The top four in-demand jobs in foreign countries for Indians
- IT roles are sought-after across various industries, including healthcare, finance, and manufacturing.
- Data analytics is a rapidly growing field, and there is a high demand for skilled data analysts in foreign countries
- Trucking has emerged as one of the most sought-after career paths for Indian professionals seeking opportunities abroad.
AdvertisementIndian professionals are increasingly seeking opportunities beyond their homeland, and the global job market beckons with promising prospects. In today's globalised job market, opportunities for Indian professionals are abundant and diverse.
Here, we take a look at some in demand professions for Indians abroad and the opportunity it offers.
The IT industry stands out as a high-demand sector for Indian workers, given the country's vast pool of highly skilled IT professionals, drawing attention from foreign companies seeking to tap into this talent pool. IT roles are sought-after across various industries, including healthcare, finance, and manufacturing.
Though there has been a recent slowdown, there is an overall growth in tech jobs in the US. In the technology industry in the United States, employers added 12,643 jobs in August 2023, as reported in IT certification provider CompTIA's analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Also, according to a report by The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and Canada's Tech Network (CTN), more than 15,000 Indian tech workers moved to Canada between March 2022 to April 2023.
Some of the most coveted IT positions include software engineers, web developers, and data analysts. The allure of IT careers lies in their attractive compensation packages and job security, with the average salary for a software engineer in the United States reaching $110,000 annually. The average salary for an IT-Professional is $78,734 per year in Canada.
Aspiring IT professionals typically need a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, proficiency in programming languages and software development tools, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, as well as the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
Data analytics is a rapidly growing field, and there is a high demand for skilled data analysts in foreign countries. Data analysts use their skills to collect, clean, and analyse data to identify trends and patterns. This information is used by businesses to make better decisions and improve their operations.
AdvertisementData analysts are well-paid and have good job security. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for data scientists is $1,43,808 per year in the United States. In Canada it is $89,609 per year.
To thrive in the field of data science, several essential skills and qualifications are crucial. First and foremost, a bachelor's degree in data science or a related field provides the necessary academic foundation. Practical experience with data analysis tools and techniques is paramount for success in this data-driven domain. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are indispensable, enabling professionals to extract valuable insights from complex datasets.
Equally important is the ability to effectively communicate these intricate data findings in a clear and concise manner, facilitating informed decision-making within organisations. These skills and qualifications collectively empower data scientists to excel in a rapidly evolving and data-rich landscape.
Trucking has emerged as one of the most sought-after career paths for Indian professionals seeking opportunities abroad. The demand for truck drivers is on the rise in developed countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia, driven by a complex interplay of factors. Among these factors are an ageing workforce in the trucking industry, the escalating cost of living, and the challenging process of obtaining a commercial driver's licence (CDL).
AdvertisementAs reported by the International Road Transport Union (IRU), there is a global deficit of 2.6 million truck drivers. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has reported a significant shortage of 80,000 truck drivers in the United States, marking an all-time high for the industry.
Truck drivers are the lifeblood of a nation's economy, responsible for transporting goods and materials across vast distances. This profession offers not only attractive remuneration but also a high level of job security. In the United States, for instance, the average annual salary for a truck driver stands at $60,000. In Canada, the average annual salary is around $47,049.
To excel in this career, individuals must meet specific skill requirements, including the possession of a CDL licence, substantial experience in truck driving, robust physical fitness, impeccable driving skills, and the capacity to endure long hours on the road.
For Indian professionals looking to venture into this field abroad, the world of trucking offers promising prospects and the potential for a stable and rewarding career.
AdvertisementThe United States, Canada, and Australia are experiencing a significant and growing demand for nurses. This demand is primarily driven by factors such as an ageing population, and an ongoing shortage of nurses.
The shortage of nurses in these nations is alarming. The American Hospital Association had predicted a shortage of 1.1 million nurses in the United States by 2022, while the Canadian Nurses Association estimated a shortage of 90,000 nurses in Canada by the same year.
In Australia, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation anticipates a shortage of 85,000 nurses by 2025.
To pursue a nursing career in these countries, individuals must meet specific requirements, including obtaining a nursing licence. Generally, this involves holding a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) and passing a nursing examination.
Indian nurses are highly sought after in these countries due to their strong qualifications, experience, work ethic, and dedication. Opportunities for Indian nurses include online job searches and partnerships with recruitment agencies specialising in nurse placements.
AdvertisementSecuring a nursing job abroad requires thorough preparation. This includes acquiring the necessary qualifications and licences, refining skills and qualities, researching the job market and potential employers, tailoring application materials, networking with fellow professionals, and preparing for job interviews.
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