Highest Paying Jobs after Graduation

Highest Paying Jobs After Graduation

Are you a graduate and looking for right careers advice? May be you would like to know about top highest paying jobs after graduation. Well your search ends here. Even if you searched for highest paid careers or list of top paying careers, you will get the latest and the relevant information here.

Highest Paying Jobs after Graduation

Every person needs a job to not only survive in life but to fulfill his dreams and ambitions. But many of us just aim is to settle in a secure job – preferably in Government or in Public Sector rather than the highest paying job with a good career.

Therefore, we decided to make a list of careers which are currently hot based on career opportunities, salary, good growth potential and easy to enter after graduation. Also you may like to watch a short video given at the end of this blog.

1. Events Manager

Events Manager as a Career Choice

Celebrating anything good with parties and Big Fat weddings have become a new trend in the Indian culture among Rich and not so rich also. Be it a birthday, engagement, marriage anniversary, promotion, new job or even a religious occasion, people want to throw a party and make it look special too.

This rather newly created demand is catered by the Event Management Companies. While the business is good there is shortage of good and trained people.

Job Profile of Events Manager

If you become an Event Manager, you will have many responsibilities on your shoulders. You will be required to meet the clients, learn about their tastes and preferences, plan and execute different types of events and ceremonies as per their requirements.
Though your role is behind the scenes, but you play a vital role. Along with your multi – talented team you have to make overall arrangements for occasion or the event. Therefore, smart planning, creative mindset, people management and time management are the key skills required to be a successful Event Manager.


The pay for this profession can vary as it depends on the size of the company, type of clientele and the city you operate in. However, the starting salary can be Rs. 200,000 to Rs.300,000 Per Annum ( US$ 3,000 to US$ 4,600) and in a few years you could touch Rs. 800,000 to Rs. 1,000,000 Per Annum (US$ 12,300 to US$ 15,380). But the credulous factor over here is, you are eligible for a good pay in proportion to your talent and hard work.

2. Photographer

Are you good at clicking amazing photographs? Are you both artistic and technical? Then what are you waiting for? You can opt for the full time job as a photographer or become a freelancer.

If you are aspiring to make a career as a photographer, there are many options available. Here are some examples of different types of photographers:

  • Portrait photographers / Event Photographers: They take pictures of people and events. They may work indoors in a studio or they may have to travel to different locations to cover events like weddings and meetings.
  • Fashion photographers take pictures of models or garments to highlight the fashion designer’s clothes.
  • News photographers, or photojournalists, are hired by the newspapers, magazines, television channels or the websites.
  • Commercial or Industrial photographers. They take pictures of various sites and objects from buildings to industrial products and consumer goods. Commercial photographs are for advertising and marketing.

Career Path as a Photographer

At the entry level, you may or may not want to go in for any degree program as high school or graduation degree can get you a start. But as you begin to progress in your career path, you may choose to acquire specialized photography skills.

Some institutes offer courses in photography, while and some hold workshops from time to time. Those who want to progress further can also do a one year fashion photography diploma course.

  • Prime Institutes for this career:
  • Film And Television Institute Of India (ftii)
  • Academy For Photographic Excellence
  • National Institute Of Design (nid)
  • National Institute Of Fashion Technology – New Delhi
  • Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan


The starting salary would be around Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 250,000 per annum (US$ 3,000 to US$ 3,900) and as you gain experience, while showing your talent you could go beyond Rs. 800,000 to Rs. 1,000,000 per annum (US$ 12,300 to US$ 15,380).  Besides earning excellent pay packages, you get to travel that can help you to lead a luxurious life.

3. Personal Fitness Trainer

If you love going to gym or exercising then this can be an interesting job as increasing number of people these days are becoming health conscious and want their body to be in great shape. It is because of such reasons, there is an increasing demand for personal trainers not only in India but across the world.

Career Path

With some Certificates you can start off as a personal trainer in part time or full time job with a gym or yoga training centre and later be a personal trainer to High Net worth Individuals (HNIs) for better income. Alternatively you may also start your own exercise center / gym.

As you continue to grow in this field you may chose to become:

  1. Personal Trainer
  2. Group Fitness Instructor
  3. Health Coach
  4. Medical Exercise Specialist

Skills Required

There are many institutes that impart education in sports and fitness for coaches. Some institutions give degrees such as Bachelors in Physical Education (B.P.Ed.) and Masters in Physical Education, while some some provide only certifications after completion of courses. Some of the institutes in the fields of fitness training are:

Reebok Training centre: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and other.

  • Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute (GFFI):
  • BFY (Better Fitness for You):
  • Talwalkars
  • K11 Fitness Academy
  • American Council on Exercise ( ACE)


Though the initial salary may not be very attractive (about Rs. 120,000 to Rs. 180,000 Per Annum), you can earn up to Rs. 5,00,000 in this profession after few years of experience. It all depends on the city, location of the gym / training institute and type of clients. Also the client will pay you according to your image and style of interaction with them, besides the results, of course.

4. Dietician

A dietitian is a specialist who advises you about a healthy diet so that you are better informed to deal with lifestyle problems like being overweight, obese etc. As the people are becoming health conscious and they want scientific and proven solutions, the demand for the services of dietitians is increasing.

Career Path

Dietitians are required to work in hospitals, clinics, health clubs, slimming centers, schools, catering companies or can even be self-employed.

There is a good demand for dieticians overseas also.

Skills required for becoming a Dietician

Apart from being good at communications, a Dietician should have Bachelors Degree – B.Sc. (Home Science) or B.Sc. Nutrition or BE Food Technology. After that you are required to take a license from IDA.


In the private sector, hospitals and five star hotels are paying good salaries and incentives to dieticians. It is between Rs. Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 250,000 per annum for 0 to 3 years experience. Today with about 5 to 10 years of experience senior dietitians are earning Rs. 500,000 to 15,00,000 per annum ( US$ 7,700 to US$ 23,000).

5. Social Media Manager

Are you active on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and every other site known to netizens? If so, log in to a new career as a Social Media Manager.

Generally, the job profile of a social media manager is to create and run marketing campaigns, brand promotions or general awareness about the company on different social media platforms. Secondly, he has to monitor progress using various web analytic tools, and answer directly to social media inquiries.

This is one of the hottest jobs in India and the demand for the experienced and talented people is increasing.

Skills required for a career in Social Media Management

You need to have excellent writing, communication and computer skills. An in-depth knowledge of social media marketing techniques is a must. The employers look for social media professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or marketing.

Also there are many institutes which run short term certificate courses in Digital Marketing which fairly equip you with the nuances of Internet Marketing, Social Medial Marketing, SEO, Website Business, social media analytics, interactive marketing techniques and social media networking strategies etc. Some of such well known institute which impart training in Social Medial Marketing are:

  • Digital Academy India
  • NIIT
  • Edukart
  • Internet & Mobile Research Institute (IMRI)
  • Digital Vidya’s Social Media Marketing Certification
  • DSIM

Career Path and Salary

Social Media Management is an emerging field. You may start in one with one of the platforms or just as the Content Writer at Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 250,000 per annum. But as the experience and exposure increases, sky is the limit!

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About the Author

Sundeep Kataria CV MakerSundeep 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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