How to choose a career after 12th and what are the career options

career after 12th

There are many choices available to students from all the streams after passing the school that is Class 12 board exams. With the declaration of result of class 12th, the first priority for the students is to make career choices as per their interests. To sit for the board examination during a time when the world is battling with a pandemic and several other issues, can be frightening enough. Among this, the pressure of deciding one’s career can be a bit stressful. However, students need not fear as there are varied choices that they will be likely to apply.

There are several courses other than medical and engineering that can be opted by the students of science, commerce and others. There are several things which can be kept in mind while choosing a stream:


It may sound a bit selfish, but your first priority while choosing a career is your own happiness. Don’t be inrush into becoming an accountant if you don’t like numbers because you think it’s the right thing to do. Instead, choose something you’re interested in! There are many paths that will lead you to success try to explore new things.


Marketability means what market wants what is trending that point of time. After prioritizing happiness the next important thing is marketability, you should focus on realistic and viable options in your career. By pursuing a skill that’s market-friendly, and that you’re good at, you’ll have an opportunity to work in the future.

Social Environment

Social environment totally depends on your nature. What type of person you are that is also one is the most important factor in choosing a career if you are introvert try to choose something that will take you to the desk job. Try to choose a career that fits your social needs where you are comfortable, remember it’s always a great opportunity to grow with new experiences!

Your Priorities:

Before choosing a career always jot down what are the pros and cons for the career, like how will you manage things at some certain points, what are the most important things for you and your work-life balance, and many more

Here are some of the courses students can do after passing Class 12 exams

12th Science PCM – Engineering (BTech/ BE) courses:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Print & Media Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Dairy Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Computer Application
  • Merchant Navy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nautical Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Naval Architecture and Ship Building
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Nautical Science or Marine Engineering
  • BSc
  • Commercial Pilots
  • Indian defense services (Army, Navy and Air Forces) through NDA exam

12th Science PCB

  • MBBS
  • BDS-dentistry
  • BAMS-Ayurveda
  • BHMS-Homeopathy
  • BNYS–Naturopathy & Yogic Science
  • BSMS – Siddha Medicine & Sciences
  • Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry
  • Physiotherapy
  • BSc Occupational Therapists
  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Integrated MSc
  • BSc – Biotechnology
  • BSc (Dairy Technology/Nursing/radiology/prosthetics & orthotics, optometry)
  • BSc Speech and Language Pathology
  • BSc Anthropology
  • BSc Radiography
  • BSc Rehabilitation Therapy
  • BSc Food Technology
  • BSc Horticulture
  • BSc Home Science/Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

Business & Commerce courses after Class 12

  • BCom
  • BA in Retail Management
  • BA in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
  • BA in Travel and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Business Economics
  • Bachelor of International Business and Finance
  • Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Banking and Insurance (BBI-3 years)
  • Charted Accountancy (CA)
  • Company Secretary (CS)

Humanities and Creative courses after Class 12

  • Physical Education (BPE)
  • Bachelor of Arts in multiple disciplines
  • Hotel Management (BA/BSc)
  • Designing Courses (Interior design, product design, etc)
  • BFA Performing Arts (music/dance)
  • Mass-media/ Journalism Courses (BA, BMM)
  • Film/ Television Courses (BA, BSc)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Law (Integrated Masters in Law)

Courses that Class 12 students from Arts background can opt for on completing the board exams:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • BA LLB
  • BA in Arts (Fine/Visual/Performing)
  • Bachelor of Science (in Design)
  • BHM in Hospitality & Travel
  • Bachelor of Journalism (BJ)
  • Bachelor in Computer Applications (IT and Software)
  • Bachelor of Design (in Animation)
  • Diploma in Education (DEd)
  • BA in Humanities & Social Sciences

Courses available for Class 12 students from Commerce background:

  • Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) /B.Com (Hons.)
  • Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  • Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  • Company Secretary (CS)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Cost and Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Bachelor of Finance and Accounting (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • BSc. Applied Mathematics
  • BSc (Actuarial Science)

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Contributed by Prakash Kumar, Founder Tech & Taught. They intend to counsel and provide support at every step the student takes towards their future career.