Have you completed your 12th class and confused that which career option you should opt for? Don’t worry! You are one of the many students who have the similar dilemma. The choice should depend completely on your skills, aptitude and interests. Listen to everyone, but do what your heart says. This post will act as a guide for all those who are sailing in the same “after 12th” boat. Now, not wasting more time, lets get into the details.
Career Options after 12th Commerce
After completing 10+2 in commerce, now you have better idea that if you are really interested in commerce subjects or not. If you love crunching numbers and would like to study subjects like accounting, banking, finance etc. deeply then you should go for graduation in commerce subjects. On the other hand if you don’t feel like studying these commerce subjects then it’s better to switch your career path to something that interests you.
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
If commerce subjects interests you and you love to play with figures, maths and numbers then you should definitely opt for a bachelor’s degree in commerce. B.Com can be done in various subject according to the student’s own choice and aptitude. You can go for Accounting and Taxation, Banking and Insurance, Business Administration, Accounting, Banking Management, Computer Applications, Financial Accounting, E-commerce, International Accounting, Applied Economics, Honors and a lot of other subjects. Learn More About B.Com
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
BBA is also a good choice after 12th in commerce. Those who are interested in doing masters in management i.e. MBA, should opt for BBA. This degree again can be done with number of subjects like Account and Finance, Banking, Marketing and Finance, Computer Application etc. One should be careful while going for BBA and choose this only if he/she has keen interest in doing MBA, as there are no good path to choose other than MBA. You should check out our detailed post on B.Com & BBA in order to choose right one for yourself. Learn More About BBA
Diploma Courses & Certifications
If you are looking for some short term courses after 12th commerce, then you should try doing diploma in one of these areas: E-Commerce, Tally Software, Stock Analysis and Trading, Banking and Insurance Management. There are also various certificate courses such as Micro Finance, Stock Market, Applied Managerial Economics and many more.
There are various higher studies options after graduation in commerce. Some of them are MBA in Finance, M.Com, Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Cost and Works Accountant (ICWA) etc.
Career Options after 12th Arts
If you love arts, if you have good imagination power, if you are creative and if you posses awesome communication skills, then you have plenty of career options after your 12th in Arts.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
BA is of the most popular degree courses among arts students. It is available with various backgrounds like Economics, Journalism, Sociology, Political Science, Mass Communication, History, Law and a lot more. You can go for any of the fields according to your choice. Learn More About B.A.
There are countless career paths, other than BA, for arts students. And they are dependent on students’ own interests. Some of the popular courses are Fashion Designing, Interior Designing, Multimedia & Animation, Event Management, Foreign Languages, Acting, Dancing, Singing, Beautician, Hotel Management, Psychology, Teaching, Literature etc. There is a never ending list of courses that can be done after 12th in Arts.
Career Options after 12th Science
Students who have passed-out 10+2 with science also have great career opportunities. There are 2 sub-divisions of 12th science: Medical (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) & Non Medical (Physics, Chemistry, Maths). Lets talk about both of these separately.
12th with PCM (Non Medical)
Engineering / B.Tech.
Engineering or B.Tech / B.E. is one of the popular courses among non medical students. There are various specializations or branches of B.Tech. from which students can choose according to their choice and interests. Some of the major branches are Mechanical (ME), Civil, Computer Science (CSE), Information Technology (IT), Electronics & Communication (ECE), Electrical (EEE), Aeronautical, Automobile, Chemical, Biotechnology, Textile etc. Learn More About Engineering
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
B.Sc. is also a good choice for those with non medical background. B.Sc. can also be of various different subjects and specializations. Some of the areas are Agriculture, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Microbiology, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Forensic Science, Textile, Computers, IT, Software, Hardware, Pharmacy, Architecture and various others. Do a full research and choose which suits you best. Learn More About B.Sc
Other Courses & Certifications
After completing 12th with PCM, you can also opt for short-term courses and certification in various programming languages or software. You can go for C, C++, C#, Java, ASP.NET, HTML, SQL, PHP and other languages. You can also try Web Development, Web Design, Graphics, Digital Marketing, Software Testing and other technical courses. These job oriented courses hold real advantages in order to give you a practical approach.
12th with PCB (Medical)
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
MBBS is one of the most popular & difficult courses among medical students. It is a dream course for many students who have the aim to become doctors.
BDS (Bachelor of Dental surgery)
BDS is another well known course. This degree is for those who want to become dentists.
Other Medical Courses
There are a number of other courses available for 12th medical students. Some of them are: Medicine, Homeopathy, Para Medicine, Ayurveda, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Home Science, Physician, Optometrists, Nursing, Bio Chemist, Marine Biology etc.
Students need to spend a lot of time analyzing themselves, their personality, skills and aptitude. You not only have to be successful but satisfied too. A well planned career always serves you better with both the factors. Take aptitude tests, do a self assessment, and seek some good career counselor if required. If you have a dream to study abroad after 12th then check out this blog post. We wish you a great future ahead !