The majority of young people now choose to pursue degrees in order to be competitive in the job market as a result of the expansion of universities in the education sector.
The plain fact is that there are some certificate programs that are far superior to degrees and even offer higher salaries.
The degree classification was removed from Ernst & Young's entry requirements in 2016, citing a lack of "proof" that success in college predicts success in later life.
Even yet, certain employers will prefer candidates with diplomas and certificates over those with degrees.
Having said that, there are certificate programs out there that are far superior to degrees but nobody even knows it.
1. A diploma in property management and estate planning
One of the diploma courses with the potential to unleash a torrent of chances is this one.
There is now no industry that is as booming as real estate, and there is an all-time high need for real estate agents.
And because of this, you can be sure that your diploma will help you get a job in real estate.
2. A Diploma in procurement and supplies
I still believe that Purchasing and Supplies is a fantastic option if you're seeking for a transferable diploma course in Kenya.
It is among the most marketable certificate programs in Kenya and is far superior to a degree because it is one of the fastest expanding professions.
3. Human Resource Management Diploma
Companies cannot function without HR experts because they are some of the major decision-makers in the firm.
Because of this demand, diploma holders in this field are in greater demand than degree holders.
4. A quantity surveying diploma
You may enroll in this diploma course even with a grade of less than a C+. The Technical University of Kenya is renowned for producing highly qualified quantity surveying graduates.
The benefit of this training is that you are immediately employed, so no matter how difficult life may appear, you will always have something to do.
5. A pharmacy technology diploma
You can acquire a job at GlaxoSmithKline, one of the top pharmaceutical firms in Kenya, with a diploma from this program. Here, you can make up to $100,000 every month.
Depending on the area, you may expect to make $10,000 per day if you had the means to operate your own pharmacy, which is what most individuals choose.
That is far better than someone who works 8 hours a day in the office and more than $100,000 in a month.
6. Architecture diploma
Contrary to what the majority of Kenyans believe, this course is still among the greatest diploma programs offered in Kenya.
There is still a significant need for architects in this nation, and the course is not yet full.
With a beginning salary of $50,000, you will discover that, over time, you are probably going to be earning more money than your degree-holding competitors.
7. Journalism and mass communication diploma
Although the majority of Kenyans think this field is overpopulated, who says there is no demand for journalists?
8. Web and graphic design diploma
The majority of workers in this industry work for themselves and are outsourced by businesses.
Due to the development of technology, there is an increasing need for web and graphic designers as more and more businesses are handled online.
The two courses are among the highest paying diploma programs available in Kenya today and can be taken concurrently.
9. Project Management/Monitoring and Evaluation Diploma
A diploma in project management or monitoring and evaluation will get you where you want to go if you've always wanted to work for an NGO.
You might expect a salary of more than 70K per month with flexible working hours in an NGO.
10. Accounting and finance diploma
Accountants and financial professionals are always in demand in business. It is understandable why these programs are the most popular diploma options in Kenya.
Excellent diploma programs in accounting and finance are offered by universities like the Kenya Institute of Management.
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