3 Off-Track Careers For Youth to Pursue in India

3 Off-Track Careers For Youth to Pursue in India

Today we explore three off-track careers which you can pursue and be a creator of a glorified career for yourself.

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So you do not like the conventional and setting the trend is your nature, then this blog is for you. Today we explore three off-track careers which you can pursue and be a creator of a glorified career for yourself. All of it in India! Yes, read on to know more.

Ethical Hacking

Ethical hacking is one of the new media career options available today
Ethical hacking is one of the new media career options available today

Are you the ‘çool’ guy in the gang who could guess the passwords just like that? Is Die Hard your favorite movie? Then Ethical Hacking is the career option for you. As an ethical hacker, you can hack into a security system and get paid for it too!

Many big companies such as Google, Facebook and others are looking for people like you to help them make their system robust. NASSCOM – the premier IT and ITeS association in India says that there is a demand of at-least 70,000+ Ethical Hackers every year and the supply is significantly less

We see that you will need to build the following skill set –

  • Programming ability and intermediate expertise in languages such as C, C++, Python, Perl
  • Understanding of various assembly languages
    Knowledge of various operation systems across various platform
  • There are many training organizations offering courses for Certified Ethical Hacking certification, that you can choose from and join the unique league of ethical hackers.

Tea Tasting

Tea sommeliers are in demand for their unique tasting skills
Tea sommeliers are in demand for their unique tasting skills

Tea can be very fondly called as the national drink of India. Every nukkad, every city, each one of us tend to like tea and consume it at least once a day. Did you know you can taste a variety of tea and also get paid for it! Yes, if you become a ‘Tea Sommelier’.

As a sommelier, you get to advise connoisseurs about various types of tea available and how they can pair it with different kinds of foods available. All the major luxury hotel chains in India and across the country are looking for sommeliers.

Students, studying Botany, Food Science, and Horticulture will be better off to understand the nuances of this career stream.

What more, organizations such as Birla Institute of Futuristic StudiesIndian Institute of Plantation Management and Assam Agricultural University offer courses which will help you develop yourself into a professional Tea Sommelier.

On an average, the course duration is anywhere from 6 months to 1 year, basis the level of expertise you are learning. Once done you will be part of the team which manages tea estates, chalk-out the agricultural requirements for the plantations, and storage and marketing needs to name a few. The starting range of the salary could be anywhere between 7000 INR to 50,000 INR per month, depending on the company you are working with and the seniority.

Museum Studies

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If history is your favorite subjects and you are inspired by the stories of kings and their lavish lifestyles then this is one of the career options which you can explore. This off-beat career option expects the expert to

  • Manage museums and collections in it
  • Understand the nuances of archeology
  • Have in-depth knowledge of chronology of events in the history

Institutes such as National Museum Institute and University of Calcutta offer courses on museum studies which can help you develop yourself in this career option.

If you are intending to pursue the formal courses at Master’s level, it is desirable to have knowledge of an additional language beyond the mother tongue; such as Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Persian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, German, French, and Italian.

Internship opportunities while you are studying can help you earn up to Rs 10,000 as stipend and once you are employed with any government organisation you salary could range anywhere between Rs 15,0000 to Rs 25,000.So, make your choice and start applying.

So, make your choice and start applying.

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