Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Media & Journalism followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
This career field is associated with study the origin, development and operation or political system. The professionals in this field work one way or other in the areas related to analyzing policies, societal trends, political trends, analyze government functioning, research political and social ideas, pressing issues, etc. It needs a broader approach to draft a policy that could address a social issue within the available resources. As an expert or analyst one could work on the important dimensional of political science, i.e. National Politics, Comparative Politics, International relations and Societal changes. It is a field where there is huge scope for growth however it is a common tendency in India to have adverse feeling towards politics and associated fields, among the majority.
It is a vast field however you could make greater impact if you understand the working dynamics and couple innovative solutions. In a country like India where the majority of the voters are young the policies and methods to reach them should be innovative and futuristic. One should have at least Master’s degree in Political Science or Public Administration to start with. Field experience is key to have useful exposure and growth.
Even though it looks seasonal, meaning active during elections period, it is a continuous job to analyze and understand the dynamic social needs along with assessing the impact of the policies on the society. One should be ready work with all segments of society and willing to travel extensively at short notices. Should have skills to analyze all the societal issues from the Socio-Economical point of view to find innovative solutions.
Master’s degree in Political Sciences or Public Administration or related specialization from reputed institutions would be ideal to start a career. Extensive field work experience would be helpful to have first-hand information on the policies and their socio-economic impact. If you are interested in raising or managing funds then a related qualification or certification in finance would be helpful.
Empathy, Extensive reading, Analytical skills, Reading and Writing skills, People management, Critical thinking, High intellectuality.
For a starter, the package could be in the range of Rs. 3 - 5L per annum with other perks which could increase as the role and its purview increases. Being a professional field, if established salary will not be a concern along with the satisfaction to make difference in many lives.