Most individuals in Kenya believe that obtaining a degree entitles them to better wages and a better life. This is a skewed belief.
It’s crucial to remember that there are a lot of certificate courses out there that will open up more wonderful and lucrative chances than some degree programs.
I wrote an article about the best paid certificate courses before on this site, and today I’ve compiled a list of diploma courses that can get you to your ideal job faster and easier than some tedious and difficult degree courses:
Diploma in Pharmacy
The benefit of this course is that once you complete it, you can open your own chemist and make a lot of money.
Diploma in Education (Science
In Kenya, the Diploma in Education is one of the most marketable courses. Any country’s success is based on its education system, and a competent education system necessitates a sufficient number of teachers in each learning institution.
The subject combination determines a teacher’s employability. Teachers with science combinations, particularly Chemistry and Physics, might expect to find work within a year of graduation.
A newly hired graduate teacher (grade C2, formerly Job group K) will not earn more than Ksh40,000 per month, but a diploma holder in mass communication will earn more over Ksh60,000 per month. To make matters worse, a teacher with a master’s degree will never earn more than Ksh200,000 in Kenya, yet a journalist can easily earn up to Ksh2 million.
Diploma in Nursing
This education is extremely marketable because nurses are in high demand not only in Kenya but around the world. Unlike most B.Com graduates, it’s rare to stumble across a nurse with a diploma who is desperately looking for work.
Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism
Although many are discouraged by the fact that this filed is flooded, the truth is this field is full of great surprises. Always remember that this course entails pure talent. Your level of education is an added advantage. With many radio and TV station mushrooming everyday, then this remains to be marketable field than most degree courses.
Diploma in procurement and sales management
Any serious organisation must have a procurement officer who makes critical decision when it comes to purchasing. The good thing is that if you secure a job as a procurement officer you may never bother to depend on your monthly salaries because of unlimited opportunities.
Diploma in Information technology (IT)
Technology is rapidly advancing everyday and most firms and organisation have embraced digital way of providing services. This therefore means that many IT experts are needed to meet this demand. Instead of enrolling for degree programs like Bachelor of science general, think of enrolling in this amazing diploma course.
Diploma in Architecture
The art of architecture will never loose its glory. Pursing this course is a guaranteed way of owning a brightened future.
Diploma in Engineering
Diploma in Engineering is categorised into civil, electrical and mechanical. The good thing with this course you not only wait to be employed, you can also create employment for others. All you need to do is complete your course from a recognised institution and grab unlimited opportunities waiting for you.
Diploma in Business management
A person with diploma in this course has good number of opportunities unlike a degree holders in fields like fisheries, disaster management among others. Most businesses are not hitting their targets because of mismanagement.
Therefore a well trained business manager will be blessing to any given organisation. This explains why this course is far much better than most degree courses in Kenya.
Diploma in Finance and accounting
Corporate world will always need accountants and financial experts. Its defensibly that this course is far much better than most degree courses.