Choosing The Right Career Option For Kids

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Many parents have the tendency to make decisions for their child based on what others are doing. This could sometimes be misleading as all of them do not possess unique skills and personality. They essentially need to be their children’s friends, philosophers and guides apart from providing regular educational guidance. Parents who know their child well are aware about their likes and dislikes and newer career options which will take them to newer heights.

Gone are those times when Engineering was considered as the one and only option that students of the Science stream could pursue as a career. As the new technologies revolutionized almost every industry, various creative career paths emerged and brought endless opportunities for the students of Science. The technical discipline of Engineering itself sprouted into an array of specializations leading to many innovatively enthused academic avenues you can choose from.

Career Option For Kids

Let’s start with the list of career options for kids.

1. Architect

It’s one of the options for kids having strong math skills, a keen eye for detail, problem-solving skills, and the capacity for critical thinking. Architecture is a field that gives you the opportunity to specialize in a multitude of sub disciplines such as Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural Conservation, etc. Pursuing your career as an Architect, your kid will be creating as well as restoring buildings such as commercial spaces, residential complexes, etc. 

Name of the Course: B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)

Duration: 5 years

Eligibility Criteria: 10+2 Science stream passed or equivalent. Minimum marks required is 50%Entrance Tests: NATA, JEE & Institute-wise entrance tests

2. Actor

Acting is one of the most well-known and lucrative professions for many people. Kids interested in acting and having confidence in being in front of an audience can pursue acting as a career. Actors can pursue an acting career in several mediums like television, movie, theatre, and currently in the digital platform. There are many  mediums one can choose according to their field of interest. Generally, this career brings enormous fame and money in a shorter period compared with other career options. 

There is no mandatory degree required to become an actor. The most basic qualification required for starting a career in acting is as follows.

  • A bachelor’s, master’s, or postgraduate diploma course in acting or arts.
  • In the case of a diploma and certificate program, one needs to have completed class 10 education.
  • However, candidates having a background in performing arts are preferred when admission into acting classes.
  • Most colleges and institutes offering acting courses and degrees have their own respective autonomous entrance tests and exams.

3. Agriculture

Plowing fields, planting seeds, harvesting crops, and feeding livestock- Sums up Agriculture, right? Despite such beliefs to the contrary, Agriculture as a field is not just about the traditional roles related to farming and crops. 

What we fail to realize is that Agriculture has grown tremendously in modern times, with cutting-edge research and constant innovations taking place, and so has its scope. The focus has now shifted from traditional roles to various other dimensions like Horticulture, Poultry Farming, Pisciculture, Dairy Farming, Agricultural Biotechnology, etc. Agriculture is also being commercialized as proper attention is being paid to the marketing, distribution, and packaging of its output.

Various options available in agriculture sector are:

  • Agricultural Engineering: Most of the farmers still work with outdated techniques and equipment on their farms. To cater to this problem, Agricultural Engineering helps in designing, building and bettering farming equipment, machinery & manufacturing processes to increase the efficiency of farming activities. As an Agricultural Engineer, one can provide consultancy services to various private and government organizations on machinery to be purchased, structuring of farms, and suggest alternatives to traditional methods and techniques. 
  • Horticulture: Is your child  someone who is fond of gardening and dreams of making her/his own garden with all the exotic plants, flowers, vines and trees? If yes, Horticulture is a field that can help her/him achieve that dream. Horticulture is the science of growing and cultivating fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental trees, and decorative flowers. Horticulturists aim at improving the quality, growth, nutritional value and yield of their produce. A person can also work to maintain nurseries, greenhouses, orchards, and plantations, etc. Due to the rise in the demand for organic food, this sector is quickly picking up.
  • With a degree in this field, you can explore careers like becoming a Floriculturist (cultivating flowers), Olericulturist (cultivating vegetables), Landscaping (designing & maintaining commercial or residential gardens and parks), Viticulturist (cultivating grapes), Pomologist (cultivating fruits), etc. You can also get into the research field as a Horticulture Scientist and contribute to the development of new and better methods of cultivation.
  • Dairy Technology: Dairy Technology is a field mainly concerned with the production and processing of milk. Professionals in this field manage the production of milk, including its collection and storage, and oversee its processing to make the milk fit for consumption. They also focus on activities like the packaging, storage and distribution of milk and its by-products, and ensure that nutritional and quality standards are met. After pursuing a B.Tech in Dairy Technology a person can work with dairy companies like Amul, Verka, Paras, etc. as a Dairy Supervisor and be in charge of dairy production and supervising the daily operations. One could also work to make strategic alliances, partnerships with other businesses and joint ventures in order to expand business. Government research institutes like the IARI, also employ professionals as Dairy Scientists to conduct and advance research and development in this field.
  • Poultry Farming: It involves raising domestic birds like chickens and ducks for procuring their meat and eggs. Majority of the poultry farms are involved in raising chickens due to their wide consumption both for eggs (Layer chickens) and meat (Broiler chickens). Individuals in this field have to manage a range of diverse activities like shed management, feed supply, nutritional standards of the produce, transportation of the products, etc. After pursuing this field, one can find jobs in hatcheries, pharmaceutical companies, feed millers, veterinary hospitals, feed analysis laboratories as a Poultry Farm Manager, Breeder, Hatchery Assistant, Production Technologist, Feeding Technologist, Poultry House Designer, Processing Technologist, etc.
  • Fisheries Science: This area of study deals with understanding the principles of cultivation and harvesting of fish on a commercial basis in freshwater, brackish (saline) water or any marine environment. It also focuses on studying the life, habits and breeding of various species of fish. Study in this field helps students to learn all new methods of rearing fish through non-natural means and also how they can be conserved and transported safely. Graduates in this field can find career opportunities with various employers including state and central government departments, academic institutions and fish farms. Government agencies and industry organizations recruit for positions like Aquaculture Farmer, Shellfish Culturist, Hatchery Technician, Biological Science Technician, Fish Research Assistant, etc.
  • Agronomy: It is the branch of agricultural science that deals with the study of crops and the soil in which they grow. Agronomists develop methods that help to improve the use of soil and increase the production of crops. They conduct research in various areas like restoration of soil fertility, preparation of good seedbeds, correct dates of sowing, proper methods of conservation, management of soil moisture and proper methods to control weeds and insects. One can become a Plant Scientist or Soil Scientist and work with the research department of the Ministry of Agriculture or Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) to test the fertility of the soil and conditions suitable for plantation. In the production and consulting sector, you would have to provide advice on the purchase and sale of crops and the trading of agricultural goods, etc. The work roles also range from District Sales Manager for seed companies, Crop Consultants for agro-based companies, as well as fertilizer and chemical salespersons.
  • Agricultural Economics: It involves the application of the principles of Economics to the agricultural industry. Professionals in this field are engaged in predicting market trends, monitoring trade (import and export) patterns, consumer preferences and production methods for agricultural goods. They also analyze the demand and supply of various agro products and help in determining their price. You can choose your own area of expertise in this field, like crop and livestock sciences, policy analysis, credit analysis, international trade, agribusiness, etc. Career prospects for Agricultural Economists range from working in agricultural banks as Credit Analysts or Agricultural Loan Officers in approving loans to farmers. A person could also work as a writer for magazines, trade journals or newspapers, and publish articles relating to agricultural research, how the agricultural market works, trends in demand and supply of various agricultural goods, their price behaviour, etc.
  • Agricultural Biotechnology: This field involves understanding and applying a combination of scientific techniques like genetic engineering, molecular diagnostics, vaccines and tissue culture to modify plants, animals and microorganisms. It allows breeders to make improvements to crops and livestock by identifying and modifying certain genes. It is also used for increasing milk production, preventing and treating animal diseases, and developing better ways of processing food. This field can provide you with career opportunities in pharmaceutical or chemical companies and agro-based manufacturing companies. The main profile could be as a Product Development Scientist, who is engaged in supervising and controlling the activities relating to manufacturing products like seeds, pesticides, insecticides etc. One can also work in the research and development department of such companies or institutes like IARI and contribute in coming up with new processes for improving existing agro products or developing new and better quality goods.

4. Armed Forces

Our borders are preserved by an army working every moment to make it what it is today. They shield the nation and ensure that everyone is living well with no atrocities to be faced. Yes, this is what a career in Defence Services looks like. A career of the noble mission,  which puts service before self. This is a zone of selflessness of unsung heroes of the nation working behind the scenes day in and day out. 

There are various aspects to the Defence Services. The first and most commonly known options are uniformed services. These are categorized into four types, namely Indian Army, Indian Airforce, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. Apart from that, there are other career options in defence services such as Central Armed Police Forces (CRPF), National Security Guard (NSG), Inter service institutions such as NDA, NCC, DSSC, Border Roads Organization, Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, and many more.

The Union Public Service Commission recruits the Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces by conducting mainly the two all India Competitive Examinations.

  • National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Defence Academy (NA)
  • Combined Defence Service Examination
  • Short Service Commission (Technical) Entry

Apart from recruitment through the UPSC, the commissioned officers are also recruited in the Army through the Non-UPSC entries.

5. Astronaut

Is your child curious to explore the vast expanse out in space or is among those who dream of making their mark in the field of space, astronaut is the best option. Space exploration and related careers is an ever-expanding area with great potential for numerous future career specializations. Nowadays space has become a huge arena for specialists in every field to operate.

  • An Indian Air Force pilot is preferred for the scheduled space mission because of the need for professional experience in aircraft. 
  • Students must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/college. The degree could be either in computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, or biology. 
  • Applicants must have an aggregate of 65% or CGPA / CPI grading of a minimum of 6.84 on a 10 scale.
  • A Master’s or doctorate degree in aerospace engineering, aeronautical engineering, Science is essential for higher positions and will add up to your achievements.

Students who wish to become an astronaut in the world’s most active space centers- NASA, must follow the points below to check their eligibility:

  • Applicants must be American Citizens.
  • Students must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer/Physical science, engineering, biology, or maths. 
  • Applicants must have an aggregate of 65%.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience is required or 1,000 hours of piloting.

6. Athlete

Athletics is one of the options that kids good in sports can pursue as a career. Athletes do not always perform at an individual level. A professional athlete competes individually or as part of a team in organized sports including football, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, running, skiing, hockey, rugby, gymnastics, figure skating, and baseball. He or she practices and trains regularly to improve his or her skills and performance. 

Career opportunities in the sports industry aren’t limited to those with athletic prowess; there is a wide range of positions in the field for non-athletes too. These jobs support the sports industry by providing mental and physical health services, sales and marketing revenue, and sports media content.

Sports Authority of India (SAI) selects talent from all parts of India and develops them into competitive athletes. Trained athletes participate in national and international level events.

Any eligible youth can apply to the SAI schemes, who will be called for selection trials. The admission to the schemes will be subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria and battery of tests as well as skill tests.

7. Banker

Banking job is a public sector job and those aspiring to choose banking as a career are in the right direction.  It’s a great  option for kids having strong math skills, problem-solving skills, and good communication. There is stability in the job and one can get internally promoted through internal exams and through seniority. The Banking and Financial sector are developing at an alarming rate. It provides good growth opportunities. 

Banking sector is no longer limited to traditional lending and depositing. With the introduction of the latest techniques and formulations in the banking industry, this sector has become much more appealing and challenging. Today’s youth demand challenging roles. So for them, banking would be a good option to choose.

RBI Eligibility:

  • Must have passed class 12th in Science stream from a recognized board or equivalent examination
  • Bachelor’s degree in B.Sc./B.Stats/B.A.(Economics) from a recognized University
  • Candidates must have a valid score in RBI-DESAC or DEAP test

Private Banker Eligibility:

  • Must have passed 12th from commerce stream
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Math (Business)/Statistics
  • A professional MBA degree/CA/MFC/CFA

8. Beautician

If a child is someone who takes a keen interest in making people look their best then a career as a beautician may be apt for you. Beauticians are professionals engaged in improving a client’s appearance through hair care, nail, beauty and skin care. Beauticians can often specialize in certain areas as nail art, makeup application, hair colour, etc. The responsibilities of a beautician involve recommending different beauty therapies for skin care and a beautician should be experienced when it comes to beauty treatments such as makeup, facial, manicure, pedicure, hair removal, and hairstyling.

Eligibility to become Beautician: One can get trained to become a beautician after class 12th. There are a number of beauty training schools which offer courses and the duration of such courses is 9 – 24 months. Hair care, nail care and a lot of other things are taught as a part of the course. People can also choose to get trained on the job. Some spas and salons offer training to the employees and a lot of people can also continue to work and get more experience while others may start their own business after getting good experience and exposure.

9. Chartered Accountant

It will not be wrong to say that Chartered Accountant (CA) is an institution in itself. Qualified CA are not only qualified to get a decent job for themselves but also can become a job giver. As a CA, you have almost all the choice on Earth when it comes to a choice of a job. There is not a single company or industry where CAs are not required. 

If you want to become a Chartered Accountant in India, you’ll need to qualify for ICAI membership. The journey is quite long. And you’ll have to pass several exams: CA Foundation, CA Intermediate and CA Final.  As well as undergo practical training known as an articleship.

  1. Any student or candidate looking to pursue CA intermediate should have cleared their high school (10+2) examination conducted by the relevant examination body and they should have also cleared Common Proficiency Test (CPT) or CA Foundation (as per the new scheme)
  2. Candidates can choose a direct entry without going through CA Foundation if they possess the following:
    • Commerce graduation or post-graduation with a minimum cut off of 55%
    • Non-commerce graduation or post-graduation with a minimum cut off of 60%
    • Intermediate level from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

10. Chef

Cooking was seen as a daily chore or activity some years ago, but this trend is changing nowadays. But it is now considered an art and many youngsters show interest towards mastering this art. Earlier, the jobs of chefs were not considered a job of high esteem. But, now with the growth and development of the hotel and restaurant industry, there is an unmatched demand for people with expertise in cooking. Nowadays, chefs are evolving as glamorous personalities and money churners as well. They are earning respect in the society as well.

Some of the positions in which one can find a job in India include Recipe book writer, Base kitchen caterer, Cookery show host, Cuisine ship caterer/Railways/Airlines caterer, Event caterer, Wedding caterer, Restaurant manager, Deputy chef, Chief chef, Pub manager, etc.

After successfully clearing class 12th, the list of steps and courses that are to be followed are listed below for your reference.

  • UG Level Preparation: Aspiring candidates, can pursue any Undergraduate Hotel Management Courses or Cooking Courses and other culinary courses such as B.A. Culinary Arts etc. There are several colleges across the country who offer these courses.
  • PG Level Preparation: In general, an Undergraduate degree would suffice for any candidate who aspires to become an Chef. However in certain cases some students prefer to pursue Postgraduate Courses as well.  

Chef Courses: The great thing about choosing a Chef’s career is there is no limitation in courses and education. There are certificate courses, Undergraduate Degree Programs, Short Term diplomas, Post Graduate Specializations, and doctoral-level degrees offered by various institutes and colleges.

  • BA in Culinary Art: Three-year full-time degree program: Minimum Eligibility is 10+2 or equivalent with 50% marks in qualifying exams.

Related Courses 

  • Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) in Culinary – Three-year full-time graduate course, eligibility is 10+2 with Science subjects. Admissions are based on merit and entrance examinations.
  • B.Sc. in Catering Science and Hotel Management – Three-year, semester-based undergraduate course; minimum eligibility is 10+2, and admissions are based on entrance exams.
  • Certificate in Food Production and Patisserie – Short-term course ranging from 6 months to 18 months. Eligibility is SSC or 10th with English.
  • PG Diploma in Culinary Arts – One-year full-time post-graduate diploma course is offered by various Culinary and Hotel Management colleges. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and have to go through an entrance exam to get admissions.

11. Civil Services

Civil services is the best option for kids having a good grasp of current affairs, general knowledge and good communication skills in verbal as well as written format. It offers an attractive and challenging career to ambitious students with a wide variety of jobs within the fold of the commission. More than this, the services have a relatively greater sphere of authority and power than any other services in India and this is why more and more students prefer IAS as a dream career. 

Also, it encompasses several astounding benefits that one can aspire for in terms of prestige, platform to serve for the country, job security, salary package, opportunity of a foreign tour, job satisfaction, etc.  More than this, Civil servants in one way decide the fate of the nation as the implementation of all developmental and other government policies rest with them.

Candidates who wish to appear for UPSC Civil Services Exam must hold a graduation degree from any University which has been incorporated by the Act of Parliament or which is to be declared as a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission or he/she must possess an equivalent qualification for IAS (UPSC CSE) Exam.

12. Company Secretary

Company Secretary is the pillar of internal affairs of the company. They play a vital role in a company’s performance and reach to the top management level with relevant experience. It is definitely a good career option. A company having the required paid up capital compulsorily needs to appoint a CS.

Earlier, the role was limited to just providing support to the directors, however, company secretaries now have to take care of corporate governance and even legal matters also. The position and role of a CS are in great demand in the market.  

Candidates with any stream in class 12 are eligible to take up Company Secretary career

  • After class 12, students must take up ICSI Foundation course. The duration of the foundation course is eight months. It is mandatory to pass the foundation course within three years of the admission.
  • After qualifying the ICSI Foundation course, students can enroll in the ICSI Intermediate course. However, graduates and post graduates (excluding Fine Arts students) can directly enroll in the intermediate course without going for the foundation course.
  • Students who clear ICSI Intermediate course are eligible for the last stage of the ICSI course, i.e., Final.
  • Training is the most important aspect for students pursuing courses in Company Secretary. They must undergo short-term training programmes during the intermediate level and after the final level exams of the Company Secretary course.
  • For obtaining an Associate Membership of ICAI, it is mandatory to acquire practical training after the completion of Intermediate or Final level course.
  • After the successful completion of practical training and final level ICSI course, these students are eligible as Associate Company Secretary.
  • The career of a Company Secretary begins only after getting eligibility as Associate Company Secretary.

13. Dancer/Choreographer

The most obvious career choice for trained dancers is dancing on stage in front of crowds of adoring fans. There are opportunities for very talented and determined dancers to dance for an entire season with a single company or to work on multiple projects with different dance companies as a freelance dancer.

A dance choreographer’s work can appear in musical theatre productions, music videos and even television commercials. Successful dance artists may also further their careers by creating and directing a dance company. 

There are not many specified professional courses for choreography. There are very few schools in India that offer the short-term and diploma courses in choreography.

Many of our celebrities have opened the classes and schools for providing the training and short-term certification courses and diploma courses in choreography.

Choreography is an art which comes under the performing arts. There is just one degree in performing art and dance which is offered by a few schools of arts.

There is no requirement of a degree course to become a choreographer. You should have a zeal for this and you may go for the short-term, certificate and diploma courses offered by the various art schools in India.

  • Short term or certificate courses take the duration six months
  • Diploma courses take the duration of 1 – 2 years
  • B.A in art and dance takes the duration of three years

14. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is a field that got a big boost during Covid-19 as almost every business tried to create an online presence that needs to be made popular using digital resources. Here are the career options in digital marketing. Digital marketing has become one of the most popular career options in today’s fast pace and tech savvy world.

Digital marketing is an industry which has shown great potential and has posed itself as a sector with significant employment opportunities. As more and more communication channels are available, the need for qualified individuals to keep up with the pace of demands. 

Some of the popular options available in Digital Marketing are:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO): With an increase in the demand of SEO services, job opportunities in the industry are at an all-time high. With a surge in online businesses due to the pandemic, a SEO specialist has turned to be the need of every organization, brands and agencies. Your child can start your career as a SEO Executive moving forward to SEO Senior Executive/ SEO Strategist, SEO Manager and lastly as a SEO Director.
  • Social Media Marketing (SMM): Behind every social media message there is a human messenger who conveys the company’s views to all its consumers. A Social Media Executive manages all social media channels, campaigns to engage with the right audience creating a loyal customer base. A person can get into this field as a social media marketing executive as a SMM specialist, strategist or a consultant and finally as a social media marketing manager.
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM): SEM professionals are responsible for planning, implementing and managing the company’s overall SEO strategy covering a wide variety of duties such as web marketing, web analytics, content strategy, keyword strategy etc. SEM executives moving forward to SEM senior executive/SEM strategist, SEM Manager leading to a SEM Director are the career options available in this field.
  • Web Developer & Web Designer: From creating a design to building the layout of a website or web pages, the major role of a web designer is to create on a brand-new website or maintain the look, features of the site and associated applications. This profile demands a strong proficiency in graphic designing and computer programming. Web Designers closely work with key development managers to keep the company’s website up-to-date in order to generate intended results from sales to brand awareness.
  • Content Writer: If your child is good at expressing with words, then this is the best suited position for her/him. Content writer creates content for blogs, articles, product descriptions, social media and for the company website along with evaluating analytics to modify content as required, regularly updating the company’s website and promoting the company blog by pitching articles to various platforms. Junior content writer, Senior content writer, Content strategist are the career paths one can aim at in that order.

To become a digital marketer one does not require a special degree in the respective field. But a certification in Digital Marketing will enhance your knowledge and skill set which will ultimately increase your employability. There are various Digital Marketing courses that cover all the aspects of the respective field. They not only provide one with theoretical knowledge but will also provide you with practical training.

15. Doctor

A career as a doctor is very rewarding as it offers a variety of career options in various areas of medicine. The job of a doctor promises a high level of job satisfaction. One can choose to become a general practitioner or a specialist in different diseases and parts of the anatomy.

By becoming a doctor, you take away the pain and sufferings of others by giving them medical treatment and healthcare. As a doctor, you are a continuous source of happiness for many people and their families. When you give happiness to others, you are the happiest person of the moment.

Students right after class 10 can choose Physics, Chemistry, Biology (with or without math) to start preparing for MBBS or other courses that will help them to become a doctor in India. The following section discusses the step by step process to become a doctor after class 12th.

  • After completion of class 10+2, one will have to clear the entrance examination NEET and complete a 5 years MBBS course. 
  • The graduation course of MBBS is for 5 years and then will have to do an internship.

16. Engineer

A career in engineering offers the opportunity for creative thinking, innovative experimentation and intriguing design and development. As an engineer, you may have the opportunity to work in construction, aeronautics, biomedicine, software design, textiles and other industries.

The versatility of engineering makes engineers very versatile beings. They can easily get into almost any field without much hassle whereas it is difficult to get into engineering coming from a different field.

There are two main engineering course formats available in India, when it comes to undergraduate level. They are-

  • Diploma in Engineering: Diploma in Engineering is a 3 years long course. Diploma course can be pursued after completing 10th standard from a recognized board. This course can also be pursued after completing 12th standard (Science stream- Mathematics group). In short, the minimum educational qualification required is- 10th pass.
  • Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology (B.E. or B.Tech.): B.E. or B.Tech. program lasts for a period of 4 years. This course can be pursued after completing 12th standard (Science stream- Mathematics group). In short, 12th passed with Science stream subjects is the minimum qualification required.
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17. Fashion Designer

Entering the world of fashion has been the aspiration of many young fashion aspirants. What intrigues them is the glitz and glamour that one associates with the industry.

Fashion designing is a great career choice for aspirants who have a flair for apparel design and are on fleek with their knowledge on the latest trends. If deconstructing various looks and identifying its intricacies is your forte then this field is just for you.

In order to become a Fashion Designer in India, aspiring candidates can pursue either an Undergraduate or a Postgraduate degree in Fashion Design Courses, from any of the Top Fashion Design Colleges that are spread across the country such as, NIFT Mumbai, NIFT Delhi, Pearl Academy of Design etc.

There are several Design Entrance Exams that are conducted for students who want to become Fashion Designers after 12th, such as NIFT, NID, AIEED, CEED, or UCEED to get admitted to UG Courses in Fashion Design in top colleges. UG courses in fashion design include BSc / BA / Bachelor in Fashion Design. Apart from UG courses, candidates can choose to pursue a Diploma in Fashion Design which saves time and helps you find entry level jobs in fashion design early.

18. Game Designer

Game designer jobs are like designing characters, levels, puzzles, art and animation. They may also write code, using various computer programming languages. Depending on their duties, game designers may also be responsible for project management tasks and testing early versions of video games.

A career as game designers provides test specifications to quality assurance staff. It also includes reviewing or evaluating competitive products, film, music, television, and other art forms to generate new game design ideas.

For becoming a game designer a candidate must have a certain set of skills which she/he can acquire after completing relevant courses like B.Sc. in Graphics, Animation & Gaming, B.Tech in Computer Science and Game Development, B.A. in Digital Film Making & Animation, M.Sc. in Multimedia & Animation, M.Sc. in Game Design & Development, Advanced Diploma in Game Art & 3D Game Content Creation, Advanced Diploma in Game Design & Development Application, Certificate in Game Art & Design, etc. 

Below are the minimum eligibility conditions required to become a game designer:

  • A bachelor’s degree in game design can be earned soon after completing class 12
  • Game designers must possess a bachelor’s or diploma in game designing or a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering or other equivalent fields.
  • It requires no specific entry-level. Although a candidate with a degree in engineering has an upper hand over other candidates. They have a better insight into the technical aspects of computer applications.
  • Various colleges offer different programmes specifically built for game design. Aspirants can opt for game design courses in order to enhance the skills required in the field of game designing.
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19. Graphics Designing

Does your kid love art? Is she/he full of creative ideas & artistic minds?Then it will be like a cakewalk for her/him to make a career as a graphic designer.

Graphic design is a profession or art of visual communication that combines words, images and ideas to express information to the audience. Graphic design is also termed as Communication design & visual communication. Graphic designers create visual solutions to communications problems. Graphic designers are artists who design art in print & electronic media, such as magazines, television graphics, logos, and websites. They are artists who design art in print & electronic media, such as magazines, television graphics, logos, and websites

Graphic Designers are generally employed in web designing companies. They work quite closely with the web designers to give an awesome look to the images, web documents, videos and many other web applications.

Graphic designer is a flexible job and many companies search for new and talented graphic designers these days.

Eligibility criteria for becoming a Graphics Designer include 

Candidate must have any degree or diploma in Graphic Design

Students must have a wide understanding of Graphic Designing tools. Any certificate in HTML, Photoshop, CSS, or Web Design can act as an added advantage.

Along with these technical skills, the candidate should have creative skills, good communication skills, IT skills, critical thinking, and problem solving ability.

In order to be a Graphic Designer, an individual can pursue any of these courses:

  • Certificate Course in Graphic Design
  • Diploma in Graphic Design
  • B.Des in Graphic Design
  • B.Sc. in Graphic Design
  • B.A. in Graphic Design
  • M.Des in Graphic Design

20. Hospitality

Hospitality is one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors and one of the key contributors of employment generation and growth in many countries, including India. The current shift in dynamics owing to the global health crisis has brought significant changes, including opening new possibilities and avenues for the sector. 

Given the current business landscape, it can be said that now is a great time for aspiring students to explore exciting career opportunities in the hospitality and allied services sector. For current hospitality professionals, the timing couldn’t be more right to upskill and reskill themselves and give a new direction to their career. 

The hospitality sector is no longer limited to hotels. Brands now focus on creating unprecedented wholesome experiences for their clients. Luxurious staycations, glamping, chauffeured sightseeing, high-end cruise sailing and five-star river vessel travel are newer options that guests are now choosing.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum qualification necessary for a hotel management course is 10+2.  Depending on the cost and duration of the course, one can opt for a certificate ,diploma or degree course.
  • Certificate courses can be of six months to one year duration, a diploma of two years and a degree course of three year duration.
  • Selection for government recognized colleges and institutes is done through the common entrance test held in April every year. The test consists of multiple choice questions in English, Reasoning, General Science and General knowledge.

A group discussion and personal interview is conducted further to assess the personality and aptitude of the candidate before he is finally selected for the hotel management course. Private institutes too conduct tests along the same lines for selecting candidates.

Personal Attributes: Candidates need to be hardworking and should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to handle disputes or criticism with patience. She/He should be co-operative, polite and respectful towards guests in all situations.

21. Hospital Management

Does your kid love helping people? Does she/he like catering to people’s needs? Would your kid like to work in the hospital environment where she/he can medically assist people? If yes, she/he should consider pursuing your career in hospital management. 

Hospital management is the profession under which the professional is responsible for the administration of hospitals and healthcare services. In the hospital, there are several departments like finance, healthcare, human resource etc. A hospital management team ensures uninterrupted and smooth functioning of all the departments simultaneously. In short, a hospital management professional is a medical and health service manager. 

Candidates of any field medical or a non-medical background, can pursue a career in Hospital Administration/Management. You can pursue Bachelor, Master & a Doctoral Degree in Hospital Management. Various Institutions in India also offer short-term, diploma, certificate and correspondence courses in Hospital management.

Bachelor Courses: The duration of this course is three years.

  • Bachelor of Hospital Management/Administration

Master Courses: It is a two-year duration’s programme.

  • Master of Hospital Administration
  • MBA in Hospital Management/ Administration
  • PG Diploma in Hospital Management/Administration
  • PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Management
  • M.Sc in Hospital Administration

Doctoral Degree:

  • MD/M.Phil in Hospital Management

Skills required for the study of Hospital Management: Good knowledge of finance and information systems, Excellent leadership skills, Good Communication & Organizing Skill, Friendly personality, Ability to handle people and pressure

Ability to handle deadlines, Quick decision-making capability, Patience, Excellent verbal & written communication skill.

The Indian Society of Health Administrators (ISHA) imparts a one year Distance Learning course in Hospital Administration.

Admission & Eligibility

For UG Courses:

  • The candidate has to pass their higher secondary examination & secure at least 50% marks in the examination.

For PG Courses:

  • If you want to join the PG level courses, then you have to complete your graduation in any subject. The eligibility criterion for master courses is different according to the Institution and course concerned.
  • Famous Institutions such as AIIMS, AFMC, etc, only give admission to a PG course for students who complete their MBBS degree.
  • Candidates if interested to do a doctoral degree, then they have to require a Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) Degree.

22. Investment Banker

Investment banking is a very popular career option in the modern financial-corporate world. Investment banking is an area of the financial services industry that focuses on managing and increasing the financial assets of clients. 

Investment bankers help companies invest their assets with a view towards increasing the value of their portfolios. They primarily act as advisors and brokers, helping their clients identify and capitalize on great opportunities. Investment bankers essentially act as advisors and brokers, assessing the needs of their clients and then finding the right solutions to meet those needs. 

To become an Investment Banker in India, it is not mandatory to take up any particular course or stream. Any person who has a good understanding of financial assets and investing can potentially become an Investment Banker. 

The following courses are helpful for a candidate to get into entry-level positions in the field:

  • B.Com Hons.
  • B.A. in Finance/Economics
  • BBA in Finance
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme

CFA is a programme dedicated to training professionals in the field of investment and finances and is one of the best ways to go into this field. Many top recruiting companies hire investment banking professionals who have completed a CFA course.

With undergraduate-level qualification, a professional can get entry into the industry and gain some relevant experience. After 2 – years of experience, it becomes essential for a candidate to go for a postgraduate course such as MBA Finance to grow in the field.

23. Industrial Designer

The phone you are using to read this blog, car, or any appliance in your home all were designed. This is one of the interesting careers for kids with creativity, artistic ability and critical thinking. Industrial designers are brilliant minds that combine the artistic view with engineering and computer skills to create products that are practical, user-friendly, safe, and aesthetically pleasing. It is not restricted just to designing, it also includes research and development. 

Industrial Design candidates need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • In order to be eligible for the UG programmes in Industrial Design, candidates must have qualified class 12 from any recognized Board of Education. They must have obtained 45 – 50% in aggregate in 12th standard.
  • In order to be eligible for PG programmes in Industrial Design, candidates must have qualified graduation degree in Design from any UGC recognized university. They must have obtained at least 45 – 50% in aggregate in graduation.

Industrial Design Admission Process

The admission process followed by top industrial design colleges are:

  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination like 10+2 or graduation.
  • An entrance examination at the national level like UCEED/CEED will be conducted to shortlist candidates for the course.
  • One round of GD/PI may also be conducted at the institute.

Industrial Design Entrance Examinations

  • Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)
  • Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)
  • NIFT Entrance Examination
  • Pearl Academy Entrance Examination
  • Other institute level entrance examinations.

24. ITI

Traditionally, ITI courses have been very popular among the students, especially from rural areas, as they provide courses that focus on skill development. Students who walk out of ITIs are skilled professionals, either in the Engineering or Non-Engineering trades.

The 21st century is the century of skills and knowledge; professionals who possess specialized skills or have the right knowledge and know how to apply them have been successful. Therefore, thinking that ITI courses are inferior to the others or do not present good career opportunities will be wrong. In fact, with rising unemployment rates, in many cases, ITI students who have the right skill set and training will have a better chance of employment as compared to others who hold higher academic qualifications.

The biggest employer of ITI students is the public sector or the government agencies such as Railways, Telecom / BSNL, IOCL, ONGC, State-wise PWDs and others. In addition to this, they can also explore career opportunities with the Indian Armed Forces i.e. Indian Army. Indian Navy, Air force, BSF, CRPF and other paramilitary forces.

If you think that industrial work and small-scale businesses are your things then ITI courses after 10th can help you in getting good jobs after completing the course. 

There are various branches both engineering and non-engineering to choose based on candidates ability and interest. Some of these are tool & die making, draughtsman, mechanic,  pump operator, fitter, electrician, plumbing, etc.

25. Journalist

Every hour there is some story of discovery, politics, science, sports, education, technology from around the world, and without journalists, it is impossible for those stories to reach the people.  With the growing numbers in the communication channels, the numbers of audiences have also increased at a huge rate. Presently in India, journalism has become a prestigious career choice for many students having good verbal and written communication skills. Journalism is a challenging field and it is playing a key role in the development of the nation.

Eligibility to become Journalist

Journalism Courses at UG Level

  • Candidates must have completed higher secondary education in any stream from a recognized state or central board
  • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in Class 12
  • Candidates must have cleared class 12 with English as one of the subjects.

The eligibility criteria and other requirements for some colleges/universities offering journalism courses may vary as per their norms and standards.

Journalism Courses at PG Level

  • For PG Diploma courses, candidates must have scored at least 45% marks in aggregate or any other equivalent qualification. Some colleges conduct entrance examinations for admission into PG Diploma courses followed by personal interviews.
  • For masters, candidates must have a bachelor degree in journalism and/or Mass Communication with a minimum of 50% marks. Few colleges conduct entrance examinations for admission into masters.

26. Lawyer

The law profession is constantly evolving & ever-changing, it constantly brings fresh challenges to your career. Legal profession in India is considered to be one of the most significant & prestigious professions as it pays very well. The legal profession is considered to be one of the class-apart professions in India. Considered as one of the most stable professions. The law career offers you lucrative job opportunities in several industries. Kids with good reading, writing, and verbal communication skills can pursue law as a career.

Students must fulfill certain Eligibility Criteria to become a Lawyer such as, they must clear their class 12th board exams with minimum 60%  aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognised board. After which they have to sit for various Law Entrance Exams such as CLAT, LSAT, AILET etc for getting admission across Top Law Colleges such as National Law University Jodhpur, NALSAR University Hyderabad, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Science etc. Read More: Steps to Become a Lawyer

Some of the commonly pursued Undergraduate Law Courses are BSc LLB, BA LLB, BCom LLB, LLB. After completing the 5 years Undergraduate degree courses students can choose to study further such as LLM or LLD. Post completing the courses, students can start practicing different disciplines based on their specializations.

27. Merchant Navy

Merchant Navy involves the facilitation of international trade through the transportation of commercial items, cargo, and goods. This field is highly rewarding for those who are adventurers at heart because you will be going on long journeys overseas and discovering the seas at their farthest lengths. 

In order to join the Merchant Navy after 12th one must pursue courses such as BSc Nautical Science or Diploma Nautical Science. Some of the Top Maritime Colleges offering Merchant Navy Courses in India are C.V. Raman College of Engineering, AMET University, Balaji Seamen Training Institute, Chennai School of Ship Management, Chidambaram Institute of Maritime Technology etc.

After successfully completing a degree in Merchant Navy, students can expect to get job offers from some of the top recruiting companies such as, Chevron and Mobil of USA, Wallem Ship Management of Hong Kong, Denholm of UK, K Line, Bibby Ship Management, d’Amico etc. The shipping companies running in India are – Shipping Corporation of India, Great Eastern Shipping, Essar and Chowgule Shipping.

28. Music

If your child enjoys music a lot and feels like the musical path is what she/he wants to follow for the rest of her/his life, here are a few career options for them. Children even look for academies and institutes across India and abroad providing professional courses on all such fields of art and education.

There are many options available in this field such as Music Journalist, Disc Jockey, Sound Engineer, Music Events Promoter, Talent Scout, Lyricist/Composer to name a few.

To become a Certified Musician one has to follow the given steps:

Step 1: After clearing class 12 with music as one of the subjects the aspiring candidates have to take admission in Certificate/Diploma/Degree courses of Music in some of the most reputed and recognised institutes of India.

Some Courses of Music are:

  • Certificate Courses in Music.
  • Diploma Course in Music
  • B.A (Music)
  • B.Music

Prominent Institutes Providing Training in this Field are:

  • Kalakshetra in Chennai.
  • Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra College of Music and Dance

Step 2: After getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Music one can look for music assignments in the industry or can go for Master Degree in Music to get an insight into the field of Music. 

Step 3: After getting the requisite qualification there are a variety of opportunities in this field which a person can avail. Besides becoming a performer (vocal or instrumental) or a teacher, one can be a composer/songwriter, music publisher, music journalist, Disc Jockeys/ Video Jockeys, Music Therapist, Artist manager/PR and so on in the Music Industry. Today the advent of satellite television, the growing popularity of the music channels and corporate sponsorship of musical events, has all made music big business.

29. Nursing

The nursing career is one of the most lucrative ones considering the rise in health care needs globally. India produces the highest number of nurses globally and Indian nurses are the most trusted health care professionals. Owing to the heavy demands for a nursing career across the globe, quality training and having a good grip of expertise in clinical practice is a must for every nurse. 

India’s graduate training helps students pursue their higher education in the developed countries. Masters and PhDs find their great way to look for research and administrative jobs in government as well as the corporate world. Today, the highest-paid qualified nurses are placed as directors and chief operating officers, equally capable of carrying out the administrative services in health care as well as in all walks of life.

Skills required to become a Nurse

Apart from formal education, one must have certain skills which help them become a successful Nurse and they are as follows:

  • Since nurses have to continuously deal with the medical staff and patients it is important for them to have good communication skills.
  • A nurse must be drawn to caring for the sick and injured. They must have the empathy to understand the suffering and pain of others.
  • Attention to detail is one of the important skills to be a Nurse. As it helps avoid mistakes and is also important for patient care. 
  • Nurses are faced with important choices on a daily basis and must be able to use critical thinking to aid in decision-making.

Eligibility to become Nurse:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 from a recognized institution with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as major subjects. However, for diploma courses, candidates must have passed 10+2 with any combination of subjects.
  • The basic eligibility requirement is to have a minimum of 45% marks in 10+2 or equivalent.
  • For admission into a course like Auxiliary Nursing & Midwife, candidates can apply with a passing certificate of 10th with an aggregate of at least 50% from a recognized institution.
  • An important prerequisite for getting employed is to register oneself with a State Nursing Council.
  • Apart from these courses, aspirants looking forward to building a career as a Nurse can also opt for a particular specialization by going for any Post Basic Speciality (one-year diploma) courses. Some of the popular Nursing specializations are Critical Care Nursing, Emergency & Disaster Nursing, Neonatal Nursing, Neuro Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Operation Room Nursing, Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing, Practitioner in Midwifery.

30. Performing Arts

Performing Arts is a field in which the artistes manifest their skills through performances by which they express their opinions, emotions and feelings or narrate a storyline in front of a public audience in modes like music, dance, theatre , public speech and more.

  • Music: The field of music deals with a wide range of areas of study including performance, composition, music theory, musicology/music history.
  • Dance: This field aims at expression of ideas and emotions through dance forms such as ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance. Students will also learn dance technique, choreography, and the history of dance.
  • Dramatic Arts: Study of Theatre arts or Dramatic arts allow students to plan, produce and star in plays, musicals, recitals or even short films. It may also involve the study of the history of evolution and development of the different genres of theatre arts

To pursue performing arts as a career one can take admission at UG level.  Selecting a specific stream is not a prerequisite for admission to a bachelor’s course in performing arts. However an active involvement in performing arts activities parallel to academics will be of advantage.

Students who plan to join bachelor’s in performing arts should make use of opportunities to take part in their interested art form along with their studies. Participations in youth festivals at district and state level would be an added advantage for building a good portfolio for admissions. For admission to good institutions, a high aggregate percentage is important. So you should aim to score high in all subjects.

Student’s taking up performing arts should have self confidence and be aware of their talents in the field. Moreover good self discipline, creativity, perseverance and time management skills will be required for undergoing training to be a successful performer or professional in any field of performing arts.

Admission to bachelor’s courses in performing arts does not generally stipulate a minimum percentage at +2. Admissions may also depend on interviews and/or certificates of achievement/participation in relevant performing arts areas.

31. Pilot

A Pilot is a type of Air Crew Officer who operates the flying controls of an aircraft. It is also known as Aviator, Commuter Pilot, Aircraft Pilot, Airline Pilot, Airline Transport Pilot and Airline Captain.

Being a Pilot, your kid can enjoy an exciting, rewarding & fast-paced lifestyle. You can also have an opportunity to experience new cultures and travel around the world. Pilots are highly trained, experienced professionals who can be eligible to fly different kinds of aircraft and helicopters.

There are certain eligibility requirements to become a Pilot in India, which needs to be fulfilled for a promising career in the same. In order to become a Pilot After 12th, students must have a mandatory subject combination of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics during class 11 and 12 for being able to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate Aviation Courses. Almost all Flying institutes take in students with a science background but few flying institutes enroll students from commerce backgrounds as well. The overall time taken to become a Pilot in India is ideally 3 – 4 years, which includes completing the required degrees either Under Graduation or Post Graduation from a recognised College or University.

Some of the top Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses that can be pursued to become a Pilot after 12th are BSc Aviation, BBA Aviation Management, MBA Aviation Management, B.E. Aeronautical Engineering etc. These courses are offered across some of the Top Aviation Colleges such as NIMS University, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy, AIMS Institute, Kristu Jayanti College etc. Apart from these, students aspiring to become Pilots can pursue various Aviation Courses such as Diploma Courses in Aviation to Postgraduate Courses in Aviation.

32. Scientist

Does your kid always have an inclination towards science as a subject? Does she/he wish to make a career in the field where science is involved extensively and everyday you can learn something new about it? In that case, making a career as a scientist is an appropriate career choice.

The career as a scientist involves several tasks. A scientist aims to find data and information that can be measured or compared through various analysis and testing methodologies. The most commonly used method in science is the scientific method. 

When it comes to a career as a scientist, one works in every field possible. A scientist works for a huge range of employers. Companies large and small will hire a scientist to work on research products and projects. Universities will hire scientists to do research or teach. Governments and hospitals release research grants and hire scientists to work on funded projects. When it comes to the career path of a scientist, the ultimate goal is to instill knowledge and understanding in a large scientific community, and to help illuminate new discoveries about the future.

The eligibility to become a scientist is not limited to obtaining a degree in India. Students can choose the subject and specialization of their choices from India or abroad in their relevant field. There are several courses to become a Scientist that can be pursued such as a PhD degree is considered to be an essential qualification for students across India and globally. There are several Types of Scientists based on their area of work and specialization, such as Biologists, Physicist, Astrophysics Scientists etc. There are several important Steps to Become a Scientist such as selecting proper subjects, clearing entrance exams, choosing correct colleges etc.

Some of the Top PhD Colleges and Universities in India which provide degree in various specializations are, University of Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Mumbai, IISc Bangalore, etc.

33. Sportsperson

India is to become the youngest country in the world by 2025, with 63% of the population to be youth and the youth of India is the future of Indian Sports. If your kid has an inborn passion for sports then it’s the perfect and rewarding career opportunity. 

As well as Engagement in Sports keeps them physically fit and keeps their mind good. The success of sports people in the recent international sports events has brought the focus to sports careers.  Kids can make their career in any sport depending on what sports interests them. Various sports fields are Cricket, Badminton, Football, Hockey etc. 

They can get training from various institutes and academies under the Sports Authority of India (SAI) that trains young talents to transform them into talented sportspersons.  Indian Sports has opened up many career opportunities for young talents in India. Children can give an early start to their career in school or college and start playing at the State level, Regional level and then explore opportunities at national and international levels.

There are 2 ways to become a Sports person in India

Career Path 1: Students can do No qualification. Then complete Join Sports Academy. Further you can Proceed with the State level. Further you can Proceed with the National Level.

Career Path 2: Students can do 12th-Any Stream . Then complete a Bachelor in Physical education. Further you can Proceed with Masters in Physical education.

There is no specific qualification for a sportsperson, but skills like physical fitness, coordination, and practice play an important role in a career.

34. Statistician

In today’s world of digitization, data plays a very important role. Given the growing importance of decisions and opinions based on data, it’s crucial that you can critically assess the quality of analyses that others present to you. Statistics is the key to learning from data and navigating common problems that can lead you to incorrect conclusions. Statistics is an exciting field about the thrill of discovery, learning, and challenging your assumptions.

Individuals who opt for a career as statisticians are responsible for using statistical methods to solve specific problems related to various fields such as economics, biology and engineering. They need to analyze or interpret statistical data to identify significant differences among related sources of information.

In order to become a statistician, aspiring candidates can pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate Statistics Courses from some of the top Statistics Colleges that are spread across the country. Entrance to these colleges are usually done on the basis of Entrance Exams, however some colleges grant admission on the basis of merit as well.

35. Teacher

From helping a student get to that “light bulb” moment to helping shape the lives of the next generation – teaching is a challenging but incredibly rewarding profession. Teachers get to inspire and educate young people. One day your students may become Nobel and Fields prize winners, top business people, leaders, prime ministers and great artists or well-rounded individuals with a love for learning.

Nowadays teaching is not just verbal and face-to-face. It has developed into e-learning modules and online web teaching strategies as well. In this context, the opportunities have increased manifold.

To become a teacher in India, it is very important for candidates to have a bachelor degree in education (B.Ed). One can also pursue a master’s degree in the same (M.Ed) to add to their qualification and to increase one’s employability.

Apart from this candidates can also opt for Basic Training Certificate (BTC) or Diploma in Education (D.Ed) or Teaching Training Certificate depending upon one’s interest. Candidates who are interested in Government jobs through the Central Board of Secondary Education can appear for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). This examination is conducted by CBSE for the appointment of teachers for classes 1st to 8th.

  • A candidate must have a B.Ed degree with a minimum of 55% marks is required to become a teacher. 
  • Apart from B.Ed degree some schools also ask for master’s degree in the respective field to teach higher classes.
  • There are various national and state level examinations for admission to B.Ed programmes.

36. Tour Guide

One of the easiest modes of entertainment is traveling. Traveling has become very easy these days. The growth of the travel and tourism industry has opened up many job opportunities. The job of a travel/tourist guide is both remunerative and challenging. An efficient tourist guide can make any place look beautiful and captivating to the tourists. 

If your kid has an interest in places particularly those associated with art, architecture, and culture, it can become her/his career also. Possessing a pleasing personality and the ability to entertain tourists of any age group is always an added advantage for people opting for tourist guide as a career.

37. Veterinarian

If your kid loves animals and Science, then veterinarian can be one of the career options.. The physicians who treat human beings when they are sick are called doctors and those who treat animals when they are sick or injured are called vets (veterinarians). The job of veterinarian is not just limited to healing the illness of animals but it is expanded to research work also. 

Vets are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, and research of medical conditions and diseases of pets, or injured animals. Their work sphere involves farm animals, livestock inspection, clinical research in animal and human health problems, and few even work with private clinics and hospitals. The recent development in this field involves Animal Stem Cell Engineering, Concepts of aquatic biotechnology, Animal Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Animal cloning and Transgenic animals. This sector has huge job potential considering the advancement in the rural and agricultural economy.

Eligibility to become Veterinary Doctor/Veterinarian

Subject Required: Science – Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Education Qualification:

  • In order to be eligible for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science, candidates must have completed their class 12 from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects.
  • Those who wish to pursue a master’s degree in veterinary science should have completed a bachelor’s degree with a good percentage of marks in the respective branch.

Entrance Examinations:

Candidates are required to qualify entrance examinations such as AP EAMCET, UP VETERINARY Entrance Examination, AAU VET, UPCATET, AIPVET, RPVT, OUAT, etc., admission to a degree in veterinary science.

38. Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography deals with taking photographs of wildlife, or non-domesticated animals. Unlike any other genre of photography, Wildlife photography can be the most challenging and adventurous career that demands mental as well as physical fitness besides general aptitude for the job. If you’re a photographer who is fascinated by animals, nature and enjoy travel, Wildlife/Nature Photography can be an ideal career for you. 

Career opportunities are plenty in the private sector besides the option of freelancing. Wildlife photographers are employed by various publications like newspapers and nature or travel and tourism magazines, wildlife NGOs etc. Other options include joining a wildlife channel. Yet another option for wildlife photographers is to work as PhotoJournalists.

In fact, it becomes more of an adventure because the travels include hiking, canoeing or kayaking (also carrying the equipment along) to remote areas. As such, physical fitness becomes a crucial requisite for a career as a wildlife photographer. Another sine qua non for a career in wildlife photography is patience – there will be shots that will take weeks or even months to capture, and one does not even have to mention the harsh, uncomfortable environments and weather conditions. If this kind of adventure incites you more than scares you, wildlife photography as a profession is the right kind of career for you.

After completing your 12th from CBSE and any other Board, or even at a later stage, you might choose from a variety of courses on photography that will help you in enhancing your skills as a wildlife photographer. Some of the courses have been mentioned below. 

  • Certificate course in Advanced Photography
  • Certificate course in Basic Photography
  • Certificate course in Commercial Photography
  • Certificate course in Digital Photography
  • Certificate course in Nature and Wildlife Photography
  • Certificate course in Photography
  • Certificate course in Wildlife and Travel Photography
  • Diploma in Photography
  • Diploma in Professional Photography
  • Post Graduate diploma in Advanced Wildlife Management
  • Certificate course in Wildlife Management

39. Writer

Writing is one of the foundations for human communication. Writing as a career in India is one of the most rewarding experiences. You can use your love of the written word, and transform it into something that can support you for the rest of your life. Within a writing curriculum, they can go for specialized types of writing, including technical, creative, and business writing.

When people hear “writing career,” they tend to think of novelists and essayists. But those who love to write have more options like technical writer, editor, magazine writer, News reporter, Social media manager, blogger,  etc.

Eligibility to become a Writer

  • For taking up Under Graduate courses in different languages, Journalism Mass Communication, a pass in Class 12 with a minimum of 45% marks in qualifying examinations.
  • For certificate and diploma courses in creative writing, class 12 is the minimum qualification.

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