Gone are those days when Indian students were forced to become a doctor, an engineer, a CA or at the least a Government official. Roughly about 55 lakhs students graduate every year in India and even though majority of them aim for stable jobs in Government and private sectors, an increasing percentage of the graduating students are choosing off-beat career paths which they think suit their talents, preferences and life goals.
Here are a few not-so-common career choices Indians are making:
Rural Studies – It's said that India lives in its villages and studying rural culture and making it a career is a lucrative choice for today's willing youths. Bhavnagar University in Gujrat offers Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Rural Studies. Some other colleges in Gujrat, Rajasthan and UP offer courses in rural studies too.
Fishery – This career choice is for anyone who is interested in Agriculture based studies. The course teaches scientific rearing of different types of fishes such as tilapia, shrimps etc. and also focuses on various scientific methods to maximize production without harming the eco-system. Tamilnadu Fisheries University (TNFU) is your go-to place if you fancy a potent career option in Fishery industry.
Spa Management - Spa and Massage therapy is a big industry in the west; however in India, it's still at its primary stage. With the growing stress in common men's life along with increasing buying power, Indians are going to Spas and Parlors more than ever before. If you are someone who likes to pamper people and earn handsome money by doing it then this is your choice! Ananda Spa Institute (Hyderabad), Orient Spa Academy (Jaipur) and several other good academies in all major metro cities offer good courses.
Tea testing – Who doesn't love 'Chai'? So, how about making tea tasting your career? It's possible and a good choice for aspiring students. If pursued with passion tea sommelier jobs are high paying and satisfactory. It involves many aspects of tea business such as quality check, technological methods to make tea taste better, branding etc. Birla Institute of Futuristic Studies, Dipras Institute of Professional Studies, Assam Agricultural University are among notable institutions which offer professional tea tasting courses.
Pet Grooming - Even if it sounds fancy to you, it's a perfectly legitimate career option for the willing candidates. If you love being with pets and want to spend most of your time with them, this career choice should be yours. A Pet grooming professional looks at a pet's hygiene, appearance, and all kinds of wellbeing. If you are interested to know more on this, you can speak to Whiskers & Tails Franchise & Pet Grooming Academy, Mumbai, which provides Certification in pet grooming. Fuzzy Wuzzy Professional Pet Grooming School is another option you would have.Authored: 9amstories editorial
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