4 Growing Non-Core Fields in Pakistani Education
To enliven your life dream you must have an optimistic attitude. Pessimists are afraid of future .The big problem with most Pakistani students is that they all want to pursue their career either as a doctor or an engineer, besides these professions, some students adopt commerce subjects to gain a business management or accountancy degree .Is this the end of the world?
Fortunately, there are many other learning opportunities in Pakistan which could be easily acquired to advance your career. Unlike here in Pakistan, people living abroad are enrolled in these departments for their own interest and successfully growing their career. Let’s hunt some beneficial learning prospects in Pakistan other than conventional medicine or engineering subjects.
1. Food Science and Technology:
The Degree programs in Food science and technology were designed to cater the rising demand of fast growing food industries in the country and to employ real professionals as food scientists & technologists in these industries as well as in research, education and government sectors. The Degree holders are competent enough to work as Food Technologist, Food Analyst, Food Production or Quality Control Manager and many more in food, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries. Pakistani ministries of Health, Education, food & agriculture and other research organizations also hire these graduates and post graduates in their offices. Nearly all renowned universities in Pakistan are offering this degree program. You can enroll I this department for an Honors program after passing your intermediate exam and for the post graduate degree you have to be a bachelor’s degree holder.
2. Library Information Science:
Library information science has become an integral part in education system recently .Pakistani universities are offering exclusive educational plan in this subject .Library science could be taken as an optional subject at intermediate level and many diploma courses are also available in this subject .Masters in Library science was introduced in top universities of Pakistan which delivers international level curriculum to the students. The need of a trained librarian to manage information and to organize books and other reading material in modern libraries has become vital. Opportunities for students are available in both public and private libraries and institutions with good salary packages.
3. Environmental Studies:
Environmental issues has become significant in this millennium and the need of valid environmental study plan has risen to cope with prevailing environmental problems .In response, Pakistani education system developed institutions on government level as well as welcome all those private bodies who want to pursue environmental studies. The opportunities for environmental graduates increase with such considerations. Presently, every province of Pakistan is offering environmental studies at district level. Multinational companies are offering jobs in environmental subjects as well as new vacancies are emerging in local companies. You could be an environmental consultant or work at higher level in international organizations like The UNO or World Bank. Some designations for environmental specialist include Program Manager, Outreach Specialist and Environmental Inspector. These courses are offered as 4 years BS program and 2 years master program. An environmental study graduate is needed in consulting firms, public health organizations, environmental regulatory offices, research institutions and in environmental protection departments.
4. Tourism and Hotel Management:
Pakistan Institute of Tourism & Hotel management (PITHM) is internationally recognized government training institute rendering education in hotel management and culinary arts .Besides PITH, there are many other institutes offering hotel management and culinary art courses, specially with international collaboration .The PITH is offering diploma and certificate courses in this field ,however there are many private institutions in Pakistan offering Degree programs in hotel management subject .The scope is very wide as you can become Front office official, manager and administrator in a reputed hotel. You can have many opportunities abroad as well in hotel management and tourism regions.