Top Courses to Study Aboard
Before going to study abroad, you should be aware of the socio -economic and political aspects, job prospects and VISA POLICY for granting WORK PERMIT /PR. You should also assess you financial and affordability.
Studying and settling abroad is a dream for many youngsters, especially among Indian students. However lack of information about the courses and career paths that lead to employment are a major issue. Not all the courses can get you employment across all the countries. But, there are few courses that can certainly improve your chances of getting jobs overseas; especially, in a few countries. It’s all about identifying the right career path along with the course and destination country.
Healthcare and Pharmacy
Healthcare providers include medical practitioners, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health science professionals. All the professionals work in sync, and deliver a plethora of services across many levels, from public health and preventive services in the community, to primary health care, emergency health services, hospital-based treatment, and rehabilitation and palliative care. Disciplines like Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Healthcare Management will be very helpful in landing up with international job opportunities.
Engineering & Technology
The broad sector of engineering services is also expected to generate a huge number of job opportunities abroad. The core engineering disciplines have been in more demand, maybe more than IT and Computer Science. In the middle-east, there are more opportunities for infrastructure-related jobs. Below are the hottest streams in engineering for international job opportunities.
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical & Computer Science Engineering
- IT & Telecom
- Petroleum Engineering
- Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
- Geophysical Engineering
Agricultural Science and Food Technology (Agribusiness)
The increase in global population has been causing several problems including food production. Agricultural Science is one field that we are looking up to for solving this problem. The career scopes in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe are excellent
Food Science is still a very new discipline, and it is growing due to rapid urbanization and lifestyle changes worldwide. Being a branch of applied sciences, Food Science is very multi-disciplinary in nature, just like Biomedical Science.
Financial Services, Risk Management & Insurance
Finance plays a vital role in the overall economy. With a degree in Finance, you will have an excellent understanding of the functions and applications of financial markets. You will also know about the acquisition and allocation of funds (public and private sectors) in national and international organizations. Economics is another subject with great career scopes. You will learn about forecasting economy (GDP) and contribute towards the monetary policies.
Finance and Economics allow you to develop a wide range of transferable skills besides skills in core domain. Therefore, your employment opportunities will be boundless. Areas like Asset Management, Broking, Investment Management and FinTech will witness significant job opportunities all across the globe.
Hospitality & Tourism
Hospitality and Tourism have become trendy due to good career prospects and employment potential. Countries like Australia & New Zealand are among the best in recent times. However, traditional destinations like US, UK, UAE, Canada, Switzerland, and France are also very popular in terms of job prospects. The tourism and hospitality sector is dynamic, and an ever-growing sector.
Digital & Interactive Media and Communications
With so many events happening every minute and everywhere, the media has got a huge impact. It is often considered as the fourth pillar of the state, and also comes with a responsibility. In today’s digital age, media is no more a field of mere humanities and creativity. You also need to have an acute understanding of the technology. Digital media is here to stay and, increasingly, a viable way of supporting yourself abroad in a range of industries. Top countries include the US, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, and Canada.
Industrial Psychology & HR
Employers are always looking keen to recruit talented and skilled workers. But, hiring and remuneration of such professionals is always a challenge for companies worldwide. That is why companies put extra effort in skill upgrading and training of their existing employees. This puts the industrial psychologists and HR professionals in great demand globally. Industrial (and organizational) psychology generally focuses on the individuals and their relationships at the workplace, which includes job analysis, employee safety, employee training, job performance measurement, and employee hiring systems.
Statistics, Data Science & Analytics
Data science and big data analytics have been termed as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Data is the new oil of the modern digital economy. There is a huge amount of data around us, and it’s expanding at an exponential rate. The challenge is that this big data set (Big Data) is noisy and heterogeneous. So, it’s very important to extract knowledge or insights from the data around us.
Data science consists of 3 pillars: Statistics & Machine Learning, Computer Science, & Software Development, and Domain Knowledge.
Analytics is a fast-growing field and presents exciting career opportunities for students and professionals with strong quantitative and analytical skills. The analytics field combines extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive models, and fact-based management.
The objectives are to investigate patterns, behavior, and trends, and to drive business decisions and actions. Analytics gets used in various sectors that include financial services, retail, FMCG, healthcare, travel, media etc. Recently, unconventional sectors like education, manufacturing, and sports are also implementing the innovative use of analytics to get a competitive edge.
There is a saying; choose a job, you love, then you will never have to work for a day. Thus select a course /programme of your interest rather than according to availability of jobs. Also acquiring a job depends upon your skills and employability. If your intension is to get a job abroad after study, then select a programme according to the SKILL SHORTAGE list of that country, mind it the skill shortage list gets revised frequently.