9 jobs of the future Indians must look out for

From food flavourist to ethical hacking, a look at some of the fastest growing careers.

 |  7-minute read |   21-11-2016
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Those days are gone when only engineering and medical science used to be the most popular and sought-after careers in the country.

In today’s time, Indian youth is not just looking for a nine to five job in an office. They are also looking for something interesting, something unconventional, something out-of-the-box.

These days there are a lot of interesting and well-paid career options offered by both Indian and foreign universities. They will not only become relevant to students but also a big hit among them by the year 2020.

Here is a look at some of the fastest growing careers of the future. Choose what suits you the best and embark on a journey of success.

1. Food flavourist

A food flavourist creates flavours for foods, beverages, nutritional supplements, toothpaste, pet foods, lip balms, medicines, cosmetics, perfumes and many more. It is a scientific art.

Skills Required

Strong oral and written communication skills

Proficiency with computers

Excellent sense of taste

Analytical skills

Love for food

foodbdreu_112116070931.jpg A food flavourist creates flavours for foods, beverages, nutritional supplements etc. (Photo: Reuters)

Demand

Food flavour industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and is growing at a fast pace. A career in this industry promises a bright future.

The food processing industry in India has a market size of $70 billion, employs 13 million people directly and two-and-a-half times that number indirectly.

Globally, the demand for food flavourists is are estimated to increase by around 11 per cent by 2020.

Remuneration

A fresher as a food flavourist can expect around Rs 1,80,000 per annum in India.

Famous colleges in India

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

SP Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai

Praxis Business School, Kolkata

SP Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai

Narsee Monjee School of Management (NMIMS), Bengaluru

2. Veterinarian

Veterinarians are those professionals who give medical care to pets, sporting and laboratory animals, birds and livestock.

vetbd_112116071352.jpg Globally, the demand for veterinarians is estimated to be around 36 per cent by 2020.

Skills required

Love for animals

Curiosity and observation skills

Fine motor skills

Scientific bent of mind

Physical stamina

Demand

Pets are gaining popularity among people at a fast pace across the world. Globally, the demand for veterinarians is estimated to be around 36 per cent by 2020.

Remuneration

In India, the salary of a veterinarian in India ranges from Rs 3-4 lakh annually.

Top colleges in India

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bengaluru

Indian Veterinary Research Institute Bhopal

College of Veterinary Sciences, CCS Haryana Agricultural University

Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu

Veterinary and Animal Science University

Indian Veterinary Research Institute Kolkata

National Dairy Research Institute, Haryana

3. Data scientist

A data scientist is one of the most sought-after careers in IT today. Data scientists wrangle with data and use their challenging skills in statistics, math, and programming to clean and organise the data to understand the information hidden in it.

According to the world famous Harvard Business, School, it is the sexiest job of the century.

Skills required

Knowledge of Python Coding, Hadoop Platform, and SQL Database/Coding

Intellectual curiosity

Business acumen

Good communication skills

Demand

Globally, the demand for data scientists is estimated to increase by around 50 per cent by 2020.

Remuneration

The average annual salary of a data scientist in India Rs 3.25 lakh to Rs 18.48 lakh per annum.

Top colleges in India

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

SP Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai

Praxis Business School, Kolkata

SP Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai

Narsee Monjee School of Management (NMIMS), Bengaluru

Top colleges abroad

Stanford University, USA

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

4. Banking

There are different types of bankers depending on their roles and responsibilities.

Personal bankers work one on one with clients taking care of accounts and financial transactions. Investment bankers help with possible investment opportunities.

Skills required

Good organisational skills

Leadership quality

Good with numbers

Honest approach

Analytical acumen

Patience

Demand

The demand for bankers is estimated to be around 25-30 per cent, globally, by 2020.

Remuneration

The average salary for a fresher in the industry is around Rs 4 lakh per annum.

5. Ethical hacker

Ethical hacking is also known as penetration testing and intrusion testing. It is used to find out ambiguities in an IT system and break into it.

A certified ethical hacker finds loopholes in the target system so that a malicious hacker is unable to breach the security system. His job is to increase the safety of the computer systems.

Skills required

Expertise in at least one application like Java or C++

Knowledge of the functioning of UNIX

Analytical approach

Critical bent of mind

Demand

With the increased use of internet worldwide and the also the rise in cybercrime, ethical hackers are playing an important role in IT security industry. When it comes to ethical hackers there is a big gap between the demand and supply.

Hence the scope is good in this industry.

Globally, the demand for ethical hackers is estimated to be around six million by the year 2020.

Remuneration

In India, the average salary of a fresher in the industry is around Rs 4-5 lakh per annum.

Top colleges in India

Indian School of Ethical Hacking, Kolkata

Entersoft Information Systems Pvt Limited, Hyderabad

IMT, Ghaziabad

Top colleges abroad

University College London, UK

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA

The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

6. Clinical therapists/Psychologists

They are special counsellors who are trained to help identify and treat emotional or mental issues, problems or disorders in people. They help their clients to maintain good mental health.

They also, time and again, conduct individual, family and group counselling sessions.

Skills required

Good communication skills

Compassionate mind

High patience level

Problem-solving attitudes

Demand

Globally, the demand for clinical therapists or psychologists is estimated to increase by around 20 per cent by 2020.

Remuneration

The average salary for clinical therapists is Rs 4-5 lakh in India.

Top colleges in India

Indian Institute of Psychology & Research (IIPR), Bengaluru

Amity Institute of Behavioural Health & Allied Science, Noida

Colleges abroad

Harvard University, USA

University of Cambridge, USA

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

7. Environmentalist

Environmentalists are those who work for the protection, preservation, and conservation of the environment.

They deal with the conservation of land and water resources and protection of the environment from pollution and industrial wastes.

Skills required

Good communication skills

Physical stamina

Analytical thought process

Management skills

Ability to make decisions

Interest in scientific research

Good in science

Demand

Globally the demand for environmentalists is estimated to be around 11 per cent by 2020. As the need for the solutions related to environmental issues is increasing, the demand for environmentalists is increasing too.

Remuneration

The average salary for a fresher in the industry is around Rs 4-5 lakh per annum.

Top colleges in India

Indian Institute of Science: Centre for Continuing Education, Bengaluru (Karnataka)

Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi

Universities abroad

Ashford University, USA

Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

8. Biomedical engineer

A biomedical engineer or bioengineer is someone who applies engineering principles to the fields of biology and healthcare. They conduct research and develop systems, devices,equipment, software, drug therapy used in the healthcare industry.

Skills required

Excellent analytical skills

Interest in combining medicine and engineering

Good communication skills

Computer knowledge

Creativity

Math skills

Problem-solving ability

Demand

Globally, the demand for biomedical engineers is estimated to be around 27 per cent by 2020.

The demand for biomedical engineers is increasing at a fast pace because of the increase in the medical needs of the people, innovations in medical technologies and intensive research in the medical applications of emerging technologies, etc.

Remuneration

The average salary for a fresher in the industry is around Rs 3 lakh per annum.

Top colleges in India

IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand

AIIMS, Delhi

SRM University, Delhi

MIT, Manipal Colleges

Universities abroad

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Duke University, Durham, USA

Stanford University, USA

University of California, USA

9. Mobile application developer

Mobile application developer develops mobile applications (software) for mobiles and smart phones. They develop the applications both for entertainment and infotainment.

Skills required

Ability to communicate ideas and designs

Good programming skills

Analytical thinking

Ability to work for long hours to meet deadlines

Team player

Experience in mobile app development

Perseverance

Demand

The demand for mobile application developer is growing very fast as smart phones are in high demand. The demand for new and innovative apps is ever increasing.

Globally the demand for mobile application developers are estimated to be around 32 per cent by 2020.

Remuneration

The average salary for a fresher is around Rs 3 lakh per annum.

Top colleges in India

Geek Mentors, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune

NIIT.

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