Is Urban Planning Course Marketable in Kenya.



Urban planning is a course which is marketable in the Kenyan market but does not guarantee a job immediately after graduation.

The course, which is offered at the University of Nairobi and Maseno University, has 46 % success rate, implying that over half of fresh graduates wait at least one year after graduation before they get a job.

Urban planning is good for persons who have accumulated enough experience to start their own firms, but if you are intending to get employed then you have to wait a little bit longer.

In Kenya, the best way to start your career is to seek for internship in real estate firms or government institutions, then you can bargain for a position once you have gained required

The best real estate companies to work for include Suraya Properties, Axis Real Estate, and Hass Consult.

You can also get employed by County Governments, which are currently undergoing reforms especially after the new constitution.

Statistics show that Urban Planning graduates earn Sh40,000-Sh80,000 in their first year of graduation, but the salary increases as one gains more experience.