Pounding heartbeat, dry mouth, numb hands and a tensed mind. It is the mathematics exam next week, and all you wish for is to erase this subject from your life. You can’t even sleep because Maths is a nightmare for you.
Before you panic about your career, here are some careers options if you dislike mathematics :
Are creative thinking, global awareness, aesthetic sense (The knowledge of using the correct colors with correct fabrics, knowledge of the current fashion, etc.) – some of your key skills? If yes, then designing can be the right fit for you. Fashion design, interior design, accessory design, etc. are some of the domains that do not require any application of mathematics. Design is a field that allows you to be a part of one of the most happening and enriching industry. As a designer, you would be required to create designs using your creative skills and imagination, keeping in mind various needs and requirements of the client.
You can also get the opportunity to design for various big shows and famous models. Pursuing a course from one of the leading colleges and building your network in the glamour industry are necessary to feature yourself in big shows. Also, you can apply for various national as well as International competitions e.g. HOW International Design Awards, IDesign Awards, Fashion Fund (Vogue), India online fashion week (IOFW), etc. to feature yourself in the celebrity shows.
Some Top Institutes for Design: National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), National Institute of Design (NID), Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Symbiosis Institute of Design, etc.
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2. Animation and Graphics
Animation and graphic designers design and illustrate moving and static images for movies, TV shows, websites, computer games, etc. UI-Design, UX- Design, Cartoonist, and Web Design are some of the fields in Animation and Graphics. They use both traditional, hand-drawn and computer techniques create their designs. You will get the platform to express yourself freely.
Some Top Institutes for a Career in Animation & Graphics: National Institute of Design (NID), IIT (Mumbai, Guwahati, Kanpur), MIT Institute of Design (Pune) etc.
3. Media and Communication
Media and communication is a broad domain and it includes careers such as event management, wedding planning, RJ/VJ, editing, PR, journalism. To become an RJ/VJ, it is advised to pursue an additional diploma in Radio/Video Jockeying. There are also some professional crash courses in voice-overs and mixing that you may also take up. Short-term workshops in diction, creative thinking, etc. are also some of the options that can give you a head-start. During the voice-over courses, you will learn the art of speaking in different tones, and modulating the pitch of the voice, which are some of the most important skills required to be a successful RJ/VJ. AIR also holds auditions every three months for the post of an RJ, and if you are selected, you will get two months of training. If you perform well during the training, you might get the opportunity to work with AIR.
Some Top Institutes for Media and Communication: Delhi University, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Ashoka University, IP university etc.
4. Foreign Language Experts
This will require you to master a language, thus avoiding your number nightmares. You can also find work as a foreign language teacher/ Lecturer in schools and colleges. The demand for language translators is very high, especially for German and French. As a language translator, you will be required to convert text from one language to another, without losing the original context.
As a translator, you can work in conferences, especially if the audience or the speaker is from a non-English background. You can also work as a guide/escort interpreter and accompany people during their foreign visits. Various embassies employ translators; they translate the foreign language to the native language of the visitor and aid the communication between the visitor and the officer (at the embassy).
Some Top Institutes for Foreign Languages: Delhi University, Alliance Francaise De Delhi, Max Mueller
This is a profession for the writer in you. If you have a flair for writing and you want the world to read your expressions, you can explore becoming a blogger. You can write about anything and everything that you are passionate about. It is advised to select an area of your expertise and write accordingly.
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Are you good at putting forward your views? Are your analytical skills, verbal skills and emotional quotient high? If your answer is yes, then Law can be a perfect match for you. You will advise clients and help them in legal and business transactions, for example, to claim legal liability or to defend their lawsuit. They represent the client in courts and help to defend their views and interests. You can pursue masters in the area of your interest. Some of the specializations include business law, criminal law, intellectual property law, patent law, etc. As a lawyer, you will get the opportunity to work at law firms, corporate houses, litigation, etc.
Some Top Institutes for Law: National Law school of Indian University, Delhi University, National Law School, Gujarat National Law University, Nalsar University of Law, Jindal Global Law School, etc.
Recommended Read: Justice for All: What it Takes to Pursue Law as a Career
7. Hotel Management
With the increase in tourism and globalization, the demand for this field is on a rise. The field encompasses every one working in the hospitality sector, right from the house keeping to the top management. Good communication skills, reasoning & numerical aptitude, and a pleasing personality are some of the key traits required to be successful in your career in the field of Hotel Management.
As a hotel manager, your job profile will include promoting and marketing the business, interacting and handling customer needs, planning work for others at work, etc. The housekeeping department maintain a clean and comfortable environment. As an event organizer, you will be responsible for the conception and completion of the events. Events include festivals, conferences, festivals, promotions etc. You can also work as a fast food manager whose job is to ensure that the restaurant delivers high quality food, drinks and customer service.
Some Top Institutes for Hotel Management: Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi, Oberoi Step (New Delhi), ITC (Gurgaon), etc.
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8. Medicine and Allied Medicine
MBBS is not the only degree to fetch you the tag of a “Doctor”; there are others fields of medicine such as Homeopathy, Veterinary, and Ayurveda which are growing in demand. These fields have gained popularity recently, and they hold equal status as an MBBS degree. In case of Allied Medicine, there are fields like radiology, optometry, occupational therapist etc. They are not referred to as doctors, but they work with doctors and assist them in various fields according to their specializations. Apart from having a penchant for reading for long durations, you should be able to understand the patients, and be empathetic towards them.
Some Top Institutes for Medicine: AIIMS, Armed Force College, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, etc.
9. Social Work
Do you ever want to change the world? Do you want to reduce the hardships of people around you? What if you can turn your pro-social nature into a profession, and at the same time avoid studying Maths? You can choose your area of specialization from either adults or children. You would be required to counsel people and provide resources, care and support. You would also be involved in the budgetary and administration work. Social workers are employed in NGOs, hospitals, local authorities, health-care centers etc.
Some Top Institutes for Social Work: Delhi School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Punjab University, Christ University, Aligarh Muslim University, etc.
Recommended Read: Serving the People: Social Work as a Career in India
If you love interacting with people and enjoy solving their life and career problems, psychology is the field for you. In case you want to work with more severe and clinical patients, you can opt for clinical psychology. There are various other fields of psychology like Health psychology, social psychology, organizational behavior, sports psychology, etc.
Some Top Institutes for Psychology: Delhi University, Jamia Milia Islamia, Ambedkar University, TISS, Christ University, etc.
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