If you’re one of those adventure seeking souls who doesn’t wish to stick to a cubicle every day, from 9 to 5, then you might find the following career options satisfying. A general presumption is that offbeat careers do not pay well, but if you hit it off right, then you are in for a rewarding, fun and exhilarating career. Here are some career options that fuse excitement and curiosity with skill, to give the thrill-seeking- you, best of both worlds.
Have you wondered ‘is there life beyond Earth’? The field of Astrobiology answers exactly that. Professionals in this field study the origin, evolution and the distribution of life in the Universe and focus on two important questions – Is there life beyond Earth, and if so, how can we trace it?
Many institutions offer certification/ diploma programs in Astrobiology. Some of them are Indian Astrobiology Research Centre, MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research and Indian Institute of Astrophysics. One usually requires a bachelor’s degree in biology/ space science/ chemistry to move forward in the domain.
Is scaling the mighty mountains, your idea of fun? If so, you can now turn your hobby into your career and become a professional mountaineer. Mountaineering is quite a popular sport, given the nation’s geography and with formal educational and basic and advanced training programs you can go pro.
Some of the best institutions for mountaineering in the country include, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
- Forensic Sciences
Do you see utilizing your eye for detail and calculated guesswork to solve high profile crimes? If yes, then jump onboard to an exciting and promising career.
Several fine institutions in the country, the likes of Institute of Forensic Sciences, LPJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University and Osmania University offer various programs (diplomas, certifications, undergraduate and graduate) in Forensic Sciences.
- Flavour Chemistry
Flavour Chemists make good food better. They make subtle use of taste, aromas and aesthetics to bring that extra wow to your regular day food. The domain is closely related to chemistry and requires mixing ingredients to create new flavours/ improve existing ones.
Food and beverage, FMCG and restaurant industries employ flavour chemists. Institutions like Indian Institute of Hospitality & Management, SRM University, Central Food Technological Research Institute offer programs in Flavour Chemistry.