Considering the number of beauty pageants we have and the burgeoning trend of getting 'fit' amidst increasing health problems, the fitness industry is turning into a goldmine.
Prerequisites: First and foremost, the instructors themselves have to be committed to a healthy lifestyle in order to be able to teach others. Courses on the same could take from six months to four years (Bachelor's degree). And certification from renowned associations such as ISSA (International Sports Science Association), ACE (American Council on Exercise), ACSM (American College of Sports and Medicine) and NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) are certainly useful.
The Job: In simple terms, a trainer plans a client's exercise regimen in accordance with their medical conditions (if any) and their nutrition according to the body mass index, and constantly seeks to boost their motivation to achieve goals.
Bring it to Life
Prerequisites: You need to have a qualification in animation software. Although there are numerous institutes with two year major and minor courses in animation, you need to be careful to choose one that teaches you how to unleash your creativity on computers rather than one that makes you a software technician. Some of the well-known schools are Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, Pentasoft and Arena Multimedia.
The Job: An animation professional designs, develops or produces animated cartoons in sectors like video gaming, television as well as advertising.
With the arrival of new media (both print and online) the scope for photography is abundant.
Prerequisites: There are mainly two different kinds of courses available at local institutes - Basic and Diploma in Photography. A basic course (studio photography) is about a month long and will cost Rs 2000-3000, whereas a diploma course (studio, general and advanced photography) is about three months long, for Rs 6000-7000.
The Job: A photographer takes pictures of anything under the sun and even manipulates the subject to present the message he wants to convey while a photojournalist captures up-to-date, factual happenings that are important enough to be in the news.
Ever wanted to see the world for free? A career in the skies might be just the thing for you.
Prerequisites: The eligibility requirements are a 10+2 education, a minimum height of 5'2", good eyesight, and good command of English language.
The Job: The job description includes knowledge of Aviation Technology, Fire Fighting, Voice Modulation, Food and Beverage and more importantly, insuring a safe and comfortable flight for passengers.
The terms 'dietician' and 'nutritionist' are often used interchangeably to mean an expert in the field of nutrition, whether a Chocolatier or a Hospital Dietician.
Prerequisites: After your high school graduation, preferably in Science, you need a Bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition or a related field such as food and nutritional science or biochemistry. Graduate students can opt for post-graduate degrees or diplomas in dietetics. After that, you need supervised work experience.
The Job: Basically, nutritionists are experts who balance our food intake so the output is optimum.
With Nepal Tourism Year 2011 just around the corner, a profession as a tour guide can be rewarding.
Prerequisites: The most important thing needed is social skills.Knowing foreign languages other than English won't hurt. You might consider specialising as a trekking guide, cultural tour guide, expedition guide or nature hike guide.
The Job: A tour guide is a storyteller with the ability to spellbind visitors by bringing history alive with the right information regarding all that they see and experience.
IT covers almost every professional sector, be it designing or programming or entertainment or engineering or even national security.
Prerequisites: One should take any of the two types of courses available: a Long-Term (Diploma) or a Short-Term (particular software) course. Creativity, persistence to learn new techniques and a keen interest in computer programming are a must.
The Job: Network Administrating, System Administration, Programming, Web Page Designing, Web Developing, working as a Hardware Vendor, Computer Assembling, working as a Special Effects Coordinator in movies or advertising (multi-media) and much more.
Farming and Agriculture
Farming doesn't necessarily mean ploughing acres or planting paddy in rain-soaked mud. You can contribute by learning newer techniques and teaching traditional farmers new ways to help them grow better quality products.
Prerequisites: Having a science background helps when it comes to understanding plants and animals. There are also institutes that offer courses in agriculture and farming.
The Job: It ranges from producing high-value commodities to organic produces.
Architecture is the art and science of combining structures and functions to design.
Prerequisites: A striving architect with a mathematics background will need a 1-2 year internship after 4-5 years of undergraduate studies from a credited engineering and architecture institute.
The Job: An architect has the overall responsibility for a particular construction, from its inception to its completion. S/he acts as a mediator between clients, contractors and other professionals on the project. Since one must learn to interpret the clients' vision and then provide choices so he feels comfortable with the finished design, an architect is an artist first then a mathematician.
Prerequisites: Although a degree or a course from a film school can help, it isn't completely necessary. A film school can acquaint you with the technicalities of filmmaking but it is also something that can be learned outside of it. Other than that, an eye for recognising issues and an ability to dig into them is required. Passion is key, along with a knack for filmmaking and its technical aspects. What isn't appreciated is being didactic and politically correct and also bending the truth as one pleases.
The Job: Unlike feature filmmaking, which is pre-scripted and pre-conceived, a documentary filmmaker has to work on a mere idea, the rest of the story unfolds as you shoot. The subject can be anything, from the mundane lives of people to intense war zone dramas.