Students in India are very interested in knowing the details of well-paying jobs. Not just in India, students around the world are interested in well-paying careers, which offer high pay and additional perks and benefits. A well-paid job not only provides a feeling of financial security, but also a healthy lifestyle and good social status. And most of the celebrated and rewarding careers also help gain respect from peers and society. In this article, we are going to consult a list of some of the highest paying jobs in India. The professions mentioned in this article belong to both the government and the private sector. Professional courses have also been mentioned as well as their respective careers so that students can use these details and pursue them.
Here is the list of some most career options in India:
Before I start the list, let me mention a few very important points. All the jobs mentioned in this article are well paid in terms of salary. But salary specifications can vary over time, depending on economic and other factors. In addition, to thrive in a specific area and earn a huge salary in this process, one must become very good at it. You have to have the necessary skills, which will help to thrive in this area. Another important factor is the quality of the Institute from which we follow the professional path associated with a career. Reputable institutes of good quality guarantee a decent salary from the start. They provide a good foundation. Let’s start the list of high paying careers in India-
1.Civil Services/Government jobs:-
Jobs related to public service and administration such as IAS, IRS, IFS, IPS, etc. are both glamorous and well paid. But to get these jobs, you have to pass the difficult civil service exam! These jobs are an integral part of nation-building! Only the best and non-corrupt minds should be involved in this process. So, for this very reason, the selection process for these jobs is extremely difficult.
PSUs like ONGC, BHEL, GAIL, SAIL, CCL, BEL, BPCL, CIL, HPCL, HEC, HAL, etc. are also well known for offering well-paying jobs. Central government agencies such as the Indian Railways, public service bodies, etc. also offer well-paying jobs.
Usually, it is high ranking/grade officer positions such as engineering and administrative positions that get high salaries. Positions of lower rank always have decent pay. In addition to good compensation, employees will also receive additional benefits such as benefits, loans (interest-free or low-interest), subsidized housing, medical assistance, travel concessions, etc.
NCO posts in various divisions of the armed forces are also well paid. We all know how respectful the officers of the Indian armed forces are! The officers of the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, and the Indian Navy are highly respected. Their work is glamorous but risky at the same time! Officer positions in other organizations such as BSF and the Indian Coast Guard also have the advantages noted above.
Ultimately, a career in the military is very rewarding. There are a number of benefits and bonuses available to Armed Forces personnel. If you prefer job security then go for it!
Today, a departure civil service officer obtains around Rs. 80,000 to 85,000 gross per month. With power and money, public services are one of the best jobs in India today.
It is a highly saturated field. However, depending on the branch you choose and the quality of the institute from which you take the course, you can always end up landing a well-paid job! In the case of graduate students from institutes such as IITs, NITs and other prominent ones like BITS, etc., whatever the branch, the salary will be good.
Professionals linked to good engineering branches are highly valued and are always in demand. Some of these branches are petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, basic engineering branches (mechanical, electrical and civil engineering), instrumentation and control engineering, mechatronics engineering, etc. Jobs related to these branches are very remunerative.
Information technology and computing are highly saturated branches of engineering. And thanks to the recession, the pay scales associated with jobs related to these industries were also affected. However, in the case of students who have completed the above branches in high-quality institutes, the demand is still there and the salary is also high!
Emerging and relatively new branches of engineering such as genetic engineering, biotechnology, agricultural information technology, etc. have immense reach abroad. Although these fields are still developing in India, one will be able to find well-paying jobs abroad, after completing the engineering courses mentioned above.
Many well-paying jobs also await government engineering graduates. Some of these jobs are in organizations and PSUs like Indian Railways, DRDO, Indian Armed Forces, BHEL, SAIL, CGSB, ISRO, etc.
In short, the engineering field may have been saturated. But there are still many well-paying jobs in this field in India. With the right skills, abilities and university degree (from a good college), one can build a rewarding career in the public or private sector.
There is no such estimate or limit of income for engineers as there are too many branches, some of them earn really high like software engineers and some of them are average.
Indians have been obsessed with the possibility of bringing their children into the medical profession for generations. The reason, like this time, remains true even now. The demand for doctors will only increase as the need for health care keeps increasing, making it one of the best jobs in India.
Health professionals can be doctors, dentists, Ayurvedic doctors, BHMS doctors or even physiotherapists. Among the roles mentioned above, the doctors who did MBBS and followed it with a PG course and a super specialty course earn the most! Gone are the days when an MBBS degree was enough to get started! It’s the age of the super-specialty!
To win well, you must be ready to take a lucrative and promising PG (specialization) course after MBBS! Areas of specialization such as – Cardiology (branch which deals with diseases affecting the heart), Gynecology (branch which deals with the female reproductive system), Orthopedics (branch which deals with the skeletal system and diseases), Dermatology (branch which deals with the skin), Pathology (branch dealing with the examination of organs and the body to diagnose diseases), etc. will help build a financially rewarding career after MBBS!
Doctors can work in public/private hospitals or even set up their own private clinics. How a doctor earns depends a lot on his skills. There are doctors who manage to rake more than 20 Lakh rupees per month, thanks to their clinics! On the other hand, there are doctors who have a salary between 30 and 50,000 rupees, who work in private hospitals! The ability of a doctor depends, to some extent, on the quality of the institute from which he takes the course.
It is also known to earn generously. But the field of dentistry has become somewhat saturated these days. There are so many dentists practicing these days that the competition has increased. Well-known and established dentists always manage to earn a high salary, pushing the mediocre to the corner. As in the case of MBBS, BDS graduates should also seriously consider taking a PG course. This will help them move up the career ladder fairly quickly!
The area of specialization must be chosen with care. Areas like – M.D.S. Periodontology, M.D.S. Pediatric and preventive dentistry, M.D.S. Oral pathology and microbiology, M.D.S. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge will help a person get a good-paying job in private hospitals.
Depending on your entrepreneurial skills and abilities, you can even find work in public hospitals or start a private clinic. Speaking of careers related to MBBS and BDS, I don’t want this country to be filled with hungry doctors! Do not practice these professions by simply keeping in mind the money! Above money, focus on healing and providing relief!
It is another career that will help you win well (since you have that healing touch and good skills!). Good physiotherapists are always in demand for tasks such as post-operative recovery, recovery from bone-related illnesses, etc.
In good MBBS colleges, expect well paying and well-respected jobs paying at least Rs. 6 Lakh annually. Consult this quora thread to find out the monetary heights that you can reach as a doctor, whether in association with hospitals or private clinics.
The task of chartered accountants is to monitor the financial affairs of small and large businesses. Companies have internal turnover. Some trading houses even hire CAs for audit and similar accounts.
Chartered accounting is generally considered to be intended for students in the Commerce component. But students in the 12th Science component and the Arts component can also take this course and venture into the area of chartered accountant career!
As in all jobs, it is best to start slowly. But there are enough opportunities in this sector to achieve steady career growth. Qualified CAs are well valued on the market and are well remunerated for their services!
Those who are good at numbers, have integrity and are persistent enough to go through the CA training module can try this course!
According to the update of the exam, those who pass the final CA in a single attempt are generally offered a set of well-paid salaries of Rs. 11-15 Lakh, making it one of the highest paid jobs in India today.
5.Journalism and mass communication:-
It is a profession where you can change society in a direct and meaningful way. It can also be misused at the same time! The fact is that qualified journalists and mass communication professionals are appreciated and well paid. You will also find professionals working in the same field, poorly paid. This underlines the fact that one can only succeed in this field if he/she has skills such as communication skills, confidence, investigative skills, the quest for knowledge, etc.
Pursuing courses like B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication / PG Journalism and Mass Communication will help build a career in this sector. Experience is also greatly appreciated in this sector! Print and digital media are the main recruiters. But thanks to the Internet, web-based press houses have also grown, recruiting talented professionals!
The average salary for a Journalist is ₹ 16,032 per month in India. Collected from past job vacancies posted on Indeed in the past 36 months.
note:- this average salary does not mean journalists don’t make money there are lots of journalists who are making more than 100k a month.
Qualified and talented lawyers are sought after, respected and well paid by clients! After taking courses in integrated law such as B.A., L.L.B./B.Com, L.L.B. or L.L.B. after graduation (3 or 4-year course), one can start working for law firms or even start private practice!
To thrive in this area, you need to have good reasoning skills, speaking skills, presence of mind, investigative skills and confidence. Specializing in lucrative areas will also help build a financially rewarding career. Areas like criminal law, company law, labor law, etc. are very rewarding!
After gaining experience, you can even start a consultation service!
The starting salary itself is between Rs. 1.5-2 Lakh per month.
It is not your usual bankers who work for private or nationalized banks! People with degrees related to accounting, business, finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering (secondary software and analytical jobs) can work in this occupation.
Speaking of career growth, if we start from the base, the 4 stages will be like: 4- Analyst (low salary), 3- Partner (after 3 years of experience), 2- VP (after 3 years in as an Associate) and 1- Director.
It has been noticed that great recruiters like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, etc. hire graduates with degrees such as MBA, economics, statistics, engineering, etc
An entry-level job in an investment banking firm can easily roll into a high salary package of Rs. 6-8 Lakh per year, starting at a fairly high level in one of the highest-paid jobs in India.
If your parents were almost to get you away from the beach, then this job might just be for you. The merchant navy refers to the crew of people managing commercial shipping operations. The job can be socially demanding and physically difficult with 6-9 months at sea. However, this also makes it one of the highest paying jobs in India.
Academic qualification required:
There are several courses you can consider taking to enter the merchant marine, once you have successfully completed class 12 in physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
With a starting salary of Rs. 30,000 per month for a junior engineer, with free board and food on the ship, this is one of the best jobs in India. According to Oceanic Venture, one can be promoted to chief engineer in about 6-7 years where the salary is Rs. 1.5 Lakh per month, as well as the usual benefits of free food and meals onboard the ship.
Teachers play an important role in nation-building. They teach and train students. Teachers are underpaid. However, the case of teachers working in colleges offering vocational courses is different. University professors (teachers in private and public colleges) are well paid. They are also treated with respect and occupy an important place in society.
The education sector is booming in India. New colleges offering vocational courses are sprouting up all over India. These colleges need teachers. They are ready to attract talented teaching professionals by offering them remunerative salaries.
With regard to the work of a lecturer, experience counts a lot. Experienced speakers are paid better than newcomers. Coaching courses also compensate teachers and instructors at high compensation levels. Coaching for entrance exams is also a booming activity these days! We can even consider starting a coaching course if we have the resources and entrepreneurial skills required!
The best way to become a speaker is to do a UG bachelor’s degree and then follow it up with a master’s degree. For example, we can complete B.E./B.Tech., Follow with M.E./M.Tech. and become a university professor after the master’s course. The same can be done in the case of a B.Sc./M.Sc. programs too. To get a job in government colleges, you must take the PSC exam (State-wise or central) and validate it.
In this kind of career, we cannot give you an estimate earning as there are different kinds of teachers like school teachers, college teachers, private teachers, govt. teachers. So as a conclusion I can only say that if you have good teaching skills then you can earn better.
People who have taken business and management courses and hold management and administrative positions are called management professionals. Some of the management and business courses are BBA, MBA, and BMS.
How a management professional will earn depends on factors such as their area of specialization, the course taken (the MBA degree is the most valuable and ensures the highest salary among the management courses mentioned), the quality of the Institute from which the course was taken (IIMs are the most valuable, followed by the likes of XLRI, FMS, ISB, etc.). Areas such as human resource management, media management, international trade, hospital and healthcare management, finance and taxation are currently lucrative and rewarding.
Often the highest wages offered to business graduates end up in the headlines. For example, this year’s story of the son of a tailor receiving a package of Rs. 19 Lakhs after graduating from IIM Nagpur.