Career choices that could have you reap rich dividends in future

We live in a world that is constantly changing. New businesses and business models supported by enabling technologies have led to high demand for adequately skilled workforce. In a country like India where the youth are too eager to transcend geo-political boundaries in search of relevant skills and knowledge, it is essential to identify those career choices that could reap rich dividends not just at present, but also in future.

Therefore, in this blog, Student Cover provides a list of those areas where a professional with a relevant degree or diploma could be in high demand in near future.

1. CYBER SECURITY – In today’s world, information is power and the biggest threat posed to information is from those who attempt to steal it for nefarious reasons. Major and minor security breaches as well as organized attempts to hack an individual’s, organizations’ or governments’ database in recent years has led to a surge in demand for professionals skilled in cyber security. As a result, more and more universities and colleges across the globe are now offering courses that deal with cyber security and intelligence. Master or bachelor degree courses given in the left column of the table have witnessed a spurt in demand. These study options can facilitate students to make a career in the jobs given in the right column.

2. BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY – According to some, blockchain is the technology of the future. Proposed way back in 1991, it came to limelight in the year 2009 with the introduction of bitcoin that uses blockchain technology. Those with knowledge and skills in blockchain technology can find work in any area that requires full proof record of transactions. That could be banking, e-commerce, crypto currency or supply chain management. Already, prominent academic institutions have started offering degree courses in blockchain technology.

3. BIG DATA ANALYTICS – It involves extracting and analyzing information that is too big for traditional data processing tools and software to analyze. Every day, trillions and trillions of bytes of data being generated and stored during digital activity. Whether it is in a flight data recorder of an airplane, a stock exchange or the information uploaded in social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, big data requires professionals trained in analyzing such information for understanding a phenomenon, predicting the future outcome or calculating the probability of occurrence of an event.

4. HEALTHCARE AND NUTRITION – It not only includes doctors and surgeons but a host of other professional services such as dental hygienists, nutritionist, physician assistant, fitness counselor and nurse practitioner. Students can pursue degree or diploma course in the above mentioned field and acquire well paying jobs especially in developed countries where more and more people are turning towards a healthy lifestyle. Other than that, nurse practitioners are going to be in great demand in western countries in future as their population is aging rapidly. In the absence of family support or the tradition of children looking after their parents in old age (as it happens in South and South-East Asia), demand for registered nurses in old age homes is going to eventually increase.

5. ECO FRIENDLY ARCHITECTURE– The increasing congestion and lack of space has led to growing demand for homes that occupy less space. In addition to that, there is also a demand for homes that consume less resource such as electricity, water etc thereby reducing carbon emission. Already, several academic institutions are offering courses in the field of architecture and building construction with focus on saving the environment.

Let’s Wrap Up!

Innovations in the field of technology have led to demand for professionals with new set of skills and knowledge. In future, areas such as cyber security, blockchain and big data as well as health and nutrition and green architecture would require trained professionals to meet the demand. Keeping this in mind, several academic institutions have started providing courses and degree programs to students. Indian students can benefit a lot by pursuing higher education in those relevant fields.

Disclaimer: The content of this blog is based on the personal research of the writer. Readers’ discretion is advised. Neither Student Cover nor the writer will be held liable for any wrongful interpretation of the content of this blog.

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