A career to climb up
India is seen as an off-shore destination for IT and IT enabled jobs and therefore witnessing unprecedented economic growth. Liberalization has lead to lots of job opportunities for the educated middle class population. The salaries are looking higher for the people with the right skills. This has lead to increase in buying power. The major thrust area is the real estate in all the major cities and suburbs. Special Economic Zones are also coming up to meet the demands of the growing industrial sector with the entire necessary infrastructure. The real estate is probably one of the largest employers in our country.
The field offers vast scope for employment for hundreds. Construction of independent houses, apartment complexes, commercial complexes, stadiums, recreational facilities like swimming pools, gymnasiums, sauna, Jacuzzi etc call for specialized skills and talents. Depending upon the climate, customer’s taste and budget many varieties of flooring, woodwork and fixtures are to be incorporated into the buildings. The building professionals have to be adaptive and knowledgeable in these fields and be able to advise the customers on their choice.
Opportunities are available to Civil engineers, Structural engineers, Town planners, Architects and Land surveyors. They work in the areas of urban planning, environmental planning and housing and infrastructure planning. Property Assessors are trained professionals in valuation of the land and properties and for calculating compensation and determining the tax and insurance amounts for the projects. Legal advisors contribute to a great extent in the acquisition of land quickly fulfilling legal formalities smoothly for building and construction projects. Construction supervisors have the knowledge of building and construction procedures and practices. They ensure the safety of the construction workers while motivating and problem solving at the workplace. Management graduates take care of the running of the projects co-coordinating all the departments that function within the project. Facility Managers ensure safety and smooth running of all facilities like air-conditioning, electric supply, water supply and the like.
Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, welders, masons and horticulturists and gardeners provide other essential services in the construction projects. The managers interact and monitor the work of the workforce in various departments. They also interact with the customers to provide customer service relating to the exact needs of the customer with understanding and hospitality.
Professional diploma courses are conducted in all Government and private polytechnics in Electricians. The Industrial training institutes provide training in specific fields like welding, plumbing etc. Civil engineering, Structural engineering, Architecture are also specialized courses offered by engineering colleges. Land surveyors and legal advisors have to be undergone specialized courses in their respective fields such as lawyers. Management and marketing are also taken care of by the qualified professionals. Building activity also involves providing infrastructures like roads, bridges, parks and entertainment facilities like educational institutions, auditoriums and cinema halls, shopping malls and hospitals.