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 year drawing to a close, it’ll be quite exciting to see how 2018 fared in the world of careers. 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 2018:
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 2018.
Read more about it here: Careers in Design
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There are some careers that are deeply rooted in a country’s mechanism and culture, and are likely to stay put even with the passage of time and changes in trends. Defense is one such field. Invoking a spirit of patriotism and zeal to create an impact, careers in Defense are not for the faint of heart. Be it the Army, Navy or the Air Force, being a part of the defense forces will allow you to fight for your country and gain prestige and respect while you’re at it. A well-established career option probably since the dawn of civilisation, it made strides on this list too in 2018.
Read more about it here: Careers in Defense
Engineering has stayed a consistent front-runner and a tough contender for a spot on the list in 2018. 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
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7. Media and Communication
The rise of Media & Communication in 2018 (and 2017) is surprising and exciting at the same time. 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
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A consistent front-runner on this list for multiple months in a row, Management in 2018 showed 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
5. Mathematics & Statistics
While those with a fear of numbers prefer to stay at least a 100 miles away from this field, both Maths and Statistics are extremely lucrative career options for those with a genuine love for them. Not just careers for math geeks anymore, they have surpassed Engineering and other contenders to make it to the absolute top of the list. Both these fields are regaining popularity amongst students with advances in fields of data science and big data. Not just this, they hold wider applications in virtually all fields, and thus can prove to be a stepping stone to a considerable number of careers and professional opportunities.
Read more about it here: Careers in Maths and Statistics
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4. Allied Medicine
This field’s presence on the list in 2018 is a testament to the increasing acceptance and willingness of PCB students to look beyond the time-honoured career of medicine. Allied Medicine provides biology students with the opportunity to work in healthcare and support, all the while assisting medical practitioners in their work of contributing to people’s well-being.
Read more about it here: Careers in Allied Medicine
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3. Ethical Hacking
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
2. Animation and Graphics
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
1. Computer Application & IT
Computer Application & IT has cemented its position on this list for many months in a row, and now it is at the top in 2018 overall. 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
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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