Top 10 Trending Career Option in India for 2021

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India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With the changing of times and opening of new industries, new professions are available now for the students. Also, students can now become a pilot, a merchant navy officer, chartered accountant, content writer, and so on. 


Read on to know about the top ten trending career options in India in 2021.

Artifical Intelligence specialists

Google Voice Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and many others all use AI algorithms. There is a steady and growing demand for Artificial Intelligence specialists in India. Google, Amazon and Microsoft have grown much due to the AI incorporation for forecasting and adapting to the changing market situations and get profit. 

Computer science engineers

The jobs that need one to work with computers are high paying jobs. Many new industries are becoming popular and offering high salary to the candidates. For instance, a video game programmer can create games for companies and earn a good amount of money. This is among the high paying jobs in India. And if you can work for a company like Google, Amazon or Microsoft, the salary and other benefits are more. After passing out from an engineering college, you can get a job after graduation.

Management consultants

These consultants help different companies to solve their problems related to different businesses. They need different skills to become successful in the industry. A candidate with an MBA degree is preferred for this position. With more experience, the salary will increase of the concerned individual.

Merchant navy

This is an unconventional profession but this is ideal for those who want a challenging career. Merchant navy refers to the crew that handles the commercial shipping operations. The job is very demanding and challenging and the individual will need to spend six to nine months on water. After working for six to seven years, an individual can earn Rs 1.5 lakh per month as salary.


A doctor is always in demand. And countries with more population like India, there is always a demand for medical professionals. This is one of the most secure jobs that one can get. You can complete the MD and MBBS degree and then you can get good amount of money.

Civil services

This is one of the difficult and oldest exams in the country. This is not only a prestigious job but also a financially viable career option. An individual can earn a lot of money but the job also requires one to be very responsible. 

Management professional

The job of a management professional is to work in various industries like human resource, operations, finance marketing and logistics. For working in these positions, you need to pass an MBA degree. Many educational institutions offers courses in MBA. The students can get option of placement by campus recruitment. 


Whatever may be the state of economy, lawyers are always in demand. Corporate, civil, criminal and litigation are the different fields in law. The lawyers after passing their BA LLB degree can think of specializing in a certain branch of law. the corporate lawyers make a good amount of money.

Data analyst

Data is being generated faster every second in our country. Anything we do online leads to data generation. One may shop online or research for things or do any activity on social media- all these will lead to generation of user data. The organizations use this data to understand the behavioural patterns and trends of the customers. 39000 new data analyst jobs will be available by 2022 in India.

Cloud engineer

Cloud engineers are much in demand. Many companies have started working remotely to save money and they have started using Cloud servers. This has led to the increase of the demand for SaaS based apps. According to a report, it is estimated by 2021 about 70 percent of the new businesses will be dependent on Cloud. There will be a demand for cloud computing professionals in the coming times. 

Based on salaries, the top 10 job profiles are as follows:

  • Medical professionals
  • Data scientist
  • Machine Learning experts
  • Blockchain developers
  • Software developers
  • Product managers
  • Management consultants
  • Investment bankers
  • CA
  • Marketing Manager

Job market post-COVID19 situation:

  • Recent data has highlighted that the women workforce have an increased opportunity in COVID and post-COVID situation due to flexible working hours, remote work, and so on. This is going to give an incremental growth in the GDP by 10%.
  • There will be recreation of the informal economy sector in India. 
  • Brand that will target Indian market will focus on protection, health, comfort and limitarianism. 

Hence, these are the top trending career options in India for 2021.

Read also : How To Pick A Career You Actually Like?


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