Best Area Of Specialization in Medicine in Kenya



We understand that medicine is the best degree program to pursue in Kenya, but not all the areas of specialization guarantee attractive pay. If you want to earn good money, whether in employment or operating own clinic, these are the best areas to specialize in.

Orthopedic Surgery

This is by far the best area of specialization in medicine. A doctor who specializes in orthopedic surgery earns average of Ksh 400,000 per month. But this is peanuts for experienced doctors who work for at least 3 hospitals. Some doctors in this line, especially those working for private hospitals earn upwards of ksh 1 million per month.


Heart related diseases are life threatening ailments. If an individual develops such diseases, immediate medical attention is the solution. Due to the sensitivity of the organ, heart, cardiologists, the professionals with skills in heart diseases are the ones to be consulted. Their services, however, are costly, which makes them among the best paid professionals in the country.

Cardiologists are very few in Kenya, in fact they are countable.


The term means “the science of women”. Its counterpart is andrology, which deals with medical issues specific to the male reproductive system. Almost all modern gynecologists are also obstetricians.

If you want to be a millionaire in Kenya, even within 2 years into recruitment, specialize in gynecology

These people make crazy money and you won’t believe that they earn even more than the president.


Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist

In Kenya, thousands of cancer patients travel to India to seek treatment, just because we lack enough specialists in the country.

In the past 2 years cancer cases have more than doubled, which makes it a national disaster.

As a student, you should see beyond today and specialize in Oncology.

General Surgery

General surgery is also another attractive area of specialization. Performing a single surgery in Kenya can earn you up to Ksh200, 000, and if in a month you have 10 cases that is Ksh2 million.

Dental Surgery

Finally, dentists in Kenya never go hungry. These people live in posh estates, drive expensive cars and above all they are BOSSES.

A dentist with a clinic in Nairobi makes at least Ksh10,000 per day.