|l you are having a lot of options if you want to
continue your studies then you can for post graduation and if you are
looking for some short term professional courses or job then here is a
good article for you
Career After Graduation
Completion of Graduation is a watershed in oneís career. From here
a general graduate (Arts/Sciences/Commerce) can choose any of the
career options available to him. There are many government jobs open to
graduates like in Railways, Public sector Banks, Defense, Police and
Civil administration. However more lucrative scopes are available in
private sector in terms of remuneration and other facilities in the
face of liberalization and globalization.
As there are many career options available to a graduate, he may
have some confusion to choose the right one. This page can guide him to
choose a right career path.
Sales and Marketing
Growing consumerism has thrown up a lot of opportunities in sales
and marketing. Graduates can directly join as sales and marketing
executives in several companies be it food and beverage, manufacturing,
IT or other service providers. With the development of e-commerce
telemarketing is also a good option. Here earning is very lucrative
which includes salary, allowance and also commissions.
MBA is the most promising career option after graduation. It
throws up jobs in the fields of finance, personnel management,
sales-marketing and international business. Graduates have to qualify
entrance test like CAT/XAT/MAT/FMS/IIFT/SNAP conducted by the concerned
institutes. Remuneration of management graduates ranges from Rs 25,000
to Rs 1 lac per month or even more depending upon qualification and
CS/ CA/ CFA/CWA
After graduation one can enter into professional courses like CS/
CA/ CFA/CWA. Such courses are offered by several institutes in India.
After completion of courses one can work in public and private sectors
bank, industries, MNCs, corporate houses, media houses and with many
more organizations. These professional are highly required in the cut
throat competitive economy thus their remuneration is very high. After
some year of experience one can also start consultancy in this field.
Computer Courses: MCA/Animation/Web Design
IT revolution has opened up several job opportunities. Here one
can work as computer operator, programmer, software professional,
animator and web designer. Courses relating to such areas are offered
by several universities and private institutes. Rather than joining any
companies one can also work as independent service provider.
Remuneration here generally varies between Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 per
Mass Communication And Journalism/Advertising
Proliferation of media houses has opened up many opportunities for
graduates who opt for Masscom and Journalism. One can work as
correspondent, reporter, anchor, columnist and radio jockey in
print/electronics/web media houses. Advertising is also a promising
career option to graduates. Courses in Masscom/Journalism/Advertising
are offered by several universities and private institutes. Besides
there are also distance learning programmes. Earning in this sector is
highly lucrative which generally ranges from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 per
Hotel Management is a favoured career option in India. Graduates
can do Post Graduate/Diploma courses in hotel management offered by
public and private institutes. After such qualification they can join
catering services of hotels, restaurants, airlines, shipping companies,
railways, clubs, offices and many more. The average pay packages here
lies between Rs 15,000 to Rs 50,000 per months.
Travel and Tourism
Travel and tourism offer multiple career options to graduates. To
enter this sector all they need is a course in tourism
management/development offered by several public and private
institutes. They can join tour and travel companies, tour agencies,
airlines and hotels. Besides they can also work as independent tour
guide and travel agents. Remuneration here depends upon quality of
services and customer satisfaction.
Civil Aviation: Air Hostess/ Commercial Pilot
Career in civil aviation is quite promising which requires
professional training for Air Hostess and Commercial Pilot. Only
science graduates can be enrolled into commercial pilot training
whereas air hostess training is open to all graduates. After training
jobs in public and private airlines are open to them. Remuneration
varies here which ranges between Rs 25,000 to 2 lacs per month
depending upon nature of job and kind of employers.
Proliferation of developmental agencies and NGOs has made social
work a promising and remunerative career option for graduates. They can
be enrolled into this course which is offered by several universities
and private institutes. Several developmental agencies and NGOs
including international one are waiting these professional with
lucrative pay packages. Besides, there are ample self-employment
opportunities available in social work.
Graduates also can start their career as a legal professional.
After completion of LLB/LLM courses they can work as lawyer or legal
consultants. They also can join judicial services by qualifying
competitive exams conducted by public service commissions. They can
also work independently as a consultant in legal matter. Here
remuneration is quite lucrative after having some purposeful
Banking & Finance
career options in banking are abundant as it is one of the fastest growing services in India.
Banking and Finance offers graduates jobs in public and private sector
banks, insurance companies and stock exchanges. The awaiting jobs for
graduates in this sector includes Probationary Officer, Clerk,
Accountant, Auditor, Development Officer, insurance agent and stock
brokers. Through competitive exams one can enter into bankís jobs. For
insurance and capital markets one has to complete (NCFM) course offered
by NSE. Generally remuneration here is something between Rs 8,000 to Rs
30,000 per month which may varies depending on the kind of jobs, nature
employer, qualification and experiences.
With the information revolution Library Science is now emerging as
a promising career option for graduates. They have to go for a
degree/diploma courses in Library Science. After that they can join
public or private library, museum, art galleries and publishing and
media houses. Generally Library Scientistsí pay packages ranges form Rs
10,000 to Rs 25,000 per month which may varies at times.
Teaching is a prestigious and remunerative career option.
Graduates require going for a Teacherís Training/B.Ed programme after
graduation. After this they can join government and privates schools of
various levels. For teaching in collages/universities one has to
complete post-graduation along with NET. Besides, a teacher can teaches
in private tutorials and coaching institutes. He can start his own
coaching institute. Remuneration of teachers varies from Rs 8,000 to Rs
20,000 per month which may vary under different conditions.
Defense and Police Jobs/ Civil Services/ Forest Services/Railways Jobs
Graduates can enter into defense jobs through CDS exam conducted
by UPSC. They also can compete for various paramilitary/police services
jobs for which exams are conducted by SSC of central and state
governments. For graduates another promising career option is Civil
/Forest /Economic services. These exams are conducted by UPSC. Indian
Railways also opens up various non-technical jobs for graduates like
TTI, Goods Guards and Station Master for which aspirants have to
qualify the competitive exams conducted by the concerned railway boards.
Film and TV: Acting/Production/Direction
Film and TV career has all the money, name and fame and celebrity
status. After having a degree/diploma courses in
cinematography/choreography/photography one can join film studio,
production houses and advertising agencies. One can also start his
career as independent producer, director, editors, cameramen, soundmen,
lighting crews, assistants and so on. One also can be a
lyricists/playback singer/music composer if he has some inborn quality
along with proper training. In terms of status and remuneration sky is
the only limit in this field.
Fabulous earning and instant popularity are the main features of
modeling career. Graduates can take up this career after having some
basic training. Most importantly one should have natural physical
attributes to be a good model. Models can get opportunities in
advertising agencies, showrooms, production and media houses. Besides
they can enter into music albums, TV programmes and even into Bollywood.
Graduates also can start their career in designing as a
Garment/Jewellery/Foot Wear/Interior designer. All they need is to do a
professional course in the concerned subjects form any of the
institutes. After that they can work with some organisation or start
their own venture. Here remuneration depends upon the popularity of the
concerned person and his/her innovation.
Graduates can start their career in the field of Hair Style/Beauty
Therapy/Massage/Make-up/Herbal Beauty Care specialists. All they need
to do some basic training in the concerned field. After that they can
join beauty parlor, fashion and advertising houses, film and TV
industry, cosmetic industry, health and fitness clubs. Besides they can
start their own beauty parlor/salon/massage centre/health or fitness
club. Earning here depends upon personal quality and innovation.
Medical Transcription is basically an outsourced job form foreign
countries. Graduates require a short duration training to start a
career in medical transcription. Besides this they should good hearing
ability and knowledge about foreign phonetics. Remuneration in this
field ranges form Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000 per month depending upon
Content/Technical Content Writing
Graduates can directly apply for content writing jobs available in
travel agencies, media and publishing houses. For technical content
writing jobs they need some training which is of 3-6 months duration.
Generally pay packages of Content/Technical content writers varies
between Rs 8,000 to Rs 35,000 per months.
BPO/KPO provides numerous job opportunities to graduates. All they
need is to do some short duration training. Those who have excellent
communication skill in English need not require this training. BPO/KPO
jobs are easily available in metro city and other major cities in
India. Remuneration normally ranges between Rs 8,000 to Rs 30,000 per
month depending upon personal quality and experiences.
Self employment is the best option available to a graduate. All he
needs is some initial capital investment and the killer instinct of an
entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship provides the widest opportunities to
excel in career. Earnings in self-employment canít be estimated because
it can be anything between 0 to last natural number. Most importantly
one can work at his will and convenience.