As the board exams are inching closer, it is an indication that the college hunt is going to kick start soon. What career? Which college? India or abroad? And a lot more questions need answering pretty soon. While women were restricted to certain stereotypical roles previously, they have now shattered glass ceilings and soaring to great heights in every domain and levelled the playing field with their male counterparts. Women have broken from the traditional roles of nurse, assistant or housewife to shift paradigm as CEOs, doctors or great political leaders. Times have changed and women are blooming everywhere. Apart from the regular career options, here are some of the best other career options for women in India which have excellent scope for career progression.
It is one of the quintessential courses associated with women. Not just the course, fashion itself is like a synonym for women. It is one of the best fields where women convert their passion into money. Through the years, thousands of women have completed courses in fashion designing and excelled in professional life. It offers a flexible work-life, unlike office spaces and the freedom to choose their path.
Understanding spaces, patterns, arrangements and purpose are the key aspects of interior designing. In the past decade, interior designing has become a top choice for women. It offers a flexible and relaxed career with not much pressure. Women already have an innate tendency to be choosy when it comes to picking out stuff for their room or even dressing up. Women mainly choose this as it feels more like a hobby than actual work. Moreover, they can work at their own pace with breaks, and they can take up this career at any point in their lives.
For years, women have thrived in this field. The natural features of warmth and care make women suitable for this industry. Their calming and welcoming persona makes people comfortable and feels at home. Flights, hotels and cruises are some of the top hospitality-related options for women.
It is among the top favourite choices for women in recent times. For long, women have been interested in cosmetics, beauty, hair care and self-care. The industry is not just restricted to salons and beauty parlours; aromatherapists, beauty consultants, hair consultants, masseurs, etc. are some other good career options.
I am sure you have come across the above options as they are generally associated with women. Here are a few lesser-known options with a lot of potential for women.
Be it journalism, anchoring or radio jockeying, the field of mass communication welcomes women with ample opportunities. The roles here are dynamic with new positions opening up frequently. Creativity, communication and professional charm are the top features of women that draw them to this field.
Psychology has been overlooked for decades and is not blossoming into a top field. Women prefer this course as it involves and centres around reading people, guiding them and offering solutions. Branches of psychology like clinical, counselling, aviation, human resource and sports have excellent career development prospects.
Not many know the potential of Public Relations and especially the scope it offers for women. If you are an extrovert, then consider your perfect fit found. It involves communicating with different people and maintaining the image of the company. As the name states, its core aspect is building strong relations with other companies, media and influential people.
Human resource is booming into a great career option, and it involves hiring personnel, conducting interviews, tracking performance and managing all employee-related functions. Women are good at reading people and communicate efficiently with people. Apart from high ranking positions, there is a good pay as well.
These are just some of the top fields. Apart from this, there are several other fields such as home science, biotechnology, teaching, social work and event management that offer great career paths as well. It is essential to choose something that you love and feel very passionate about rather than what people expect. Choosing your course is very crucial as it will determine how your future is going to be shaped.
All the best and choose wisely!
Thrinethra is a passionate writer, obsessive binge watcher and dog lover. She loves to explore and experience new, exciting stuff and her ultimate goal is to travel the world and share her stories. “The only thing you need to remember is this, ‘YOLO’, so don’t let anyone or anything stop you from chasing your dreams”.