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What Are the Best Career Options After 12th (with Infographic)

Results of 12th are out now and you might be looking for a college to continue your higher education.

When a guy or a girl comes out of a high school then they are too young to make a right decision for their career. They need proper guidance to choose a right college and the right course.

So what are the best career options for students after they have completed 10+2.

Well! It depends upon the stream in which you completed your Intermediate.

If you are from science then you could choose a career in engineering or medical. If you are from commerce then you could for B.com similarly if you happened to be from Arts then you might like to go for B.A.

Best Career Options after 12th

However, apart from this what are best career options for you after 12th.  The following infographic will give you a clear idea for all possible career options after 12th. For more ideas continue reading this article.

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Also Read: 10 career options for 12th failure

For Science Students

First we shall look at the career options for science students. Here we need to see for students who have taken Math and who have not.

So with math we call it PCM that is physics, chemistry and mathematics and without math is PCB same for P and C for B it is biology.

One thing you have to keep in mind that if you do not have math then you cannot go for engineering. You have to choose other fields like pharmacy.

Hence, after matriculation you should choose your combination carefully.

We will talk about best career options for both PCM students as well as PCB students.

PCM Students

  • Engineering – Aerospace, Agricultural, Automobile, Biochemical, Bio Medical, Biotechnology, Bio Instrumentation, Bio Informatics, Broad cast technician, Ceramic, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Construction, Electrical, Electronic, Engineer Manager, Environmental, Food, Fire, Industrial, Instrumentation, Leather, Marine, Mechanical, Mining & Metallurgical, Nano technology, Printing, Production, Plastic & polymer, Highway, Rubber, Genetic, Telecommunication, Textile
  • Architecture
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Merchant Navy
  • IT or Information Technology – Application Programmer, Database Administrator, Information Technologist, Medical Transcriptionist, Network Administrator, Software Engineer, System Architect, Technology Manager, Web Developer, Multimedia Designer
  • Hardware – Hardware Design And Development Engineer, Design and Development of Computer Hardware, Design And Development of Customized Microprocessor, Design and development of networking hardware, Service Maintenance Engineers/technician
  • Defense Services – Indian Army, Indian Air Force for officers
  • Physical Science – Chemist, Mathematician, Astronomy, Forensic Science, Geographer, Geologist, Nuclear Physicist, Oceanography, Operation Research, Astrophysicist, Physicist, Statistician
  • Pharmacy – Clinical Research

PCB Students

  • Medicine – Doctor – Ophthalmic, Ophthalmic, Gynecology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Radiology, Electro logy, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Plastic Surgeon, General Surgeons, Neuron Surgeons, Pediatrician, Thoracic Surgeons, Trauma Surgeons, Urologist, Sexologist, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, ENT/Ear nose Throat Specialist, Pathologist
  • Homeopathy
  • Ayurvedic
  • Dentist
  • Unani
  • Para Medical – Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Medical Lab Technology ,Optometry and Ophthalmic technology, Nutrition And Dietetics
  • Allied Fields – EEG technician, Hospital manager/Administrator, Medical lab technologist, Nuclear medicine technologist, Radiation technology, Pathology technology, Respiratory therapist, Sonographer technician, Operation theatre assistant, Naturopathy, Yoga therapy, Massage therapy, Acupressure, Acupuncture
  • Vet nary Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Biosciences – griculturist, Botanist, Zoologist, Microbiologist, Biologist, Horticulturist, Floriculturist, Environmental Science,
  • Pharmacy– Clinical Research
  • Home Science
  • Bio Medical
  • Bio Chemist
  • Fishery Science
  • Forestry And Wildlife
  • Marine Biology
  • Food Technologist

For Commerce Students

If you have taken commerce after 10th then also you have some great career choices to make. You all know chartered accountant is a dream of every commerce graduate.

However, now there are many other career options for a commerce graduate. So here are some of the course that you can go for.

  • Banking – Retail / personal banking, Corporate banking, Merchant banking, Treasury group, Rural banking, Product management, Loans executive
  • Accounts – Chartered Accountant, Cost And Work Accountant, Certified Financial Analyst, Certified financial planner
  • Insurance – Actuarial Science, Insurance and Risk management, Insurance surveyor, Insurance surveyor, Insurance agent
  • Investments – Equity Research Analyst, Investment Banker, Mutual fund executive, Stock Broker, Capital market manager, Forex Dealer, Venture Capitalist, Real estate
  • Management – Human Resource Management, Brand Management, Event Management, International business management, Market Research Management, Retail Management, Marketing And Sales Management, Technology management, Disaster management, Education management, NGO management, Rural Management, Operation And Logistics Management, Export Management, Family business management, Material management, Financial Management, Business Development Management
  • FinanceCertified Financial Analyst – CFA , Certified Financial Planner – CFP
  • Company Secretary
  • Computers – Software development, System Architect, Web developers, Multimedia designer, System/IT manager, Database Administrator, Data processing assistant/ Data entry operator, Servicing and Maintenance technician, Technology management
  • Economist

For Arts Students

Third stream is arts. Arts students have many options to choose a best career them. Unfortunately, arts in India are not considered to be a great career choice.

But this is not true and you have plenty of options available.

  • Psychology – Industrial psychology, Social psychology, Counseling psychology, Clinical psychology, Special education, Learning disability, Human development, Human resources, Mental retardation
  • Sociology – General Sociology, Indian Society, Social Work, Sociology of health, Science and Technology, Environment, Sociology of religion, Occupational sociology, Cultural studies, Social exclusion and Inclusive policy, Social anthropology, Sociology and Mass media, Gender and Society, Sociological theories, Social demography, Industrial sociology, Criminology
  • Economics – Agricultural Economics, Business Economics, Quantitative Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Literature – Linguist
  • Law – Company Secretary, Legal writing, Defense writing, Notary, Law process out sourcing, Solicitor, Civil law, Criminal law, Corporate law, Property law, Securities law, Income tax law, International law, Property law, Information technology law
  • History – Heritage Management, Curator
  • Geography – Philosophy in geography, Applied geography, Geographic information science and systems, Geographical cartography, Remote sensing and Geographic information science, Geo informatics
  • Anthropology – Physical or Biological anthropology, Social anthropology, Prehistoric anthropology, Applied anthropology, Linguistic anthropology, Forensic anthropology
  • Archaeology – Medical archeology, Eastern archeology, Marine time archeology, Archeological heritage management, Egyptology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Landscape archeology, Ethnography
  • Public administration
  • Library Sciences
  • Teaching

Therefore, whether you are from science, commerce or arts there are plenty of courses to choose from and make a right for your career.

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  • Hi sir,currently i’m up to accomplish class 12..and i choose pcb. so, i want to know whether can i opt genetic engineering..in any ways..and do i require maths compulsorily for genetic engineering… ??

  • I am a pcm student and I am in 11 this year so I am looking for good career option after 12. I am an average (80 % in class 10) student pls sir tell me good career option with good salary per month upto 80 thousands or 80+ for me. I am thinking for biotec because my sister (pcb) have taken biotec.
    Pls also tell a good college to.
    Thank you
    Sir.
    I am looking for your ans.

  • i m a studnt of science & i got 70% marks. i dont like career in engineering . now u suggest me what is the best career for me widout engineering nd medicl

  • Sir now i am pass out in 12 class in PCM and i got only 50% but sir i want to make a software engineer so what can i do …. Which category i i want go… Plz sir help me to go right way of my dream to success

  • Iam passed plus two science course with 83% marks .Now iam decided to go for polytechnic diploma in computer engineering .What it is a good decision??

  • Sir I am completed 12th .I am in totally confused about my future. I will passed the exam with 90.6% so which is the best for me engineering or degree

  • I have passed 12th science with86.%.I am confused to prefer a course .please suggest me high courses with varieties

  • sir/maam i dont have any idea for which group should i take in b.tec after inter 2nd year……………. I just wantt to earn more money…………. some times im getting an idea to be a sowtware engineer and some other times in ‘IT’ engeneer ……………. Please help meee……………….

  • my name is pankaj. and i was complete my 12th with 70% in Art’s + math’s.
    I’m interested about the architecture field.
    but now I’m confused about this Field , how , and what… action i want to do…… ?
    if you have any advice then please…… tell me….

  • M passed 10th exam with % 66 then 2 with 60% what is the best option for me to do after 2 .m a science student

  • Dear Sir
    Now I give 12 commerce exam from CBSE
    but now I have many confusion after 12 class for chose field
    plzz sir give me proper guidelines
    I want to success in my life
    plzz sir discuss with me
    my whatsap no . 9887609027

  • Apart from the normal streams (engg&mbbs) according to the present trend “Degree +IAS “is also a good option for the students who aspire to be in Government sector Like IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS…. It can be also useful for writing all other competitive exams.

    To be straight it saves lot of time (4–5 years) when compared with students who complete their B.tech/ other graduation programs and start preparing for competitive exams.

    Good luck to future administrators…..

  • Hello! I am anika of class 11th and I m getting confused about what to choose as a career. I m a PCM student. And i need a field which can give me money beyond my expectations.

  • I am siddhesh from open category can i get admission to bba course on just 52% on 12th science stream with pcmb. Please guide sir my all family pressuries me to rake asmission in pharmacy because of my 12th result but i want to do business studies.it is possible to get admission on bba on 52%

  • Sir,mene 2011 mein commerce se 12th Kiya tha but dusre kaarno se me college nahi kar paya, but july 2016 se company Secretary ki padai Ahmedabad chapter se kar raha hu iske saath me college Karna chahta hu aap mujhe Rasta dikhayein ki me college mein admission le sakoo.

  • Sir I am now 12 I got 76 % on 11 th can I join b.tech ya any other courses please tell me. Sir I am confusing this problem

  • sir, I am 12th std student. i am best in english subject , but i have double group in 12th std so i dont know the idea about will i do after completing 12 exam plz give me the guidence ,i have need for guidence teacher….

  • hii. I m in 12th.. nd I opted for pcb… I jst want to know that..cn I go for agriculture as I hve not taken maths… nd Is there is chance of management courses or animation…

  • I am prerana I have passed 12 in 2 attempt I was fail in maths im 1 attempt I want to whether I am eligible for mbbs or not I have 50% percent

  • I am plustwo biology student.I am from Kerala.
    l was interested medicinal field. How much rank will needed in entrance to get admission for MBBS in medical collage.and how much % in plustwo exam?

  • i am science student but i need to join arts is it correct option? this would help me far best pls….

  • Sir..
    me odisha se hun…
    mene 10th k bad vocational stream choose kia..
    usme Hospitality management add h..
    subject h…Geography, hindi,english,foodservice,beverage service..
    kia me 12th k bad economic s honors kar sakta hunn…
    plz answer me ….

  • now I’m doing B.se in fishery science and in a first year …so ,,which type of job available after m.se in fishery science… any buddy suggest me…..