There is a general misconception that degree courses are better than diploma ones. In regards to education, majority of the youths opt to pursue degrees so as to be competitive in the job market. To be honest, there are a number of diploma courses that are much better and have lucrative pay than degrees. Among them include;
1. Diploma in Estate Agency and Property Management
The Diploma course is one of the most thriving and is open to wide range of opportunities. Presently there is no industry that is flourishing like real estate and the demand for real estate agents is at an all-time high. Therefore, it implies you will easily land a job in real estate with your diploma.
2. Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies
It is with no doubt that Purchase and Supplies still remains not only the marketable course but also a good choice. It is one of the wildest growing professions thus making it to the top marketable course in Uganda that is way better than a degree.
3. Diploma in Human Resource Management
Human resource professionals are vital wing in regards to the decision making in the many companies and organizations. As a result of the demand, diploma graduates are in high demand as compared to their degree counterparts in this course.
4. Diploma in Quantity Surveying
In order to pursue, it requires a grade of less than a C+. Technical University in Uganda is best known for producing high caliber graduates in quantity surveying. The industry is fast absorbing the graduates since it is flourishing and there is need for more manpower.
The beauty of this course is that, you get a job immediately and no matter how bad things may seem, you can never lack something to do.
5. Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
The course gives an opportunity to work in places such as of GlaxoSmithKline, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Kenya. Here you can earn as much as 100K a month.
If you have the resources to open your own chemist which is what most people prefer, you can be looking to make 10K in a day depending on the location. That’s more than 100K in a month and way better than someone who spends 8 hours in the office.
6. Diploma in Architecture
Contrary to the insight people have about this course, it is still one of the best diploma courses in Uganda. The course is not yet flooded and still has a high demand for architects. With a starting salary of 50K, you will find that in the long run, you are likely to be making more money than your degree counterparts.
7. Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication
Majority of Ugandans believe that this course saturated but such thoughts are just a misconception for simple mindsets. The course is best suited for the most talented individuals. With a diploma and a starting salary of 40K depending on the media house, this salary is likely to increase throughout the years.
8. Diploma in Web & Graphic design
Majority of the graduates in this field are self-employed and are outsourced by companies. With the advent of technology, more and more businesses are being conducted online hence the demand for web and graphic designers. The two courses can be done alongside and are among the best paying diploma courses in Kenya today.
9. Diploma in Project Management/ Monitoring & Evaluation
Both Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation are esteemed to earn people jobs in the Non-Governmental Organizations. As an NGO employee, you can be guaranteed a salary of more than 70K in a month with flexible working hours.
10. Diploma in Accounting and Finance
The business world is always in need of accountants and financial experts. It remains a reason as to these courses are the most sought-after diploma courses in Kenya. Colleges like the Kenya Institute of Management offer excellent diploma courses in Accounting and Finance.
In conclusion, the courses outlined above are lucrative and thriving in the contemporary society hence one does not need to hesitate to pursue one of the courses either as complimentary as a basic.