6 Best Global Cities to Work & Reside: Cities Millennials Should Take Note of – Part I

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Global cities are a result of the swift amalgamation of world economies and the rise of the global consumer class. Alternately, the boom of millennials within the workforce has given a shot in the arm to this overall concept of global cities.

Some cities are of vital economic significance in their countries and then there are cities which serve as an important nodule within the overall international financial system.

The term Global City was first coined by Dutch-American sociologist Sasika Sassen, in her seminal work, The Global City: Introducing a Concept.  Sassen emphasises that cities are major nodes in the interrelated systems of money and information, and the wealth they generate or accumulate closely related to the specialised businesses enable those flows, for example, financial institutions, accounting firms, consulting firms, law firms, and media organisations.

Today, roughly three decades down the line, the term Global City has become symbolic of places that offer the best economic, social and cultural climate to businesspersons and professionals (especially millennials and single professionals) for working or carrying out business and trade.

Globally integrated cities have a strong effect on economic and human development. They offer flourishing environs that attract the best talent across the world.

Here are the six best global cities in this world to work and live that I would love to visit at least once:

#1. London, UK

London has successfully placed itself at the number one position in the list of Global Cities to work and live for. In 2016, the city was ranked top in a survey named Top Global Cities of today, conducted by A.T. Kearney, trailed by its counterpart New York. The capital of England, London happens to dawn multiple hats—as the financial, educational, transport and even the cultural hub of Europe.

While all of London’s airport (including Heathrow) terminals, see more than 100,000 flights landing per month, reports suggest over the next one decade; the coloured Asian minority ethnic group will account for nearly 80 percent of its working millennials’ population.

London is already home to 33 percent of European HQs of Global Fortune 500 companies; it is also the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.

The city generates 20% of UK’s GDP and is always fighting it out for the top spot with New York when it comes to being the most significant locale for international finance. Even if we choose to ignore the city’s economic and cultural background, today, its current face, its slick transport system, advanced educational and healthcare facilities, the ease-of-doing business makes it one of the three triumvirates—along with New York and Paris.

However, sustainability is again a fundamental challenge that the city faces in the wake of growing modernization and industrialization.

#2. New York, USA

Several research reports confirm the fact that by far, New York is the best place rather the best global city in the world to work and live (preceded by London recently). Of course, provided that it pays well. New York, happens to be one of the biggest modern hubs of the global economy.

The city is one of the largest urban hubs of the international economy and hence has been characterised as Alpha ++ world city. Wall Street located in Lower Manhattan is the leading financial centre and is home to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the world’s largest stock exchange in terms total market capitalisation of its listed companies.

New York’s economic might can be gauged from the fact that the city is home to a maximum number of world’s billionaires. Several organisations including 45 Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in New York City. On the other hand, industries such as information technology, software development, advertising, education (home to Ivy League University), fashion, new media are booming, accounting for an increased number of jobs for millennials.

#3. Paris, France

Paris has a particular place in people’s imaginations. One of the first global cities, its charisma has attracted the world’s brightest minds for centuries, from artists and émigrés to writers and entrepreneurs to political leaders. Fashion and Epicureanism still make up for its moniker style; but as the real city dropped out far its historic core, diversifying and adapting, the Paris of the imagination became somewhat fixed. Reconnecting the two cities will be an essential part of realising the potential for Paris to thrive in future.

Economically, it is growing stronger with each passing day, with Paris Region registering one of the highest GDPs in the world, (to the tune of $US845 billion). The Region headquarters 30 of the Fortune Global 500 companies and is the third most popular tourist destination after London and Bangkok.

In spite being a hub for high-tech manufacturing and high-value-added service industries, Paris is rated as the second most “green” city in Europe, right after Berlin. The City of Lights is close on the heels of London and New York regarding the economic importance, ease of doing business and of course, one of the best global cities to work and live.

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More Jobs for Senior Management Professionals in 2017: Survey Reveals

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A latest survey on working professionals, conducted by a leading job portal, revealed senior professionals with 20+ years’ of experience will be in high demand among employers this year.

Nilanjan Roy, head of strategy, Times Business Solutions, said that while overall job creation might still remain a challenge, certain sectors will open up positions for senior professionals this year. These include infrastructure, manufacturing, and technology which is likely to boost demand for top professionals since they received a boost from the Union Budget 2017.

Roy went on to add, most of the jobs currently available range between INR 12000 to INR 15000, especially at retail or at call center level. There is a scarcity of well-paid jobs for highly-skilled young engineers who are entering the workforce every year. This percentage of the population needs to be employed, not only to commensurate their skills but also for India to become a true knowledge economy.

Key Takeaways from the report

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The key takeaways from the report are explained below:

#1. Demand of senior professionals up by 17%

The first takeaway is the demand for senior professionals and individual in the managerial position is much higher than that of mid-level employees. Sectors include law and legal services, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products. Among all the metros, the demand for senior professionals increased the maximum in Bengaluru.

On the other hand, demand for fresh graduates dropped by 10% and practitioners with around two plus years of experience has seen a drop in 7% drop in the last three months.

#2. Legal and law top hiring sector

The legal and law happened to be the top industry in terms of hiring. The demand for working professionals in this domain has increased by nearly 20%. Needless to say there has been an enormous talent demand for experienced legal professionals.

#3. Pharma, biotech and petrochemical professionals also in demand

The next major takeaway happens to be the increased demand for professionals in the domain of pharma and biotech. This segment witnessed a huge demand of 24%. On the other hand, petrochemicals and, oil and gas sector also saw a substantial demand for experienced professionals.

#4. Bengaluru witnessed huge demand for talent pool

Among all the major Indian metros, the city of Bengaluru has experienced a huge demand for professionals not only from the fields mentioned above but also from sectors like IT and ITeS. This was followed by Chandigarh and a surprise entry of Arunachal Pradesh recording a substantial demand for talent pool.

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Source – EconomicTimes

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Ask these 5 Questions before Accepting a Contract Position

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Largely, contracting can be an excellent opportunity to track your career fast, land your next job, and give yourself a bit of a salary raise. When job seekers start a new contract position, it typically amazes them how quickly process moves.

But you do not need to run that fast at least not without asking these important questions first.

What to know about contract jobs?

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1. How long is the contract? (Time frame)

It is imperative to know how long you will be working on this contract. It will help you plan your career ahead like – when you need to start contemplating about the next steps to converting full-time or the next contract.

Typically, the contract lengths run anything from a month (4 weeks) all the way to – well, forever.

2. Am I going to be hired as a W-2 employee?

W-2 employee is the United States hiring terminology, which means a permanent employee. The major different between W-2 employee and contractor come down to taxes. When you are hired as the contractor (1099), you will get full pay without any tax deductions. However, you will be accountable for paying your own taxes.

On the other hand as W-2 employee, you will receive the paychecks with tax withholding already taken, and in January you will receive the IRS W-2 of the following year from the particular employer.

3. Is the project already secured by the employer?

Sometimes organisations start interviewing the candidates for contract position before the project is guaranteed. It is important to know because you do not want to turn down the other opportunities or job offers for the “job” that technically does not exist yet.

A word of advice – The best way to inquire is simply by asking, “If I accept this offer, how soon can I start”?

4. What happens when the contract ends?

Again it is crucial to understand what your options are. Some companies convert the contract professionals into full-time employee (although it does not happen often). In another scenario, staffing companies have other projects they will have requirements for. And it is good to know if you might qualify for those.

A word of advice – If you have an IT background then it is beneficial to use the technological staffing firm. The reason is such companies have a great majority of clients. Therefore, when you are completed with the current contract, you increase your chances of landing another swiftly with marginal downtime.

5. What is the likely time-frame of converting temp-to-hire?

This question does not apply to every contract position. If you are applying specifically for the contract-to-hire position, it is an excellent idea to have an understanding when you might be switching to full-time status. This keeps both you and your prospective employer on the same page. Typically, the timeline is between 3 months and 6 months.

A word of advice – If you find yourself in the 8 months while working as a contractor and there is no talk of conversion. It is a good idea to revisit the conversation with your hiring manager and get a clear picture.

For the first-timer, a contract position can look challenging. However, do not let that stop you from asking the essential questions and considering the opportunity before coming to a decision. If you are uncertain essentials mentioned above can take some uncertainty out of the equation and help you decide the better.

 

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Modi’s Demonetization Move Created 5 New Job Roles

New Job Profiles

As the country takes baby steps towards a black money free economy, cashless is the first actual step to realise it.  With a big push from the Modi government’s demonetisation move, several new job roles are being created. A gamut of new job profiles and employment opportunities are being created that white-collar professionals can easily vouch for growth in the years to follow. Let’s take a quick look at some of the major new job profiles that job seekers can choose from.

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#1. Digital Security Architect

Growing digitisation and use of data for decision-making increase risk of hacking and fraud manifold. The major drive towards a cashless economy has spurred a demand for professionals/new job profiles like digital security architects, who will be solely responsible for overlooking the various aspects of cyber and digital security.

In the words of Rishi Aurora, Managing Director, Financial Services at Accenture, “As digitisation goes up, security aspect will be crucial. There will be a huge demand for people who can make transactions and digital channels (mobile banking, Internet banking, wallet, etc.) secure”.

Even big companies like Yahoo and Sony have also faced cyber security attacks, thereby underscoring the need for devising a more robust security system. Experts are of the opinion that with digitisation, a lot of data breaches would be encountered in the future, as semi-literate people are slowly getting into the habit of digital payment system.

Startups will need new professionals such as digital security officers, just like their other counterparts. Indian startups are hardly into this and even a single breach can cost an entire company to shut down since digital wallets are still not strong enough.

Role: Understanding the complexities of business and risks involved; suggesting and implementing solutions in order to make systems more secure. It’s a combination of cyber security functions and forensics.

Skills required: A sound knowledge of security and a strong business knowledge to understand the complexity of transactions. Proficiency in high-level languages and ethical hacking are also required.

#2. Principal officer, Anti-Money Laundering

The demonetisation move has led to new risks such as misuse of the banking system for infusing black money and converting it into legitimate one, often leading to dubious transactions. Needless to say that it has a debilitating impact on both the customer and the bank. The bank’s reputation is of course at a risk because of such events taking place. This is where the principal officer of the anti-money laundering unit’s role becomes crucial.

Implementation of such personnel will enable them to detect abnormal transactions, irregularities and fraudulent practices that keep on taking place on and off, under seemingly bona fide transactions.

Role: Customer facing real-time detection of such incidents. Inward facing to keep a check if internal bank staff are collaborating with such fraudsters.

Skills required: Thorough understanding of the banking process, post-demonetization. Also regulatory and compliance knowledge.

#3. Bio-metrics, Regional Language Programmers

Bridging the literacy gap is one of the biggest challenges of demonetisation and digitisation of the economy. This will require a combination of bio-metrics, regional language programming and graphical UI design.

Companies such as Apple and others have managed to pull through these things have obtained sustainable competitive advantage. These skills aren’t easily available in the Indian market which is why it is quite a challenge for employers to find such professionals.

Role: To design, develop and implement programs in different languages. Candidates must keep themselves abreast about latest technologies in the domain.

Skills required: Sound knowledge of robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence is required in order to excel in the domain.

#4. Digital champions

The very name digital champion might sound real interesting. These professionals translate business language into digital language and when digital geeks come up with results they can connect that to the core business approach. In the words of Raghu Gullapalli, MD, products at Accenture, “There will be a huge demand for such people who can connect what technology provides with business solutions to create new opportunities for business”.

In businesses such as real estate, FMCG, airports and automobiles, three major challenges are looming—externally serving customers, internally leveraging digitisation across organisation to unlock efficiency and looking at digital technology to transform and disrupt digital models. Digital champions will play a crucial role in acting as a bridge between various solutions and business processes. Needless to say that it is one of the new job profiles that demonetization has opened up.

Role: to be able work with strategy team and digital leaders and help them translate new business requirements and at the same time working with digital geeks.

Skills required: Strong business acumen

#5. Digital CXOs

Digital CXOs are professionals who have a sound understanding of all sorts of digital trends and strategically think about unlocking the value of digitization. This category usually comprises key decision-making people such as chief digital architect and chief technology officer and others. In the words of Prince Augustin, executive vice president-group human capital and leadership development at Mahindra & Mahindra, “This is a new role that is evolving and coming into the limelight more with the transition to a digital economy.”

Experts are of the opinion that roles like chief marketing officer (CMOs) will be in high demand in the coming future. In-depth knowledge in analytics-based marketing will be the major requirement.

Role: To look and understand customer facing and product facing, and unlock the value chain. Also in order to ensure customer connect is made as effectual as possible. Ensuring product digitization for creating good customer experience. Overall, framing the digital architecture to provide satisfying customer experience.

Skills required: sound understanding of market dynamics, core business and customers.

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Source: Economic Times

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2017 Expected to Remain Challenging regarding Pay Hike

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After a challenging year amidst a lot of hullaballoo in the midst of global headwinds and the cash-crunch back home, the domestic job market is heading towards another gloomy year come 2017, experts opine. They say that employers are already in a ‘wait and watch’ mode which is indicative of a weak trend in pay hike.

As per the month-on-month analysis, hiring across industries witnessed a slow growth this year as compared to 2015 and actual salary increase was lower than the predicted figures of 20 percent on the higher side and a little above 10 percent on an average.

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The current government’s demonetisation moves and Donald Trump being elected as the President of the United States, are the two major factors that are likely to impact the job scenario in the coming year. Certain sectors are likely to be affected owing to the aspects as mentioned above.

According to Joseph Devasia, Managing Director of global executive recruitment firm Antal International India, sectors like retail, e-commerce and FMCG did well initially. However, there has been slack in the overall hiring activity in these areas after demonetisation including, reduced pay hike for employees.

Experts are of the opinion that the hiring outlook for India has received a significant blow post-demonetisation and segments like infrastructure, real estate, construction and high-end automobiles will be impacted in the long run.

Nevertheless, experts believe that right now demonetisation may seem like a dampener of sorts, but in the long term, it will eventually benefit the country and its youth by creating more formal jobs like never before.

In the words of Rituparna Chakraborty, EVP and Co-Founder, Team Lease Services, “A bold move which is pro formal jobs. Such moves also build the confidence of external investors to set up shop and contribute to the economy”.

On the other hand, sectors like fin-tech, digital payments and banks would be positively impacted by this move and would exponentially multiply their hiring projects.

Sambhav Rakyan, Data Services Practice Leader, Asia Pacific at Willis Towers Watson said that coming 2017, Indian employees could see even a single-digit hike in their salary for the first time since 2011.

Therefore, on the last note, it can be said that, overall, in the new year, the pay hike for professionals would be somewhat limited and also for job seekers it might not be the best year to consider switching jobs. It is better not to expect much from employers this year.

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Source: Economic Times

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Post-demonetization Fintech and Digital Wallet Companies scout for Talent

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While the entire nation is still struggling to come to terms with the post-demonetisation blues, payment and technology companies are geared up to hire new talent, to meet the unprecedented increase in digital payments.

Since the scrapping of high-denomination currency notes from 9th November 2016, organisations like Paytm, MobiKwik, Freecharge, PayU and other digital wallet companies have been on a hiring spree. These oorganisationshave been busy talent scouting for senior management positions such as product managers, business heads and function heads.

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Mrinal Sinha, chief operating officer, MobiKwik, said that they are ramping up the talent size to meet the increasing demand. MobiKwik is all set to expand its talent pool by hiring 100 engineers from campus placements and another 1000 to its sales force team. The company will be hiring mostly at the senior management level.

Most digital wallet and fintech companies are reaching out to merchants and helping them embrace the digital economy. Before ddemonetisation only 1% of the country’s merchant populace used digital payment method. But, post 9th November, the scenario has changed drastically, and this has opened up a tremendous opportunity for growth, especially for this kind of companies.

The challenge is, to what extent of the population the businesses can reach out to and how fast is it possible to achieve this feat. Over the past few weeks, billions of consumers across India have tried mobile wallets as a substitute for cash. Paytm, which has 160 million customers, plans to expand its customer base to 5 million merchants by the end of this financial year seeking to widen acceptance of its digital wallet.

Amit Sinha, senior vice president, Paytm said that they are currently on a lookout for talent across the country as they intend to build India’s largest payment ecosystem.

ItzCash, another major player in the digital wallet domain, also echoes the same idea. “If the overall business growth happens at 40-50per cent, we will have to grow our team at 10-20per cent,” said Bhavik Vasa, chief growth officer, ItzCash.

Search firms like, EMA Partners and RGF Executive Search stated that they have been receiving an increasing number of mandate from the digital wallet and fintech companies for mid-level and senior-level positions since demonetization.

K Sudarshan, managing partner, EMA Partners India, said that they are in talking terms with many fintech companies that are looking for product managers, product architect and engineers.

Needless to say that given the opportunity that demonetisation has opened up for the fintech companies, they are all set to leverage the power of the same, by ramping up talent across all verticals.

On the last note, it can be said that job seekers looking for sales jobs and engineering jobs currently, will find ample opportunities in the technology domain particularly Digital Wallet Companies. Similarly, employers should also brace up their recruitment strategies now, to tap the best possible talent.

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Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs

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4 Unconventional Careers that Pay Really Well

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When it comes to work, money is obviously a big deal. However, for some, the usual 9-5 job is not really worth and such individuals often tend to opt for some uncommon career choices. While in most cases we are under the impression that uncommon or offbeat careers are not well paying, but it is not so. Certain offbeat careers do offer some great choices and the professionals also make a lot of money. Yes, even uncommon professions do pay well.

Let’s take a look at some of the uncommon/offbeat careers where you can choose to make a lot of money.

#1. Wildlife Photographer/Wildlife Conservationist

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If you enjoy photography and have a penchant for the wildlife, becoming a wildlife photographer can be a good idea. Considered one of the most challenging forms of photography, a professional wildlife photographer has to have good craft skills. While no formal qualifications are required, but one must have the urge to travel and a passion for wild animals. Such professionals can choose to work for travel and environment magazines such as National Geographic or simply be self-employed. Depending upon their popularity and projects worked upon, they can earn anywhere between INR 60K to INR 1.25 lakhs per month.

On the other hand, becoming a wildlife conservationist is a truly uncommon profession. This can turn out to be a great career option for individuals who are conscious and concerned about ecological balance. Individuals need to pursue a degree in either ecology or wildlife biology. Those who are looking for more advanced positions might opt for a master’s degree. A wildlife conservationist protects and manages various environments such as forests and grasslands to ensure that they are safe for the plants and animals of the region. They are usually employed by governments. Such professionals can earn anywhere between INR 50K to INR 70K per month. Those who are looking to opt for uncommon/offbeat careers, can choose to beocme a wildlife conservationist.

Annual Salary: INR 5 lakhs – INR 12 lakhs per annum

#2. Travel Professionals/Travel Bloggers

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Sumitra Senapaty: Founder, WOWClub

Do you enjoy travelling and penning your experiences? How about turning your passion into your profession and becoming a full-time travel blogger? Sounds exciting? Isn’t it? Well, since the tourism and hospitality industry has recorded a boom, travel blogging as a profession has also emerged considerably. What you do is, simply get paid for travelling and writing about a particular place. And if you have been able to strike a chord with your readers—you have bagged a deal. Once you have established a name for yourself, you can easily get to write for leading Indian dailies and travel magazines. And at times, icing on the cake can be, you get invited to a travel bloggers’ meet in New Zealand!

On the flipside, it might take some time to get recognition and establish yourself as competition is very tough in the domain. But, once done life can become a roller-coaster ride. Some well-known Indian travel bloggers/writers include Siddhartha Joshi (The Wanderer), Lakshmi Sharath (www.lakshmisharath.com) and Shivya Nath (The Shooting Star).

Now, becoming a travel professional or an entrepreneur can also be a good idea as you not only get to travel yourself, but also make others travel and of course make a lot of money. Travel groups like Women on Wanderlust, (founder, Sumitra Senapaty) and Wonderful World (founder, Shibani) conduct travels across the globe.

While remunerations can range anywhere between INR 1 lakh to INR 1.5 lakh per month, depending upon the popularity, travel professionals do make a decent living.

Annual Salary: INR 5 lakhs to INR 12 lakhs per annum

#3. Cicerones/Sommeliers

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Magandeep Singh: India’s first certified sommelier

Everyone gets high on wines, scotches and other alcoholic drinks. But sommeliers know the exact highs and lows of a pint of beer or a glass of wine. Wine tasting or beer tasting is a full-fledged service and demands great skills, along with sound knowledge of these kind of beverages.

While there are still no professional schools in India offering courses for aspiring sommeliers and cicerones, a degree or a diploma in hotel management can be a good idea. Some certificate courses can also be of help in this domain. However, if you want to specialize particularly in wine-tasting and beer-tasting courses, you have to consider moving abroad.

However, the profession of a sommelier is now being accepted in India, and Magandeep Singh happens to be India’s first internationally certified sommelier. Such professionals can end up earning a lump sum amount as their remunerations; that can go up to INR 1.5 lakhs per month.

Annual Salary: INR 5 lakhs to INR 14 lakhs

#4. Radio/Video/Disc Jockeys

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Nikhil Chinappa: One of India’s celebrity video jockeys

Do you excel in glib talking? Don’t think it’s demeaning, it’s actually a great skill and you can earn loads of money just by talking! Yes, that’s the basic job description for a radio jockey or RJ.

On the other hand, if you have a passion for music and love mixing various tunes, you can surely become a Disc Jockey. Similarly, the career option of a Video Jockey (VJ) is attractive.

Interestingly, these professions do not really require in professional degrees or qualifications; but one must be oozing with confidence to be able to perform such tasks with much ease. For VJs, looks do matter, however to some extent.

Remunerations of such professionals depend upon experience and popularity of the individual. RJs make roughly anywhere between INR 20–25K per month in the beginning. However, this can easily go up to INR 60–70K over time. On the other hand, for DJs and VJs pay packages are the most attractive part; a DJ can earn anywhere between INR 8K-10K per show (sometimes even day/night) and it can be around INR 15K per show as well. Depending upon the popularity earnings of a VJ can go up to INR 2.5 lakhs a month. Some well-known names in the domain include that of Cyrus Broacha and Nikhil Chinappa.

Annual Salary: INR 12 lakhs to INR 35 lakhs per annum

Apart from the above-mentioned professions, other offbeat professions that pay really well include voice-over-artists, surfers, greeting card writers, tea-tasters and ice-cream tasters.

Keep in mind that every career does offer opportunities to grow professionally, provided that you pursue it with full dedication. Moreover, with an ever-changing economy, it is quite obvious that more unconventional careers will open up in the near future. So, chase your passions, pursue your dreams and turn them into reality!

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6 Fastest Growing Careers in India

Fastest growing careers in India

The future: We plan it, we think constantly about it, we worry about it, we dream about it.

The future is always at the back of our minds, especially when it comes to our aims, aspirations and of course our profession. With a dynamically changing job market, these 6 fastest growing careers in India are making some noise with each passing day. Who would have thought of a profession like social media marketer or a community manager or even a marriage counsellor ten years ago? The focus is always on the future, and as some enterprises are on the emergence, jobs in those fields are there for the taking.

Fastest Growing Careers in India by 2020

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Let’s take a look at some of the fastest growing careers in India by 2020.

#1. Data Scientists

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A comparatively new term, coined barely a few years ago, data scientists are usually involved in data generation of a company and develop the all-important insights it needs to garner more business.

With companies across industries striving to bring their research and analysis departments up to a certain level of speed, there is a substantial demand for data scientists across industries. The demand is expected to grow substantially by 2020.

Qualifications: B.E./B.Tech, Bachelors in Statistics or Mathematics with data warehousing skills

Projected Increase by 2020: 35%

Annual Salary: 8-12 lakhs per annum

#2. Psychological Therapists/ Marriage Counsellors

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Who would have thought of professions like a psychological counsellor or a marriage counsellor even 10 years back?

But these days counselling is a full-time profession and these professionals do make a lot of money. With depression on the rise among urban Indians and marriages falling apart like pack of cards, people often resort to professional help these days.

Mental health counsellors work directly with the client and therapy most often involves talking to the patient and sometimes their families in order to cure mental illnesses or individuals facing problems in their relationships. Mental health counselling will emerge as one of the fastest growing careers in India by 2020.

Qualifications: BA/MA in Clinical Psychology/ Organizational Behaviour

Projected Increase by 2020: 36.3%

Annual Salary: up to 20 lakhs per annum

#3. Veterinarians

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Veterinarians are professionals who diagnose and treat animals for diseases. They work with animals providing, preventive, emergency and other medical care. They work with small animals, big animals or both, in setting as varied as individual practices, clinics, zoos and labs.

Experts are of the opinion that, there will be a high demand for veterinarians in the coming years.

Qualifications: Bachelors/Masters of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry; Bachelors of Fisheries Science

Projected Increase by 2020: 34%

Annual Salary: 3 – 6.5 lakhs per annum

#4. Interpreter and Translators

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In an age where geography is fast becoming history and the Internet is cutting across all sections of the society, English language seems to be losing its hold gradually. In such scenarios, the job of a translator or an interpreter is increasingly becoming a great career option for many. Interpretation and translators are two closely related linguistic disciplines. The only difference happens to be in the medium: the interpreter translates orally, while a translator interprets written text.

Employment opportunities are aplenty for interpreter and translators. Right from government organization to MNCs having their own chamber of commerce, such professionals can choose to work in various segments.

Qualifications: Degree/Diploma/Certificate courses in Foreign Languages

Projected Increase by 2020: 22%

Annual Salary: 3 – 8 lakhs per annum

#5. Physiotherapists/ Physical Therapists

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Considered as an allied health professional service, physiotherapy has a vast range of career options. These professionals help patients reduce pain and help restore mobility to a considerable extent. In many cases, they help recover patients even without expensive surgeries. Physiotherapists usually work directly with the client or may choose to open their own clinic.

It might come as a surprise, but professional physiotherapy is going to become one of the fastest growing careers in India by 2020 and beyond.

Qualifications: Bachelors/Masters of Physiotherapy from an accredited university

Projected Increase by 2020: 23%

Annual Salary: 2 – 8 lakhs per annum

#6. Biomedical Engineers

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Biomedical engineering is one of the emerging fields in the world today. Professionals in this field are pretty much in demand as they are responsible for designing systems and products such as artificial organs for the body.

Qualifications: B.E./ B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from an accredited university

Projected Increase by 2020: 22%

Annual Salary: INR 2 lakhs to INR 8.5 lakhs per annum

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