Rohit Dubey

Can you suggest some unconventional fields of study?

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Lambodar Rout
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Are you fed up of hearing about the same old career options as Engineering, Medical and Chartered Accountant from your friends and relatives? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. A lot of students after completing their 12th have no idea what they want to pursue as a career. Some opt for the traditional Engineering, while some go for careers that are not widely popular. If you belong to the latter, here are some career options for you which may sound unconventional but are worth pursuing if you’re interested.

Professional Photographer

Still inspired by Farhan in the movie 3 Idiots? Well, it’s a great career option. If you are someone who clicks good photos and spends a lot of time behind the camera. It is a great career option for you. If you are natural at photography and click good photos, there are various social media sites where you can showcase your skills. For professional courses, these are the two best institutes.

  • Light and Life Academy, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
  • National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Some great companies like National Geographic and Discovery hire photographers, but there are a lot of career opportunities in apart from that. However, you should first decide what kind of photography suits you (fashion/wildlife/event).

Fitness Trainer

Gone are the days when people used to have big bellies and family pack abs. Everyone nowadays is sitting high on the fitness train, and the people benefitting the most are the fitness trainers. If you are fitness conscious and keep bugging people about the calories they intake, now is the time to get paid for it.

It is recommended to take biology and sports science related subjects during your graduation. Several of the sports and fitness brands like Nike, Reebok, Gold’s Gym and others offer a certification course in fitness training. You can contact any one of them as per requirements.

Stand-up Comedian

Thinking of yourself as the next Kapil Sharma? For people who love to crack jokes, and have an excellent sense of humor, this is a great career option, but apart from these, you will also need the will to work hard. Especially now when stand-up comedians are taking India by storm.

This is a high paying job but requires you to have very good creative skills for your content. There are no prerequisites for the profession apart from the skills I mentioned above and perseverance.



If you love being behind the lens and have what it takes to shoot a movie. Filmmaking may be the career for you. As it is frequently said, Filmmaking is an art and there are some essentials to master this art, the most notable of them being created and passion. Here are some of the best institutes in India to nurture your skills

  • Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida
  • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
  • Mindscreen Film Institute, Chennai

Makeup Artist

This is a profession, which is very less popular even in this list. But it is a profession which is highly rewarding, and if you’re good at it, you will surely get a chance to work with the topmost faces in the country. Nowadays, makeup is not limited only to women, as a lot of male artists to require makeup in order to look good, especially in filmmaking. Various institutes in India offer a course and a certificate, including some of the bigger names in the cosmetics industry like Lakme and VLCC.

Event Planner

Becoming an event planner requires a lot of management as well as great interpersonal skills. You will need to oversee everything so that each requirement is properly executed. The work, although tough and challenging, rewards with an excellent pay. If you love traveling, this might be a good option for you, but keep in mind that sometimes you can be extremely busy which increases as you climb up the ladder. There are no specific courses for this field, but if you have good communication and management skills, you can become a successful event planner.

Food Critic

This is another very lesser known career. But if you are a food lover, this is the perfect job for you. A successful food critic gets contacted by multiples of luxury hotels and restaurants to taste their food. Also, you will get to travel a lot. But you need to have a very good knowledge of cuisines across the world.

You need to have excellent communication and writing skills, and knowing multiple languages is a plus point. A bachelor’s degree in English or Journalism is great and you need to have a great taste of food. Your articles will only make you popular, so patience is also required.

So, these were some of the career options which are unconventional but great. Apart from these, if you are interested in any other career, you may as well go for it, as it is your passion which should decide your work and not the other way around.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!


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