This is the age of unconventional career choices. Although Indian parents tend to think that only blue collar jobs can help their children attain a high position in society with the materialistic benefits. But the tables have turned and times have changed. The young generation is increasingly choosing a career that is offbeat to become successful. There are many unconventional careers that pay well and have a good scope of growth.

We present to you, 5 unconventional careers that pay well but also give you the courage to accept challenges!

1. Cartoonist



We all remember the times we got scolded by our teacher for making a cartoon of her at the back page of our notebook or maybe seeing our friends doing so. On one hand, the scolding was inevitable but on the other, she praised us for this creativity. If you can create cartoons and love playing with your creative side, this job is the best option for you.

Nowadays, the market seeks many comic books and graphic novels. The trend is at rising with Indian publishers as well. So, there is a demand for cartoon specialists. I guess it’s time to pick up your tool and get creative.

2. Tattoo artist

Tattoo artist

Tattoos were previously taboos, but now? Not so much. Being a tattoo artist is a skill therefore after learning the hygiene factors and the technicalities that go into handling the tattoo machine, this could be a very interesting career choice that pays well and also implements one’s creative ideas. But a fact to remember is that the canvas used by a tattoo artist is a human body so don’t commit mistakes!

3. Photographer


Photography as a career is thrilling and thus, number 3 on our list of unconventional careers that pay well. A photographer may work for any newspaper, magazine or websites. Genres like photojournalism, fashion photography, event photography, food photography, page-3 photography, travel photography and the list can go on. Freelancing also pays really well. This can give the photographer a chance sell the photographs to parties paying the highest or exhibit his/her work in galleries.

Photography as a career is flexible. One could be spending a lot of time outdoors or one can choose a job which requires him/her to work in a studio.

4. Ice-cream taster


ice-cream taster

If you have a major sweet tooth and often find yourself day-dreaming about ice-cream, this could be the job for you. Imagine tasting ice cream for a living! All you need is a university degree in chemistry, food science or business and the proverbial sweet tooth to become an ice cream taster. Isn’t this unconventional career awesome?

5. Beautician


People of all ages and genders are influenced by beauty. In a world where so much importance is placed on your appearance, everyone is trying out various beauty products to look young. Most people visit parlors and salons on a regular basis. And it is the job of the beauty professional to satisfy them. Therefore, career option of a beautician is at number 5 on our list of unconventional careers that pay well.

Many institutes are now offering specialized courses to attract students in this offbeat career. If you have an interest in natural beauty remedies and want to learn more about how exactly our skin and hair ‘work’, this could be the job you are looking for.

So what are you waiting for? Accept the challenge and choose one of these unconventional careers that pay well!

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