There is a general notion that India being a developing nation, the job market scenario is different from that of advanced countries like USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France etc. On the contrary, India is fast catching up and our salaries are quite high too. Based on four broad criteria of Job Satisfaction, High Salary, Career Growth and Future Prospects, we have tried to find Upcoming Careers in India, specifically in 2018 -19 and for next few years.
Why bother about upcoming careers, I am already employed?
Agreed that changing of employer organizations can get you increase in an salary and other monetary benefits. But it would be far more beneficial and satisfying overall if you choose your career carefully. This means chose the career path which has more potential and promise in future over a line of career which is entering the sunset phase and has limited potential for growth.
Upcoming Careers in India
Given below are the top career sectors or specific jobs which are promising Career paths. If you are interested, then you can also watch a short video on this subject by clicking here.
1. Marriage and Family Therapist
No marriage or couple is perfect. Even the family relationships have various kinds of problems. Gone are the days of traditional and joint families. There are different challenges from small families, nuclear families, single parent families, and families with same-sex parents.
Some common issues may be about financial arrangements, infidelity, jealousy, disagreements, child birth, child care, household responsibilities, separate career paths, career ambitions etc. This leads to stress, tension, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, teenage rebellion and more.
So like in the West, when people are in these circumstances, they need the expert services of a Marriage and Family Therapist. Hence the job prospects as a Marriage and Family Therapist are very bright and career path is very good.
Educational Qualifications: Graduation / Post Graduation in Psychology with Diploma in Psychotherapy / Family Counseling
Salary Range Per Annum: Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 15,00,000
2. Business Analyst
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Business Analyst is a key person in the IT Deptt. of a company who analyses the organization’s needs to create appropriate IT solutions to the problem.
If employed by the IT or Consulting firms, then the Business Analyst is involved in the study, documentation, design or modification of business systems or IT systems of the client organization. Also the role of the Business Analyst is to identify opportunities for improvement in business operations and processes.
There is a lot of scope with so many Business Analyst jobs based in India and overseas.
Educational Qualifications: Post Graduate in Computers such as MCA or B.Tech. / M. Tech
Salary Range Per Annum: Rs 500,000 to Rs. 2,000,000
3. Technical Writer
The field of technical writing offers opportunities for many. For example, whether you are a retired engineer or an experienced technician or a recent graduate in Science or Engineering – you are eligible for the job of a Technical Writer.
The job profile of a Technical writer is to prepare instruction or operating manuals and other similar documents. These documents could be for internal use or for industrial customers or general customers who have bought an Electrical Appliance or Electronic Gadget.
Educational Qualifications: Graduation in any Technical Stream or Science; A Diploma / Certificate in technical writing shall be very helpful in getting ahead of others
Salary Range Per Annum: Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 1,000,000
4. Digital Marketing Professional
According to an article published in Times of India Aug 2014, over 1,50,000 jobs are expected to be created in the Digital Marketing field by 2017. India has more than 450 Million Internet users and the numbers are growing very fast. Owners of smart phones and mobile phones are surfing net more than the users of PCs and Laptops.
In fact, Digital Marketing has already become well know career field and digital marketing skills are in good demand. Currently, the Digital Marketing or Internet Marketing field is offering many specific and specialized opportunities like:
- Internet Marketing Specialists
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Executives
- Digital Marketing Manager
- Content Marketing Manager
- Content Writers
- Inbound Marketing Manager
- Social Media Marketing Experts
- Search Engine Marketers
- Conversion Rate Optimizer
- Copy Writers
- Social Media Marketing
Educational Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in any discipline is good enough, but for those who want to be competitive in their job search and have good career prospects ahead, should go in for Diploma or Certificates courses from one of the many Digital Marketing Institutes. Hands-on experience can also help to increase hiring opportunities.
Salary Range Per Annum: Starting salary around Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 300,000, whereas a Head of Digital Marketing in a large company or Digital Marketing Agency can earn up to Rs 3,000,000 Per Annum.
A Nutritionist becomes an expert in food and nutrition. Nutritional counselor usually advices patients in choosing the right things to eat. People facing ailments like obesity, diabetes, increased cholesterol level, arthritis etc. need to change their dietary habits. Therefore, they need to be educated on healthy eating habits and create proper menus.
They might also work for the organization such as hospitals or schools or businesses groups, to address diet and nutrition issues of a larger section of people. Also the qualified Nutritionist can further his career growth by choosing to become:
- Clinical Nutritionists
- Community Nutritionists
- Management Dietitians or Nutritionists
Educational Qualifications: B.Sc. Home Science (Hons), and the student can specialize in Food & Nutrition. At the postgraduate level, you can either opt for a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN) or a two-year Master’s program or M.Sc. Food and Nutrition
Salary Range Per Annum: Rs 300,000 to Rs. 1,000,000
In a layman’s language it is a career in drug safety. The Pharmacovigilance professional studies the side effects if any, of a medicine/ pharmaceutical products. Through Pharmacovigilance the government monitors the effects of drugs and can ask the pharma company to withdraw the drug from the market.
Pharmacovigilance allows implementation of quality systems in all pharmaceutical manufacturing companies. Pharmacovigilance is an upcoming career option for life science and pharmacy graduates. Individuals trained in Pharmacovigilance will find good job options in the following sectors:
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Biotech companies
- Clinical Research Organizations.
- Regulatory Agencies like DCG (I) & CDSCO
- Pharmacovigilance units in Medical Colleges & Hospitals
Educational Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma Program in Pharmacovigilance conducted by the Institute of Clinical Research or PG Diploma in Clinical Data Management
Salary Range Per Annum: A fresher can earn between Rs. 180,000 to 250,000. After gaining good experience, the salary may go above Rs 400,000 plus.
7. Financial Analyst
Broadly speaking the role of a financial analyst is to do financial analysis for the organization (external organization if working for a consulting company). The purpose of carrying out Financial analysts is to study and improve the financial health of the company. His superiors will then proceed to suggest financial planning and improve financial management such as how and where to invest the money, financial / debt structuring or re-structuring etc.
Educational Qualifications: A degree in Business Administration or CFA or Chartered Accountant
Salary Range Per Annum: A Financial Analyst earns an average starting salary of Rs 350,000 per year. As the person gains experience and moves up the corporate ladder he can get around Rs. 20 Million in a good organization.
8. Food Flavorist / Flavor Chemist
A Food Flavorist adds flavors to the food to make it taste and smell good. His job profile is to try out various combinations and pick the most suitable combination of various ingredients mixed together to make a unique flavour. A food Flavorist is supposed to have a good knowledge of aroma chemicals, essential oils, plant extracts etc.
A Flavorist has job opportunities in various sectors like food & beverages, cosmetics, fragrance, toothpaste, etc.
Educational Qualifications: Some of the colleges that offer a course in this field are – Indian Institute of Hospitality and Management, Mumbai; SRM University: Department of Food Process Engineering, Ghaziabad, UP and Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore.
Salary Range Per Annum: Salary for a fresher is around Rs.180, 000 which increases as the experience increases.
9. SPA Management
Good looks and wellness is a priority now. With higher disposable income, people are frequenting the Spas for relaxing, rejuvenating and grooming. The experience of a good Spa takes you to a different world.
As a result more and more Spas are opening up. Naturally there is an unprecedented demand for trained professionals. But being a new field, “Spa management and training” is the industry where there is not much supply of trained and quality manpower.
So, a spa training institute will train you in all important aspects you need to know about a good spa and how you can make a career at it.
Educational Qualifications: When you have a degree or a proper training, the pay scale can be higher than those without a certificate.There are several other spa academies in Mumbai, Delhi, Mangalore and other cities which offer Diploma in Spa Management, such as:
- Annabel Spa Institute in Kerala
- Ananda spa institute, Hyderabad
- Orient Spa Academy, Jaipur (tie up with a spa academy in Bangkok)
Salary Range Per Annum: Rs.180,000 as a fresher, and the income increases as you gain more experience.
10. Medical Technologists
The Medical Technology world over is rapidly advancing. Since the medical facilities in India are getting world class, there is a growth in demand for qualified, trained and experienced Medical technologists.
Medical Technologists are also referred to as Clinical Laboratory Technologists. Their job is to carry out and analyze the results of complex scientific tests on blood and bodily fluids.
These highly trained professionals are employed by the hospitals and independent laboratories which have sophisticated equipments and scientific procedures to test, analyze and write results of the tests.
Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or science is required for entry-level positions.
Salary Range Per Annum: Rs.180,000 as a fresher, and the income increases as you gain more experience.
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About the Author
Sundeep Kataria is the CEO of ACS Consultants – a Management Consulting Firm. He holds multiple qualifications: MBA, PGDIT (IIFT), MS in Counselling & Psychotherapy and Diploma in Company Law. He has also formally learnt Digital Marketing and Website Making.
In 1995 he pioneered the concept of professional Career Counselling, Executive Coaching and Mentoring. Over the years he has mentored many professionals, like CAs, Engineers, Sales & Marketing Professionals, IT Experts etc.
The unique style of Sundeep Kataria is that he connects with each and every individual personally, holds in depth discussion before undertaking the assignment.
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