What Are The Best Career Options After Graduation in India 2023?

Best Career Options After Graduation in India

Career After Graduation In India

Graduation is the stepping stone in the journey of students towards professional excellence. However, the real journey to professional excellence begins after graduation.

With plenty of options available today, feeling confused and overwhelmed is quite natural. We have compiled a list of some of the best career options for students after graduation.

What Are The Best Career Options After Graduation in 2023?

Firstly, assess your strengths, and list your interests. Once your list is in place, compare it with the available choices and evaluate what’s most suitable.

Below are some career options to pursue after graduation in 2023:

1. Data Science

Data science is a good career option for students with strong mathematical and statistical skills. As a Data Science professional, you will draw insightful conclusions from data extracted from varied sources. To become a Data Scientist, you must pursue an advanced course in Data Science and learn skills like data visualization, high-level math, programming languages and many tools. After completing the course, you can apply for jobs like Audit Manager, Credit Analyst, Investment Manager, etc., at Banks, FinTech companies, and Financial Institutions.

2. Software Engineering

Software Engineering is one of the highest-paid jobs in the world. The demand for skilled software engineers has increased worldwide in the last few years. Therefore, Software Engineering is a good choice for aspirants looking for a high-salary job. The Software Engineers are responsible for developing & designing various software products. After completing the preliminary degree, candidates can apply for jobs like QA Test Engineer, Testing & Implementation Engineer, and others.

3. Digital Marketing

Businesses are undergoing a digital transformation that has accelerated the use of digital platforms. Many established companies are actively formulating digital marketing strategies to promote their products or services and increase their online presence. Students from different streams can develop a successful career in digital marketing by taking advanced courses in Digital Marketing. These advanced courses in digital marketing provide aspirants with skills like communication, adaptability, collaboration, social media, SEO etc.

4. Financial Analysis

Many organizations have started embedding finance and analytics professionals into their company’s structure. That has accelerated the demand for trained finance and analytical professionals across various industries. If you desire a lucrative job in India, doing an advanced course in finance will be a good career move. These learning programs shape your cognisance of evaluating and analyzing a business situation regarding revenue and market share. Moreover, these courses will prepare you to deal regularly with financial risks, bottlenecks, and issues arising in companies.

5. Product Management

Product Management has never been more significant than it is now. The amount at which the products fail emphasizes having a skilled and experienced product management team across different industries. A product management team ensures that the product is well-research and ergonomic. Product Managers interact with the audience and incorporate their requirements into the products, making them an instant hit among the users. If you want to develop a career in Product Management, you must take up an advanced course in Product Management.

6. Mobile App Development

The Internet has taken the world by storm, and a large section of the population is online through mobile devices. That has shifted companies’ and marketers’ focus on launching mobile applications. It is an ideal field of career where creativity meets technical knowledge. App development is a smart career choice, and if you have an interest in programming and development. Just look at the number of apps available on various mobiles OS. With relevant skills imbibed through mobile app development courses, you can have a rewarding career. Mobile user interface design, backend computing, cross-platform app development, and other things are taught in this course.

7. Machine Learning

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are already transforming our world in a big way. Knowledge and skills in this subject can result in a bright career ahead. A candidate must have programming, mathematical, and statistical knowledge to pursue Machine learning courses. Machine learning will reduce the incidence of human intervention in various tasks that may be redundant and hazardous. Machine learning and artificial intelligence will touch almost all sectors of the economy. Relevant skills in this field will enable you to get many job opportunities with high salary packages. You can opt for several types of machine learning courses, both short-term and long-term (post-graduation programs), as per your needs.

8. Chartered Accountant (CA)

If you are a commerce student, chartered accountancy would be a great career option. It is a prestigious title, and it also has lucrative monetary benefits. Institute of Chartered Accountants conducts the CA exam. To become a CA, one has to pass three examinations – IPCC, CPT, and CA. The IPCC has two parts. After passing the first section, a person has to apply for an articleship where the candidate has to work with a CA for 2.5 years. After the completion of both the section of IPCC and the completion of the articlaeship, the student can sit for the last clearing exam of CA. The final CA exam also has two sections. After the completion of the two sections of the final CA exam, candidates can start writing the title CA before their name. The eligibility to appear for the CA exam is graduation along with a work experience of 2.5 years. The total duration to become a CA is 3 years.

How To Choose a Career After Graduation

  • Figure Out Your Interest: The experiences you gained in your college life must have given you a fair share of ideas about your interest. Make a list of 2 columns, one of the things that get you going (your hobbies, interests, passions), and one of all the things you are good at (your strengths, talents, skills). Try to find a match between the two.
  • Do Your Research: There is no substitute for diligent research when it comes to your career. Take the initiative to learn more about potential career options, what they entail, and the route you need to follow. The internet can be the best medium to gather online resources.
  • Get Some Experience: The best way to explore any career is to “Experience” it. Internships not only allow you to discover nuances about your chosen field but also help you gain relevant skills that can pave the way for a future career. They are thus a great way to explore a field without committing to it for a lifetime.
  • Talk to Professionals: A professional is more equipped to give you knowledge about a field than the one who lives through it daily. Get in touch with people currently working in your field of choice, and ask everything. Professional networking websites and personal contacts are a great ways to find such professionals.

Career After Graduation FAQs

Q1. Is there a right time to choose a career?

Ans: Deciding on a career is a purging phase in life. Not necessarily faced only once in life, as many people switch jobs and careers if they do not find one suitable. Planning further studies or a job without a concrete target is frivolous. Therefore, choosing the right career at the right time is necessary.

Q2. Which field is best after graduation?

Ans: You can choose any field you want after your graduation. You can can choose any field depending on your interests and specialization. All courses have a good scope in the career field. However, it is found that a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most preferred courses after graduation. A large number of students move towards pursuing an MBA after their graduation. MBA opens up enormous opportunities in the management field.

Q3. Which is a 1-year course after graduation?

Ans: Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is a one-year course after graduation.

Q4. Can I change my career after graduation?

Ans: You can change your career after graduation if you want. All you need to keep in mind while transitioning is that you fulfil the requirements. You can move toward a different field based on your ultimate goals. A lot of courses after graduation are available for students. For instance, many students take up an MBA after pursuing BTech. It is a common choice students make, as the combination offers a bright scope.

Are You Looking For A Scholarship To Pursue Your Higher Education In India?

Many institutes, universities and independent organisations provide Career Development Scholarships to support students in completing their schooling & higher education. Sakal India Foundation has been working to empower students with Scholarships, Education Loans and Career Mentoring since 1959. 

With the idea of helping deserving students from financially weaker backgrounds, SIF started their Career Development Scholarship over three decades ago. Till now, SIF has granted Career Development Scholarships to thousands of students with outstanding merit. SIF offers Career Development Scholarship to brilliant students who are not able to meet the complete expenses of their education. The CDS scheme will cover students from class 11th to Post-Graduation. The current beneficiary students can renew their scholarships till the Post-Graduation level.

You can write to contactus@sakalindiafoundation.org for any query related to the Career Development Scholarship.

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The idea of setting up an organisation to encourage and assist needy and deserving students with grants and scholarships to pursue higher education was conceived by the late Dr. N. B. Parulekar the managing editor of daily Sakal.

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