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Many of you might have heard about the famous cartoon character Richie Rich. Have you ever dream of becoming as rich as Richie Rich, so that you can buy almost everything that you wish? Well, I too dream of the same!

The reality of life is that nobody becomes rich overnight. It takes efforts and extreme hard work to earn this much wealth. But smart work is as equally important as hard work. There is no point of working day and night without a proper plan and strategy. You might have thought that all these people like Bill Gates, Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani are very lucky. But the fact is that these people strategically formed goals of their lives and worked hard for achieving it.

A single question crosses the mind of Indian youth every single day- What profession should they choose to get a financially secure career? Or What are the highest paying jobs in India? So, here I am with the answer to all these questions. After proper research, I have made the list of 10 highest paying careers in India. Hence, here is a compiled list of careers that can land you in a big amount of money, provided that you work hard in the field you select-

10 Hight Paying Careers in India

Medical Professionals

The population is increasing day by day and so are various health problems. The ratio of doctors to patients is very low, especially in rural areas. There is an endless opportunity in this field. Doctors, Dentists, Ayurvedic Doctors, BHMS doctors, and physiotherapist are the highest earning medical professionals.

Although it takes 8-10 years to complete graduation and post-graduation in this field, once you complete this, you start earning really really well! You can work in a government or private hospital, or you can open your own clinic. You must be really good in your specialized field. This is the field where money factor should be a secondary issue because it is the duty of a doctor to prioritize patient’s health first.

Monthly Salary- Rs 2 lakh to Rs 10 lakhs

Chartered Accountants

It is the highest paying job in India in the commerce field. Once you become a certified chartered accountant, you have many career possibilities in front of you, like- banking, accounting, tax manager, consultancy, etc. For this profession, you must be really good with numbers. Only then, your clients are going to trust you. Being a CA, you need to keep account of the financial affairs of your clients. Skilled CAs have good market value and they are paid well.

Monthly Salary: Rs 3 lakh to Rs 12 lakhs


Management Professionals

Management professionals are the people who have completed graduation or post graduation in a specific management field and are working in management and administrative field. This field offers various areas of specialization, like- HR management, Media management, Hotel management, Hospital management, etc.  Apart from an individual’s experience in this field, quality of the institute from where the course has been completed holds great importance.

Monthly Salary- Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakhs

Investment Bankers

People with a degree in business, accounting, maths, finance, etc. may take up this profession. Investment bankers are hired personally by big companies. Good analytical and mathematical skills work as a cherry on the cake. Experience again plays a major role in this field as well.

Monthly Salary- Rs 3 lakh to Rs 7 lakhs

IT and Software Engineers

Although engineering is a heavily saturated field, but still there are some branches that lead students to high paying jobs. A software engineer’s job is to apply the principles of software designing to the design, development, maintenance, testing and evaluation of computer software. Once you are good with your basics, you can easily get hired in a good company or you can apply for jobs in the government sector as well. You need to be very good with computers and computer languages. Without any doubt, this is going to be one of the highest paying jobs for many upcoming years also.

Monthly Salary- Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh

IT and Software Engineers

Aviation Professionals

The Aviation sector is a hub of highest paying jobs. Along with fulfilling the dream of flying high in the sky, this sector is financially rewarding as well. With the emerging of new airline companies with time, demand for commercial pilot has raised. Science stream students can easily enter this field. Although this field takes a higher investment, it is equally rewarding. Jobs like air hostesses, airport manager, and cabin crew are equally rewarding.

Monthly Salary- Rs 1 lakh to Rs 4 lakhs

Marketing Professionals

A marketing professional has the responsibility of developing marketing campaigns for products and promote new ideas. You need to be good with research work, product development, sponsorship, etc to excel in this field. Marketing Professional is a rewarding career. Like any other career, salary increases along with experience in this field also. You need to complete graduation or post- graduation in marketing to establish a career in this field.

Monthly Salary- Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakhs


Law Professionals

Skilled Lawyers are paid well by the clients. As per the educational qualifications, one needs to complete L.L.B. Apart from the educational qualifications, one needs to be confident in this field. Good listening and oratory skills, presence of mind and investigating skills help one in establishing a more financially rewarding career. One needs to gain experience by practicing in legal firms for becoming a pro in this field. After stabilizing a career in this field, one may start consultation services too!

Monthly Salary- Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakhs

High paying Government Jobs

Civil Services and Administration Department offers various glamorous and high paying jobs like- IAS, IRS, IFS, IPS, etc. The selection process for these jobs is really very tough because best people are required to run the nation. Central Government bodies and PSUs also offer high paying jobs. Along with the good salary packages, people in this field enjoy various additional perks. Cracking the exam for getting these jobs takes a lot of efforts, but these jobs have their own charm. One can also join the Indian Defence, but again, selection procedure is very hectic for that. Job security is the major advantage offered by this career.

Monthly Salary- Depends on the post


Fashion Professionals

One needs to be creative to establish a career in this field. This field offers various professions like-  Fashion designer, Photographer, Skin specialists, Makeup specialists, Event manager, Production manager, etc. This is a field of endless opportunities. However, for starting a modeling career, looks and confidence are the basic requirements. This field is full of money until you are passionate about your work.

Monthly Salary- Rs 2 Lakh to Rs 8 Lakhs

Other Options

Apart from these jobs, there are various other options as well that provide handsome salaries. Few examples are jobs in oil and natural gas sector, business analyst, app developer, university professor, technical writer, architects, entertainment professionals and many more. Depending upon your interest, you can go for any option and work hard in the concerned field.


Here I discussed with you the careers which I found promising, both in fame as well as in money. Without any doubt, experience is the major key of success to any field. Apart from this, one thing that matters the most is the quality of the Educational Institute. Taking a degree from a famous and trustable institute guarantees you a promising career. In the end, it is your hard work and zeal that can move mountains.  However, I will suggest you to properly analyze a career, its pros and cons, opportunities in it before taking any step forward. Strategy, as I mentioned, is the most important part. Always remember, nothing worth having comes with ease. Good Luck!