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Wary of going to the office? Here are 7 high-paying work-from-home jobs

. 5 min read . Written by Muskan Miglani
Wary of going to the office? Here are 7 high-paying work-from-home jobs

Would you believe me if I told you that Google is almost as old as you, probably younger? Founded in 1998, the popular search engine is just 24 years old. The internet has become such an integral part of our lives, that we often lose cognizance of how recent this discovery is. From ordering lipsticks online to running businesses across the globe, the era of the internet has enabled so much. Thanks to technology, careers that didn’t even exist ten years ago are thriving today, and how.

All the work that needs to be done in the office can be completed at home. Working from home saves time, money, and energy. Imagine not having to spend 50% of your salary on rent and commuting!

As more people are acknowledging the changed reality of working from home being the better setup, it is quickly becoming the ideal for a major lot of the younger generation. If you’re someone who’s all for embracing the WFH vibe, here are 7 full-time jobs that will make sure your bank is always full.

WFH jobs that are perfect for millennials and Gen Z

1. Cloud Architect

A cloud architect is vested with the responsibility of managing cloud computing systems. From designing and developing computing solutions to implementing and storing them, a cloud architect takes care of various steps of the computing process. With businesses moving online, even the smallest of startups are relying on cloud computing for better data management.

Although the profession does not require a dedicated degree, it is ideal to have some education in the IT industry. Depending on your experience and expertise, you can start at any level if you’re familiar with computer operating systems, programming languages, networking, and security.

According to Glassdoor, the average salary of cloud architects in India is a whopping ₹20 lakh per annum.

2. Business Analyst

For any business or company to grow, it is imperative to make changes according to market feedback. That is what a business analyst does. If you’re a business analyst, you understand market reception or your organisation’s services or products to implement revised strategies.

The job entails processing huge amounts of data, understanding business requirements, and delivering holistic reports to aid growth and improvement.

As per Glassdoor, a business analyst can draw an average salary of ₹8 lakh per annum in India.

3. Digital Marketer

Imagine a world where billboards and television advertisements don’t exist. What if there were no sponsored posts on Instagram and no ads on YouTube? How would companies grow? From ads and posts to trends and reports, a digital marketer is responsible for curating the brand’s public identity.

In the age of the internet and social media, cracking the right digital marketing strategy is key to making it big.

If you want to pursue marketing, you must be aware of day-to-day trends. Instagram must be the air you breathe, and the internet your food. While the profession does not require a dedicated degree, one can upskill using SEO or SEM courses, marketing diplomas, and social media research experiences among others.

According to AmbitionBox, a digital marketer can earn an annual salary of ₹7.2 lakh per annum.

4. UX/UI Designer

A UX/UI design career is the perfect amalgamation of your creative and tech interests. Although UX and UI design pertain to different aspects of the design field, the terms are often interchangeably used. A UX/UI designer creates a more efficient and friendly user experience.

From understanding and organising the product flow to creating visually appealing designs, everything falls under the umbrella of this job profile. As a UX designer, you have to understand your target audience, facilitate surveys, and do advanced research to create a veritable finished product.

According to AmbitionBox, a UX/UI designer can take home up to ₹15 lakh per annum.

5. Ghostwriter

If you’re a writer, you know the world is your canvas. From tech startups to digital marketing giants, everyone needs a content writer. Short copy, blogs, product descriptions, brand advertising, PR, and marketing–  content is king.

While it’s no surprise that content writers can make a lot of money, and then some, ghostwriting is the real gold mine.

When writing as a ghostwriter, you are giving away the ownership of your work. It’s like allowing another writer or company to publish your work as their own. Ghostwriters can be employed by firms for special projects, or by individuals looking to publish poems, essays, research, or books.

As per a report in Hindustan Times, if you’re an experienced ghostwriter, you can charge as much as ₹700 for mere 250 words.

6. Psychologist

As the conversation around mental health grows, more and more people are becoming aware of the need to address psychological distress. The need for mental health professionals in the country is more prominent now than ever.

As per a survey conducted by The Center of Healing (TCOH) in December 2020, nearly 74% of the Indian respondents suffered from stress and 88% from anxiety.

If you’re training to be a psychologist, you require at least a master's degree in the field. Depending on your preference, you can choose from numerous fields of psychology including behavioural, clinical, and counselling psychology among others.

According to The Swaddle, a good psychologist can charge anywhere between ₹1500 to ₹2000 for a single session.

7. AI Engineer

We're surrounded by artificial intelligence systems, from parking systems to online food delivery. The applications of AI are many, and so are the associated career opportunities. If you’re a tech expert who loves coding, AI engineering might be your thing. As an AI engineer, you are focused on developing and curating tools, systems, and processes that facilitate the applications of artificial intelligence in a user-friendly manner

Since the job is a more technical one, proficiency in basic, as well as advanced programming languages, is a preliminary requirement. The idea is to produce intelligent algorithms that make life easier.

As per Glassdoor, an AI engineer can turn an impressive average salary upwards of ₹9 lakh per annum.

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