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Top 11 Career Opportunities in Mumbai

Mumbai, as most of us know is the 13th best city in the world to work and live in. Mumbai as the Mumbaikars like to call it is not just a city. It’s an emotion. The city has about millions and billions of people, running around every day, catching their daily 8:00 am local or their 7:15 am busses to reach to their offices, on your toes 24×7 in order to fulfill your dreams.

We mumbaikars are very hard working and because of this our city has some great work and career opportunities that no other city provides better than us. Here’s listing 11 best career opportunities the city provides you with:

The storehouse of talents


It only takes a minute to understand what true talent is, and we mumbaikars believe if you have the talent then we have the platform. We all love music and we love different genres of music as well. If you have the passion for singing or dancing or playing a musical instrument, and the only thing you are really looking for is for someone to recognize you, then you need to come to the city of dreamsbecause the artists that are there in Mumbai are making it big. From singing in the veteran cafés to crooning in your own shows or dancing to the western and bollywood grooves, Mumbai has space for everyone.

Advertising & Media


If you are a media person and if you want to get into advertising, you know where to go. Advertising is one the most popular and most attractive fields in the recent times and as we all know, many youngsters are getting into this field. Mumbai has some of the biggest advertising agencies in India such as Mudra or Ogilvy & Mather Ltd, and many more such reputed firms.  If you have a creative mind, and if you want to explore your talent by working in an Ad agency, you need to be in Mumbai.

For those who are interested in pursuing the above can turn to some of the best colleges in the city like Sophia College for Women, Peddar road, St. Xaviers College, Churchgate, Jai Hind, Churchgate, Narsee Monjee, Ville Parle and many more noted ones.

Bollywood and the television industry


Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the world. And after the bollywood industry comes the television industry. We all love to sit in front of our television screens to watch our favorite saas bahu serials, and for anyone who is into acting and wants to get into this field, they know exactly where to come. Every day, 1000s of young artists come to the city from various parts of the city to as we call it, “Make it big.” Yes, bollywood and the television industry functions in Mumbai and as every wannabe actor knows, Mumbai is the place to be if you want to be a part of this glamorous industry.



Have you ever been interested into the modeling world? Have you ever wanted to walk on the ramp and behave like you own it? For many film stars who started out as models have come to Mumbai to get this dream fulfilled. Mumbai is filled with models, ex models and Mumbai has some of the most popular designers there are in the world, so for those who love to walk on the ramps have to find a way to come to Mumbai.

Fashion Industry


Are you interested into designing your own clothes and your aim in life is to make the whole world look absolutely stunning and in the latest trend? If you dream of opening your own boutique or working with one of the best fashion designers in all of India then Mumbai is where you will find them. We have many famous designers such as Ritu Kumar, Ritu Bedi and many more. You will have a successful career into the fashion industry if you start working in Mumbai. Because Mumbai is always open to new ideas and most importantly to new fashion trends.

Some of the best colleges in Mumbai for a degree course in Fashion Designing are International Institute of Fashion Design(INIFD), Andheri(West), ITM-institute of Fashion, Design and Technology, Mumbai and many more.

Food & Beverage industry


As most of us know, Mumbai is a city which is extremely famous for its eating places, may it be the khau galli, or the road side paani puri, we in Mumbai are big time food lovers and we are not compromising on the food that goes into our stomach. From the road side paani puris to the lavish spreads in 5star hotels, we have everything in this vast city, and if someone who inspires to be a chef has to work in a 5star hotel then Mumbai is where you need to be. Various colleges across the city impart international standard culinary training and  We don’t have just 1 single 5 star hotel but we have many giving chefs’ lots of opportunities of working in some of the best restaurants not only in India but all around the world.

The Indian Institute for Hotel Management, Dadar is one of the most well- known institute in Mumbai for bachelors degree in Hotel Management.



Why should a child always start his education by learning English? Why does a child never learn mandarin or Japanese before he can learn English? If you are the kind of a person who wishes to learn new languages, work in to cross- cultural career paths, Mumbai provides you with ocean of opportunities. Because of the increasing demands and foreign migrants, the city calls for various career opportunities and you can build a successful career as a foreign language tutor, translator or perhaps a writer. We have French language and German education schools wherein the child is exposed to bilingual learning.

The various institutes in which you can learn German, Japanese and many such languages in Mumbai are: the Goethe Institute for diploma courses in german and the Indo-Japanese institute for learning Japanese.



We are all in love with the city’s high rises that makes for the most beautiful skylines in the country. Many of us have always wanted to live on the 20th and the 22nd floor. Mumbai being a big metropolitan city includes a lot of planning and a lot of high rise buildings. Various colleges in the city provides you opportunities to pursue Architecture as your career and make way with working at the best architectural professionals there are in this country. You can get to be a part of planning the future of this city and other Smart cities and infrastructural excellence our country is gearing up for.

Sir JJ College for Architecture, Rizvi College of architecture, NMIMS University are some of the best colleges in Mumbai for those who are looking forward in working in this field and to get a masters degree in architecture.



Engineering is one of the most sought after career aspect in India. We all have at least that one friend who is an engineering grad. and who has his own sets of ‘jugaad’. Be it mechanical, civil, electrical, IT or electronics, the city provides excellent career opportunities for the techies. Jobs and internships where each of you can synergize your logical and reasoning skills have flooded the market.

Some of the best colleges for pursuing bachelors in Engineering in Mumbai are: Indian Institute of Technology, Institute of chemical technology, Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, KJ Somaya College of Engineering and many more.



It doesn’t matter how bizarre your idea is, it can be anything, from making chairs out of paper or delivering dresses and shoes at their doorstep, if you are charismatic and a risk-taker, Mumbai is the place for every budding entrepreneurs. Recourses to man-power, skills to ideas, Mumbaikars are queuing up to work for start-ups. If you have what it take to be a successful entrepreneur, the city niches out the foundation to your business. History has it that you can start small in Mumbai and reach places. Got ideas? Start working on them with your bunch of friends or even like-minded, nimble strangers who are ready to travel the same road. Various institutes have started imparting seminars, courses, degrees and certificates to authenticate and educate the aspiring entrepreneur in you.

For those who want to become successful entrepreneurs, zeal and creativity is going to help you fetch your dreams, yet for some handy tips, workshops, formal coaching, institutes like SP Jain, Wellingkar’s, Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education would guide you through.



Are you on the verge of becoming the next M.F Hussein and is your talent hiding only in your bedroom because you don’t know how to project it? Every year Mumbai hosts various art festivals and shows where young artists who wish to show their talent to everyone can come forward and host their own exhibitions or take part in these festivals. Where else in India will you find such enthusiastic art lovers other than Mumbai?

Those who want to get a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree form Mumbai some of the best colleges for them are: K.E.F Shroff College of Arts and Commerce, Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art and many more.

There is so much more to the city, one knows who has travelled all along to take his/her wishful thinking ahead. Just like the beautiful sunrises and sunsets you have invigorating people living here. Come to Mumbai if you want to explore promising and versatile career opportunities.


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