Best Courses for self-employment in Kenya

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Jobs have become scarce in Kenya, leading to massive unemployment. Students are now selecting courses that will easily lead them into self-employment. There is nothing as bad as completing your undergraduate course and remain jobless for decades. Pursuing a marketable course that will enable you become self-employed through the skills you earned in college is a great deal.

Below we have listed the best courses to study Kenya if you want to be self-employed.

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery is so far the most marketable course in Kenya. Medical Doctors earn upwards of Ksh 300,000 per month. The programme is one course you will study without wondering about job opportunities after graduation—-simply because you can employ yourself.

To get a job as a Medical Doctor in Kenya or anywhere in the world is easy. Even in Kenya, you will work for a private hospital and also own your own clinic.

It takes 6 years to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery in Kenya

BACHELOR OF LAW

More than 50% of Lawyers in Kenya are self-employed. It’s better to be a self-employed lawyer than to be employed by someone. To become a Lawyer in Kenya, pursue Bachelor of Law, then Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law. You will then be admitted to the bar as the Lawyer of the High Court.

Lawyers are among the richest professionals in Kenya

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Electrical Engineering is a marketable course, a hot cake course at the moment. Even with a certificate in this area, you can become an electrician. It’s a course with numerous opportunities especially in regard to self-employment

Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering require D- and above KCSE grade.

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Software Engineering is a hot cake course worldwide. There are millions of remote jobs you can do with such a course. As a software engineer, you can also create apps and sell to companies.

You will never worry of anything to do with unemployment when you hold a course in software engineering.

WEB DESIGN

Web design is highly marketable, it’s a skill that’s on high demand both offline and online.

Start your own firm of designing websites for companies. You will make a lot of money a web designer.

QUANTITY SURVEY

Pursue a diploma or degree in Quantity Survey and automatically become self-employed. Once you are registered by the government, you will be contracted by companies and individuals to survey land and make boundaries. You will be paid consultancy fee.

NURSING

Become a nurse and start your own Chemist or clinic. Once you possess this certificate, the government won’t interfere with your business

PHARMACY

Pharmacy course will enable you start your own pharmacy or Chemist. You can also start a clinic because you are a medic.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Enroll for a course in Mechanical Engineering, graduate and start your own Garage. You can also incorporate business of selling motor vehicle spare parts.

BACHELOR OF STATISTICS

Study Bachelor of Statistics and register your own firm of data analysis and surveys. You can also do data analysis for university students or academic writing.

CAKE BAKING

Cake Baking course is perfect for self-employment people. Don’t move around looking for jobs with a course in cake baking, start your own cake baking business

MOBILE PHONE REPAIR COURSE

One of the best courses to pursue in Kenya is mobile phone repair course. Thousands of Kenyans are running successful mobile repair shops in Kenya. Mobile repair course takes less than 1 year to complete.

PLUMBING

Currently, plumbers are the most sought after professionals in Kenya. If you scored a grade that won’t take you to the university for a degree programme, enroll for a plumbing course. After graduation, you will get many jobs. Plumbing is considered work for people who want to become dirty.

SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

There are thousands of families with special needs issues. If you pursue this course, start your own special needs school. You will get many clients.

Special needs schools pay better than the normal schools. As a professional in this area, you will be highly advantaged.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/COMPUTER SCIENCE

These two courses are good for self-employment. You will never lack what to do with your skills. I will encourage you to look for remote jobs first.

REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

Once you have graduated with Real Estate Management course, start your own real estate consultancy company. You will be responsible for managing property for others, linking buyers and sellers of property and also consulting Kenyans on matters to do with real estate.

ARCHTECTURE/STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Architecture is a marketable course in Kenya. Before a house design is approved, your signature must appear. Structural Engineering is also another excellent course which leads you to self-employment.