Lola Jutta
20 Jan 2017 . 4 min read

#NoBachelorsDegree Required To Ace These Jobs

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Quoting the great Phunsuk Wangdu from 3 Idiots, “Kamyaab hone ke liye nahi, kaabil hone ke liye padho!” 

We have been fed the concept that educational degrees amount to a secure life. A high percentage in your report card will translate into a bright and better future. Nothing against parents who push their children to strive for academic excellence. But, there are times when you feel the need to explore yourself and break free from the box that you have been caged into. 

Does life really #suck if you don’t have a bachelor's degree? Let’s name a few stalwarts. Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom, Aamir Khan, Steve Jobs and Azim Premji. So, the list is impressive. Then again, this is just one end of the spectrum, the other end is swarming with college dropouts whose stories don’t make it to any list. 

We aren’t encouraging kids to stop pursuing their education, but the dearth of vocational courses in our education system is a sad reality. Children who want to become anything other than an engineer or a doctor, find it difficult to navigate their unconventional aspirations. There are other systemic roadblocks too. 

But today we aren’t talking about them. We have enlisted jobs for you which doesn’t necessarily need a bachelor’s degree. 




Well, ironically no minimum educational qualification is  required to become an MP or MLA in our country. The Constitution while mentioning the various eligibility conditions, does not mention anything about educational qualification.  The perks involved are; a salary of more than INR 60000 per month to free unlimited first class AC train travels, limited air travels, holiday, free posh accommodation, vehicle, telephone, gas and all other essential amenities. But, make no mistake, a politician is the representative of the people and unlike the image; a politician’s life is challenging and demanding if done with sincerity. Serving people is no mean feat.





Yep, no degree needed here too. We all know that showbiz is not about academics, but it is also not a cake walk. The struggles, the sweat, the breakdowns, all are real. But then again the rewards are equally amazing. Fame, money, luxury, you name it and you get that. 

Ethical hacker



It sounds under-the-cover-sort-of-a-job, right? The internet era needs ethical hackers across various sectors, even in government departments. Since we completely rely online, more prominently online shopping, the need for preserving data has becoming crucial. You can become an ethical hacker equipping yourself with a crash course, which is too available online. And there you go, get paid handsomely!


Freelance Photographer


Freelancing is never an easy route. You have to be on your toes and grab opportunities which are at times hard to find. This stands especially true for photographers. Photographers are storytellers and these creators live a life of a nomad. But this job can also be fun, as a photographer will get to travel and experience the entire world along with their camera to capture  wonderful memories. Check out how you can become a Harvard-certified photographer for free.

Events Manager

Remember Bittoo Sharma and Shruti Kakkar from ‘Band Baja Baraat.’ Here’s the clip to refresh your memory.



Parties and the world famous Big Fat Indian weddings have become a fad nowadays. As an event manager, your prime duty will be to plan and execute different types of events and ceremonies. It’s behind-the-scenes action that you will take care of. You and your team play a vital role in the overall arrangement of an occasion or an event. As planning not only needs a creative mindset, but an organised layout, you have a vital role to play in making an event successful. The pay for this profession can vary as per the contracts you get. So put on your thinking cap and get started on planning events.


Lola Jutta
An unapologetic writer, budding travel enthusiast and a default optimist! Life is what you make out of it.

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