Whether you’re just leaving school, finding opportunities limited in your current position or, like many in this economy, facing unemployment, it may be time to consider your career path. Regardless of your reasons, the right career is out there for everyone. By learning how to research options, realize your strengths, and acquire new skills, as well as muster the courage to make a change, you can discover the career that’s right for you.
Engineering: From building the roads we walk on and analysing the watersheds we drink from, to realising technology used to investigate our DNA and exploring space to find life on other planets, engineers think, innovate and create. Engineers are not only highly respected but also highly paid professionals. With new fields of Engineering like aerospace, biochemical, nanoengineering, engineer is someone who helps to make our life convenient and hassle free by creating tools and processes that are necessary to everyday life and therefore highly valued in today's workforce.
Medicine: Medicine is one of the sought after and gratifying professions the world over. All across the globe, medical science has made remarkable development over the past few decades. Numerous specialisations have been developed over a period of time. The job of a doctor requires hard work, dedication, patience and zeal to cure the patients. It is indeed a very noble and demanding profession across the globe. With an upsurge of diseases, there will always be a demand for doctors and other medical professions. Today, a doctor is highly paid, especially with private hospitals mushrooming all across the vicinity
Finance and Accounts: In a burgeoning economy like ours, careers in finance and accounts have gained tremendous popularity and the most prestigious career option in this filed is that of Chartered Accountant. Chartered Accountancy is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding profession. A career in accounts and finance has many openings as firms, banks, MNCs hire them for accounting, auditing and taxation. He also serves as a management and corporate caretaker. The service of an accountant is required in money matters even in a small business.
Defence: If you have a patriotic zeal and passion to protect the country from enemy attacks, then a career in defence services is the right option for you. It is not only a noble and adventurous profession, but nowadays a highly paid one too. You can go for Army, Air force or Navy. There are two ways of getting into the defence forces in India - through the National Defence Academy Exam (NDA Exam) or through the Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE). Students who have completed or are about to complete their 10 +2 level education can appear for NDA. CDSE is for students who have completed their graduation or are going to complete their graduation. A job in defence services arms you with many facilities and pension.
Mass Communication: For those who are gifted with a creative streak and are good with expressing their thought, a career in mass communication is meant for you. Mass communication is an exciting career option, which is fast catching the fancy of the young generation. Although it is not a new career option, it has now gained due recognition, because of the professionalism and popularity that has been added to it. Covering a wide array of fields like journalism, film making, advertisement, public relations, mass communication is a challenging career that requires extraordinary communication skill, hard work, extrovert nature and will power, though the attributes differ from field to field.
Hospitality : If you're friendly, love travelling and thrive in high-pressure zones where there are new challenges everyday, a career in Hospitality is apt for you. Also nowadays Hospitality is not restricted to hotels and restaurants, now hotel management graduates also get employed in cruises, airlines, spas, resorts, clubs, restobars, hospitals, etc. With India piped as one of the hottest destinations for tourists, Hospitality sector is a booming industry in India.
Information Technology: This millennium is known as the IT millennium. Today Computers have not only assumed strategic importance in the corporate world, they are being effectively used in other fields ranging from banking to communication and space exploration to food processing, etc. In this era of Information Technology, which has revolutionised the whole world, India is a leader in this field and is renowned the world over for it's skilled IT Professionals. Even the government has recognised the promising future of this industry and has formed a new IT Ministry which will give a boost to this industry. The phenomenal growth which this industry is observing has lead to it being recognised as one of the highly paid industry.
Law: Despite the prestige associated with this profession, this profession has become less popular among the youth. However, there is lot of scope for lawyers today. Lawyers can find employment in public and private sector organisations. Most Lawyers prefer to become an advocate and practice law as a profession. For that they have to enroll with the Local/State/Central Bar Council. Central/State government jobs are also open to Lawyers. They can be appointed as Judges of various courts, as Attorney and Solicitor General, as Public Prosecutor and also in Defense, Tax and Labour departments. Moreover Lawyer can also work as legal counsel and legal advisers for firms. They also can be appointed as Company Secretaries in various companies. They also can work with legal consultancy firms dealing with tax, excise, patent, labour and environmental laws.
Designing: Another interesting option for creative students, a career in designing is very rewarding. Designers have a hand in virtually every industry, from textiles (clothing design) to publishing (graphic design), from jewellery to shoes, from interior designers who make our living spaces look great, to landscape designers who conceptualise lush gardens and green areas, from car designing to website, designers are in demand everywhere. Some design careers make sense for engineering students, who like to use design to solve particular kinds of problems. Other design careers are great for more arts-focused creative types who prefer to make a career for their passion.
Merchant Navy: Another interesting career for those who love travelling around the globe. Merchant Navy offers commercial services unlike its military counterpart. It includes three types of fleets- cargo carriers, passenger liners and oil tankers as well as other special type of vehicles. The duties of a merchant navy officers are centred around three areas- the deck, the engine room and the service department. This career is very adventurous and pays well. But it involves lot of hardships and one has to stay away from family for long. Nowadays many women are also joining the ranks of officer.