Is microbiology marketable in Kenya


Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa. The course is offered in many universities in Kenya and is among the best courses to study in Kenya if you want to work in manufacturing firms or hospitals.

Though I cannot exactly give you confidence over the marketability of the course, I can say the course has at least 40 % of the graduates employed by various organizations in the country.

The best places to work after graduating with a degree in microbiology include Kenyatta National Hospital, Ilri, Kemri,Kari,ACRAF,Ministry of Agriculture,ICIPE,Kemfri,Ministry of Health,Unilever and many manufacturing firms in Kenya.

You can also secure a job in any financial institution as well as institutions like KRA that employ graduate trainees.

But what I always tell students, who come for my advice, is not to choose a career, simply accept anything that comes your way because in Kenya as I write this there are over 1 million Kenyans who hold at least a diploma and are jobless.