The world we inhabit is in a state of continual change and evolution. Seasons, governments, fashion, technology, nothing is constant. So, why should Careers be any different?
The way a new technology renders our older devices obsolete, changing times often lead to the need for newer professions, sometimes even displacing well-established careers. The career landscape today is a drastically different one from our parents’ generation, and is sure to be distinct from one that would exist 20 years from now.
The world of careers brims with fresh ideas and new surprises, and careers often witness rises and falls in their popularity over time. In this way, popularity trends can give us great insights into the future of careers and the job market.
To uncover these trends, we analyse user search behaviour every month and bring to you our monthly career popularity series.
Now, with the third month of 2019 now over, it’ll be quite exciting to what the world of careers holds for us in the new year. Are you curious to know which careers were at the forefront of popularity? Let’s take a look at the most popular careers in India in March 2019:
10. Animation and Graphics
February ’19 Rank: #10
Paving the way for the unconventional, Animation & Graphics provide a fertile ground for innovative minds looking to express their creativity through the digital medium. With career options like UI/UX Design, Web Design, Graphics, Cartooning under its purview, this field has some of the most “sought-after” careers with the digital revolution of the century. We can surely put our bets on this one to stay put at the top in the upcoming months and years.
Read more about it here: Careers in Animation & Graphics
Recommended Read:What You Didn’t Know About a Career in UI/UX Design in India
9. Social Sciences and Humanities
In a surprising (and refreshing) turn of events, the humanities are not the dark horse of the world of careers anymore. Social Sciences & Humanities had invariably stayed a part of this list in the past few months, just dropping out in January. This only goes to show that they are quickly gaining respect and popularity as rewarding career options amongst students. The indispensability of the social sciences to the country’s machinery make them ones to watch out for.
Read more about it here: Careers in Social Sciences and Humanities
Recommended Read: The Dawn of Humanities: Has Social Sciences Finally Got the Top Spot?
8. Computer Application & IT
February ’19 Rank: #7
Computer Application & IT has cemented its position on this list for many months in a row. While it is not at the top any more (#1 for 3 months in a row), it is still a popular option in India, attested by its presence on the list. Looking at the surge of cool apps and software to accomplish just about anything a human being ever set their mind to, it is not difficult to imagine its popularity. Anyone with command over programming languages and a flair for tech can look forward to a promising career in this field.
Read more about it here: Career in Computer Application & IT
7. Ethical Hacking
February ’19 Rank: #5
A consistent presence in the top 10 in 2018, Ethical Hacking has proved that it is here to stay. Aided by the hype generated by media and popular culture, Ethical Hacking is the “new-age” career making strides in the technology space. Not just a career for computer geeks anymore, it allows one to put their logic and coding skills to full use.
Read more about it here: Ethical Hacking as a Career in India
Recommended Read: 5 Things to Do to Start your Career in Ethical Hacking!
It all starts with a business idea but has the potential to take the world by a storm. You don’t have to look farther than Amazon, Uber or Swiggy to know the power that entrepreneurs, their ideas and their acumen hold in today’s world. It is not surprising to see that Entrepreneurship as a career is catching hold of our youngsters’ attention, well-documented by its appearance in the list of popular careers. All those seeking to transform the world with their ideas should give Entrepreneurship a go!
5. Hotel Management
A global industry forging ahead at full speed, Hotel Management represents all the best things the hospitality industry has to offer. From hotels and resorts to casinos and cruise liners, Hotel Management professionals can take on many roles and earn many different feathers for their caps. It is thus not a stretch to claim that it is fast attaining the top positions of popularity amongst India’s youth. Now a part of the popular careers leaderboard, we can only predict good things for Hotel Management in the months to come.
Read more about it here: Careers in Hotel Management
February ’19 Rank: #1
Engineering had stayed a consistent front-runner and a tough contender for a spot on the list in 2018, and now it is at the top in 2019 too. Although portrayed as a relatively predictable field, Engineering today is offering students the opportunity to revolutionise the way we live our lives every day with new and groundbreaking advances in technology, from Robotics to Artificial Intelligence.
Read more about it here: Careers in Engineering
Recommended Read: Welcome to the Future: 9 Emerging Careers for Science Students
3. Media and Communication
February ’19 Rank: #2
The continued rise of Media & Communication in 2019 is a pleasant and exciting surprise. It proves that nothing is fixed in the world of careers, and we can’t rely on traditional notions anymore. It also shows us that modern students are moving away from the tried-and-tested career domains of the previous generations, and are increasingly venturing into more and more thrilling and bold careers. This domain is allowing the thrill-seeking generation to hunt for new things, and make their voices be heard at the same time.
Read more about it here: Careers in Media & Communication
Recommended Read: Mass Communication Vs. Journalism: Are they the Same or Different?
February ’19 Rank: #4
The perfect career for all those who prefer conveying their thoughts and ideas through the visual medium, Design has taken the world of careers by storm. With an abundance of options to explore, like Graphics, Interiors, Fashion, Product, Automobiles, Furniture, Jewellery, etc., it offers a medium for those with creativity to spare. So, it is not surprising to see Design being a consistent presence on this list in 2019.
Read more about it here: Careers in Design
Recommended Read: Sky Is The Limit: 11 Careers For The Love Of Design
February ’19 Rank: #3
A consistent front-runner on this list for multiple months in a row, Management is showing that it is here to stay! It serves to prove that it is still the go-to choice for almost everyone aiming to climb the rungs of the corporate ladder. A close second to Engineering amongst the career options standing the test of time, it is fast attaining a fresh new perspective with the boom of startups and budding entrepreneurs in the country.
Read more about it here: Careers in Management
Recommended Read: 6 Upcoming MBA Specialisations and Where They Can Take You
So, although the traditional careers are holding their ground, the non-conventional careers are rapidly creating a space for themselves. Be it the domain of science, commerce or humanities, students are not letting themselves be restricted by the bounds of tested waters.
Keep checking this space for fresh round-ups every month!
Disclaimer: Popularity of careers is based on searches (and page-views) on www.mindler.com, and may or may not reflect the broader sentiment. Mindler’s Career Library has exhaustive information on hundreds of career options. Visit the Mindler Career Library>>
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