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Top 10 best paying diploma courses in Kenya

You have just completed your high school education and wish to jump onto the bandwagon to pursue a course that will lead to your happily ever after. No one seems to be concerned on whether or not you end up picking a course that will steer you towards the right direction. All the traditional ‘right’ courses like Medicine and Engineering do not seem to be as marketable in this generation since times are changing. What do you do?

We have made work easier for you by coming up with a list of top 10 most paying diploma courses in Kenya. Have a look;

  1. Diploma in Nursing

This remains to be among the most sought-after graduates. Reason being? Health is a basic need and there is always an unending need of practitioners to cater for the needs of patients in hospitals and clinics. More and more health centers are being opened as days go by. Also, there is this myth that claims that the training that goes on in KMTCs is in-depth and intense compared to what goes on in Universities, hence the nurses that pursue diploma are quite marketable.

2. Diploma in Accounting and Finance

This is one course that will never run short of demand. With more businesses, offices and institutions coming up, there is a rise in need of someone to do the book keeping. Most people believe that this course is flooded but the secret is to pursue CPA or ACCA alongside it.

3. Diploma in Hospitality

When one specializes in courses such as catering, food production, hotel management or even tours and travel, they stand a high chance to be marketable. In this era, many people have found importance in travel and relaxation, hence more and more travel companies as well as hotels come up to cater for that niche. The beauty industry also need personnel to work as masseuse, make up artists or beauticians. You can earn as high as ksh.200,000 per month working in this field.

  1. Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

Due to innovation and dynamism in the media world today, there are many forms of communication that have come up today that were not as effective say, 10 years ago. One of those methods is the use of social media to pass information for awareness and marketing purposes. Therefore, most media houses have had to shift their niche with shifting and changing needs. This has seen a rise in bloggers and vloggers since most people can easily find information off internet as compared to the traditional television, radio and billboard. Hence more and more personnel and needed in those new areas.

5. Diploma in Information Technology

Coding, javascript, HTML, python and c# all need personnel who are knowledgeable in that field. Earlier on, most companies used to outsource IT personnel but right now since most areas are digitalized, companies now hire fulltime practitioners in this field. You can earn as high as ksh.500,000 in this field; I kid you not.

6. Diploma in Human Resource Management

In every institution’s core lies the employees who are the human resource of the organization. They help in decision making concerning needs of both employees and visitors. Hence, HR personnel are a key resource of an organization.

7. Diploma in Front Office Management

Every institution needs a face on it to cater for visitors needs. Hence, this field is quite marketable.

8. Diploma in Graphic and Web Design

The world is shifting to the internet space. As a matter of fact, studies show that if you are a business with no social media presence, then you are missing out. With the rise in need of websites and links and codes to be used in purchases, there is a rise in need of people who can design such stuff in the net. You just need to be on top of the game.

9. Diploma in Business Management

This course is so marketable since businesses these days need personnel to oversee activities and be accountable for what goes where. You can never miss a job if you study this course. You just need to know where to look.

10. Diploma in Property Management

Real estate is an industry that is currently booming. More people are securing and acquiring land and property, hence needing people to stand in as agents. You can pocket a decent amount working in this industry.

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