Engineering, medical, law and business management have been the most sought after career options in India for many years. Most of the parents want their children to join any one of these prestigious professions without even knowing their kids' personal interests. However, today one can find many alternate options which can help him/her to set a lucrative and stable career, in a more exciting and innovative way. Gone are the days when your marks in school or college, were to decide your future. Today, all you need is to reveal your secret desires with a mind ready for exploration. After all, there is no time like the 21st century to break the boundaries of tradition and explore career options in the fields you have always secretly wanted to make a break into.
Here we are suggesting the top 10 unconventional career options which are becoming popular choices among people these days.
With the rising dominance of technology, career in animation has come out to be one of the most rewarding careers in the present day. Animation, which is the illusion of movement of an image created by showing a series of still pictures in rapid succession, is no longer limited to the cartoon series you loved to watch as a kid. However, it has expanded in a vast area to create visual effects for films, commercials, video games, online education programmes, mobile devices, and other forms of media using illustrations and software programs. Animation industry has boundless scope for those who love to create magic. In India, though this form of art was introduced later than that in the other developed countries, still the animation industry is on the path of expansion and ready to experience a prolonged period of boom. Well trained and qualified professionals are high in demand not only in India but abroad also. To get perfection in such computer graphics one need to pursue a bachelor's degree in animation after completing his/her diploma or certification course.
2. Event management
We attend birthday celebrations, social gatherings, engagements and weddings; in the sphere of work, we go to the exhibitions, marketing campaigns, conferences, product launches; and more of it there we have events such as fashion shows, cultural programs, religious gatherings to be a part of. The fact is that events and occasions form an integral part of our life. But the real delight of an event or occasion can be experienced if it is organized well. This is why nowadays people seek the help of professionals to organize and manage their events. Event management is a multifaceted activity. Major constituents of this profile include creativity, scrupulous planning, relationship management, advertising, marketing and much more. It is an excellent career alternative which does not involve much investment and offers a lucrative amount with freedom and flexibility in work.
It feels like grabbing a big award when a friend of yours writes your name for ‘PC’ (Picture Credit) under his beautiful picture that you captured. Is this funny? Actually not. When your talent gets appreciation in any way, you feel proud. So, if you have got that creative eye with visual imagination then why not develop this talent to make it your career. All you need for the job is practice and perseverance. Moreover, a decent technical background helps complement the creative side. With the rapid growth of communication networks, explosion of the advertising sector and media communications as well as fashion boom, digital photography has become the modern version of this art form. Various career options in the field of photography are adventure photography, wildlife photography, wedding photography, Fashion/Beauty photography, and many more. What can be better than turning your favourite hobby into a financial venture that will allow you to have fun and earn at the same time.
4. Game designer/developer
While handling the game joystick, the feeling of responsibility to take Mario to its destination, was like if I was lost in a fascinating world where my only companion was that lovely character 'super Mario'. That was the real fun of childhood. Video games have always been the prime choice of everyone when it comes to spending free time. Today there are as many kinds of video games as there are people. The rise of smartphones and iPads has made mobile gaming the fastest-growing segment of the market, offering vast employment to the game designers and developers. As a game designer, you'll play the integral role of designing characters, game's theme, setting its rules, levels, puzzles, art and animation. Thus take a step ahead to join this multi-billion dollar industry with potential for you to let your creativity and imagination loose.
5. Professional Dancer
Dance is the art of body movement. From time immemorial, dance has always been part of every Indian occasion or event. A few decades back, dance was considered to be an act of expressing joy and happiness only but today this form of art has become a promising profession for many, gaining them name, fame and money. People teach the various dance forms or work as choreographers for movies or serials. Dancers also work as yoga or fitness instructors as no other exercise is considered better than dance which allows you to involve each of your body part in the physical work out. There is no specific age to learn dancing. All you need is the will power to master the art. Thus, if you aspire for a career in dance, you should have an inborn talent which can be sharpened with a little training and guidance.
6. Fashion designing
Fashion design is an art of designing clothing and lifestyle accessories. It has come a long way from the designer clothes worn by the crowned heads of the ancient world to the haute couture stuffs of today. Fashion designing is one of the most lucrative, appealing, glamorous and exciting career options which fetches the talented people an opportunity to earn name, fame and hansome income. Other than designing attires for exhibitions, ramp shows and star actors, one can also open his/her garment store, designer cloth chains or boutique. Thus, if you can create magic with colours, shapes and designs, then just take a professional course to begin a successful career in the attractive and enthralling world of fashion designing.
To sum up...
So, guys! Stop that tradition of following the conventional ideas to choose so called high-profile professions of engineering, medical or teaching. It is the time to listen to the pulses of your heart, move beyond the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ to explore that hush hush talent which you couldn’t ever reveal under the pressure of pursuing a career of the society’s choice.