Novelty and innovation drives the modern world. ‘New is always better’ often holds true here, especially with respect to the groundbreaking advancements we witness.
The statement however is more physiological than we think.
Decades ago career professionals were limited to doctors, engineers, lawyers and those in government jobs, which has expanded to numerous science, and commerce options. However, the most exciting part of this ‘transformation of careers’ is its future. What now, what next? Most sought after jobs today didn’t even exist five years ago, and what might exist 10 years down the line, is quite enthralling in itself.
However, as we dream on what might be there in our career journey in the future, let’s look at careers that are paving path for the transformation.
Top 24 new-age career Options
Many multinationals employ ethical hackers to protect the organization’s sensitive, and confidential information. While business today is going digital, and limitless access to anyone who wishes harm, more data guardians need to hold the fort, or you know, a server.
Flipkart, and Amazon have changed the way we shop. E- retailers are in high demand to use their knowledge of the market and make an already happy shopping experience, happier.
Nobody likes to read text these days, everyone likes a crisp, straight in face information, that pleases the eye. No wonder, graphic designers are the next big thing in communication.
In a sister field to graphic designing, creative writers develop content that connects, engages and holds the reader’s attention.
App developers use programming to create softwares that match client’s requirements and simplify functioning of their businesses.
Memories last a lifetime through photographs. With weddings going larger than life itself, why shouldn’t the pictures?
A social media post is all it takes, to make or break the situation for a new venture. Reviewers review products and services, offered by different ventures, which may range across food, gadgets, travel and more.
A blogger develops blog posts that connects with the audience. They are usually a medium of self-expression, where the bloggers express their opinions, beliefs, and understanding, but some write for organizations as well, where they detail about the business, and its offerings.
9- Social Media Management:
One of the basic principles of marketing is “jo dikhta hai, wo bikta hai”, social media managers build on this, and brand your products in the virtual space, because when the world is online, why shouldn’t your business be?
10- Fashion Styling and Personal Shopping:
Fashion stylists and personal shoppers, do two things – they assess a client’s style, and then go on a shopping spree to find clothes, and accessories that will look good on them. Let’s talk Prada, people!
11- Image Consulting:
It has always been a human need to understand what we look like to other people, and how we can refine ourselves to be better individuals. Image consultants do just the job. They work with people on confidence building, grooming, body language, and communication, on an intrinsic level, so that their outer self is much more confident.
12- Dance Therapy:
Dance helps release endorphins, and what do endorphins do? They make you happy! Dance therapists use the combined vibes of music, dance and exercise to take care of your stressful daily affairs.
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Marine scientists and Oceanographers study the complex relationships in the hydrological cycle, and also examine the underwater ecosystem. They study climate change, and the impact it can has on oceans, in detail, and suggest measures for prevention, and control.
14- Wildlife Conservation:
Wildlife conservationists work in the natural habitat of the wildlife they seek to conserve, and often protect, maintain, and enhance it. They also study the causes for extinction of certain species, and design campaigns and strive to protect those, on the verge of extinction.
15- Wine Tasting:
Sommeliers taste wine, and get paid for it. (Dream Job alert!). They advise restaurants on various wine and food combinations and possess deep and comprehensive knowledge on wine. They often curate menus for cafes and restaurants, and travel far and wide, in search of exquisite wines.
16- Pet Grooming:
Thought fashion, styling and manicures & pedicures were just limited to humans, think otherwise. Pets today, too are given luxury treatments, and thus groomers. Pet grooming is a big fad in the west, and is fast picking up pace in India, as well.
YouTubers believe in doing it yourself, and create YouTube channels and video blogs to build subscribers overtime. They publish unique content that connects with the audience, and may range from documentaries, music videos, web series, music covers, cooking, fashion, and more.
18- StandUp Comedy:
With the Indian television industry moving on from the typical saas-bahu sagas, and exploring other genres of entertainment, the demand of stand-up comedians is sure to rise. Moreover the culture of live comedy shows, and online videos is on the rise as well. Who doesn’t like a good laugh, eh?
19- Spa Management:
They say a good spa treatment is a therapy. Ever wondered how do spa companies get so many trained professionals? Let’s talk about a relaxing career, shall we?
20- Public Health Entomology:
Entomology is the study of insects and their ecosystem. A career in public heath entomology will entail research on their effects on human health. Preventing epidemics, one at a time.
21- Habitat Policy & Practice:
Habitat policymakers and practitioners focus on habitats inhabited by various species and focus on rights, social composition and activities of the inhabitants. Their field is one driven by research, fool-proof planning, and effective execution.
A fusion of optical tech and electronics, the field focuses on properties of light and how it can be best put to benefit. Owing to the field’s super specialized nature, photonics specialists are in demand internationally. Professionals/ researchers in the domain of photonics often apply light to various domains such as medicine, and surgery, and industry, research, and even agriculture, and energy.
23- Flavour Chemistry:
Flavour chemists make good food better. Imagine a dark chocolate hazelnut gelato with strawberry mascarpone cream. Drooling already? They undertake extensive education in food, and work with restaurants, pharmaceutical companies, and food manufacturing giants, to effect aesthetics, smells, taste, and shelf life of food.
Gerontologists study the social, physical, mental and physiological effects of growing old. Gerontologists find their demand in research, and in specialized health care. They extensively work in old age homes, senior citizen facilities, and in hospitals, and nursing homes, to take care of the elderly.
Amongst the huge pool of people in conventional career fields, only some stand out. They are the ones daring to dream, following their heart and pursuing new age careers. You start too.