JOBEX 2013 throws light on emerging career fields and off- beat career options
- Oman: Sunday, February 24 - 2013 at 11:05
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While most individuals are aware of the typical degrees in higher education like an MBBS, BDS, LLB, B.Ed, and B.Com, emerging career fields are prompting students to give thought towards alternative career choices that would border on the off-beat track.
Sources indicate that new and emerging jobs of the 21st century will center on the information, health care, energy and financial industry.
Within the field of Science and technology emerging careers relate to fields like forensic science, health care, homeland security, case management, life care planning, geriatric care management, genetics, and cyber security.
Cutting edge careers in the field of Finance, marked for growth include risk management analysts, financial operation, financial planners/retail bankers, corporate finance and financial controllers/accountants.Popular careers in Humanities also allow students to consider being librarians, teachers/professors, interpreters, attorneys, counselors/therapists, anthropologists, artists, real estate brokers, HR specialists/managers etc.
The youth of today are also pursuing non-traditional career options which are being encouraged by parents and professionals and are no longer frowned upon. These careers involve options in Film studies, Journalism, Event Management, Fashion Management, Video Games Designing etc.
Students now also have the option to convert their hobbies into unconventional ventures which are both in high demand and extremely profitable. Students may become photographers where they might work professionally for companies, media houses, magazines, newspapers and other print media or choose to pursue this venture on a freelance basis. Those with a penchant for drawing cartoons may become cartoonists and promote their humourous sides through organizations magazines or online media.
Those who love dancing may pursue the option of becoming dance instructors where they may specialise in different dance routines and become a part of national and international dance troops or work as choreographers for movies and TV shows. Those with an ear for music may become disc jockeys and in creating his own distinct beats will be pulled into working with music houses, event management agencies, hotels, disco clubs, and various dance troops.
For those students who favour the pen over the sword they may consider becoming writers and may explore different fields like copy writing, script writing and in different media avenues like web media, social media, publishing so they become fiction/non-fiction authors. A person with a discerning palate may become a food critic while a person who has a sweet tooth may become a chocolatier, the list is virtually endless.
Organised by OITE Trade Fairs, under the patronage of the Ministry of Manpower JOBEX 2013 will be held alongside the Global Higher Education and Training Exhibition-GHEDEX and TRAINEX 2013 and will throw light on some of the available and emerging job opportunities available within the region.
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