Allow your Child to Pursue Alternative Career
Many Indian parents want their child to pursue traditional type of careers like
Doctor, Engineer, MBA, etc. However, with changing times and increasing competition
it is essential for parents to allow their child to pursue alternative careers too.
Every parent wants his or her child to be successful in life by choosing an appropriate
career. But, forcing child to pursue a career of your own choice may become a burden
for the child. Therefore, it is essential to support your child when he or she wants
to pursue an alternative career.
Some orthodox people do not support this concept of alternative careers. However,
there are quite a lot of examples which prove that one should definitely go for
an alternative career if he or she has got talent in a particular field. If you
feel that your child is talented in a particular field, you should try to encourage
your child to pursue a career in that field. If such talent is polished and pursued
as a career in future by your child, it will definitely bring a lot of success to
your child. Here are some of the alternative careers which can be pursued by your
Dance, Acting and Choreography
Dance and acting are two sides of same coin. Dance and acting are an alternative
career options chosen by most of the youngsters. Many children do follow it as a
hobby. These career options have become very popular as there are many reality shows
which provide dancers and actors with the platform to prove their talent. By using
such platform provided by reality shows, talent is getting recognised. Because of
such recognitions youngsters get good opportunity to build career in this field.
If your child is showing interest in such fields, do not hesitate to encourage him
or her. You may not know your child can be one of the rising stars of tomorrow.
They can be as successful as stars like Madhuri or Sharukh.
With the increasing opportunities in the field of dance and acting, opportunities
for the choreographers are also increasing. Choreography is one step ahead of dancing
and acting. In this field a lot of knowledge is required about various dance forms.
A choreographer should be himself or herself a good dancer and actor. If you think
that your child has an interest and potential to become a chorographer, you should
give a go-ahead. Choreographers, enjoy a respectable status amongst the dancers,
actors and general audiences. Your child can also be tomorrow's Saroj Khan or Shiamak
Singing and Music
Singing and music are also one of the alternative career options which are popular
amongst the youngsters like dancing, acting and choreography. There are many options
available in singing and music. Your child can become a singer where he can explore
opportunities in Bollywood. There are good reality shows which provide platform
for young singers. Your child can also become a classical vocalist or a musician.
There are many singers and musicians who have proved their talent in this field.
One of them is A.R.Rahman who has been honoured with Oscar award for his work in
Many parents do not allow their children to choose fashion designing as their career.
Parents hesitate as they are not comfortable with the culture of fashion and glamour
world. However, it is not necessary that they have to follow the same culture. They
can run their own boutiques and fashion houses also. They can even work with good
fashion boutiques where they can use their talent and creativity. There are many
popular names in this field. Amongst them Manish Malhotra's designs have become
heartthrob of many Bollywood stars.
Along with medicines, alternative healing is preferred by many to solve health problems.
Even doctors advice their patients to practice yoga and mediation to get quick relief.
Therefore, alternative healing can also be one of the good career options.
Handwriting analysis which is also known as graphology is also one of the new career
options. If your child has good handwriting and has interest in reading, he or she
can pursue graphology as his or her career. A graphologist can apply his skills
in the fields like medical diagnosis, checking martial compatibility, checking business
compatibility, employment profiling, graphotherapy etc.
Diet and Nutrition
Taking care of diet and nutrition has become an inseparable part of today's modern
lifestyle. As such dietician's or nutritionist's role has become vital for dealing
with diet and nutrition issues in people's life. Therefore, a career option as a
dietician or nutritionist is also one of the best career choices which your child
can make in future.
Social work is also an important field which can be pursued as career by your child.
In the field of social work there are many areas like adoption counseling, child
welfare, human rights etc; which your child can opt for in future. Just like Rajashree
Birla who was honoured with Rajeev Gandhi Award for her social work, your child
too can become one of the achievers in the field of social work.
Other Alternative Career Options
- Photography is one of the interesting and creative fields which can be pursued by
- There are lots of career options available in writing as well. It includes copywriting
and creative writing. The demand for copywriting and creative writing is increasing
with the growth of advertisement industry.
- If your child is good at drawing and painting; fine arts, calligraphy and commercial
arts are amongst the creative career options which he or she can pursue.
- Beauty and hair-dressing is also one of the career options which your child can
pursue. Not only females but also lots of males choose this field for building a
Pursuing alternative career can help your child achieve more in life. Nothing can
be as great as converting hobbies and interests into careers. It is better to encourage
children to become what they want to become in life instead of forcing them. Alternative
careers are one of the best which can also help your child to have a secure future.