7 Most Unconventional Yet Promising Career Options for Youths

Professional courses not only help in securing a good job, but also help in grooming one’s personality. Attributes such as verbal communication, time management, asset management and self-confidence add a professional flair to the personality. Professional courses mean excellent career prospects and job security that can help you grow in your professional life to the top positions. That’s why youths in this age are more inclined towards professional courses than regular programs. Let’s find out what are the most popular professional courses in the present time apart from B. Tech and MBBS.

Career in Chartered Accountancy

Chartered Accountancy is one of the best options for students who are exemplary and outstanding in, maths and commerce. Eligibility for CA course is a degree in commerce. To successfully complete the program you have to clear three levels of examinations. The first is a proficiency test, the second is based on a theoretical program which is the professional competence course. And, the third and final is the course exam, which is the test of theory and the final stage, qualifying which you become a full fledged auditor. It could take anywhere between four to five years to complete the course after a B. Com or M. Com. All companies, whether private or public need auditors who audit accounts and file taxes. Job prospects for CA are very high and there’s a huge shortage of CAs, both in the domestic and international market.

Career in Textile Designing

The Indian textile industry is the second largest employer in the country. Textile is also one of the top contributors in India’s export basket and that’s why textile exporters draw good incentives from the Government of India. Among various career options in the textile industry, textile designing is one of the most creative, glamorous, lucrative yet challenging career option. Qualified youth with a bent of mind in designing and craftsmanship can excel very swiftly in textile designing. Ministry of Textile in India established National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in the 80s for the promotion and development of textile and its allied industries in India. Apart from NIFT there are many other private institutes which offer various short-term certificate courses, diploma programs and graduate as well as post-graduate courses in Textile Designing. For diploma or graduate courses, the minimum eligibility criteria is 10+2 pass or equivalent in any stream.

A textile designer should have a good sense and knowledge of colours, textures and motifs. He/she must be attentive, punctual and computer savvy, knowledge of CAD and other design software can be an added advantage for a fresher. Textile designing is not restricted to aforementioned areas rather it play a pivotal role in the fashion industry too. Textile designers can contribute immensely in the growth of export houses, buying houses, design studios, films & television studios and retail chains besides serving the conventional manufacturers in the textile, garments and furnishing industry. A fresher can easily get annual salary package ranging between Rs. 2.5 Lac to 4.0 Lac, while after a modest experience of 1.5 to 2 years one can expect 20 to 30 percent increment. In addition, the overseas market too eagerly awaits textile designers from India. A textile designer can make good money in countries like France, Japan, Italy and USA.

Career in Jewellery Designing

The unprecedented growth of jewellery industry opened many lucrative vistas for youth and those who really care about perfection, subtle beauty and a creative bent of mind can foray into jewellery designing for a stupendous career. For a great start in this ravishing sector, you need to develop innovative ideas, unique designs and powerful imaginations. The scope of jewellery designing is quite vast and it is not limited to the designing. After Graduation (BDes) one is eligible for a variety of associated fields like marketing, branding, operation management, visual merchandising, quality control, training & development, retail management, franchise development and other core services of jewellery industry.

Indian designers are in the upper hand in the international market because of their finer jewelry sense, intricate craftsmanship and unique dispositions that inherited to them generation after generation. The growth of jewellery sector is responsible for the imminent job opportunities in this highly glamorous industry.

Career in Law

In the era of globalization, law is one of the most sought-after career options for today’s youth. Opportunities for law graduates are enormous as they are in demands of the society and industries too.

Today, the Law is not restricted to the courts and corporate, it is widening with the development and changes in the society and business. 30 years back no one would have ever imagined that people in future get specialization in Cyber Law and Entertainment law. The growth of law is directly proportional to the advancement in human society. In the current scenario, law fields which are high in demand are Admiralty (Maritime) Law, Bankruptcy Law, Business (Corporate) Law, Civil Rights Law, Criminal Law, Entertainment Law and Health Law.

Career in Clinical Microbiology

Clinical microbiologists are medical professionals who study and research micro-organisms like bacteria and fungi in the laboratory with the aim of diagnosing, preventing and treating various infectious diseases. People equipped with knowledge and a professional degree in Clinical Microbiology is very much in demand these days both in the Indian and overseas market. Two of the most sought-after professional programs are Bachelor of Science in Clinical Microbiology (B. Sc.-CMB) and Master of Science in Clinical Microbiology (M.Sc.-CMB), 10+2 in any stream or equivalent is the admission eligibility for the bachelor’s level program and for masters one need to possess a degree in any one of the specialized fields such as BSCMLT /BSCBT / BSCCMB / BSCBI / B.Sc. (Biology) / B.Sc. ( Nursing) or equivalent.

Usually a clinical microbiologist performs two major tasks; first, managing and coordinating with medical technologists and consulting with doctors and physicians to anticipate their needs. Secondly, they monitor and analyze microbial culture/samples using specialist computer software and for this additional qualification in statistics, and computer science improves one’s career prospects. Personal attributes like meticulous planning skills, decisiveness, good analytical skills, IT skills, patience power and team spirit helps one to differentiate from the competitors.

A person with B.Sc. (CMB) can easily secure a pay package between Rs.25K to 35K per month while the holder of M.Sc.-CB can earn Rs. 35K to 45K per month in India. Besides, Microbiologists have tremendous job and research opportunities in the overseas market too, and countries like the US, Canada, Israel, Japan and Malaysia are the best places for these professionals to work and grow.

Career in Telecommunications Engineering

Telecommunications is the most revolutionary scientific achievement for the mankind that converted a huge planet (Earth) into a global village. Telecommunication fuelled the growth of the businesses and expedited various social and economic advancements. Today, millions of people are blessed with a lucrative job in this sector worldwide and it is one of the most stable industry in the present times. Telecommunications engineering is involved in all types of information exchange, be it telephone communications, TV and Radio broadcasting, radar signals in aviation and the Internet. A telecommunication engineer posses a blend of knowledge comprises of computer science, electrical engineering and networking.

In India, the starting salary of an individual varies from organization to organization and the name of the institute also play a vital role in one annual pay package. But, on an average a diploma holder earns a monthly salary in the range of Rs 10,000 to 20,000, while a B. Tech holder can easily secure a package in between Rs 12,000-25,000 per month.

Career in Pharmacy

There are unparalleled career opportunities for pharmacists in India as the sector is experiencing 15% annual growth rate and many market experts have predicted that soon it will supersede the IT sector. The demand of Indian medicines is rampant in America, South East Asia, Central Asia and Africa, the total export had already crossed Rs. 12,000 crore figure and many more Indian pharmaceutical companies are venturing into the export.

In modern era, pharmacists play multi-faceted roles. They contribute in clinical services, manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and many. To play such a variety of roles, one should have good analytical skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, coordination capabilities, humble attitude, apart from the good knowledge of various chemicals and compositions which can be acquired through a diploma program or B. Pharm and M. Pharm further hones one’s skills.