Trending careers in 2018

Gauri Chhabra
As we all know, career is one of the most important aspects of today’s survival. Career is what each one of us are striving for. Over 30 years back from now, medicals and engineering were the topmost priority for 50% of the Indians. But now, the scenario has changed. There is a huge rush for these two fields. Moreover, it is never guaranteed that each of the medical or engineering students would earn well.
Of course, ‘earning well’ matters to all of us. Otherwise, why would anyone invest lots of money and time in a course that may lead them to underpaid jobs? In today’s era, either one is striving for a government job (where he/she can receive job security and miscellaneous free accommodations) or a highly paid private job.
There is a common saying ‘Indian sectors doesn’t pay well’. Many of the Indians are migrating to UAE or other parts of Saudi Arabia in search of high salaried work.
Do you know there are several fields which offer high salary even in India?
All you need is good career guidance from an efficient counselor to boost your career.
Let’s put some light on some fastest growing career in India in 2018. Studies say these careers will continue to grow in future. Most interesting part is that these careers don’t need any college degree. Since most of the companies want to hire graduate employees, so minimum qualification of graduation degree in any stream is needed. There are various certificate courses available for such fields. These are short-term courses and also available at affordable rates. Many busy professionals and students can easily learn them through online classes offered by some Institutes.
Technical Writing
Average salary of a technical writer is about Rs 4,71,757 per year. Technical writing is an art of writing about technical subjects. Skills with knowledge of Python, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3D Max, Microsoft, XML are even higher in demand. Their salary increases with experience. Engineers, graphic designers, architects with good writing skills often work as a freelance technical writer. This field has both full-time and part-time job opportunities. Technical writing is an evergreen field. The need for skilled technical writers will continue to grow in future.
Earning forum for technical writers are:-
Data Analytics
Data Analytics is a process of analyzing and modeling of data with the aim of discovering useful information which can be useful for the growth of a particular business. It includes use of some machine programs. There are many governmental, as well as private jobs available for this field. In India, a data analyst earns an average salary of Rs 349,000 per year. SAS, SQL and Data Modeling are the skills that increase the pay-scale in this job. Studies show demand for data analyst would continue to emerge in next 30 years.
Best  data analytics courses in India are:-
*Digital Vidya
*Analytics vidhya
*IIM Bangalore
Data Science
Data science is also known as data-driven science. It is an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms. It can be either structured or unstructured. To be a data scientist one needs to be graduate or diploma holder in statistics or mathematics. It is one of the hottest careers of 21st century. Average salary of a Data Scientist in India is Rs 6, 20,400 per year. Isn’t the salary attractive? Earning Rs 6 lacks per year as a fresher is not an easy task. But professionals in this field are so much in demand that Indians companies are ready to offer them high salary.
Best Data Science courses in India are:-
*Manipal Global Academy of Data Science
*IIT Bangalore
*IIT Hyderabad
*School of Data Science MUIT
Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing is a process of promoting a particular product or a service online. It is an emerging field of 21st century. Now, digital advertisements have greater impact on customers due to faster and more economical way to attract customers.
Digital Marketing is an ocean in itself with various sub-categories such as SEO, Web Analytics, Social Media Marketing, Inbound Marketing, SEM, SMM, Mobile App Marketing and much more. With its dynamic nature, this field is developing day by day. Lakhs of job opportunities are available in India under this field. Government sectors are also looking for digital marketing experts. Freshers earn an average package of about Rs 3 lacs per year. With experience, salary can increase to 25 lacs per year. Some even work as a freelancer in this field. By its emerging nature, one can say this career can never decline.
*    Best Digital Marketing Courses in India are:-
*Digital Deepak (online course)
*Digital Vidya (online course)
*Calcutta Media Institute (classroom training)
*Jigsaw Academy
Growth Hacker
Growth hacking is also a part of Digital Marketing. It is most effective key to business growth which also focuses on low-cost alternatives to traditional marketing.
It is still new and fast emerging field in India. Present average salary of a growth hacker in India is Rs 30,000 to 3 Lakhs per month. Job opportunities for growth hackers are very likely to grow in 2018.
Best thing about Growth Hacking is you don’t need a degree or college certification to earn money.
Best Growth Hacker courses in India are:-
*Digital Vidya (online)
*Simplilearn (Online)
GST Jobs
Very recently, GST (Goods and Service Tax) has come into existence in India. There are many private and government job openings available in this field. qualified candidates can apply for these jobs after pursuing certification or diploma courses in GST.
Average salary for GST employee is around Rs 4,00,000 per year along with other free accommodations.
Best GST courses in India are offered by:-
*Shine Career Plus
*Clear Tax (online course)
*ICAI (only for ICAI charted accountancy students)
*ICT Academy
Photography and Videography
There is a good opportunity for all those who have passion for photography or videography. Since, it the era of digital marketers, with the emergence of marketing career, job opportunities for photographers and videographers are increasing simultaneously. Digital Marketers need to hire freelance photographers and videographers for their blog. Apart from this, they are in demand for ceremonial clicks such as wedding, company inauguration, company promotions and other commercial ceremonies too.
Average salary of a photographer in India is Rs 3,45,700 per year. Average salary of a videographer is Rs 4,00,000 per year.
Many digital marketers need video-editors too. Career in video-editing is at booming level.
Best courses for photography and videography are:-
*Creative Live (online course)
*Peta Pixel (free online photography course)
*National Academy of Photography
*Inernational School of Film and Media
Foreign Language Translator
Since olden times, foreign language translators have generally been tourist guides.
But with the boom in content marketing, job opportunities for foreign language translators have increased. These professionals are needed to translate ideas of a particular content or a particular business into some foreign languages or foreign language into native language. Salary of a foreign language translator depends on the category of his job profile and foreign language he knows. Some earn Rs 20k per month and some earn Rs 70k per month as a fresher.
Open Culture offers free online learning program for 48 foreign languages.
Business intelligence analyst
Business intelligence analysts need experience in database technology, analytics and reporting tools; businesses typically look for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or engineering. You’ll want to hire someone with the right skills to understand your business’ data needs and then communicate those to stakeholders. It’s a role with growing importance as business needs pivot to relying on harvesting and making sense of data.
Skills and experience to look for:
*Experience with database queries
*Stored procedure writing
*Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
*Data cube technology
*Strong written and verbal skills
If we have to move towards a digital economy, we also need to build an infrastructure around it. In 2014 (as per the  data available), there were 18 ATMs and 13 commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults – in comparison, the number in Brazil was 129 and 47 respectively. If we have to keep pace with the growing use of plastic currency, we need to step up the infrastructure in terms of ATM’s in the rural and semi urban areas.This would mean an increase in jobs related to construction and infrastructure.