Who says Indians don’t draw fat pay cheques? They do and more than what many of us could actually imagine. Leave IIT or IIM degree holders, there are simple people with non-glamorous degrees taking the cream. So what works for them? The secret lies in choosing their careers carefully. (businessinsider.com) Some highest paying jobs for this year:

Growth hacker

Growth hackers use a combination of marketing channels and experimentation to find the most effective, efficient ways to grow a business using both conventional and unconventional marketing experiments that lead to growth of a business. In the start-up world, growth hacking skills are in very high demand and it’s not surprising to see many resumes, LinkedIn or Twitter profiles mentioning that people are growth hackers or growth hacking experts. Also, a lot of growth hacker jobs start spreading on the web, especially in start-ups and small businesses.

Minimum Qualification: Graduate

Salary range: Rs 60,000 to Rs 3 lakhs a month

Technical writer

Technical, also called technical communicators, prepare instruction manuals, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers. For companies specializing in technology like Adobe, Oracle, and similar brands, a technical writer is must.

Minimum Qualification: Graduate

Salary range: Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.7 lakh a month

Relationship Therapists

While this is regular profession in the West, in India, this is a somewhat new career choice and is now being recognised as a profession on its own. The job is to helps families deal with relationship and behavioural issues. MFTs seek to secure a long-term solution to mental and emotional disorders and a wide variety of relationship issues.

Minimum Qualification: Graduate

Salary range: Rs 30,000 to Rs 1 lakh a month

Social media manager

A social media manager job is generally for the younger workforce who focuses on maintaining a brand’s social media reputation, marketing and engaging with users. Essential Duties of the Social Media Manager are to manage social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including: Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written). Monitor, listen and respond to users in a “Social” way while cultivating leads and sales.

Minimum Qualification: Graduate

Salary range: Rs 30,000 to Rs 3 lakhs a month

SEO analysts

SEO analyst are an extension and combination of online growth hackers and social media managers.

SEO analyst is a must have positions in starts ups. Some responsibilities of the SEO Analyst include: Providing recommendations and execute/manage strategies for content development in coordination with SEO goals. Developing and implementing link building campaigns, perform back link analysis, opportunity identification, solicitation and optimization.

Minimum Qualification: Graduate

Salary range: Rs 30,000 to Rs 1 lakh a month.