Hot careers after masters

Jul 15, 2013, 05.26 AM IST        with their experts SUNIL GOEL, director, GlobalHunt  and SATYA SINHA, CEO, Mancer Consulting, give a lowdown on the preferred job opportunities for postgraduates in humanities and social sciences 

Travel/Tourism Advisor 

Job Description: The person should have an interest in travelling and have a good knowledge of geography and history. The job involves a lot of client interaction An ideal person for the job is one willing to work in different time zones and should be commercially savvy to get the best deal for the client. 

Hot Skills: Interpersonal, good networking and communication 

Salary Range at entry level: 2.5 lakh to 5 lakh per annum 

Future Outlook: It has a huge scope in the domestic market as well as global market. A lot of companies as well as individuals are using travel advisory services; this job is surely here to stay long-term Scale: 8/10 

Corporate Communications/ Public Relations 

Job Description: It involves brand and image building for companies as well as individuals. The task is to make the brand visible among the targeted audience, and communicate a 'tailor-made' image, according to client needs. Sensitivity to positive and negative publicity concept will be an added advantage. 

Hot Skills: Liaisoning, presentation , communication and good verbal and written language skills 

Salary Range at entry level: Rs 3 lakh to 6 lakh per annum 


Future Outlook: 


Communication and public relations is the need of the hour in the crowded market of product and services. Companies as well as individuals need a communication professional for brand and image building. 

Scale: 9/10 

Content Writer/Copy Writer/CMS 

Job Description: 

Proficiency in language is a must. S/he should be able to communicate to a larger audience with crisp and precise copies. Also should be able to understand different marketing concepts. 

Hot Skills: 

Research, application (basic software knowledge), language and analytical skills, working knowledge of social media marketing 


Salary Range at entry level: 


Rs 2.4 lakh to 4 lakh per annum 

Future Outlook: 


Good, because content and content management has become a full-fledged business. It is no longer restricted to publishing or news and there is a huge demand for digital content. Over and above, it is a revenue centre instead of a cost centre 


Scale: 8/10 

Training and Academic Coordinator 

Job Description: 

The person should be able to understand the academic and training needs of both students as well as professionals. They should be able to comprehend and summarize the subject and have the ability to assess the impact of training and education. S/he should be confident to interact with clients, professionally at various levels 

Hot Skills: 



Articulation, convincing, presentation and ability to assess interest level of people 

Future Outlook: 



Ongoing training has become a critical process for corporate. The demand for good trainers is at an all-time high 

Salary Range at entry level: Rs 2.5 lakh to 5 lakh per annum 

Scale: 9/10 

Event Organizer 

Job Description: 

The person should understand the purpose of the event and is able to mould the programme according to clients' requirement. The job involves coordination with various vendors. S/he should be comfortable with working late hours 

Hot Skills: 

Relationship management, negotiation , project and vendor management 

Salary Range at entry level: Rs 2.5 lakh to 4 lakh per annum 




Future Outlook: 

With growing complexities of people engagement and time-issues , demand for event specialists is growing every year 




Scale: 7/10 

Social Counsellor 

Job Description: 


The person should understand the key areas of social sector such as health, sustainability, vocational training, environment , rural and urban infrastructure 


Hot Skills: 



Project Management, HR skills 

Salary Range at entry level: Rs 3 lakh to 7 lakh per annum 


Future Outlook: This is a recession-free sector and all global organizations are focusing towards the social sector. 

Scale: 10/10