Source | Quartz India
Indians may finally be getting over their obsession with engineering or medicine. Cooler jobs across industries beckon them in Asia’s third largest economy.
Sample this: milkers, nutrition officers, panel beaters, and Spanish tour consultants. These are some of the hottest jobs in India, according to TeamLease, a staffing and recruiting firm.
Following are some of the most interesting job profiles TeamLease highlights under hot jobs. The accompanying numbers represent the average monthly salary on offer for these positions.
Agriculture and agrochemicals
Agricultural inspectors (Rs30,000): Typically involves ensuring agricultural companies follow government rules and regulations, generally related to food and safety.
Milkers (Rs9,100): India is the world’s second largest milk producer. The need for milkers—those who manually milk cattle—is increasing. Production of milk in India is largely non-mechanised, and most of it in rural India by small farmers and agricultural labourers.
Automobile and allied industries
Panel beaters (Rs37,500): This job involves repairing bodies of damaged cars and other vehicles. India is the world’s fastest growing passenger car market and global auto firms want to make the most of it, in turn, increasing employment opportunities.
Used car evaluators (Rs16,667): India is also a big market for this segment and many first-time buyers often consider buying used cars. This job involves valuing an old car’s selling price.
Actuaries (Rs66,667): An actuary deals with risk analysis, mainly in insurance. The work includes pricing policies and calculating annuities and pension rates. Many consumer durable brands now offer easy payment options along with insurance schemes for mobile phones and other electronic products, thus requiring an actuary’s expertise.
Simulation engineers (Rs21,875): These engineers often test new products to gauge functionality, performance and safety.