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15 Unknown Yet High Paying Jobs in India

Updated on November 9, 2017
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Any job has a potential in itself to give you good money. The only requirement is that you have to work tirelessly for years to see success. But there are jobs somewhat relatively unknown in which many are earning a six-figure salary.

So, here they are some of the cool jobs that you can make a career and earn handsome money.

The list will surely surprise you with some of the jobs mentioned. You will see here tuition teacher's job, fitness experts, writers, marriage planners to even the new-age app driven driving job.

1| Private Tutors

Coaching institutes in the recent past have witnessed massive growth. So much so that for some institutes the profits are more than 100 percent on a yearly basis. You can join a teaching institute or start your own home tuition classes.

Education: Any Graduate.

Skills Required: Thorough knowledge of the teaching subject. Subject matter expertise and in-depth information with practical and theoretical insights.

Income: They are usually paid hourly basis. Anywhere between 1500-5000/hour based on experience. On an average, they can earn between 75000 to upwards of 3-4 lakhs per month.


2 | Actuarial Analyst

If you are good at Math and number crunching then this is for you. Actuarial Analyst is a professional who helps companies in designing products in a way to reduce cost by analyzing various pros and cons. They mainly work in insurance, finance, and related industries.

Education: B.Sc in Math and Statistics. Certification from Institute of Actuaries of India will be of immense help.

Skills Required: Excellent mathematical ability, working knowledge of MS. Excel and proficient knowledge of insurance/finance industry.

Income: Anywhere between 35,000 to upwards of 1.5 lakh per month


3 | Writers, Bloggers, and Webmasters

So you always wanted to write a book. But somehow never figured out how to start. Then as a step one, you can start by writing a blog. As you become good at it you will have a better probability of publishing your book.

Education: No specific education is required.

Skills Required: Excellent written communication with the ability to put your thoughts on paper with clarity. To write well you should read, read, and read. Reading is as important as writing.

Your creativity will help in writing fiction books. To write non-fiction become an expert at what you are doing. To earn from blogging write consistently and engage with your readers.

Income: Book writers get a royalty from publishers. Established fiction writers get millions of dollars. Prominent bloggers earn thousands of dollars a month. I know many bloggers who earn at least 200-500 dollars every month just as a part-time income.


4 | Bakers and Pastry Chef

Are you the one with a sweet tooth?

Do you like cakes and pastries?

Have you ever received a compliment that the cakes you made are very tasty?

If your answers were yes, then you can start your cake and pastry shop or do a side business just operating from home. I know some of my acquaintances do this and have had tremendous success.

Education: Hotel Management degree. Only required if you want to join a hotel as a chef.

Skills Required: Interest in baking and connoisseur of all things sweet.

Income: Starting salary will be low but once you are experienced it goes up significantly. If you start your own business then it all depends on how you market yourself. Some earn 40k per month whereas chef's at four or five-star hotel earn a six-figure salary.


5 | Ethical Hackers

Ethical hackers help businesses to safeguard their websites and data from hacking. These professionals find bugs in software, apps etc and eliminate them. There have been so many cases of organized hacking of major establishments all over the world. Big online and software companies hire ethical hackers as cybersecurity experts to prevent hacking.

Education: Any graduate/computer engineering. Certified Ethical Hacker from EC-Council.

Skills Required: Should love to write codes, software/application testing, and computer internetworking concepts.

Income: Ethical hackers earn as much as 1 lakh per month as a starting salary.


6 | Wedding Planners

Marriages in India are big and fat. People spend money crazily on a wedding. Hence the term big fat wedding. More so a wedding is more like a festival. People want to make this major event of their life a day to be remembered for generations. So, wedding planners will organize every nitty gritty from renting a venue to food to buying clothes for the bride and groom etc.

Education: No specific education requirement.

Skills Required: Event organizing skills. Good contacts in every aspect of wedding planning.

Income: Depends on the clients that you cater.


7 | Customs Clearing Agent

Did you know that foreign trade or international business accounts for more than 48 percent of India's GDP?

The apples that you may have eaten last night came from the USA. Or the wall clock hanging at your home or office might have been imported from China. The world is interconnected in more than one ways. International trade is one the biggest industries in the world, and it is not going to stop anytime. So the opportunities are plenty. You can learn the trade and become a customs clearing agent.

Education: Graduation or Diploma in Customs Clearance. There are exams held such as G card and F card holder.

Skills Required: Understanding of the trade industry, import/export, and other international business terms.

Income: This totally depends on the certification and license that you have. You can work independently or with an organization and earn a handsome package. Professionals who work on their own charge anywhere between 3000-5000 per consignment. Let's do the math if you are clearing 50 shipments then it comes to around 1.5-2.5 lakhs per month.


8 | Astrologers / Panditji

Now, this listing cannot be contested. See around your locality there would be many Panditjis and no one is out of work.

Education: No education required.

Skills Required: To perform puja, well versed with various shlokas and religious information.

Income: To give a vivid example is that my Panditji lives in a bigger flat than me. These people earn handsomely. They are busy all around the year be it a housewarming puja or Ganesh festival or after death rituals. Always in demand is the right statement. For as less as 15 minutes of performing a puja, they charge Rs. 500 or more.


9 | Disc Jockey (DJ)

May it be any function or a party music is a must. Therein comes the role of a DJ. Nowadays they are also called Music Jockeys. They play music to the setting and make the place lively and happening. So if you like to spin some disc then the field of DJ will be awesome. You can operate on your own or join a nightclub or a disco.

Education: No formal course is required. However, a DJ course from a music school will be good.

Skills Required: Musically sound :)

Income: With all the right equipment and stereo systems a DJ charges about 3000-5000 per hour. And this is just a low estimate.


10 | BPO Manager

BPO or call centers are one of the major employers in metro cities. And the investment done by companies is very high. So they need good and able managers to run operations smoothly. And for that they pay big. Jobs are plenty in this field as India is the world's largest provider of outsourcing services.

Education: Graduation / MBA

Skills Required: Good communication skills, multi-tasking, ability to manage a complex business process.

Income: Anywhere between 50,000 to 1 lakh or more per month.


11 | Tattoo Artist

If you think tattoos are a recent fashion then you are wrong. Tattoos have been there from the 17th century. Became a tattoo artist starting your own studio and earn as much as a doctor/engineer.

Education: No formal degree required. You can join a tattoo artist as an intern and learn the techniques.

Skills Required: Good designing abilities.

Income: Most Tattooists work on their own and handle clients. The amount of money charged depends on the experience and the market goodwill. High-end artist charge more than Rs. 5000 for a single sitting for a small design.


12 | Therapists and Counselors

Therapist and counselors are professionals who help patients in coping up with stress, hypertension, mental health, behavioral problems etc. Some specialize in alcohol/drug de-addiction. These people join mental health facilities, join schools or government centers, or work on their own setting up a clinic.

Education: Masters in Psychology or related field.

Skills Required: Problem-solving, judgment and decision making, active listening, service orientation etc.

Income: After some years of experience one can expect Rs. 50,000 and above per month.


13 | Online Store Owners

The world's Amazon and Flipkart are dependent on various online shop owners. Amazon, Flipkart and many other are online marketplaces. Just as a shopping mall they provide an online space and customer to vendors and business owners. You too can set your store and sell products.

Education: No education requirements.

Skills Required: Product know-how, market research about your product domain, and competitive pricing strategy.

Income: The sky is the limit here. Totally depends on the scale of your business and how many products you sell. Even if you keep a margin of Rs. 50 per product then by completing 1000 orders a month can generate a profit of Rs. 50000.

14 | Dietitian and Nutritionist

Dietitians are professionals who treat patients by promoting good dietary habits. They provide health advice and make special diet plans based on the patient's disease.

So if a dietician works with people who are ill then Nutritionist works with people who are healthy. Nutritionists job is to provide special diet plans and advice healthy eating habits.

Education: Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics

Skills Required: Good communication, collaborating with other health professionals, understanding of human physiology.

Income: With some experience and good contacts one can expect 60,000 plus in a month.


15 | Yoga Teachers / Fitness Trainers

Fitness is a basic rule to live life happily. Be it running in the park, or going to the gym, or doing yoga. Pick any form of exercise and it will be extremely beneficial. And for that people take the services of fitness instructors. These instructors help in achieving results by training, making diet plans, and by keeping the motivation high.

Education: Fitness courses for gym instructors. Also, there are courses for yoga instructors.

Skills Required: Good fitness level and knowledge about various fitness techniques. Making diet plans.

Income: This is is a type of profession where you will earn better only if you work independently. Clients pay a minimum of Rs. 3000 per month to as much as 20,000 per month. And that was only for a single client. Earnings depend on the number of clients that you have. Apart from this they also earn commission by recommending fitness supplements. Yoga teachers charge about 3000-6000 per month per client.


So here they were some of the best paying jobs that you can decide upon and make good money.

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      Kannan Reddy 2 months ago from Mumbai

      @Flourish Thanks for the comment. You are an excellent writer. So the dollar amount for you would be very good ☺️

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      FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA

      Writing and therapy are two things I would do. Interesting list. I don’t know how the money translates to dollars but the rest of it was interesting.

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      Kannan Reddy 3 months ago from Mumbai

      @Louise Good to know that.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Louise Powles 3 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I think the only thing I could do from this list is the blogging and writing, and maybe driving too.