List: 6 peculiar yet high paying jobs in Kenya

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When it comes to careers, we often think of the usual suspects: doctors, lawyers, engineers. But what about those offbeat, quirky jobs that not only pay the bills but also add a dash of excitement to everyday life?

In Kenya, there's a whole world of peculiar yet surprisingly well-paying jobs waiting to be explored. From taste testers to shamans and even pole dance instructors doubling as yoga teachers, here's a peek into some unconventional cash cows that might just pique your interest:

Taste Tester Extraordinaire: Ever dreamed of getting paid to indulge in delicious delicacies all day? Enter the world of taste testing, where your palate reigns supreme.


From sampling gourmet chocolates to critiquing exotic spices, taste testers play a crucial role in ensuring that food products meet quality standards. In Kenya, a seasoned taste tester can earn anywhere from Sh.50,000 to Sh.100,000 per month, depending on experience and expertise.

Shamanic Healer: Step into the mystical realm of shamanism, where ancient traditions meet modern healing practices. Shamans are spiritual guides and practitioners who harness the power of nature and energy to promote healing and well-being.

In Kenya, there's a growing demand for shamanic healers, particularly in alternative medicine circles. With sessions ranging from energy cleansing rituals to herbal remedies, a skilled shaman can earn upwards of sh 80,000 to sh 150,000 per month, depending on clientele and reputation.


Pole Dance Instructor/Yoga Teacher: Embrace the fusion of fitness and artistry as a pole dance instructor who also dabbles in yoga. While pole dancing may still carry a stigma in some circles, it has evolved into a respected form of exercise and self-expression.

Combine it with the mindfulness of yoga, and you've got a winning combination that appeals to a diverse range of clients. In Kenya, a versatile pole dance instructor/yoga teacher can earn between Sh.60,000 to Sh.120,000 per month, depending on class sizes and location.

Professional Ethical Hacker: Dive into the world of cybersecurity as a professional ethical hacker. Instead of wreaking havoc, ethical hackers use their skills to identify vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks, helping organizations strengthen their defenses against cyber threats. With the rise of cybercrime in Kenya, ethical hackers are in high demand, commanding salaries ranging from Sh 80,000 to sh 150,000 per month, depending on experience and certifications.

Voiceover Artist: Have a knack for accents or a captivating voice? Put your vocal talents to work as a voiceover artist. From commercials and audiobooks to animated films and video games, voiceover artists breathe life into characters and narratives across various mediums. In Kenya, skilled voiceover artists can earn between Sh 40,000 to Sh 80,000 per month, depending on the volume of work and the scope of projects. Interestingly, some pays can go up to Sh.150,000 for using your voice. 

Waste Management Consultant: Turn trash into treasure as a waste management consultant. With environmental sustainability becoming a pressing issue, businesses and governments are seeking innovative solutions to manage waste effectively. Whether it's implementing recycling programs or advising on waste reduction strategies, waste management consultants play a vital role in creating a cleaner, greener future.

In Kenya, experienced waste management consultants can earn between Sh 70,000 to Sh 120,000 per month, depending on the scale of projects and client base.

But why stop there? Our country is ripe with opportunities for those willing to think outside the box and pursue their passions. Whether it's becoming a professional video game tester, or a professional cuddler, (yes, that's a thing!), the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

So, if you've ever found yourself daydreaming about a career that's a little out of the ordinary, maybe it's time to take the plunge. After all, life's too short to stick to the same old script. Who knows? You might just stumble upon your own peculiar yet immensely rewarding path to success.

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