10 Jobs in India With High Salary and Low Education

Making a career choice these days is getting tougher, and not everybody gets a career in engineering and medicine; nor can many of us become the part of the bureaucracy élite.

However, there is no dearth of career options that you can still achieve without much education. You can do a lot with a high school degree and experience in the required field for about 7-10 years. Over time as you gain experience, your prospects in the field increase as well as your monetary benefits.

Careers choices such as RJ’s, VJ’s, stock market professionals, and even BPO professionals earn respectable salaries when compared to top-level managers in multinational companies. Once considered unconventional careers, these are now becoming easier to start without your parents questioning the choice.

All of the career choices below assume that you've graduated and have more than 7 years of experience in the field. In the long-term, these choices will be fruitful when you get working experience.

1. Radio Jockeys and Video Jockeys

Do you have the talent of talking?

Do you like music? I mean who doesn't.

Are you very talkative, yet, your friends feel you have tons of information that they can learn from you.

Then saying “Good Morning…..” to your listeners is what you’ll do if you’re hosting the morning show. Same goes for VJ’s. These people are now earning more and have become a household name. Recognition and money both come with this profession.

The radio industry in India is at a nascent stage and we now have big conglomerates also coming in to set radio stations across the length and breadth of the country.

Although industry experts say you don't need any formal training to become an RJ, as the competition increases, you'll definitely want to equip yourself with a diploma from an RJ course or something on those lines. No course can guarantee that you will be a RJ, but your language skills and confidence should be excellent.

RJ Malishka of Red FM (Mumbai) has also hosted  travel shows.
RJ Malishka of Red FM (Mumbai) has also hosted travel shows. | Source

2. Stock Market Professionals

Any graduate can join as a broker in leading trading companies. Come straight out of your college then look for "trainee" positions in stock brokerage firms.

Once you get properly trained and have some experience then you can move to higher positions. These professionals earn good money but the workload is hard and they need be vigilant. There are also some specific courses that can be done to join the stock market. If you want some specifics, look for courses offered by the National Stock Exchange.

You should have the ability to analyse a situation properly and always keep your cool. Many people with experience become consultants and handle an independent group of clients.

Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Source

3. Professional Fitness Trainers / Yoga Teachers

Fitness experts and yoga trainers have a major role in shaping people’s overall stature, literally.

As the Indian people wake to the benefits of keeping oneself fit in the ever-increasing health hazards of daily life, from pollution to the space-crunch to ingrained unhygienic habits, fitness expertise will always be in demand.

Also people don't hesitate to spend on health these days.

The demand for yoga trainers is also going up, and not just in India. People from around the world are waking up to the benefits of yoga. Especially in the last few years, yoga has grown much more popular in the United States and in other parts of the west.

Fitness Trainer teaching an exercise
Fitness Trainer teaching an exercise | Source

4. Actors

Though not everyone can make it to the big screen, chances are that if you have talent you’ll make it at least to the theater.

And gradually you can break into mainstream cinema. Start early by taking part in your college festivals.

Aamir Khan is a college dropout but a successful Bollywood star.
Aamir Khan is a college dropout but a successful Bollywood star. | Source

5. BPO Professionals

There exist a notion among public that call center professionals get stuck in their job profiles and don’t get to higher levels. But there is no dispute that call centers pay well.

Many people do take BPO jobs as a last resort, but then they do earn well. If you are a graduate and are willing to spend many years at a particular company, then making it to the higher levels such as assistant process leader, process leader and other higher positions is not difficult.

Scores of other people have made quick bucks and then moved on to get their MBA’s with the money they earn.

A call center employee
A call center employee | Source

6. Politician

This is probably the easiest as well as the hardest of the lot. To become a politician you need an inner drive to do well for society. You might be laughing at my sentence but the job of a politician is hard.

The best example of this is Mr. Narendra Modi who has made his tough journey from being a chaiwalah to the highest post in the country of becoming the Prime Minister. He is honest, hardworking, ruthless, and gives us the feeling that India will get its rightful place under him.

To become a politician, you don't need to have any education and our constitution does not state any mandatory standards. But mind you that doesn't mean that you don't need any education. As our society matures, more and more young and educated citizens are joining political parties on a full-time basis. If you are in college, then join your university level politics wing or you can join any major party as a youth wing member.

And the salaries of the Indian politician if you get elected are among the best and highest if we compare it from other countries.

An MP earns as much as 35 lakhs annually, including various benefits with a base salary of Rs. 50,000 per month.

Narendra Modi swearing in as Prime Minister of India.
Narendra Modi swearing in as Prime Minister of India. | Source

7. Become an Author

Now this may feel overwhelming but it's still possible. Anyone with a decent know-how of English or for that matter any other language can become an author. Trust me.

It's only about your imagination and creativity.

However, publishing your own book through a recognized publisher is tough. With the Internet, more and more people have the luxury to publish their work and test the waters before diving further. Also, with the turn of this decade, self-publishing is a concept which is also gaining more and more ground.

Another aspect of thinking to become an author is that you don't have to leave your current job. On the side, you can try your hand at writing a novel, or at least start by writing a short story.

To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.

— Quentin Tarantino
Chetan Bhagat is an investment banker turned author of 5 bestselling novels.
Chetan Bhagat is an investment banker turned author of 5 bestselling novels. | Source

8. Event Managers

To be an event manger you need a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and a diploma or one year post-graduate program from an institute, though the course is not compulsory.

Event managers are expected to have great communication skills and they work for projects for event management companies, hotels, and big corporate houses to name a few.

The Royal wedding was one of the largest events of the world that went absolutely smoothly, courtesy excellent event management.
The Royal wedding was one of the largest events of the world that went absolutely smoothly, courtesy excellent event management. | Source

9. Tourism Professionals

The tourism industry is one of the largest in terms of people who depend on it, either directly or indirectly.

When compared to our neighbor China, India is far behind in terms of international tourism. However, India’s domestic travel figures are great.

Predictions by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation is that the focus is shifting to Asia, and India will definitely emerge as one of the top destinations in the coming years.

Taj Mahal is the most famous monument of India
Taj Mahal is the most famous monument of India | Source

10. Be Your Own Boss

You can become an entrepreneur either at the start of your career or once you have the relevant industry experience. Entrepreneurs today exist in every industry, though this was not the case few years back when only big companies had their say.

For example,, which is now the top job site, was started in 1997 by an individual just like you (Sanjeev Bhikchandani).

Not to mention some of our famous college dropouts, who now have multi-billion dollar companies.

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What is your choice?

  • Radio Jockey and Video Jockey
  • Stock Market Professional
  • Professional Fitness Trainer/Yoga Teacher
  • Actors
  • BPO Professional
  • Politician
  • Author/Novelist
  • Event Manager
  • Tourism Professional
  • Entrepreneur
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Comments 42 comments

sana 8 days ago

how to bcome rj

kumarlekhak 4 months ago

splendid effort. An eye opener for many like me. Inspired n gotta way to move on. keep updating.

Mercy 8 months ago

Nice article described the various jobs available with high salary. thanks for sharing.

You can find such jobs lists at Take a Job. Just go through it once

UniverseJobs 9 months ago

I would like to prefer Online Marketing Jobs. These days this is going full on. And I am sure future is really bright in this industry. 14 months ago

Amanullah khan I am big fan is rj Malishka

I want to become RJ assistant

My favourite radio station red fm Mumbai 93.5

I listen red fm 93.5

On Malishka

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readerssquare 17 months ago from Punjab, India

Absolutely true! They all had an easy go education and even if they had strived hard with the books, most of their career is irrelevant to their education. Or more to say, most of them followed their heart I guess which is kind of getting drifted with today’s curriculum….but still, it’s so unfair that some of us had to toil our way in and out of things.

Ravi Kumar 19 months ago

Its Good to help other & that's what U guys R doing.

Thanks &thanks


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kannanwrites 20 months ago from Mumbai Author

@Reena Thanks for the visit and comment. Nice to meet a fellow Indian.

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dhimanreena 20 months ago

Nice Information about jobs and their respective salaries. These stats can be helpful to select a career path.

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deepikamehra2012 3 years ago from New Delhi

very interesting..

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byshea 3 years ago

Great article. I found the information about BPO's interesting. Never even thought a career could be made out of that.

DEVA BHATI Gr.Noida 3 years ago

really online guidence became great dis iz very useful for our present and coming janretion.............

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Pool Of Thoughts 3 years ago from Southern Ohio

Very interesting. I just graduated with an associates in IT Business Management and I'm feeling the effects of not having a bachelors. I will try to pursue that if time and life permits... Thanks for the great tips. I gave you thumbs up and interesting.

happysam 3 years ago

Most of the jobs you are talking about need high education and knowledge ..but great hub buddy at least you suggest some good jobs in India.. keep it up =)

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rumanasaiyed 3 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

Great Hub, covering almost all the point. Thanks for sharing it Kannan . Shared and Voted up interesting .

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Victor omega 3 years ago from KENYA

Interesting hub. Lack of information is often the impediment to successful careers. You can still wmake it with a low education.

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ARUN KANTI 3 years ago from KOLKATA

Every body is born with some talent and why not try your hand at one thing or the other. The hub is useful and inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

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theodoresumrall 3 years ago from Fl, USA

This hub is probably going encourage and benefit people who think they have no options left to go ahead.

Thanks for sharing, Kannan!

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Zubair Ahmed 3 years ago

Very interesting career profiles - thank you for sharing. This hub would be very useful for those contemplating a new career or move into a job after collage your uni.

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timtalkstech 3 years ago

This is so interesting! I'm sure a lot of people will find this to be useful and encouraging. Very well structured and organized!

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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

Very interesting hub... and yes, positions for call center agents/CSR's or any other BPO professionals are open not only in India but in other parts of the world as well.. Voted up. :)

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curious dreamer 3 years ago from India

Interesting article............

voted up..................

santhose 3 years ago

You have done a good job it is very interesting to read.I appreciate the author for the explanation

prit ranajn 4 years ago

plzzzzzzzzzz show sme jobs whch we can do as part time after 12th

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Mittalmailbox 4 years ago from Patiala, India

Great Information. I'm B. Tech Student and hope i'll do something Good in IT industry.

ammu 4 years ago

nice idea

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Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

:) I tried to be honest. It's a learning for me.

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kannanwrites 4 years ago from Mumbai Author

@Gurpreet Seehra Now that's a comment which makes me feel I am on the moon.

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Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

hey, You got a good style of writing and nice coherence of topic.

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gforganesh1 4 years ago from Coimbatore

good Article! keep hubbin!!

davidss 4 years ago from india

nice collections........

Gokhale Pramod 4 years ago

I like the topic even Councillor can't guide.really online guidance useful and worthy.

i appreciate author for detailed explanation.

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kannanwrites 4 years ago from Mumbai Author

@Rah128 Yes the demand for yoga and fitness trainers is growing but still organized training centers are only in big cities.

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Rah128 4 years ago from Southampton

Great hub, voted up and all that..

Just one question is there really a huge demand for personal fitness/Yoga Trainers in India?

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kannanwrites 4 years ago from Mumbai Author

@maxravi Privileged to receive your comment.

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maxravi 4 years ago from India

Really very nice idea and suit for our new generation.voted up!

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kannanwrites 4 years ago from Mumbai Author

@TransferAmerica Thanks for the comment.

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TransferAmerica 4 years ago from Torrance, CA

Nice list of jobs. I agree with most of them.

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kannanwrites 4 years ago from Mumbai Author

@Arvinda motwani Hey you beauty, feels excellent that the hub inspires you. Many thanks!

Arvinda motwani 4 years ago

Wonderful friend! it's a little inspiration to me. keep writing.

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K Kiss 4 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Wow this was fun reading! Didn't know Amir khan was a college dropout...and look at him sitting there with Hilary Clinton. THanks for sharing.

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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

You have done a good job at describing the various jobs available and what it takes to seek them out. Voted up and interesting.

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