10 Highest Paying & Lowest Paying Careers in Kenya 2019


By Kibet Tobias

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person will ever make. Selecting a career in Kenya is is one difficult thing which is an individual’s duty. Many form four leavers have ended up making uninformed decision about the course they will pursues in college.

Since we all have different skills, interests, experiences and expectations, you should consider these factors when choosing careers in Kenya.

  • Your Interests- Could be social,, outdoor and active, creative or scientific
  • Values & Motivations- Security, Money, helping others, work life balance
  • Your Personality- determined cautious, outgoing, and calm.
  • Your Skills- Team work, computing, Problem solving, communicating.
  • Your Qualifications.
  • Your Contacts

Choosing a Career in Kenya involves 4 main stages:

  • Self Awareness
  • Opportunity Awareness
  • Decision Making
  • Taking Action

1. Self Awareness- This involves looking at your Skills, Values, Interests And Personality and analysing where your strengths and weaknesses lie. This is important both in choosing the right career and also for success in applications and interviews where you will find many questions which test whether you have been through this process.

2. Opportunity Awareness- Gather information on the opportunities open to you. Use resources like careers talks, careers education programmes for your degree subject e.t.c

3. Making Decisions- Talk to graduates already working in your chosen career area. Try work shadowing (spending a day with) a person in the career you are considering. This is the next best thing to actually doing a job, to find out what it is like. After this you will come across as much better prepared at interviews. Also you can discuss it with other people; friends, family and tutors can all play an important part here

4. Taking Action- It involves: finding out about the employers that offer the types of jobs you are interested in, searching our vacancy database and preparing applications and attending interviews

Some Careers Paying Than Others
1. Politics
2. Law
3. Engineering
4. Medicine
5. Pharmaceutical
6. Architects
7. Marketing
8. Audit & Finance
9. Procurement
10. Communications & PR

Worst Paying Careers
1. Police
2. Teaching
3. Business Administration
4. Customer Care
5. Bankers
6. Accountants
7. Human Resource
8. Sales
9. Hospitality, Hotel & Tourism
10. Research- Bio Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, e.t.c
11. Tours & Travel

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