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Top 20 Career Options with a Bright Future: Education, Scope, Salary

This blog aims to explore the top 20 Career Options with a Bright Future: Education, Scope & Salary. The students are enamoured by the latest trends, tools and techniques that have transformed the world owing to the rapid technological advancement in the field of science.

Top 20 Career Options with a Bright Future: Education, Scope, Salary
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    This blog aims to explore the top 20 Career Options with a Bright Future: Education, Scope & Salary. 

    The students are enamoured by the latest trends, tools and techniques that have transformed the world owing to the rapid technological advancement in the field of science. 

    The salary of a candidate largely depends on his or her educational qualifications, skills, experience and a bit of luck. The highest-paying career options are not merely in terms of money. 

    With the adoption of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the feature of predictive analysis, the business giants can achieve their targets with ease. 

    We see the use of artificial intelligence technologies in Alexa and Siri. With the increase in cybercrime, cybersecurity engineering is much in demand.

    This transformation has been made possible by developing varied algorithms using different computer software languages to complete the goals and tasks. A job in data analytics involves data mining and uses other tools and techniques for predictive analysis. 

    As a career option, we must take into account the potential of Data Science and data engineering which are very effective in carrying out business activities at a mega scale. 

    Career options in the Private Sector:

    Reputed companies like Apple, Google, Qualcomm, Tesla, Facebook, Mackenzie, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and the like are the potential recruiters and open a vista of potential career options in the private sector. 

    These companies provide career options with high salaries in data engineering, artificial intelligence technologies, & cyber security engineering & data science.

    A job in data analytics involves the skill to do predictive analysis and the big multinational brands offer the highest-paying career options in this field. 

    Other career options with high salaries are embedded systems which contribute in full throttle to developing the latest technology involving vehicle-to-vehicle communication and the driverless transport mechanism and other software-oriented industries.

    Good career Options are available in aviation, merchant navy and shipping industries as well. 

    Bright candidates create career opportunities in artificial intelligence by learning programming languages like Python, Prolog, Java, Lisp, C++, Haskell, Scala, Rust, Theano, Fortran, Ruby, Pytorch, Smalltalk, Wolfram language and AIML.

    Those who seek career opportunities in artificial intelligence choose artificial intelligence as a career and extensively go through various Machine Learning Libraries viz. 

    NumPy and sci-kit-learn, TensorFlow, OpenCV, Armadillo, OpenNN, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Dlib, Albumentations, DyNet, Fast Artificial Neural Net, and Chainer.

    Data engineering, artificial intelligence technologies, and cyber security engineering involve the study of principles and concepts of Gradient Descent for Multiple Linear Regression, Jupyter Notebooks, Vectorisation, Feature Scaling, Feature engineering and Polynomial Regression, Neural Networks and Deep Learning, Linear Algebra for Machine Learning & Data Science, Calculus for Machine Learning & Data Science etc.

    With such elaborate and exhaustive learning, to ensure artificial intelligence as a career, the students explore the career opportunities in artificial intelligence and then grab the lucrative artificial intelligence positions.

    The highest-paying IT jobs include full-stack developers, cloud architects, blockchain engineers, and jobs in data science.

    When we explore the career options, we find that it is driven by passion and areas of individual interest and choice. 

    The highest-paying career options include-

    Artificial intelligence positions and others in the IT domain are:-

    • Project Manager
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer
    • Data Scientist
    • Machine Learning Engineer
    • Blockchain Developer
    • Full Stack Software Developer
    • Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Architect
    • Engineering Manager
    • IT Systems Manager
    • Data Engineer
    • Software Architect
    • Cloud Architect
    • DevOps Engineer

    In the commerce field:

    The highest-paying career options are:-

    • Investment Banker
    • Chartered Accountant
    • Management Consultant
    • Product Manager
    • Marketing Manager
    • Business Analyst

    In the medical field, the highest-paying career options are:-

    • Lawyers and Judges
    • Legal consultants

    Career options in other fields:

    Good career options are also in the fields of literature, painting, dance, drama, art, culture, history & and geography. 

    The range is vast and people driven by the urge to excel reach the pinnacle in their respective careers do strive for. People excel in the field of community service and for other social causes. Career options include being an entrepreneur. 

    The career options with high salaries include Defence scientists, nuclear reactor scientists & space scientists and administrative jobs in government sectors as well. 

    Career options in the scientific and research fields in the government sector:-

    1. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India offers Junior Research Fellowships(JRF). One such JRF career option in DRDO Young Scientists’ Laboratory for Smart Materials (DYSL-SM) Hyderabad (URL: http://www.drdo.gov.in ) is currently open. The last date for the walk-in interview is 24.01.2024 in the category of JRF/RA.

    Indian nationals with B.E./B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering with first class with a valid GATE score (OR) M.E./M.Tech. with first class in Mechatronics/Robotics & Automation/Machine Design/Solid Mechanical /Mechanics and B.E/B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering with first class are eligible. 

    Engineering Desirable criteria:

    Working knowledge of finite element packages, CAD, 3D Printing, Composite Materials, basic

    electronics and instrumentation are desirable.

    Fellowship Emoluments: 

    Rs. 37,000/per month+ H.R.A.  & other emoluments.

    Tenure: This is a temporary post and initial tenure is for 02 (Two) years. Candidates get an upgrade to SRF grade as per DRDO guidelines.

    Age Limit: The age limit for JRF is a maximum of 28 years as of the date of application(Relaxation by 5 years in case of candidates of SC/ST category and 3 years for OBC candidates.)

    The JRF candidates may be allowed to register for part-time PhD (if selected) with any University/Institution during the tenure of the Fellowship.

    Screening is based on taking into account the valid GATE score, marks secured in degree, fulfilment of desirability criteria and relevant work experience (if any). 

    2. Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Government of India

    The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology IIST & the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) offer various Graduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree courses with the objective of capacity building in space technology, Remote Sensing and Geo-informatics.

    -DA-IICT, Gandhinagar (https:// www.daiict.ac.in/), Anand Agriculture University (AAU),(http://www.aau.in/anand-agricultural-university-anand), and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, Dehradun (https:// www.iirs.gov.in/) jointly offer, a two-year “M.Sc. program in Agriculture Analytics.” 

    -Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Space and Atmospheric Science 

    A nine-month Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Space and Atmospheric Science is conducted every alternate year at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad under the auspices of the Center for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), affiliated with the United Nations. 

    In suitable cases, this course leads to an M.Tech. degree on fulfilment of the requirements of the Andhra University.

    The candidates should possess a Master’s degree in Physics/Astronomy/Astro-Physics/Solar Physics/Meteorology or other equivalent qualification relevant to Space and Atmospheric Science, or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, (B.E./ B. Tech.) in Electronics and allied fields / Environmental Science/Engineering. 

    Candidates with teaching or research experience are usually preferred.

    -The sponsored RESPOND Programme for Space Sciences, is meant for scientists in Universities to pursue research projects in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Earth's Middle Atmosphere, and Ionosphere. 

    3. Career options in the form of Faculty openings in the Physical Research Laboratory:

    Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), an autonomous Unit of the Department of Space, Govt. of India, invites applications for Scientist/Engineer/Faculty positions from researchers with an established record of high-quality research and publications, and two or more years of postdoctoral experience.

    It encompasses Astronomy & Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Planetary Sciences, Space & Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics, and Theoretical Physics. 

    Generally, the entry-level position with two (or more) years of postdoctoral experience is the Scientist SD (Level 11). 

    4. Career Options for engineers in the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) 

    For engineers with qualifications and experience in the design and development of various sub-systems of space-borne instruments and scientific experiments related to disciplines of PRL, many career options are available.

    5. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

    The visionary Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha set up the prestigious BARC Training School, in Mumbai in 1956.

    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre offers creative and rewarding career options to qualified people in areas of Nuclear Science and Technology for pursuing innovative research in Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Engineering and Biosciences at BARC and other DAE units.

    Career Options in areas of Nuclear Science and Technology are provided in the form of recruitment as Scientific Officers (Scientists and Engineers) through two major programmes – OCES and DGFS, conducted by the BARC Training Schools and the Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA) programme.

    The Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Postgraduates (OCES) is recognized for the award of Post-Graduate Diploma and as course work for the award of M.Tech./M.Phil./Ph.D. degree of the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), an aided institution of the Department of Atomic Energy and a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act.

    BARC Training Schools:

    To meet the changing needs of the Department of Atomic Energy(DAE), the OCES Programs are conducted at  BARC Training Schools at the locations listed below:-

    1. BARC Training School in Mumbai    

    - Engineering, Design, Development, Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Reactors.  

    - Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences.

    2. BARC Training School at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam

    - R&D and Engineering related to Fast Breeder Reactors.

    - Research in frontier areas of Basic and Engineering Sciences.

    3. BARC Training School at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore

    - R&D and Engineering related to lasers, accelerators, plasma physics, cryogenics and superconductivity.

    4. BARC Training School at Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad

    -  Operation & Maintenance and Engineering related to Nuclear Fuel Facilities and production plants for the production of heavy water to support the Nuclear Power Program.

    5. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), Hyderabad

    - Exploration Techniques for Uranium and other Atomic Minerals and related R&D activities.

    A successful Trainee Scientific Officer(TSO) scoring a minimum of 50% aggregate marks on completion of the OCES Program has the career option of becoming a Scientific Officer 'C' (SO/C) in the Level 10 - ₹ 56,100 of the 7th Central Pay Commission Pay Matrix(Total monthly emoluments will be approximately Rs. 94,000/-per month.)

    BARC also provides other career options such as Medical Officers in BARC Dispensaries/Hospital Landscape and Cosmetic Maintenance Officers Architects, Library Professionals, IT Professionals, Fire officers etc.

    6. Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)

    Graduates in science and diploma holders in engineering are recruited through a one-year Stipendiary training scheme (Category-I) and are later absorbed as Scientific Assistant-B after successful completion of the training in the various activities of DAE.

    Similarly, candidates having qualification of HSC (science) or SSC followed by an ITI certificate are also recruited under the Two-year Stipendiary Training Scheme (Category-II) and they are absorbed as Technicians after successful completion of the training in the various facilities of DAE. The details for recruitment are as under:-


    Minimum Education Qualification

    Training Duration

    Training Scheme

    Age Limit


    TO(C)(Translator in Foreign languages)B.Sc. or Diploma in Engineering

    One year

    Category-I Stipendiary Training Scheme

    24 Years


    Technician(B)/(C)HSC or SSC plus ITI (2 years)

    One year

    Category-II Stipendiary Training Scheme

    22 Years

    Age limit for direct recruitment to Scientific Assistant (B): 30 years; Technician (B): 25 years.

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    Conclusion Of Career Options

    With the rapid advancement in technology, there are a plethora of Career Options for dedicated and committed students. Be it a job in data analytics, data engineering, artificial intelligence technologies, cyber security engineering or career opportunities in artificial intelligence, the job opportunities are there both in the private sector and government sector.

    Various Online and Distance learning reputed Universities in India offer various UG & PG programmes in open and Distance learning mode. Online programmes are ideal for working professionals.

    Leading Private Universities such as Manipal Online University, Uttaranchal University, Lovely Professional University(LPU), Graphic Era, MMU, VGU, GLA University & and Mangalayatan University offer UGC-entitled Online programmes.

    Very cost-effective Online BCA, MCA & and MBA programs are offered by Online Universities in India.

    The experienced team of the Distance Pathshala offers guidance to the students in selecting the Online course within their budget.

    Candidates must come forward to connect with the educational counsellors of the Distance Pathshala to secure admission to the Online programmes to ensure their accelerated career progression.

    FAQs Of Career Options 

    Through Artificial Intelligence engineers make machines to simulate human intelligence and perform tasks the way humans do. Through Machine Learning, they use algorithms to understand the data on its own to produce predictive models.

    Yes, Both fields are highly paid as brilliant and well-qualified software engineers are recruited by multinational companies in India and abroad.

    Yes. Candidates in India join a 5 year Law degree from prestigious National Law Universities by competing in the CLAT exam after their 12th grade.

    AI & ML have a good scope as in this regard research is going on in medicine, health, transport, and banking finance.
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