TOP SOUGHT-AFTER CAREERS IN INDIA

Date :10 Jul, 2018

Posted By:Team Jitin Chawla's Centre for Career Development


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TOP SOUGHT-AFTER CAREERS IN INDIA

You can find a number of courses to kick-start your careers in India. Many career options are always in high demand. These courses not only guarantee high pay package and a rewarding career, but also ensure a secure and better tomorrow. All you need is a knack for the course that you are planning to pursue!

CORPORATE LAW

A corporate lawyer provides assistance to companies and business firms relating to employees’ contracts, taxation related issues, employee relations, labour and employment law, Mergers and Acquisition and Distributor Contracts, etc.

Their other duties may include:

·         Preparing and filing government reports

·         Drafting legal documents

·         Reviewing new business relationships with vendors and subcontractors

·         Guiding managers on regulatory and compliance matters

·         Administering training workshops

·         Formulating employee handbooks

·         Analyzing legal issues relating to proposed products

·         Representing the corporation before administrative boards and court trials

·         Providing supervision to outside lawyers hired to assist the corporation with their specialized legal services

·         Structuring joint enterprises with other organizations. 

To make your way in this field, you have to aim at cracking CLAT after 12th, which is the most sought-after entrance exam for Law. By clearing this exam, you can seek admission at NLUs across the country and GNLU, Gujarat. Other highly recognised Law colleges/universities in India are GGSIPU, Delhi University, Christ University (Bangalore), Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (Pune), Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Central University, BHU, Ambedkar Law University (Chennai), NIMMS, (Bangalore and Hyderabad),Presidency University, Mumbai University, Alliance University, etc.

FINANCE & ACCOUNTANCY CAREERS

Finance as a career option is a very wide term. There are many paths in academics that you can follow to become a part of this industry. Students can pursue graduation as well as post-graduation in finance-related disciplines such as accounts, commerce, business, economics, statistics, etc. Other options to obtain technical and professional qualification in finance are MBA Finance, CFA Certification, CFP, CIMA and ACCA. Entry into finance field is open to both commerce and non-commerce stream students. Some of the highly renowned finance-related fields are Venture Capital, Private Equity, Corporate Finance, Wealth Management, Treasury Management, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Fund Management, Financial Risk Management, Retail Banking, Hedge Funds, Financial Planner, Actuarial Science, Commodity Trading, etc.

At bachelor level, you can get the degree in finance and accountancy from Delhi University, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and Symbiosis.

You can also pursue MBA in Finance from top institutes such as IIM (Ahmadabad, Bangalore and Calcutta), National Institute of Financial Management (Faridabad) (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), Institute of Insurance and Risk Management (Hyderabad), National Institute of Bank Management,(Pune), National Institute of Securities Market ( SEBI), BSE Institute Ltd. (Bombay Stock Exchange), Mumbai, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and the Institute of Actuaries in India

ECONOMICS

The economists research and monitor demand and supply, business trends, employment rates, cost of materials, etc. to make predictions of the course the economy or businesses. Globalisation and the consequent merging of the world economy have widened the career prospects for economics students. This is one of the great reasons why such professionals are in high demand in the fields such as business, education, government and consultancy. A graduate or a postgraduate in economics can easily find entry-level jobs in banking, finance, insurance, stock markets, sales and marketing. Government enterprises, public sector companies, investment firms, business journals and newspapers are other prospective employers.

Institutes and Universities that offer degrees in Economics are Jawahar Lal Nehru University, SAARC University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mumbai University, TERI University, Gokhale Institute of Economics & Politics, IIT Kharagpur, BITS Pilani, Ambedkar University, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Symbiosis Pune, Shiv Nadar University, BHU, etc.

DIGITAL MARKETING

The key objective of Digital Marketing is to promote brands through various forms of digital media such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), link building and so on. It also extends to non-internet channels that provide digital media, such as mobile phones (both SMS and MMS), call-back and on-hold mobile ring tones, Social Media Marketing (SMM), display advertising, e–books, optical disks and games, and other forms of digital media. 

Institutes such as Digital Vidya, Digital Academy India, NIIT Digital Marketing, Manipal Global Education Services, SimpliLearn.com, AIMA, EduPristine, Delhi School of Internet Marketing, Edu Kart,Learning Catalyst, Institute of Digital Marketing, Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, etc. are offering Certificate Courses in Digital Marketing.

DATA/BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Data/Business Analytics is the process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming and modelling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions and supporting decision-making. Data analysis has multiple facets and approaches, encompassing diverse techniques under a variety of names in different businesses, science, and social science domains. 

Institutes such as Indian Statistical Institute,(Kolkata), Institute of Insurance and Risk Management (Hyderabad), Rajasthan Central University, Narsee Monjee (Mumbai), Mumbai University, Fore School of Management, IIIT, Kerala, CDAC, (Noida), Shiv Nadar University, etc. offer a degree and diploma in Data Analytics. However, base degree in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, or MBA is needed for pursuing Data Analytics.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The term entrepreneur is commonly used to describe an individual who organises and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do so. An Entrepreneur is someone who manages and organises an organisation. His or her responsibilities include ideating, planning, organising staffing and controlling. Entrepreneurship and starting up is not a step-by-step, pre-planned or a theory-oriented game. It is all about being you to face real challenges. 

Institutes to pursue Entrepreneurship as a degree or diploma course are EDI ( Ahmadabad), ISB (Hyderabad), SP Jain (Mumbai), Nirma University, NMIMS (Mumbai), etc.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

A career in IT sector is considered one of the most high-paying jobs and is full of opportunities in the country’s like India  where prowess in this industry is recognised across the globe. The use of computer technologies is also commonplace in all types of organisations whether it is academia, research, government, private and business organisations. As computers become even more pervasive, the potential for computer-related careers will continue to grow and the career paths in computer-related fields will become more diverse.

The career opportunities for computer science graduates can be classified into seven categories:

·         Programming and Software Development

·         Information Systems Operation and Management

·         Telecommunications and Networking

·         Computer Science Research

·         Web and Internet

·         Graphics and Multimedia

·         Training and Support

Some IT careers require additional formal training or study and working experience of the field. 

Institutes from where you can get a degree in Computer Science are IITs, DTU, NSIT, BITs, NIT, etc.

 

HOSPITALITY AND TRAVEL & TOURISM

Hospitality and Travel & Tourism is one of the world's largest foreign exchange earners among industries. This industry provides employment directly to millions of people worldwide and indirectly through many associated service industries. This is a wide industry that includes Government tourism departments, immigration and customs services, travel agencies, airlines, tour operators and hotels, Many associated service industries such as airline catering and laundry services, guides, interpreters, tourism promotion and sales, etc. are also there to offer countless career opportunities.

One can get a degree in Hospitality Management or Tourism Management from IITTM (Noida), IIHM, IHM, WelcomGroup, Oberoi Group, Trident Group, NCHMCT (a government initiative), etc.

TEACHING & EDUCATION

A tremendous change is sweeping education sector, one of the largest of all professions in India. The primary reasons for the change are:

·         Corporatisation of education i.e., entry of companies and big industrial houses in school sector

·         IT/computers in education

·         Teaching abroad gaining popularity

·         Privatisation of education and entry of foreign institutions.  

To enter in this sector, a Bachelor’s degree and B.Ed. is a must and Master’s and B.Ed. is desirable. To teach at college level, one has to clear UGC’s NET (National Eligibility Test) exam and then apply to colleges. A doctorate (Ph D) would also help in achieving this. For professional institutes, one should be a post graduate i.e. M.Tech (for engineering), MBA (for management); a Ph D would again helping hand.

 Beyond teaching, teachers, after gaining subject experience, can look at the following:

·         Content Development: One can work with IT companies like JayPee who are developing software and curriculum packages for schools

·         Online Tutoring: Organisations such as Career Launcher are providing online tuitions to students in the US, the UK and other countries

·         Trainers: Wipro, Microsoft, Planet Vidya organise a number of teacher training programmes where they need subject experts

·         Publishing: Writing books, articles for papers, etc

·         Developing Course Material for Competitive Exams

·         Parallel Education : Running coaching institutions

PERFORMING ARTS

Performing arts are forms of arts in which an artist uses his physical ability such as body, face and presence to perform in front of the audience. There are mainly three categories of performing arts - music, drama and dance.

Music is related to singing, composing original music, playing musical instruments, etc. In drama, an artist depicts a story or a thought by combining speech, gestures, music, dance, facial expressions and sound. On the other hand, dance is an amalgamation of drama and music, wherein the artist performs by rhythmic movement of the body, in sync with the background music or song. Performing arts have its own significance in the Indian culture. They have emerged as professions that fetch name, fame and money to the artist.

There are a number of institutes and universities where you can get enrolled for a degree or diploma programme the Performing Arts.

FASHION

Fashion Industry is not just glitzy and glamorous, it is ull of potential, promise and money as well. This industry offers many high-paying jobs. Experience is much valued here, so are factors like looks when it comes to modelling and on-screen roles.

This field is pretty vast. From Fashion Management and Fashion Designing to Fashion Stylist and Fashion Blogger , you can pursue anything and everything. However, to thrive in this field, one must have genuine interest in Fashion (and its recent trends and developments), creativity and passion.

Some high-paying jobs in Fashion sector are Modelling, Fashion Designer, Fashion Photographer, Makeup and Beauty Specialists, Event Manager and Coordinator, Sales Manager, Production Manager, etc.

There are many well-known institutes and universities from where you can get a degree to start your career in this industry. Some of those institutions include Satyam Fashion Institute (Noida), International College of Fashion (Delhi), Pearl Academy (Jaipur) and Symbiosis Institute of Design (Pune).