In this article let’s take a look at some important and high paying jobs and career options that you can choose after completing your bachelor of arts degree under graduation.
Most of the career options mentioned in the list do not require any educational qualification and you can learn the skills on many online platforms which are mentioned below & these careers also have a very bright future & demand ahead and we will also take a look at the average salary in that profession.
So let’s get started.
High paying jobs after BA
One of the most popular jobs you should go for after getting your bachelors of arts degree is government jobs.
There are Various government jobs which you can apply and take after clearing the exams like UPSC civil service examination.
You can get into major positions of the administrative system of India like Indian administrative Service or Indian police service or even Indian foreign Service as well.
There are many benefits that you can get by getting a government job like retirement benefits and pension, health insurance, paid leaves, fixed timings,
promotions based on experience and performance, and above you will get job stability and it is hard for others to fire you and remove you from your job like you would see in a private job.
Although the salary for each government employee will depend upon his department where he gets employed and also upon his experience and caste reservations, in most cases you can earn a decent amount of money every month between 25-75000 rupees per month.
2. Graphic design
This is another big career option you can choose after your bachelors degree which is high paying as well.
Graphic designers create amazing designs like infographics logos billboards banners and others which communicate complex ideas and information in forms of images and visuals and they create this using their hand on any computer software.
You can read about graphic designing and its benefits in detail here.
According to the bls the average salary of a graphic designer is around $54,000 in America but the average salary of a graphic designer is around 300000 rupees per annum in India.
You should know that this is the average amount that any graphic designer can earn and if you get better with your skill then you can also increase your value and charge as well and you can also become a freelancer as a matter of fact top freelancers in the graphic design industry make around $7,000 per month.
You can easily learn graphic designing by taking courses on udemy and becoming a freelancer.
Even though the future of graphic design is very good as compared to other career options, graphic designers will continue to remain in demand in the future in spite of artificial intelligence automating many jobs.
3. Personal finance advisor
Becoming a personal finance consultant is another good profession which you can choose after your BA degree.
A Financial Advisor is someone who provides you the advice and information about finances so that you can reach your goals regarding financial freedom and achieve more wealth.
The average salary of a personal finance consultant is around 25000 rupees per month.
Because people do not have proper financial knowledge, and the COVID pandemic taught the importance of personal finance education because millions of people have lost their job so the need and demand for personal finance advisors will continue to grow in future.
This is another good profession you can choose which is quite different from your education but it can be a good career option and high paying job.
Copywriters basically do the research and create written content also known as copy for various goods and services so that they can advertise it and do the marketing in order to get the clients and build the brand.
The work of copywriting includes advertisements, slogans, blog posts, emails, sales letters, technical documents, speeches, scripts and website copy.
You can start learning this skill on udemy.
According to Glassdoor the average salary of a copywriter in India is around 4.5 lakh rupees per annum.
There are many copywriters who become freelancers and earn 6 to 7 figures monthly as a matter of fact the average salary of a top freelance copywriter is around 85000 dollars, these copywriters work on improving the skill and getting more experience and better reviews and building their portfolio on freelance platforms like Upwork,guru, etc.
5. Content writing
This is another good career you can choose after your bachelor’s degree.
Basically content writers are basically writers who work in the marketing team of various companies and create amazing content in the form of articles and blog posts so that they can get more traffic online through Google and social media in their specific niche and they can eventually convert that traffic into leads and sales.
Here are some interesting statistics related to content writing and content marketing as a career.
91% of the B2B marketers use content marketing to reach their target customers and 86% of the B2C marketers believe that content marketing is their key strategy.
You can choose this profession after a BA degree if you want, and let me tell you that it is a high demand and also a high paying job.
The average salary of a content writer is around 3-5 lakh rupees per annum and with more experience and expertise you can get more salary or you can also work as freelancer on various platforms.
Apart from that you can also start your own website where you can start writing & publishing content and make money.
All you need to do is to select a niche and industry and start practicing in that niche. For example, you can choose a personal finance niche, for more information you can learn how to become a freelance writer in detail.
6. Digital marketing
Learning digital marketing is another big skill you can gain which can give you a high paying job in future or you can become an online entrepreneur.
Digital marketing includes various things like search engine marketing, social media marketing, Search engine Optimisation, influencer marketing, affiliate marketing and email marketing, etc.
By learning digital marketing you can get various jobs like digital marketing manager, social media manager, professional blogger, website content developer, freelance SEO specialist, etc. If you are interested you can learn digital marketing on udemy and take Google digital marketing courses.
Although the salary will depend upon which digital marketing field you choose and also upon your skill set and experience.
The average salary of a Digital Marketing Manager who is just starting out is ₹5,48,755 per annum in India. Whereas, a Senior Digital marketing manager’s salary ranges between ₹7,09,800- ₹10 lakhs, who has over 5-9 years of experience in India.
And for example if you become a professional blogger and work on your website you can earn anywhere between 1000 to 10000 dollars per month or
anywhere between 1 lakh to 10 lakh rupees per month and the top bloggers like Harsh Agrawal of shout me loud who earns around 40,000 dollars per month from his blog which can be converted into 28 lakhs rupees per month,
obviously the earning will depend upon various other factors, I am just mentioning this to let you know the earning potential in the digital marketing field.
The future of digital marketing is very bright as a matter of fact more than 93% of the online experiences start from a search engine and approximately 3 billion people use Facebook and there are more than three billion people who use the smartphone worldwide and the number of smartphone users is increasing every year.
All of these numbers clearly show that digital marketing has a very good future and demand ahead.
7. Fashion designer
Fashion designers is another form of designers who will design and develop various fashion atoms like clothing shoes accessories, and believe it or not fashion is a very big industry there are many multi billion dollar companies in specific brands like shoes or clothing in this industry and it is also a very lucrative industry to be in.
The average salary of a fashion designer in India is anywhere between 4-7 lakh rupees per annum aur you can earn 40-50000 rupees per month on average and the top fashion designers make 3-5 lakh rupees every month.
You can also consider getting into a law and become a lawyer or a judge.
Basically a lawyer is the one who advises and represents his customers who are victims in courts, communicating with clients and those involved in the cases, conducting research and analysis of legal problems, both for individuals and businesses.
There are various types of law professions which you can choose like criminal lawyer, corporate lawyer and family lawyer, etc
If you want to become a lawyer in India you have to take LLB courses.
The average salary of a lawyer in India is around 35000 rupees per month and you should keep in mind that this is the average salary and if you have good skill and experience in the field then you can make a good amount of money as well.
As a matter of fact the top lawyers in India make around 4-7 lakh rupees per client.
You can learn more about the pros and cons of being a lawyer in detail here.
9. Media & journalism
Media and journalism or becoming a journalist or news reporter is also a good career option you can choose which is also a high paying profession after your BA degree.
The job of a journalist involves interviewing sources, attending events, interviewing key persons to obtain more information, maintaining notes and audio recordings, reading press releases, liaising with editors, sub-editors, etc.
As a journalist and news reporter you can select any one category like crime, sports, politics, business and entertainment and cover that news.
The average salary of a journalist in India is around 4 lakh rupees per annum.
You can also consider doing an MBA after your BA degree and get a high paying job.
A Master of Business Administration, or MBA, is a business degree that teaches students technical, managerial and leadership skills.” for students to apply business concepts. Builds both hard and soft skills such as management, leadership, communication, and negotiation.
In order to do an MBA you should prepare for the CAT exam after your BA graduation and the MBA degree is 2 years long. After getting your MBA degree you can get many job opportunities including project manager, product manager, finance, marketing, management, etc.
The average entry level salary of an MBA graduate is 3 lakh rupees per annum.
Obviously with more experience and expertise you can get more salary as well and your salary also depends upon which profession and career option you will choose after MBA, apart from that you can also gain important skills of starting a business in future.
You can learn more about the pros and cons of MBA here.
Yes you read it, writing coding is also a good skill you can learn & get a high paying job.
Coding is the language of computers and technology, with coding you instruct what the computer should do in certain cases and you create videos softwares web applications and others using your coding knowledge, if you have creativity and problem solving skills then you can consider this skill.
There is a lot of misconceptions regarding coding and programming among students, it is believed that you can only learn coding if you are in Computer Science field or from college with tech background but
the fact is that even non-engineers can learn coding and programming languages easily using many online resources and platforms like udemy, code academy and code ninja, etc without going to college or attending a single class.
And when it comes to getting a job, nowadays and in the coming future the degree certificate you get from your college is not going to be of a big use when it comes to getting placement in top companies, your skills matter the most,
there are many non tech engineering branch students make civil engineering students and Mechanical engineering students learn coding to get placement in tech companies and IT companies.
The starting salary for a coding graduate (depending on the institute they graduated from) ranges from Rs 7.5 lakh to 9 lakh per annum. But coders with 7-10 years of work experience earn as much as Rs 45 lakh per annum.
You can also work as a freelancer online & The highest salary for a Freelance Software Developer in India is ₹82,317 per month.
12. Insurance agent
Getting yourself into the insurance industry is also a good career option as a matter of fact after the covid pandemic made people realise the importance of insurance especially health and life insurance and the industry is growing rapidly in India.
Your job as insurance agent is to generate new leads and customers to your company and grow your business and also contact and solve the problems of your existing customers.
As a matter of fact In India, the overall market size of the insurance sector is expected to be US$ 280 billion in 2020.
The average salary of an insurance agent in India is around 25000 rupees per month and it will also increase depending upon your performance and experience, etc.
You should consider this option if you have good communication skills, sales skills & knowledge about the insurance industry.
13. Video editing
Video editing is another powerful skill you can learn which can lead you to a high paying job and this profession as a video editor does not require any degree or educational qualification, you only need to have the skill.
The basic job of a video editor is to manage and edit videos using various softwares like filmora and add interesting graphics and sound effects to make videos more interesting and engaging for audience to watch, In fact there are many businesses which want to create amazing videos to get more sales and customers to their business online.
You can easily learn the video editing skill by taking different courses on various platforms including skillshare and Udemy.
Here is the main reason why video editing is such a powerful skill to have because the fact is that over 82% of all internet traffic is represented in video format and YouTube is the second largest search engine and social media platform on the internet and
this platform has more than 2 billion users at the same time more than 1 billion hours of video content are getting watched on YouTube everyday,
Apart from all these amazing statistics about videos and YouTube content the most amazing fact about video content is that it is 40 times more powerful and effective than text content which is why many businesses are now leveraging video content to grow their business.
This clearly shows that video content has drastically seen a rise due to YouTube and if you want to create a YouTube video you need to have a video editor you can edit the videos properly.
Apart from working for youtubers for editing their videos you can also work in the film and cinematography field as well.
The average salary is around 40000 rupees per month and obviously there are lots of variables in salaries that you should consider.
One last thing, I would recommend you to choose your career not based upon how much money you can earn but upon whether you have the interest, passion towards it or not and also whether you have the right skills for that career.
With that said let’s conclude the blog.
These are all the high paying jobs which you can get to choose after a BA degree.
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Hey I am Praneeth Kumar, i am a 20 years old blogger, i am doing BA arts degree from a reputable college, i have alot of passion and interest in educating others on various career options and universities available and This exact information is what I share on this Website.