After giving their final board examinations, most students in our nation think of becoming an engineer, doctor, interior designer or fashion designer simply because these are respectable and high paying jobs allowing them to make something worthwhile of their lives.
But have you wondered that there are some equally well paying and respectable off beat career paths which are different from the regular ones but fun to do? Here are some of the top off beat career paths that you can pursue after Class 12 and make a living for yourself!
Ethical Hacking – If you are good at cracking passwords, like experimenting with codes and unlock locked systems easily then this off beat career is just for you. Several business houses hire ethical hackers to protect their data and for other security purposes. The salary for such a job is hefty and you will actually enjoy doing your job. If you have sound knowledge about coding in several programming languages then you must apply in institutes such as the Institute of Information Security or Indian School of Ethical Hacking.
Puppetry – Being an age-old form of entertainment, puppetry is considered to be an essential medium of education and is used by several schools too. The Mumbai University offers a certificate course in this subject while the Calcutta Puppet Theatre is also home to a brilliant academy. A completely offbeat career path, puppetry is sure to be more enjoyable to you than the viewers!
Spa Management – With the spa business booming more than ever, big spa houses are always in need of therapists and masseurs. There are great spa institutes such as the Orient Spa Academy or the Ananda Spa Institute which offer training to the students allowing them to make a career out of it. You can earn a good amount of money as a fresher and with experience your salary will only increase by leaps and bounds.
Flavour Chemist or Food Flavourist – Another great off beat career path, people who have a good knowledge of plant extracts, essential oils and aroma chemicals can become a flavour chemist or a food flavourist. Your job will require you to mix different ingredients to come up with a unique flavour which can be added to food to make it taste good. The Indian Institute of Hospitality and Management, Mumbai and SRM University: Department of Food Process Engineering, Ghaziabad are some of the best colleges that offer courses in relation to this field.
Tea tasting – Are you a tea lover? Do your taste buds quickly differentiate between good and bad quality tea? If the answer is yes, then becoming a tea sommelier is just the offbeat career path that you must choose. Your job will not only require you to taste tea but also help in branding, give sound advice to the manufacturers and use your knowledge of manufacturing and cultivation when needed. You can acquire all this from institutes such Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Birla Institute of Futuristic Studies or Assam Agricultural University which are amongst the top institutes in the country.
So pick one of these off beat career paths if you have what it takes to enter them and earn money while having fun at work!