7 Trending Courses to Study Abroad in 2022

7 Trending Courses to Study Abroad in 2022

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You got to be passionate about what you do in order to be successful. You hear this all the time, but, at the same time, you also get bewildered by the thought – should I study something I love or something practical?

Engineering, humanities, computer science, and business management are some of the most commonly pursued careers. However, different people think differently, and many of us wish to follow the path less traveled. While the digital world has opened up a plethora of opportunities, there are also students thinking about tapping their potential in their fields of interest and unleashing their creativity. In this article, we shall delve into a few streams that may not be very popular, but these may be as worthy and lucrative as some of the commonly pursued career options.

Ethical Hacking

Growing digitalization, automation and networking of IT resources are leading to potential threats of cyber security. Increasing cyber-attacks have thereby created a demand for experts to deal with security threats and that’s where ethical hackers come into play. Ethical hackers are cybersecurity professionals who find security vulnerabilities and fix them accordingly. Career as an ethical hacker is more lucrative than ever, one can expect to work in global companies.


Ecotechnology focuses on the development of technologies and methodologies enabling sustainability of ecosystem. While environmental studies have always remained important, study of sustainable ecosystem has gained all the more importance.


An interdisciplinary field, Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to derive information out from certain types of biological data. It is concerned with developing and applying methods from computer science on biological problems. For example, the Human Genome project that was completed in the year 2001 wouldn’t have been possible without the intricate bioinformatics algorithms.


Combination of Economics and Statistics, this distinct specialization uses statistical tools to create economic policies. A degree in Econometrics opens up a plethora of opportunities in diverse field due to its versatility. From working as a data analyst to working in the financial sector, options are vast to even logistics & infrastructure. Econometrics as a course is offered by many universities as a bachelor as well as master’s degree.

Data science and AI

According to LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs report, artificial intelligence engineers and data scientists continue to be the top emerging job roles for 2020 with 74% annual growth in the past 4 years. One of the fastest growing dynamic job roles at the moment those are crucial for the development of larger intelligence software products. One of the most lucrative fields with no dearth of avenues, while studying data science, you may choose specialized courses in Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Natural language processing.

Urban design and planning

Urban planners and designers work to develop/revamp the modern cities. Working closely with government officials and policy makers, they aim to make cities more attractive and functional. With a focus on sustainability, urban planners & designers work on design of buildings, public spaces, transport systems, and more for urban development.

Blogging and Vlogging

It seems appropriate to round up this list with one of the most sought-after and exciting fields. If you like to interact with people and narrate stories, this might be your career option. What started as a hobby for a few, has now turned into a serious profession. While blogging is narrating stories or sharing information in the written form, Vlogging is basically making a blog in a video format through platforms such as YouTube.While the digital world has given blogging wonderful career prospects, it is not as easy as it sounds. The success rate in blogging is extremely low. It requires patience and persistent efforts over time before you start making money out of it.

 Dr. Neeru Bali is a leading overseas education consultant based in Chandigarh
(The writer Dr. Neeru Bali is a leading overseas education consultant based in Chandigarh)

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