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.
Although these might not be the best-paying jobs, the company says, they are the “cynosure of industry” and the “flavour of the season.”
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.
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.
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.