Career Guidance for Young Aspirants in India

Currently the work scenario in India is dynamic and new career options are emerging to meet the ever-increasing demands associated with a typical developing economy. Though the recession has acted as a deterrent to many, there still exists a plethora of opportunities for those who do not lose sight of their dreams and are willing to reinvent themselves. It is important to choose a career that is best suited to one’s aptitude, skills, resources, interest, personality and temperament.

Engineering, Medicine & Management: Still the Hot Favorites

If you wish to pursue a fruitful career in India you must consider the various options available to you. Traditionally, there has been a major craze for pursuing an engineering degree. Factors such as perceived intelligence, societal mindset and financial stability have contributed to the steady rise in the number of engineering graduates across the country. Moreover, an engineering degree gives a solid base for any student wishing to take up higher studies in reputed universities, both in India and abroad.

Another favorite career option is medicine which is regarded as highly-lucrative and professionally-rewarding. After acquiring the basic MBBS degree you could opt for higher specialization in any branch of medicine you are keen on. A wide plethora of options are available to medical graduates in specialized fields such as pediatrics, anesthetics, psychiatry, surgery, radiology, obstetrics & gynecology, pathology, orthopedics, pharmacy, ophthalmology, trauma management and many more. MBAs from the IIMs and other top-rated institutes still enjoy robust demand.

Information Technology & BPO: The Current Trend

BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) and ITES (Information Technology Enabled Services) generate massive employment opportunities for the aspiring youth. Fresh graduates with a sound knowledge of computers are best suited for the job. Computer Infrastructure Management encompasses decision making, planning, troubleshooting activities and maintenance associated with computer networks. Most universities and colleges offer comprehensive courses on Computer Science. There are also a number of private institutes offering specialized courses.

Interesting New Career Choices: The Preferences of the New Generation

  • Mobile Application Programmers specialize in the development of applications for cell phones and possess sound knowledge of network communications, interface design, web services, GSP framework, SQLite databases, and also, location based services.
  • Social Media Managers contribute fruitfully to advertising and marketing strategies by utilizing social networking. A lot of hype is associated with social media today.  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube, Flickr etc. have brought about a radical transformation in the way you live and work.
  • Natural Resource Managers are responsible for the maintenance of invaluable natural resources. Job prospects as an ecologist, forester, environmental coordinator, logistics planner and land surveyor are available in this field.
  • Social Entrepreneurs are generally attached to not-for-profit or voluntary sectors, but this does not preclude profit-making.
  • Education consultants are very much in vogue in India as the education industry is fast evolving.

Cornucopia of Career Choices Available Today

You could pursue careers in aviation industry after appearing in class 12 board examinations. You could join 3 years Bachelor of Science in hotel management, catering technology and tourism. Hospital management is another lucrative career option today as the health sector is experiencing a boom. Medical transcription is a fast evolving IT-enabled service. Journalism and mass communication are extremely popular as career options. The recent boom in IT has revolutionized the banking sector. Chartered accountants, company secretaries, merchant navy professionals have extremely rewarding careers. Law aspirants may take a law entrance exam, CLAT (Common Law Admission Test). You may opt for 3 year LLB or 5 years BA LLB Integrated Course.



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