Gone are the days when there were only two streams for the intelligent students. Today there are too many engineering colleges and medicine is as hard as ever and a degree in either doesn’t guarantee a job without further studies. Luckily there are other exciting careers that offer a better career path than following the rat race into the science streams.
6. Adventure Sports
Adventure sports have grown strongly in India in the last few years. This has been due to an increase in tourism and awareness among the Indian youth. Today India has some of the best paragliding areas in the world. Mountaineering and rafting is big in India as well. Other sports such as rock climbing, snorkeling, diving, bungee jumping etc. have all already started in India and are growing rapidly. The career opportunities lie as guides, instructors, safety and rescue operations and organizers of adventure sports. It is a career that will attract many young people but only a few have the real passion to make it through.
Another creative field is that of animation. It is an industry that has grown alongside the IT boom in India. Most of the big movie houses of Hollywood use technologies and animators of Indian origin. Bangalore is the hub for animators in India. It is a field that will appeal to the visually creative students who have a strong imagination. Animation is used in movies, TV, video games, websites, education, advertisement and other related fields. This is a field that few venture into but if you can dare, it will be a rewarding career.
Design is a big industry that includes fashion design, web design, industrial design, interior design, machine design, process design etc. It is a very good field for the creative students who want to create something and like solving problems. Design is the amalgamation of art and problem solving. There is a lot of scope in various fields inside design and a basic choice has to be made before deciding to join the particular college for that field. For example NIFT offers fashion design courses but NID offers all kinds of design courses.
3. Hospitality and Hotel Management
Hotel management and hospitality is growing in India along with an increase in the tourism sector. This industry is already very big internationally and is growing rapidly in India too. There are many colleges providing hotel management course but the best has to be the Institute of Hotel Management or IHM that has many branches including in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. This field has scope for jobs both in India and all over the rest of the world. It is an exciting career for those who like travelling and connecting with people.
2. Event Management
Event management is another interesting industry that is growing very rapidly. Event managers need to take care of organizing an event such as a PR event for a big company. They need to manage the logistics and organize the different contractors to work together and deliver an event that runs smoothly. There is a lot of scope in this field to build a strong career and there are many event management companies to work for.
1. Media and Journalism
Media, journalism and mass communication courses have been around for years. But with the rise in media institutions along with the rise in web media companies, the scope for a good career in this field has improved a lot. There are many media websites, ezines (electronic magazines), blogs etc. that need good journalism and mass communication graduates. It is a growing field and the whole media industry in a flux.