Since the exam results are out, there is clearly a lot of anxiety in the air because the decisions you make now and the path you choose to follow, will impact your entire life.
But hey, the world has changed a great deal now and there is plenty of awesome careers out there, so each of you can find your true calling.
We listed out a few unconventional, out-of-the-box career options for you, so you can make a sound decision.
1. Dance Therapist
Dance therapy is a psychotherapeutic study of improving one’s emotional, mental, cognitive and physical growth through movements.
If dance is your love and helping people is something you want to do, this is the perfect career for you!
2. Pet Groomer
This is a dream job for every animal lover out there, and the demand for it is on the rise. You get to groom and take care of pets. People don’t have a lot of time these days to do it themselves so they look for professionals to make sure their pets look their best?
3. Personal Shopper
Did someone say SHOPPING?! Imagine getting paid to shop! Personal shoppers are like a stylist and shopper in one. You help clients pick out outfits for an occasion or give them a complete makeover!
A degree in fashion designing is certainly something that could help you in pursuing this.
4. Adventure Sports Instructor
Are you an adventure freak? Then this is the perfect career for you. Adventure sports instructors get to cover a lot of activities like skydiving, bungee jumping, river rafting, rock climbing etc.
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarakhand are a couple of institutes where you can get the training required to be an adventure sports instructor.
5. Dog Walker
Another one for the dog lovers! People who work long hours or are always traveling for work are always on the lookout for somebody who could walk their dogs. No special training is required and you could actually have a lot of fun doing this.
6. Party Planner
If you have the knack for organising a great party, then being a party planner is definitely your calling. You won’t believe it but a lot of people are ready to pay exorbitant amounts of money to someone who could plan the perfect party for them, especially people who care a lot about their social reputation.
7. Toy Designer
Does the child in you refuse to grow up? Do you regularly show off your prized collectibles? If that’s a yes, then being a toy designer could be the ideal profession for you. It’s fun and innovative.
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and Institute of Toy Making Technology, Kolkata are colleges where you could apply for this course.
8. Yoga Instructor
Imagine a job which keeps you physically fit and mentally at peace too? That’s like the perfect combination. You help other people in the process while taking care of yourself.
9. Spa Manager
Imagine if every day of your life could be spa day? Makes you wonder about it, doesn’t it? Well, being a spa manager is actually a thing and there are legit courses in spa therapy offered in our country.
A few of them are at VLCC and Orient Spa Academy, Jaipur.
Puppetry is a form of theatre which is performed by a person who controls the movements of inanimate objects. These puppets usually resemble human beings or animals.
Mumbai University is the first in India to introduce a course in Puppetry.
11. Tea Tasting
Indians and tea go hand-in-hand, and if you’re a tea connoisseur, then this career is absolutely the perfect fit for you. A tea taster not only tastes the tea but is trained enough to make the judgment about how to improve the taste and how the tea should be brewed.
You can check out various institutes which offer training in tea tasting here.
12. Body Part Model
Also known as parts models, these people are in high demand by companies who only want to showcase certain body parts like legs, hands, feet etc. to advertise their product.
13. Voice-Over Artist
If you have a unique voice with the talent to modulate it, being a voice-over artist will be great for you. There are places which offer professional courses in this field.
14. Ice Cream Taster
An ice cream taster’s job is to judge how the ice cream tastes like. They also analyse the texture, smell, consistency etc. Pretty cool, right?
15. Comic Artist
A comic artist is a person who creates graphics and content for a comic book and graphic novels. If you have an artistic flair and a penchant for storytelling, this job is perfect for you.
16. Theme Park Engineer
A theme park engineer’s duties are to come up with ideas for new theme park rides and attractions, design them accordingly so that they appeal to the public and analyse how these rides will run. They are also in-charge of supervising the construction.
17. Comedy: Writing & Performance
If you think comedy is your thing, then look no further.
There are legit courses around the world that can teach you on how to become a good stand-up comic and hone your skills as an artist.
University of Salford, Manchester and Humber College, Toronto are a couple of such colleges which offer this course.
18. Full-time Netflix Viewer
Netflix actually hires people to binge-watch TV shows and movies so that they could break them down and provide appropriate tags for them. They are known as taggers or editorial analysts. The responsibilities include watching, researching, rating, tagging, and writing analysis for movie and TV content.
One should be passionate about TV shows and movies, and should have an extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry.
19. Professional Ethical Hacker
Are you a hacking genius? Would you like to put this talent to good use? An ethical hacker is basically a computer genius and a hacking expert who is hired by companies to hack into their systems. This is done to fix any bugs in security so that other parties can’t hack it.
20. Wine Taster
If you got paid for drinking alcohol, then you must have made the right decision! Wine tasters, also known as sommeliers or wine stewards are people who are trained and have a deep knowledge about wines. They normally work in fine restaurants and work on wine and food pairing.
Welcome to the real world. It sucks, but you’ll love it!