We all know that having an academic degree gives you a leg up on the competition in the job market.
Getting into college or university has become much easier, resulting in an influx of professionals into the Kenyan labor market. This, however, is how, day in and day out, we as a country end up with jobless, bright graduates.
Don’t worry; enrolling in a marketable course will help you avoid this aggravating situation. When deciding on a course to pursue, keep the dynamics of career advancement in mind. If you sign up for one carelessly, you may end up taking a useless class.
To avoid this, here is a list of flooded courses to enable you to think carefully before you enroll for them.
List of Flooded Courses in Kenya
Art courses are among flooded courses in Kenya unlike in well-developed countries where the demand is high. Being a third world country, people do not see the need for investing in art as they do in economic issues, which is understandable.
Another factor is it demands a high level of creativity therefore lack of it will render you jobless upon completion of studies. Unless you are planning to become self-employed, think carefully before pursuing this course.
In as much as there are many creative people, art still constitutes the least marketable courses list.
According to a report by KUCCPS, the hospitality course is valueless due to its less demand in the job market. The field is flooded with jobless people.
Many people in this profession have ended up working in institutions such as banks as receptionists, which is not something one would think they would end up doing when choosing the course.
The reason why criminal justice is not marketable is that Kenya does not invest much in employing a professional in this field.
You might think that due to the many incidences of insecurity there will be the need for criminologists but sadly, no. All that has been left for the police to handle.
Engineering courses are indeed among the most marketable courses in Kenya but not all of them are.
There is next to no demand of chemical engineers in Kenya making the course unmarketable. When you decide to pursue this course, aim to work in advanced countries such as the USA.
This is one of the most flooded courses because people enroll for it with the mentality that it is easy to study and find a job. The sad news is the Kenyan media companies have opted for comedians as their employees rather than the professionals. This is because their main aim is to give their viewers and listeners what they want, to increase their outreach. To get a job therefore in this field, one has to be very aggressive and very creative. Have a self-employment mentality just in case things do not work out, otherwise, you will join the many professionals in this field who are jobless.
Every course has its value, question is, can it get you a job in Kenya? Before you enroll for one, ask for career advice so that you do not end up wasting away years studying a course of no importance to your career-life. Know your strengths because in some cases, no matter how flooded a course might be, some still manage to do well because of their ability to offer something unique from the rest of the professionals.