List for me Diploma courses which pay better than degree courses in Kenya


“I scored B+ in KCSE and I am not interested in pursuing a degree course. I was selected to study for Bachelor of Economics at the University of Nairobi., but the course is not marketable. I want to pursue a diploma course which pays higher than most of the degree courses in Kenya. Please list 5-10 most marketable diploma courses in Kenya at the moment and expected salaries”


  1. Diploma in Pharmacy—Ksh 60,000 to Ksh 150,000
  2. Diploma in Nursing—-Ksh 35,000 to Ksh 90,000
  3. Diploma in Quantity Surveying—Ksh 55,000 to Ksh 120,000
  4. Diploma in Architecture—Ksh 40,000 to Ksh 90,000
  5. Diploma in Medicine & Surgery—Ksh 60,000 to Ksh 180,000
  6. Diploma in IT—Ksh 70,000 to Ksh 300,000
  7. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering—-Ksh 60,000 to Ksh 300,000
  8. Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering—Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 90,000
  9. Diploma in Piloting—Ksh 100,000 to Ksh 1.5 million
  10. Diploma in Software Engineering—Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 400,000
  11. Diploma in Computer Science—Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 400,000
  12. Diploma in Automobile Engineering—Ksh 40,000 to Ksh100,000
  13. Diploma in Accounting—Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 200,000

Any of those listed diploma courses are marketable and they pay higher than most of the degree courses. Select one pursue it and look for a job. Majority of them will also lead to self-employment.


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