Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

For most people there is nothing more satisfying than climbing up the corporate ladder.

However, for many others, a 9 to 5 job paints a weary picture of a world filled with boredom. This lot is the type that would go to great lengths to get personally and creatively satisfying jobs that do not adhere to the norms of a typical desk job. Non-corporate jobs fit the bill as they do not serve the regular dose of work limited to a cubicle. While corporate jobs do guarantee some big bucks, there are some jobs outside 'corporate' logo that match up to them in terms of the money.

Listed below are the top 10 non-corporate jobs that pay you well enough.

10. Army Officer

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

Its a proven fact that women love men in uniform. Apart from that, serving the army is a great opportunity to put your love for the nation to use. Along with the good enough pay packet, the job adds a great deal of dignity to one's personality. An Army officer is always looked up to with respect. For some, there is nothing that gives a greater high than being the upholder of the faith of an entire nation, and if you are one of those, you should join the Army.

Once you've graduated to being a Captain or a Major, you can earn between Rs. 40k to 60k which will go up as you climb the rankings.

Eligibility: Clearance of defense exams like the NDA and a physically sound body.

9. Freelance Writer

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

As a writer, it becomes majorly difficult to adhere to the strict norms with respect to the content creation. The independence that a writer seeks is offered only by a handful of organizations. The best way to keep yourself and your content free from the shackles of the corporate setting, is to become a freelance writer. After all, freedom is the key to creative thinking.

A professional freelancer with a good reputation can easily earn up to Rs. 70,000 a month

Eligibility: Ability to be grammatically correct

8. Teacher

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

Any person who derives joy out of sharing knowledge is bound to make a great teacher. It is considered to be one of the most respectable professions and you can even fondly teach your way till old age, which is not quite possible in modelling. The importance of a teacher is crucial to our society and this importance is well recognized today.

An experienced high school teacher, in India, earns up to Rs. 80,000 per month.

Eligibility: Preferably a Masters degree in the particular subject.

7. Photographer

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

For most people, photography is a hobby in which they indulge in their free time. For some others, getting behind the lens is a passion. If you are one of those few, just go ahead and make a profession out of that passion. Most photographers start as amateur and it is their constant zeal for clicking amazing pictures that takes them to the top. In case you wish to learn the technical aspects of photography, you can take up a short-term or a long-term course in it.

A good professional photographer earns Rs. 60,000 and above each month.

Eligibility: Flair for snapping great images

6. Doctor

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

There's a valid reason why parents in India, and all over the world, want their children to become doctors. It is because it is one of the most reliable and well paying jobs. Being a doctor, also seems to attract parents of girls who would be more than willing to give away their daughter to you in marriage. Thus being a doctor not only ensures a fat pocket, but also your shot at impressing girls (and their parents of course).

A doctor can easily earn between Rs. 1.5 to 2 lakhs.

Eligibility: An MBBS degree in the least

5. Model

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

If being in the spotlight is all you desire then you are cut out to be a model. A world of glitz and glamour, modelling is already one of the most sought after professions in the country amongst the youth. Though being in this profession has a lot of struggle involved in the beginning, nothing can stop you once you hit the target. Fame and money will follow your way once you get your act right.

Eligibility: A heavenly body and a camera friendly face.

4. Pilot

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

There is something about pilots that makes women go weak in their knees. Whether it is the crisp uniform, the unmissable charm or the fat paychecks, the life of a pilot is always up in the air. Meanwhile, there is also the exhilarating feeling of being the person in command of the mean flying machine. While this high-flying life may give you a thrill in the beginning, the stress of traveling all the time might prove to be a spoiler.

In commercial airlines, a pilot's salary starts from a lakh and can go up to Rs. 5-7 lakhs with experience.

Eligibility: A flying license can be attained after rigorous training in it.

3. Chef

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

While the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, the way to success is through his own two hands. Not too many people are aware about how well paying this job is. If you're someone who loves creating new recipes, it's time you take your personal kitchen secrets out for the whole world to see and taste. The chef is responsible not only for churning out great dishes but also for planning the menu, getting the required foodstuff and managing the kitchen staff. However, the most essential quality in a chef should be a divine love for food.

The average salary of an executive chef in the country starts from Rs. 2 lakhs and can go up to Rs. 20 lakhs.

Eligibility: Keeping aside your cooking talents, a special training in food production would come handy.

2. Fashion designer

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

Fashion designing is also quite a lucrative profession, on the lines of modelling, and can be quite an exciting journey once you've made your mark. The Indian fashion industry is booming and is open for anyone who is creative, talented and hard working. While the beginning in the fashion world can be a tough one, there is the possibility of having the world at your feet once you've established yourself as a designer of class and repute.

Once you've become a known player in the fashion scene, you can command anything in the world.

Eligibility: A certified course in fashion designing

1. Build Your Own Start-up

Top 10 Non-corporate Jobs that Pay Well

At the end of the day, there can be nothing more rewarding and satisfying than owning your own company. The process of building a company from scratch can be a humbling experience while watching it move towards prosperity would be an equally proud moment. If you find yourself scared of taking the big plunge, think of those leaders who started their vast empires exactly from where you're planning to start it. Sure, there will be failures at some points but you should be able to rise from them and turn a brand new leaf towards success each time.

Eligibility: The desire to go big. (Work Life, MensXP.com)

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