Every student who finish Kenya certificate of secondary education (KCSE) every year wishes to pursue a course or career in one of the colleges or universities in Kenya in a course that is marketable and well paying in terms of salary. Back at home, the parents also advise their children to pursue courses which are well paying and marketable at the same time.
If you are one of the students who are planning to join college or university in Kenya, you need to make a concrete decision on the career to pursue. Choosing a career to pursue in life is one of the challenging things you can do. This is why one should always consider the job market and passion for in the career one want to do because we have heard of scenarios where the person is forced by the parents to pursue a course is not interested at but ends up doing it due to influence from parents.
Therefore, if you want to pursue any career in Kenya, you should consider your passion towards that subject and second, consider the marketable courses before you make your final judgement of the career to do.
The top most paying careers in Kenya according to order are:
Politicians are the highly paid workers in Kenya. They fix salaries for themselves and are involved in many sittings contributing to a lot of allowance for them.
The field of law is another entity that is well paying. Lawyers get a lot of pay for defending people in courts in Kenya. If you look at the judges, they are among the highest paid people in Kenya.
Engineering combined with information technology is another field where people are paid well.
iv) Medicine and Pharmaceutical.
This is a field where you will not miss employment in Kenya because after training, doctors are usually absorbed by the government and they are paid well.
Architects are the people who are involved planning, designing and overseeing the entire construction of building. They are highly paid for these services.
vi) Marketing and Advertising.
This is a field that involves auditing and management of money in large organisations both private and governmental such as chief internal auditors of the finances in county governments in Kenya.
vii) Audit and finance.
This is a field that is core to selling of products and services in any given country. Those employed to this sector acts as consultants.
viii) Market and Social research.
Those who deal with this field are usually evaluation and monitoring consultants in many non-governmental organisations and earn a lot from this.
ix) Communication and Public relation.
This is an area that is mostly involved in telecommunication and media sector and people who work there earn a lot.
If you are working in acentral government department or county government as a procurement officer, then consider yourself lucky because you will earn more money.