating smoking zones. Public Health Officers are the ones responsible for these.
Diploma in Procurement
The course takes about 2 years to study. Companies usually need procurement officers to ensure that office stuff do not leave without proper records. They also put everything in check when they need to source for products.
Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism
Working in the media industry is a dream of many. The course takes about 2 years to study. This can land you in top media companies as a reporter or an editor or even a news anchor.