Someone has rightly said that if you choose a career based on what you like, you are very much likely to do well. But if do something just because others are doing it or it’s ‘in’ then well, you will have a tough time achieving more than mediocrity. So that leads us to the question of what if you are not really interested in conventional careers like teacher, doctor, lawyer, civil services or engineer etc? The answer is, modern era has brought number of new and exciting careers for youths as well as mid-aged professionals who are looking for a change. Thanks to changing times, new professions have emerged on the horizon and offer a world of exciting growth opportunities to everyone.
One such non-traditional career choice is alternative medicine or holistic healing. This field includes subjects like massage therapy, naturopathy, Ayurveda, Unani medicine, acupuncture, yoga and acupressure etc. People are looking to new lines of treatment because of stress related issues, awareness about holistic health avenues etc. Most of these career choices require you to take training from reputed institutions.
Archaeology is the flavor of the season. If going back in time excites you, this is the career for you. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is the prime centre of archaeological activity in India. You can get formal education and training in this field from Institute of Archaeology, Delhi.
Ever heard of Gemmology? Well, if you have even slight interest in reading and understanding different characteristics of gem stones, their compatibility with each other and design part then go for this emerging career. You can join a quality diploma/certificate course in gemmology and make a flourishing career for yourself.
The last one in the list is forestry and wildlife conservation. This is a career for you if you are concerned about wild life conservation and dwindling number of rare species. You can become entomologists, foresters, range officers and curators, etc.