Get to know the best paying jobs in Kenya
Every job seeker in Kenya wants to land a job that is not only in a top organization, but also one that will pay a hefty amount in salary. This is partly the reason why most Kenyans do not get into the job market as soon as they would like, because they are too choosy when it comes to the pay. Most job seekers forget that for you to land a well-paying job, you must have relevant experience that can only be earned through taking up jobs that don’t pay too well at first.
That said, it is not new that some of the best paying jobs in Kenya start to pay well even at entry level, making them the most sought after jobs and the hardest to get. In most cases, the candidates who are lucky enough to get these best paying jobs have to first impress recruiters with their professional CVs and pass any interviews thereafter.
So, which are these best paying jobs in Kenya?
As you would guess, the best paying jobs are those with international NGOs, multinationals and those organizations that deal with extraterritorial activities. But beyond that, below are the jobs;
1. Accounting & Finance jobs
According to a recently released economic survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Accounting professionals were the highly paid of professions both in the public sector and second in the private. This then means that Accountants still lists among the best paying jobs in Kenya with each professional taking home an average of KSh 130,000 per month, and this could be more depending on the organization.
Being that every organization needs accounting personnel, the profession remains among the most marketable courses in Kenya and in return, one of the best paid jobs. The professionals are also at a better position to negotiate their salaries as they handle the numbers and can tell if the organization is raking in profits or not.
2. Procurement & Logistics jobs
Odd as this provision may appear among the list of best paying jobs in Kenya, the 2016 economic survey puts jobs in supply chain management second to finance jobs. According to the survey, those working in procurement get paid an average of KSh 122,000 per month in salaries. So, why not take up a job in this sector.
You will be required to have the necessary qualifications and training, not to add relevant on job experience. So, is this a sector you may want to try your luck?
3. Engineering As One Of the Best Paying Jobs In Kenya
While not all departments of engineering pay very well, if you specialize in the right engineering sector you will be smiling to the bank to cash in a fat paycheck. The country is growing towards development, meaning there will be a constant need for civil and structural engineers, energy engineers and those in geospatial.
And as demand grows, so will be the pay to expect, especially with the discovery of oil and potential growth in the sectors. Depending on your years of experience and the organization you work for, as a project engineer you can earn between 100 and 500K. If you work for a multinational or international NGO, this amount can be more.
A list of best paying jobs in not complete without the medicine profession. An old one in the game and one of the courses that every parent wanted their children to study, medicine has always paid well and continues to pay good money in salary. Whether employed or self-employed, you can always count on medicine as a lucrative career that will pay for both your bills and vacations.
With the current state of the health sector, the recently released survey confirms that demand for doctors, nurses and those in pharmaceuticals continues to rise every year.
5. Information Technology
When it comes to IT, you will not be getting a good salary if you only have a basic IT degree and related skills as your qualifications. To excel in the ever-changing and advancing Information Technology world, you will require added professional certifications and specialization in the engineering side of IT.
Most organizations are now looking to hire software, web and mobile app developers and any other ICT professional that is good in coding and programming. So, do you have the necessary skills to earn a good pay in ICT? If you don’t, it might be time to invest in new additional course to help you advance in your career.
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