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Top Jobs for Commerce Graduates in the IT sector

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The stream of Commerce offers its graduates some of the highest paying jobs in the world such as Investment Banker, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

However, even for those from Commerce stream, some have interests elsewhere, which is completely understandable in India because let’s be honest, parental pressure is something that is quite inescapable. 

So, if you are someone who has a Commerce degree but has no interest in the subject and its field, why not opt for jobs in the IT industry. 

Why?

As a major player in the country’s economy, the IT sector is India’s key employment generator. In fact, in 2020, there were over 4.36 million employees in this sector. 

Plus, there are many job roles in the IT industry that don’t require you to be a skilled techie. Some positions only require certificates that can be obtained even if you have a commerce background.

Take a look at these in-demand Jobs in IT sector for those with non-technical background and see if any of them would be a good career choice for you. 

Digital Marketing:

Digital marketing is a relatively new field as the term itself was conceived only in the 1990s. Ever Since then, it has been constantly evolving and it is quite an interesting line of profession as you will get to stay abreast with the latest trends to help your business grow. 

What is Digital Marketing?

Like the name says, digital marketing allows brands to reach more customers with the help of the Internet. Through digital marketing, companies are able to promote and sell their products faster by utilizing online based digital technologies. 

It is a large field where job positions such as Digital Marketing Manager, Content Strategist, Social Media Marketer and SEO Specialist, among many others, are available. 

This field is perfect for Gen Zers and Millennials as the roles and responsibilities include using popular social media platforms, which are the perfect sites to stay up to date with the latest trends. 

What skills do you need to have a career in Digital Marketing?

  • Writing and editing skills
  • Adaptability
  • Multitasking skills
  • Research skills
  • Google Analytics
  • SEO and SEM
  • Communication skills
  • Pay-per-click advertising 
  • Email marketing.

What qualifications do you need to have a career in Digital Marketing?

  • No specific degree required.
  • Must complete digital marketing course(s). 

User Interface (UI) Design:

Yet another interesting field, UI Designing offers a massive scope in India for job seekers. The term “user experience design” was first coined by researcher and professor, Donald Norman, who also is the first person to hold the job title of UX. 

This career path is perfect for those with visual communication skills. 

What is User interface (UI) Design?

UI Designing is a process in which a UI Designer designs and creates user-friendly  interfaces in software or computerized devices to meet user satisfaction. 

As a UI designer, you will get the opportunity to design the looks and layout of an app or website.

You can easily upskill yourself through various online/offline courses in UI Designing. 

What skills do you need to have a career in UI Designing?

  • Creativity
  • IT skills
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, HTML, CSS, etc
  • Time management
  • Attention to details
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills.

What qualifications do you need to have a career in UI Designing?

  • No specific degree required. 
  • A background in graphic designing is preferred. 

Animation:

Zootopia, Up, Ice Age, Kungfu Panda, The Lion King…you do know where we are going with this, right? 

That’s right, a career in a field where you will get to be a part of a team that creates, plans, and scripts animation and visual effects for movies, websites, apps, games, software programs, among others, will strengthen your love for animated movies and shows. 

This is definitely one of the coolest careers for Millennials and Gen Zers. The best part is, some companies hire undergraduates too.

What is Animation?

In layman’s terms, animation is the process wherein pictures are manipulated to move using various animation techniques and software such as Autodesk Maya (3D) and Animate CC (2D). 

There are many job profiles you could opt for in this field based on your interest and skills. Some popular roles in an animation studio are Animators (2D, 3D, Keyframe and Character), Image Editor, Compositors, Special Effect Artists, Digital Ink and Paint Artists, Image Editors, Texture Artists, Storyboard Artists, Layout Artists, etc. 

What skills do you need to have a career in Animation?

  • Background in graphics software
  • Attention to details
  • Creativity/Imagination 
  • Drawing skills
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to work long hours when required
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Patience 
  • Knowledge of CAD
  • Computer skills. 

What qualifications do you need to have a career in Animation?

  • 10+2 certificates and a certification course in animation. 

Graphic Design:

If you are looking for a career where you can utilize your creative imagination and bring your ideas to life, a career in designing just might be the chosen path for you. This is your chance to be a true artist and make a name for yourself in the digital world. 

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is an art wherein experts use designing software to design and create visual content to communicate with their audiences. 

The main role of a graphic designer is to communicate with audiences through visuals and design. Different roles in graphic designing include Web Designers, Art Directors, Product Designers, Mobile Designers, etc. 

What skills do you need to have a career in Graphic Design?

  • User empathy
  • Visual and verbal communication skills
  • Software development skills
  • Interaction design principles
  • Wireframing and prototyping
  • Business skills
  • Responsive design skills
  • Branding, typography and color theory.

What qualifications do you need to have a career in Graphic Design?

  • 10+2 certificates with a diploma, bachelor’s degree or certification course in graphic designing and its related field. 

Video Editing:

For those who enjoy showing their creative side through video-sharing apps such as TikTok, Dubsmash or YouTube, you just might enjoy a career in Video Editing. Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to be a part of the film industry, then you should definitely opt for video editing as your career choice. 

What is video editing?

The process of rearranging and maneuvering video shots and clips to create video that conveys a message is called video editing. 

What skills do you need to have a career in Video Editing?

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Proficiency in using video editing software
  • Creativity
  • Technical skills
  • Adaptability
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to stay abreast with latest tech trends. 

What qualifications do you need to have a career in Video Editing?

  • No specific degree required as long as the candidate has a strong grip on video editing software. 

These are some of the “In Demand” career paths in the IT industry, which don’t require you to be a science graduate. We hope these career options help you in choosing the right career path for yourself in the IT industry.

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