Top 10 Offbeat Career Options that can help you build a successful career

The mad rush for traditional professions is facing decline. If you, too, want to be an unconventional professional and build an offbeat career then the 10 suggestions we unfolded here will certainly help you.

Created On: Sep 11, 2017 12:10 IST
Modified On: Sep 13, 2017 16:07 IST
Top 10 Offbeat Career Options
Top 10 Offbeat Career Options

With every passing year, the mad rush for becoming a doctor, an engineer, a Journalist, manager and other popular professions is facing its decline. The stereotype work culture is, evidently, felt to be the main affecting cause working behind a measurable decline in enthusiasm for traditional occupations. If you, too, want to practice an unconventional professional and build an offbeat career then the 10 suggestions we unfolded here will certainly help you.  

The crowd which has become reluctant to follow the stereotypical and traditional work pattern for their livelihood is shifting from conventional professions to offbeat one. The students who are completing their studies these days opt for educational pattern or skill development courses different from the traditional educational courses like engineering, medicine, management, journalism, and law. In contrast to evolving offbeat career trends, the student would like to pursue the traditional education courses that would instantly strike to their minds when they would think of secure and successful future till a few years back. Now, the youngsters who possess the bold attitude are now ready to take the risk. And they are looking at the institutions which are running the courses in accordance with their career choices. 

The traditional professions patterns have always marginalized those who possess skills different to what is in vogue and strangulated their prowess, proficiency, and ingenuity. Now, there is hope for such skilled youngsters to build their offbeat career. If you, too, want to do an unconventional professional and build an offbeat career then the 10 suggestions we unfolded here will certainly help you.  

Radio Jockey

The radio industry of India is one of the most popular, attractive,  and productive industries. Debates and discussions on series of political and social issues, entertainment programs,  news, and other infotainment produces are been broadcast across the country. The key responsibilities a radio jockey includes programming, scripting, presenting the radio shows, radio advertisements. Lending voice over to the audio magazines and documentaries also lies there in the key responsibility area of the radio jockey.

Cricket Commentator

The craze for the Cricket doesn't seem to be abated even during the days of global economic slowdown. What happens if a person is asked to do what he/she likes to. A commentator of cricket matches does do, exactly, the same job. As a cricket commentator, you can earn 2 to 3 Lakh at an early stage of your career while 4 to 5 Lakh at mid stage of the career. With gradual job experience, a cricket commentator earns 8 to 10 lakh at the senior stage of his/her career.

Ethical Hacker

An ethical hacker does the same as the unethical hacker does. But an ethical hacker who is employed by an organisation to protect its computer uses technical knowledge and skills to protect the data of the company. The salary of an ethical hacker ranges from 2 to 3 Lakh at the early stage of his career while 6 to 7 Lakh at middle stage. With the due experience required for a senior ethical hacker, he earns nearly 14 to 18 lakh.

Wedding Planner

Planning the wedding rituals and programs in accordance with the requirement and budget of the client is the skill which a good planner possesses. A wedding planner plans ceremonies make preparations according to the budget and help the client to select the venue for the wedding. Arrangement for priest, entertainment, photography, and look after of the guests is also included in the responsibilities of a wedding planner.


Basically, a bartender who serves the drinks to customers and patrons at the bars looks after the customers and engages them into entertainment. A bartender does a lot to attract the customers to the bar where he works. At an early stage of his career, a bartender earns 1 to 2 lakh while 6 to 7 lakh at the middle stage of his career. With having due experience in the respective work area, the salary of a bartender varies from 10 to 12 lakh.

Air Traffic Control Officers

Air Traffic Control Officer is a guiding entity to aircraft for safe take-off, landing, and navigation of the route. The salary of an Air Traffic Control Officer ranges from 2 to 3 lakh at early stage while 4 to 5 lakh and 8 to 10 lakh at middle and senior stages, respectively. 


France is credited to have brought the term ‘sommelier'. It refers to a person who is supposed to be responsible for supplies of food to a college, club, or other institution. A Sommelier possesses good knowledge about the different wines and appropriate time for their intaking. He knows the all the aspects of the wine services. He earns 1 to 2 Lakh at early stage of his career while 3 to 4 Lakh at middle stage of the career. A senior Sommelier gets 7 to 8 Lakh for the service he provides. 


Emcee-a master of ceremonies- officially hosts the stage events, performances, and programs. An Emcee keeps the ongoing events, performances, and programs alive and ensures the success of event, program, and performance. An Emcee salary ranges from 1 to 2 Lakh, 6 to 7 Lakh, and 8 to 10 Lakh at early, middle, and senior stages of his career.

Travel Photographer

A travel photographer, who clicks and saves important, unique and interesting aspects of the human life. He/she makes photographic documentations where he/she stores the images of landscapes, people, cultures, traditions, customs, and history. Than after, he gets those photographs published in different magzines, newspapers, news sites, and channes and earns the good amount of the rembursements. A travel; photographer can earn 2 to 3 Lakh, 4 to 5 Lakh, and 6 to 7 Lakh at early, middle, and senior stages of his career. 

Voice Over Artist

The term 'Voice Over Artist' might be new to you but the professional about whom we are talking is not new. You listen to them daily when you switch on your television. The voice which elaborates and explains the TV shows, effectively is the Voice Over Artist. Besides TV shows, you can hear 'Voice Over Artist' at Delhi Metro, Railway stations, radio programs and others. As a voice over astist, you can earn 1 to 2 Lakh, 3 to 4 Lakh, and 5 to 6 Lakh at different stages of your career.

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