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Top paying career options in India

by Manisha Verma

The Indian job industry is booming and making its mark. With the new age where students get pre-placement offers setting in, now the time has come whey you get a high salary job even before you move out of your college. A lucrative offer always make you thing twice for a job offer. Money factor is really important while choosing a career. If you are getting high paying jobs then you surely want to pursue that career.

Master in Business Administration: The most sought after course Master in Business Administration is one of the highest paying career options in present situation. And if you are pursuing your degree from an 'A' grade institution such as the Indian Institute of Management, or IBS you can easily get an offer of Rs 750,000 to Rs. 800,000 per annum as a fresher.
Varde Pandse, Director Cerebrus Consultants says that the entry-level salary is expected to go up even more. The salaries also differ according to the industry. "Today, the finance sector offers huge sums and has crossed the earlier darling of MBAs - the FMCG sector."

Career in Airlines Industry: Indian airline industry is going through a sea change. Earlier it was just government airlines which were leading this industry, but now the situation is quite different. Lots of new airlines have come into the market. Due to this change, this industry is experiencing noticeable growth. The new airlines are hiring more and more new pilots and support personnel to deal the increasing demand. Salaries for experience pilots and jumbo pilots -both passenger and cargo-range from Rs. 7,000,000 to Rs. 9,500,000 with international certified captains at the top scale. Entry level pilots and flight engineers typically earn Rs. 4,000,000 to Rs. 5,000,000. Stewardesses and stewards can also earn good pay packages between Rs 400,000 to Rs. 600,000. Experienced air traffic controller can get a salary of Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 600,000.

Software Engineer: India's information technology field has seen big growth over the last decade. This is one of the most promising and rewarding career options. In this career professionals can earn a lot in this industry. Experienced top tier software development managers, essentially the CEO or high end positions of a software project, and can earn salaries of Rs. 1,200,000 to 2,000,000 per year. Salaries for project managers and leaders, responsible for hands-on work and supervision in software production, are between Rs. 900,000 to Rs. 1,30,000 range. Software engineers and programmers can earn well which can range between Rs. 800,000 to Rs. 850,000.

Mechanical, Electronics, Chemical Engineer: Engineering is a vast field and one can create his/her career in this sector. This sector requires lots of hard work and innovation. To excel in this field one thing is most important and that is dedication towards work and abilities to create something new. This is really a good career option for those who want to try their hands in creating something new for the industry. In this field a person can earn good amount of money. In this sector salary depends upon your experience and hands-on experience of the field or knowledge of the field. Being a fresher you can earn between Rs. 400,000 to Rs. 500,000. If you have completed your graduation from one of the top IITs then there are fair chances of that you may get picked by industry before completion of your program. Varde Pandse, Director Cerebrus Consultants said, "Talking about the salary for mechanical, chemical or electronic engineers, generally its the information technology sector that commands the most and in case of others it is generally 20 per cent lower than the salaries offered by IT sector."

Chartered Accountant: If a career in management does not attracts you much then you can look forward to a career in Chartered accountant or the CFA. Every company big or small needs their account to be maintained and that is the place where you can fit in. If you love to play with numbers and you are number crunching wizard then this is certainly your cup of tea. This is not new career option but still many students are not much aware about the prospects and potentials of this field. You can find a job in private sector but government sector is the one who has monopoly this field and anyone who wants to make a career in this field will definitely get a good salary package and bucket full of perks. If you have good knowledge of your field you can earn a handsome salary as a fresher between Rs. 350,000 to Rs. 450,000 per annum.

Medical Career: A career in medical field is considered as one of the most respectable career. Students choose this option after their 10+2 itself. There are various specializations in this field. Students can choose to specialize in any of the streams which interest them most. Aspirants of this field can earn well in this field. The salary in general practice begins at about Rs. 300,000 during internships. After having some years of experience, a general practitioner can expect wages of Rs. 400,000 to Rs. 500,000. General surgeons can earn between Rs. 450,000 to Rs. 600,000 and a cardiac surgeon almost double of it.

Offshore Drilling: India's public sector Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is the country's highest profit churner. Pay scale in this industry is very good, with offshore oil drilling career being the highest earner. Entry-level worker can expect salaries in the Rs. 350,000 to Rs. 400,000 with additional perks and packages of Rs. 12,000 to those numbers. This sector provides you all kind of perks such as car purchase advance, home furnishing, lifetime health care and retirement stipends.

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    rantho
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    ranthoTue, 29 Jul 2014 18:05:49 -0000

    Well sir my name is rohan thorat i am going to do m.b.a after my graduation but i am confused in that which one will be awesome field like marketing will be best or finance or human resource will be awesome to get high salary in mnc.

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    abhishek_n1748
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    abhishek_n1748Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:45:38 -0000

    sir im joining aircraft maintenamce emgineering is it a good career and itz salary is gud or bad..plz tell me…!!

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    best_tip
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    best_tipTue, 24 Jun 2014 10:54:28 -0000

    Top listed are definitely high earning jobs.Because of highest package never choose a career.
    First you know in what you have interest and work on it, You'll definitely succeed.
    Be aware of the technology turning into.
    Choose your career wisely, Now a days there is a wide scope of app development for android, windows and IOS.
    The usage of mobiles in present days have become exponentially more.
    Try to work in those areas - building apps on several platforms, Promoting them through electronic media, apply your technical knowledge and excel in it.
    Those who want to grow in such fields just try this guys http://www.onlinecourses.trainedge.co.in/course/develop-cloud-integrated-android-apps-using-app-kits/
    you will definitely like it.
    all the best for everyone:)
    you'll definitely like it

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    Shreyas Mahadev
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    Shreyas MahadevSun, 25 May 2014 06:17:22 -0000

    Sir , I love cars and bikes and thats the reason I want to pursue automotive as my profession , what are the companies which would offer more than a crore in a month!

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    sameertkd
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    sameertkdMon, 07 Apr 2014 07:30:17 -0000

    This is not true what is written about chemical engineering. I don't know about other fields, but all of my classmates from chemical engg are still struggling for entry level jobs in chemical industry. Pays are high only if you come from IIT. Otherwise you will find it difficult to get job in big companies and will end up with some small consultancies or firms which don't even pay more than Rs 15000 for month. Nearly all of my classmates are sailing in this boat. Only 1 or 2 got placed because of their dad or relatives in big companies. So lot of students go for ME or MTech in chemical engineering as it gives stipend (closely to 10-15000 per month) plus pg degree. But again IIT dont have much opportunities for MTech than Btech. So again they end up with teaching jobs in colleges. All of our professors are mtech from IIT but came to teach because they got nothing. Many of them are just 3-4 yrs old than us. So its not time to go for Chemical engineering for High paying salaries. It was high paying career many years ago. But believe me, if you dont get job in international companies like Shell, Exxon then you have very few chances of getting high salaries. You will end up with jobs in small scale industries which don't even pay more than 20000. I am also struggling for jobs. Companies dont go in colleges for hiring these days as they were in past. Placement rates nearly dropped from 60-70% to 10-20%. Quality of education is also declining and big and international employers know this situation. So they (especially MNCs in Chemical industry) don't even look at your resume. Furthermore they dont want to waste money on safety and other industrial training for freshers. Software engg or IT, Computer engg are good options. But again anybody can work in IT industry and so many Chemical engineers change there career paths and turn towards IT industry.

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    greeeen
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    greeeenFri, 21 Mar 2014 17:25:58 -0000

    i have done my 12th and wish to pursue a medical career.i have always had the dreams of earning 1 crore salary per month within the age of 25 so i can involve myself in social service.iam ready to put any amount of hardwork to achieve this through this career.r there any possible ways?
    please help.iam 17.

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    rreddy
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    rreddyFri, 03 Jan 2014 09:26:54 -0000

    Dear sir,
    I am working in mining field . I am interested to work in offshore field. I am looking for entry level offshore jobs. My age is 42 years. I am hard worker, risk taker, Systematic and honest. I have good working Knowledge in Drilling, Blasting, Excavation and Transportation. Please consider me and do needful help. My Email Id : reddyrnandi@gmail.com
    Thanking you sir

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    c rulers
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    c rulersThu, 24 Oct 2013 05:17:35 -0000

    how is the carrer aftr MBA

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    ShaashiKumar
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    ShaashiKumarMon, 19 Aug 2013 15:59:18 -0000

    Top paying Career Options in India

    http://top-paying-jobs-in-india.blogspot.in/

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    rajcadds
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    rajcaddsTue, 30 Jul 2013 09:12:03 -0000

    must see ….if u have any job regarding probelms so plz visit:http://sucessinjob.blogspot.in/

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    RchandailThu, 11 Jul 2013 10:45:33 -0000

    I have cleared my 10+2 with 81% in pcm and 86 in english which carrier option iz best fr me tell me plz

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    surya maneesh
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    surya maneeshSun, 30 Jun 2013 14:19:45 -0000

    It should be C.A as no.1 in this list.

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    Raul shera
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    Raul sheraSun, 09 Jun 2013 10:12:47 -0000

    Baakwas……

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    mangroove
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    mangrooveThu, 30 May 2013 17:55:01 -0000

    i fnished my 2pu n i wnt to b a doctor…..im confused between BDS ,Opthalmologist, optometrist…..plz tl me wich hs wider scope in india and abroad…….n also tl me hw mch i cn earn frm these………plz help…..

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    jadavSun, 26 May 2013 22:04:35 -0000

    i know some surjeon.as a pharmsist..i m keeping in touch wt thm..they ern 2,5 lacks per oparation..and thy usually oparate 3cases per day…many doctrs in india ern so..thy ern frm verious organigstions..tr own clinicss as well as frm hospitals..dactrs hv atleast 3 to 4 attachmnt to hospitals…so thy ern so much just in a month..

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    prakashmetaThu, 30 May 2013 11:40:38 -0000

    why you have to complete gradution then doing C.A and directly you can do C.A after puc. this is option for you. instead you wasting for 6 years for your eduction and you can complete in 3 years.

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    shivani98Sun, 19 May 2013 10:59:04 -0000

    I am in 10th std now… i wud like tp pursue C.A after my graduation… How can i start preparing from now? Plz help

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    Mmgarg
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    MmgargThu, 16 May 2013 12:31:28 -0000

    I think don't wait for a good carrier just go and choose the carrier that is most near to you otherwise family pressure would try to choose you any field without your interst

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    rajaa_21Tue, 19 Mar 2013 03:53:53 -0000

    Career in airlines industry.. wat r the courses offered for traffic controller.. which institutions have such courses.. anybody pls tell me

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    muskaan12Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:01:32 -0000

    m intrstd in medical…specialy gynaecology….please guide me…abt colleges and other informations…

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    aishaakTue, 05 Feb 2013 12:37:25 -0000

    can anyone tell me what is the best career to be opt for a first class student to achieve a high paying career?.can correspondence degrees really help in getting jobs?

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    dfsfdsfsdfsdfdf
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    dfsfdsfsdfsdfdfThu, 17 Jan 2013 21:52:35 -0000

    highest paid means 1 lakh per day

    which is in TV SERIAL

    or 1 crore per day
    for bolywood

    thats it baki sab bakwas

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    asyadav105
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    asyadav105Mon, 10 Dec 2012 06:43:47 -0000

    Sorry, bt your info on paygrades for a MBA is totally wrong…..you mentioned top B-schools like IIM & ISB…average salary there is 15-20(IIMs) & 12-15(ISB,XLRI,Symbiosis etc)

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    OhmyGod
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    OhmyGodFri, 09 Nov 2012 07:50:37 -0000

    You left the Top best career option in India, POLITICS, can earn crores in just few years, Special incentives, Immune to law and lots more…

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    hayadurgaMon, 12 Nov 2012 10:02:07 -0000

    yes u r right , it dosen't need any education …….. just a chamchagiri…..buttering…..using others…..always denying and important character of true polictician is making void promises…..common words ……" jaanch chal raha hai…." , " vichhar kar rahein hain……'' . their is greater scope…… If you have the guts public then join this swamp of politics …. Earning potential = Rs thousands of crores in few years ……. actually this job is done mutual effort of other government officials

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    sapnanautiyal
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    sapnanautiyalTue, 24 Jul 2012 07:09:00 -0000

    This career is only for toppers. What about students score 50- 55 % ???
    pls reply

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    abababa79Mon, 21 May 2012 14:36:26 -0000

    Dude what college is IBS? It's ISB brother i.e. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad……..and now it has a campus in Mohali also. Kindly verify your facts before you try writing blogs to guide others to a better career.
    This IT boom is really something right…..any DICK thinks he can guide you to a better life although when you dig into the guide's life he is just a jobless fuck with a PC and internet sitting in some stinky room with nothing better to do……..its such a shame!!!!!!

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    jazz007Sat, 08 Oct 2011 12:23:12 -0000

    Thanks..that was quite a useful information..!!

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    danish2ahmed
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    danish2ahmedWed, 17 Aug 2011 10:51:50 -0000

    Thanks! I really got a nice information from this and now have decided my career.I was in great confusion abt it.

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    abhishek_sakhaparia
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    Abhishek Chandubhai SakhapariyaFri, 12 Aug 2011 07:07:53 -0000

    salaries can't be per month because it's mentioned specifically in most cases as per year. And these are quotation that displays how much one can earn as them?
    so don't get too high with hopes of landing a job with salaries mentioned here.

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    Shrajan Vetcha Satya VenkatTue, 26 Apr 2011 15:16:51 -0000

    the salaries might be per month not per annum….

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