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.


  1. Mam my self Hritik bhardwaj from Bulandshahr (utter pradesh) i am study at 12th with pcm (up board) after 12th what i do for my carrer suggestion plzzzz

  2. My grandson is studying 12th commerce. He is an average student. He is weak in accounts. Kindly advise what should he choose for his carrear after 12th. ?He is rather interested in Hotel Management. He is confused. n we too r very much confused. Kindly advice on my email id.

  3. Sir_________________
    Mai art site Se 10-12th ki hu
    MLt medical course kar sakti hu ya nahi
    The recvest please help me

  4. I have completed my 12th in pcm and i don’t want to do engineering so which is the best course for me to do ?please help

  5. Sir i am in class 11th with PCM . I want to be a civil Ingeen… What should I do for this after 12th exam,Please tell me sir

  6. Sir my name is Ishika Bedi and i am from Ludhiana Punjab. I am in class 11 and i have opted arts and my subjects are maths,economics,multimedia& web technology and Fashion Studies (4 of these are my main subjects) sir i have an interest in History bt sir my school does not have History as a subject in arts sir will it be ok if i haven’t opted history in class 11 and i can go in the line of archeology and plz suggest me some universities offering archeology course after 12 and above of all archeology ka india me scope hai? Ya nahi?

  7. Sir I am 12th pass of PCB now I am interest in forensic sci and agriculture sci ..to sir mai decide nhi kr pa rha hu ki mai kru

  8. hello sirmam …
    Maine recently 12th clear ki h..less then 60% ?
    kya m 12th improvement de kr DU m admission ho skta h…and entrance k base PR bhi…
    I don’t understand.. what to do after 12th Plz suggest me any best career option…

  9. Myslf pranay parida.
    Sir i have passed in +2 science exam but now mein ab kya karun decided nehi kar pa rehi hun.
    So can u hlp me sir.

  10. Sir 12th me pcm 73% h bsc math se sir ab civil se polytechnic kar rha hu sir iske age koi suggestion do best plesment ke liye kya karna best rahega plz ser my contact no. 9670696068

  11. What are the parallel courses which i can do with second year engineering
    U can suggest me including guitar playing, acting or any other fields

  12. I m in class 12. I have taken and biology as as side subject. Can I go for psychiatrist if bio as a side subject?

  13. I pass class-12 this year in pcb with 51% marks from Tripura Board Of Secondary Education(TBSE).so plz.tell me , which course is better for me,

  14. i have 68%in12th std i want to join professional course &also mpsc &upsc exam preparation salries 60000 package /month plzzz. help me &reply soooon

  15. Sir,
    myself saurabh

    My sis completed 12th frm pcm wid 86% this year..she is really gud in studies..but due tp financially week i can’t decide for her to any field..is there any gud field for girls except technical or bsc..suggest me something..

    Thank you.

  16. hi I’m Pradeep from Uttrakhand I recently completed My 12 with PCM..
    Wht is the Best for me?
    I m confused..
    and I want Going to Air force…

  17. Sir /mam,
    My name is Sriram . I’m a engineering failed student . I can’t complete engineering degree… I can’t any thing. presently very confused my life which is better my career? So please any suggestions useful to my life….

  18. I m Gurpreet frm Chandigarh.Mai 12th pass kiti hai.i got 70%(arts).
    Ab agar mai diploma karta hu to koi uska agge scope hai?
    Plz tell me sir/mam

  19. I have,passed intermediate in 2015 with 79.57% after it I passed one year diploma from civil but now I am gonna leave it and going to pursue b.tech from civil trade plzz tell me am I eligible to take admission in b.tech and is this a best branches or another branch will be best as depends on scope.
    Thank you.

  20. Sir i’m sutapa i have interest go to subject Education so what is the i am doing ???
    Plz sir say khy ha may apna best carrir pana chata plz bataya ki may kaya karu ?
    Plz sir help me
    Plz plz plz help me sir

  21. My name is Jayrajsinh and I gate 49.66%in science stream our ab kya karu kuchh samaj nahi aaraha my number 7228837338

  22. I m in 2 arts in PSEB and my subjects are Maths economics English physical and I m weeks in maths. and plz tell and help me what can I do for Next section. so agye jakar mujhe achi job mile

  23. Sir /mam I am from Udhampur , I want to take admission in govt Degree college Udhampur, I’m doing my 12 with pcmb with 86% I don’t know which subject I choose in college can I get job early through…….. Subject . I belong to BPL. Plz help me & give reply within 30 minutes

  24. I am good intrested in multimedia technology but my family members opposite to me
    they were advising to join btech

    please give me any suggestions

  25. Mam /sir – i have got 50 % in 12 from rbse board nd i dnt know what to do next … I m pcm student plz muje btaiye me ab aage kya kru … Muje repet krnna chayie ya nahi … plz plz tell me …

  26. Sir,
    I have just passed 12th with 56%
    And i am so much confused about what to do next….
    So please HELP me sir..

  27. Sir main 12 {pcm} pass kr chuka h. Aur main compter line se engineering ka course karna chahta hu. to mere liye kaun sa engineering course sahi rhega

  28. sir / madam maine 12 th paased kiya hai with 78 % but mai confuse hu mujhe bank manager bananaa hai to mujhe kon saa course karnaa chaahiye… please suggest me.

  29. My name is Anil and I am from Ajmer and this year I am going to face 12th cbse boards and I am very confident to score 80+ after tha I will go for Jee but my family is demanding that I have to go for defence sector instead of engineering field. Which decision is better for me. Please reply.
    Thank you

  30. Sar me rahul or mene abhi agri charchar se 12 ki h sar muje apki thodi si help chaye thi pls ak to muje ye bhatao ki mere pas es saed se lonse oksan h or muje ye bhi bhata do ki mera cerieear kis me shi h jo jadi se jadi jop mil jaye or ap ye sab pad kar muje is adras par jwab dena pls sar dhanveerkumar4003 @gmail.com pls sar

  31. hi sir me 10 2 me 81%bane he sir me
    Bsc cs she karne ki soch raha hu to humari job kis area me lag sakti he

  32. hlo frds

  33. I have paased 12 by 60% in science nonmedical previous year . and i currently doing civil engineering. What scopes for me on the 12 base . and which course is appropriate for me in du

  34. Hyy i am just passed 12th class with science field … but my interest in fashion designer soo plzz suggest me.. how i can start and which is best colleges and scopes of this field..?

  35. Sir i am passed the 12 class with 50.4 % and i am science student with pcm as a subject.
    Now please help me what i should do now.

  36. I am passed 12 th. am i biology science student. am confused what next. i have 50% in PCB and 21.75 in gujcat. Can I do b.pharm

  37. Myself Bishal Das. Am jst promoting hs in science stream. & scored only 75%. Its not a good %. So, am now confused what should I do…!!!!

  38. I just passed my class 12 commerce stream CBSE , I got 78 % , my subjects were
    english , informatics practices (computers ), accountany , business , economics
    I got highest in business that 95 , I dont like ACCOUNTANCY never found it interesting . So , WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW , WHICH STREAM I SHOULD GO FOR. reply me

  39. I hve score in class 12th 56% in cbse i want to do BE so I will take BE collage or repeat one more time 12th

  40. Respected,
    I passed my 12th with 80% marks this year.My subjects are pcm with computer science.I got 92 in comp.although 66 in maths. What are the options for me ??
    Kindly help!!!

  41. I m a science student and I passed class 12 with not grace marks its about 70 percent n now seeking to get in any good college I m very intrested in medical science.can any one plzz suggest what should I do now.as now I m optionlss

  42. Sir I will completed 10+2 commerce with 75% what will be groups taken iwii confused can you replybest careeroptions


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