Alternative Career Options That You Can Choose Instead of Doing BA, B.Tech, MBBS, LLB, Etc.

Alternative career options that goes beyond Engineering, Doctor, Professor, Lawyer

Alternative career options can open door for newer and better opportunity. It also allows you to explore and expand your own personality.

Gone are the days when the options to choose professions were limited to being Engineer, Doctor, Teacher or Lawyer. With the changing times, alternative career options are not only getting popular among the youth but they help you earn big even if you are a cook, writer or even a dancer.

Here are some of the popular alternative career options that you can consider as your profession.

Submarine cook

Yes, you heard that right! This profession is gaining popularity with the ones who are passionate about cooking. And do not mind a little adventure with staying underwater. And you get paid a lot. A Royal Australian Submarine cooks earns up to $200,000 annually.

Fashion/Travel writer

If you adore fashion giant such as Chanel, Versace and writing is what you are passionate about then, you should seriously consider starting writing for fashion. Along with the salary, Fashion writers, get to live a glamorous life without even walking the ramp. And what more, you get to travel to cities like Paris, Milan, New York, Mumbai, Delhi and Tokyo!

Speaking of travel, there are companies who are paying individuals to travel or feature company’s brand/product on their blog in order to reach masses. In return they pay the blogger’s expenses and also the blogger gets access to using the products or travel places. A great deal for a travel blogger, isn’t it?

Dance therapists

Who said one needs to go to doctors or psychiatrist for a therapy! Dance and the various movements of the body can be therapeutic too – to improve your emotional, intellectual and motor functions of the body.

If you want to use your passion for dancing for the greater good then you can do and become a dance therapists. Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts, Pune is one such reputed college that offers the course.

Did you find any of these courses interesting? If not, then we are coming up with information about more such courses that you can pursue as an alternative career options. Stay tuned!

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Avani Lalka is an experienced marketer, and a writer in the field of new-age marketing and career development. She writes from her heart to make a difference in the lives of the people that follow her. Currently she is heading Account Based Marketing (ABM) in a popular Pune-based startup. Feel free to connect her as she welcomes new ideas and opportunities. Email: