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Top Six High Paying Careers Options in India for 2021

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap
Top Six High Paying Careers Options in India for 2021

A good career is important for a secured and successful future.  Nowadays, it’s not just lawyers and doctors who get well-paying jobs, but there are numerous other professional opportunities like a pilot, a management consultant, and a chartered accountant that gives you good income. 

Today in this article we will tell you about some good career options that will see significant growth in the year 2021 and some others that are probably to remain relevant beyond the 2020s.   

Best career options for 2021

Check out some of the best career options for 2021;

Civil Services (UPSC) 

The civil services examination (UPSC) exam is said to be one of the oldest and most difficult exams in India. Initially started by the British i.e. Charles Cornwallis to create a ruling class, UPSC remains one of the most prestigious jobs in the country, which also makes it a financially esteemed career option. An Indian Foreign Services (IFS) representative also gets a significant allowance for travelling. You can expect to earn Rs. 80,000-90,000 gross a month in the initial stage itself. 

Management Professional or Consultants (MBA/PGDM) 

A management professional works in multiple industries, including finance, marketing, operations, human resource, data analytics and logistics. Many of these positions require an MBA or PGDM, which many Indian colleges offer as a post-graduation. Management Professionals can have high salaries at approximately 10-12 Lakhs per year, but many have made upwards of Rs. 20 Lakhs depending on college status. MBA/ PGDM consultants make approximately Rs. 8-12 a year but, many MCs make twice that amount after 20 years in the industry. 

Computer Science Engineering (B.Tech) 

Since India is becoming more and more digital so most of the jobs work will require computers and will be often high paying, as many new industries seeing an emergence in popularity. For example, a video game programmer who creates slot machine games for websites can make Rs 5,180,000 or higher per year. And yes, of course, computer science engineering is the highest paying job in India, primarily if you work for e-commerce companies or others like Microsoft, Google, or Amazon. 

Lawyer (BA LLB/ B.Com LLB/ BBA LLB) 

Lawyers are always in demand. In India there are less number of lawyers and more number of cases pending. Since the law is a blanket term, it includes different fields like corporate, criminal, civil and litigation. All of these professions come with different projections of salary, for this, you need to have a degree that is BA LLB/ B.Com LLB/ BBA LLB, which requires a minimum of 5 years of study. Corporate lawyers make approximately Rs. 7 to 8 Lakh per year, but often the package is much higher. 

Merchant Navy 

Very popular course these days and many are opting for this as merchant navy position is a little unconventional, but if you love the sea and are interested in travelling by sea, you can expect a fulfilling career. A merchant navy basically refers to a crew that manages commercial shipping operations. The job can be comparable to a truck driver because it's a physically demanding and socially absent position that expects you to spend 6-9 months on the water away from your family. After 6 to7 years in the merchant navy position, you can expect to make Rs 1.5-2.0 lakh per month. 


Many countries consider any career in the medical field as a well-paying job that comes with a lot of respect in the community and India is no exception. The demand for doctors continues to go up as the population rises, making it one of the most secure career choices in all. After MBBS College, you can expect at least Rs. 5 to 6 Lakh annually and that’s before specializing and after MD you can earn more than Rs 8 lakhs.  

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