Importance of Humanities

Career in Humanities is a very lucrative option, especially if you do not have a technical bend of mind and not interested in medical or engineering. There is a growing trend among the students in India to opt for science courses but then many are unable to cope with the pressure because of lack of interest. If you do not possess the technical bend of mind, then, exercising your potentiality and capability in these fields may not work. Churning out a career in any of the several career options in humanities is a good decision as the scope of humanities is huge.

Let’s not forget that the majority of the world’s famous people who changed the world to their will and made it a better place to live in studied different disciplines in humanities.  For example Marx’s interest was in law and philosophy, Lenin was a student of law, Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru were law graduates while S. Radhakrishnan studied philosophy.  Apart from this, most of the IAS and IPS belong to this stream. In India, Civil Service examination is considered as one of the highest competitive exams and the toughest one to crack the nuts as well. But, the majority of the IAS aspirants prefer humanities as their optional paper. Humanities paper gives you an edge in all the competitive exams being held in India because it makes your General Studies strong and sharp. General Studies is not only the part and parcel of your life but also the leitmotif theme of every competitive exam. It is one of the best career options after 12 Arts.

Another importance of studying humanities is that if offers practical advantages as well. It can lead to challenging and satisfying employment, even in business. Employers value students who are broadly educated, who can speak and write effectively, and who are capable of tackling complex problems.

The Humanities major also offers students the unique chance of learning not only traditional wisdom, but the chance to bring that wisdom to bear on a range of contemporary economic, religious, political, and social questions that are at the heart of human culture and life. Thus, Humanities is one of the most intellectually stimulating, enjoyable majors that presents plenty opportunities for the students to make life satisfying and thrilling.

Scope of Humanities' Education in India

There are a lot of fields to explore if you have a major in some of the subjects taught under Humanities. They are,

No.Job Title Major No.Job Title Major 
1Proposal ManagerBusiness Administration16Web Content EditorJournalism
2Content StrategistJournalism17Assistant Director, Non-Profit OrganizationPsychology
3Communications DirectorCommunication18Communications SpecialistCommunication
4Intelligence AnalystPolitical Science19Grant WriterEnglish Literature
5Content Marketing ManagerCommunication20High School TeacherHistory
6Communications ManagerCommunication21Sign Language InterpreterAmerican Sign Language Interpreting
7Technical WriterEnglish Language & Literature22Legal SecretaryPolitical Science
8Technical EditorEnglish Literature23Middle School TeacherElementary Education
9Managing EditorJournalism24Program Manager, Non-Profit OrganizationPsychology
10Proposal WriterEnglish Language & Literature25ParalegalPolitical Science
11WriterEnglish Literature26TutorMathematics
12CopywriterEnglish Literature27Copy EditorJournalism
13EditorJournalism28Communications CoordinatorCommunication
14Web Content SpecialistCommunication29Legal AssistantPolitical Science
15Content WriterJournalism30English as a Second Language (ESL) TeacherEnglish Language & Literature

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