Best Career options after 12th

Exams are almost over, and obviously you all are waiting for results, moreover for better results. Few are worried for results, and out of a few of them worried for next subject selection? Querying here and there, searching google again and again increases excitement and curiosity among all of you. Am I right here? One side a great feel of entering new college & another side how to select perfect career. One can’t take any risk while choosing a career, especially after 10+2.
Lots of courses are available to students after 12th standard. One should have little idea about, what do I want out of my career and how do I plan to get it. Students from sciences can select engineering or medical. Others can go for commerce or the humanities. Apart from these known course options, slightly unknown and unique courses are available. Caution: Selection of career also depends upon the marks you scored. After randomly surveying a 30-35 group of students, we rank top 10 courses option available after 12th standard.

Fashion Designing

One of the next course gaining popularity due to increasing retailing option in India. With the increasing scope of eCommerce in India, scope for fashion industry has been increasing day by day. Earlier this course is female oriented, but now it is preferred by males too. Students with creative aptitude and ‘s ability are the better half of this sector. Various certificates, diploma and degree courses are available for fashion designing courses. Institutes like NIFT, NID, IIFT offers various streams of fashion designing, after clearing its entrance tests. Various private institutes like NIRM, Raffles, Rai Foundation, AFD and many more institutes offering courses after 12th standard.

Journalism/Mass communication

Another handpicked and hot career option available now, after 12th is journalism. Earlier journalism courses are meant for only Print and Electronic media, but with the advent of social media and e-news portals, choice for journalism courses has been increased from last few years and become favorite courses. Students are prepared to improve their reading, writing, speaking and presentation skills that could help them in various media like print, TV, Radio, PR and Advertising. Various Govt. Univ. and Pvt. Institutes are delivering courses content online/offline both. Indian Institute of Journalism, IGNOU, Jamia Milia are few of institutes delivering are few institute offering courses in journalism and mass media.



Earlier law is considered only after graduation course i.e. LLB. That means it can be done after completing graduation only. Now, HRD department of GOI, enhanced the scope of law courses after 10+2 i.e. integrated five year LLB. This integrated course is of five years duration and the popular institution for the professional law course in India is the National Law University that admits students through CLAT Examination, which is expanded as Common Law Admission Test.



Earlier IT was considered as a branch of Engineering, but as of now it is an independent career opportunity. Hundreds of courses are available in IT sector. From basic desktop publishing courses to advance programming courses are there. Another ITES courses like transcriptions, call centers, communication technologies are there to add some points to make your profile more advance. The students who are coming from science background can opt for computer management or hardware systems in their career options. They can go for computer applications, .Net, CCNA, CCNE, software, hardware and networking, system administration, internet security, ethical hacking, embedded systems, IT, computer programming, users of various computer language programming like Java, MySQL etc. Students who are from arts background can do the web designing, animation, video editing, Photoshop, Coral draw, PageMaker, Quark Express etc. courses. Such type of courses are always well in demand by publishing houses, production houses, newspapers etc. for the technical page editing purposes.



The scenario of booming real estate sector hikes the demand for architecture courses. There are many specialized fields in this area such as urban planning, urban design and landscape architecture, building sciences, building material engineering and project management. After 12th standard, the student of science with PCM can opt for architecture course. He/she must secure 50% marks in their higher secondary level. Top IITs/NITs are also offering this course.

  1. Diploma in Architecture Engineering
  2. Diploma in Architecture Assistant-ship


One of the most demanded & accepted course, i.e. management now available after 12th standard from the last two decades. One can pursue three year BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies), BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) from Govt. as well as from Private institute players. Another option integrated MBA i.e. five year MBA after 12th standard is also available with few Pvt. and Govt. universities/institutes. It is the private sector where abandon jobs are available for management degree holders. One can pursue MBA after BBA also as a higher career profile. No doubt, BBA/BMS degree holder can also apply for Govt. Jobs too. Some well known BBA special programs are-

  • Banking and Insurance
  • International Business
  • Aviation Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Event Management
  • Tourism and Travel Management



A perfect career and wanted option for 10+2 students. Yes, it is possible now, one can opt various teaching courses after 12th standard. With the increasing number of play ways & nursery schools, now in semi urban areas, demand for nursery teachers increasing day by day. NTT (Nursery teacher training) course is one of the best primary course available for career beginner & especially for girls. JBT/ETT/PTT are another teaching course form after 12th standard. To teach higher classes you need a higher degree i.e. B.Ed. (Pursued only after graduation). For all courses a pass in TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) is mandatory.



Next most preferred career option is commerce, means who want to pursue their career in the field of commerce and accountancy. Course options available are

  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Company secretary
  • Accounting Technician
  • Cost Accountancy
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Venture capitalist



Most of the students from sciences diverted to Engineering, still students with a science background choice for Medicines and its various branches. A student with PCB in 12th standard, is eligible for admission in any stream of medicines. AIIMS is the dream of every PCB student, but few are lucky ones. The available options are:

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
  • BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
  • BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
  • B. Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
  • BPT (Physiotherapy)
  • BUMS (Unani Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Occupational therapy
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Biotechnology



Engineering, still a first & preferred choice after 12th standard for science students. Every student dreams admission in IITs and now even NITs and prepare for the same from the very starting. Following are some of the popular available options in engineering after 12th-

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Technology & Marine Engineering
  • Petroleum or Petrochemical Engineering
  • Manufacturing process and Automotive

Planning for new career selection is not so easy as a lot of near options available can be searched. One can take help of self-assessment and career coaches to sort out confusions. So all the best till next write up.

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