10 Jobs in India With High Salary and Low Education Requirements

Updated on October 6, 2017
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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 are for graduates/undergraduates. 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 into 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 an 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 B.com 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 analyze 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 experts 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 such as China, Australia.

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 the 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 an undergraduate 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 chaiwallah 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 with other countries.

Just as an afterthought, 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. Read the story of J.K. Rowling the multi-millionaire famous author of Harry Potter. She was rejected at least 12 times before a publisher agreed to publish her novel.

Don't lose hope 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 manager 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 a few years back when only big companies had their say.

For example, Naukri.com, 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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Questions & Answers

  • What's the initial pay package for a radio jockey in India?

    There are many factors that can affect the salary of a RJ. The salary of a RJ at any stage of the career depends on the radio station, the city of work, time-slot, and the RJ's popularity. It is tough to provide a figure but this is what my research points out. If you are just starting your career without any experience the salary ranges between Rs. 15,000-25,000 per month.

  • What is the initial payment/salary of event managers in India?

    The salary of any profession when starting out will be less. The HR manager will consider many factors when deciding upon a package. Event management companies look if a candidate meets the following criteria. To attract a better package, the candidate must possess at least a diploma in event management. The institute’s name in the market is very important in this field. As such institute will have an internship in their syllabus. Internship programs gives a student the opportunity to face real-life situations. There are some top universities which have started event management courses, Amity University is one such.

    Another criterion will be the communication skills and the ability to network. Good communication here is the way you speak and how well you are in building rapport to get things done. Negotiation is also an aspect of this high pressure deadline adhering job. With all these qualities one can expect a better pay than the average Joe. There are many different positions for freshers such as Assistant Event Manager, Operations Executive, or some bigger firms also offer Assistant Project Director openings. When it comes to monetary benefits one can expect to get an annual salary in the range of 1.80 lakhs to 2.5 lakhs. Travelling is an essential job requisite in this industry. While you are on a tour, companies do compensate for travelling and food expense.

  • What are some courses that can be taken to become an entrepreneur in India?

    To better answer this, let me ask you what does a child require to take the first step?

    The child will require motivation, willpower, strength, and possibly a baby walker to speed up the process. Now juxtapose this with becoming a successful entrepreneur. All these are the qualities that you’ll require for starting your entrepreneurial venture. Self-motivation, strong-willed character, mental strength, and product knowledge are basic essentials. Like many experts will point out, no course can give you the certainty that your upcoming firm will be successful. Take a look at the history books, successful entrepreneurs like Dhirubhai Ambani, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and many others had little education. But that never stopped them. Having said that, taking up a course will do only good.

    When it comes to courses, there are some specifically tailored programs that may help you in kick-starting your business venture. Below is an indicative list along with some details.

    1. Startup India Learning Program (GOI) – Duration: 4 weeks – Fees: Free of cost

    2. Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (IIM, Bangalore ) – Duration: 2 years Part time – Fees: 14.00 Lakh

    3. Start Your Business Program (SPJIMR) – Duration: 10 days – Fees: 76,700

    4. Post Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (XLRI Jamshedpur) – Duration: 6 months’ Full time – Fees: 90,000

    5. MBA in Entrepreneurship and Family Business (NMIMS, Mumbai) – Duration: 2 years Full time – Fees: 18.12 Lakh

    6. MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Symbiosis, Pune) – Duration: 2 years Full time – 13.20 Lakh

    7. Post Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship Management (Wellingkar, Mumbai) – Duration: 11 months – Fees: 7.00 Lakh

    8. MBA in Entrepreneurship (Amity) – Duration: 2 Years Full time – 9.88 Lakh

    9. Global MBA + PGDM in Entrepreneurship (Universal Business School, Mumbai) – Duration: 2 years Full time – Fees: 8.48 Lakh

    10. Masters in Entrepreneurship and Management (Jain University, Bangalore) – Duration: 2 years Full time – Fees: Unknown

    11. Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program (TIMSR, Kandivali) – Duration: 11 months Part time – Fees: 30,000

    12. M.A. in Social Work in Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship (TISS, Mumbai ) – Duration: 2 years Full time – Fees: 98,600

    13. Diploma in Women Entrepreneurship (DSIMS, Malad) – Duration: 4 months Part time – Fees: 50,000

    14. Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management (VESIM, Chembur) – Duration: 1 Year Correspondence – Fees: 14,375

    15. Diploma in Microfinance and Entrepreneurship (BHU, Varanasi) – Duration: 1 Year Correspondence – Fees: 14,375

© 2011 Kannan Reddy

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      Akeel Ahmad 

      2 weeks ago

      I want to become a good singer

      My voice is so pretty but I don't know how I ahead in music is there any audition for me

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      Aruna 

      2 months ago

      How to become author

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      Harish Kumar 

      4 months ago

      Thanks for listing this kind of simple and unique jobs.keep doing this great work.

    • kannanwrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Kannan Reddy 

      7 months ago from Mumbai

      @Seema, There are many online portals where you can share your work. Build your profile and then approach a publisher.

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      seema malik 

      7 months ago

      i like to write poetry and stories, so how should i?

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      abiramhi 

      11 months ago

      i love to travel. which course is recommended for a travel professional?

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      Bilal Bux 

      14 months ago

      All are good just we need mind of peacefully to get one direction for future.

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      Mahim Khan 

      21 months ago

      i love to travel around the world & meets new peoples. And because of that I want a travel job .bye & thanks .

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      sana 

      22 months ago

      how to bcome rj

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      kumarlekhak 

      2 years ago

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

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      Mercy 

      2 years 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

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      UniverseJobs 

      2 years 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.

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      amanullahkhan425@gmail.com 

      3 years 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

      Mumbai Ki rani Mumbai Ki sayani achhchhe ko pilade pani

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      Readers Square 

      3 years 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.

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      Ravi Kumar 

      3 years ago

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

      Thanks &thanks

      GOD BLESSS U Team

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      Kannan Reddy 

      3 years ago from Mumbai

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

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      Reena Dhiman 

      3 years ago

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

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      Deepika Mehra 

      5 years ago from New Delhi

      very interesting..

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      Shea 

      5 years ago

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

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      DEVA BHATI Gr.Noida 

      5 years ago

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

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      David Steffy 

      5 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.

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      happysam 

      5 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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      Rumana 

      5 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 

      5 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 CHATTERJEE 

      5 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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      Theodore S. Sumrall 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      5 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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      Mahesh Mohan 

      5 years ago from India

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

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

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      santhose 

      5 years ago

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

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      prit ranajn 

      6 years ago

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

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      Amit Mittal 

      6 years ago from Patiala, India

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

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      ammu 

      6 years ago

      nice idea

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      Gurpreet Seehra 

      6 years ago from Chandigarh, India

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

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      Kannan Reddy 

      6 years ago from Mumbai

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

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      Gurpreet Seehra 

      6 years ago from Chandigarh, India

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

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      gforganesh1 

      6 years ago from Coimbatore

      good Article! keep hubbin!!

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      davidss 

      6 years ago from india

      nice collections........

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      Gokhale Pramod 

      6 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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      Kannan Reddy 

      6 years ago from Mumbai

      @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 

      6 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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      Kannan Reddy 

      6 years ago from Mumbai

      @maxravi Privileged to receive your comment.

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      Ravi Singh 

      6 years ago from India

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

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      Kannan Reddy 

      6 years ago from Mumbai

      @TransferAmerica Thanks for the comment.

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      TransferAmerica 

      6 years ago from Torrance, CA

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

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      Kannan Reddy 

      6 years ago from Mumbai

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

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      Arvinda motwani 

      6 years ago

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

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      K Kiss 

      6 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 

      6 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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