Career Options after 12th Standard

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What to do after 12th Class?


As board exams are over, now it’s time to familiarise yourself with worthwhile career options available for you after 12th for science, commerce and arts stream and find out the best options that will suit your interests. How will you decide which career you will opt for after 12th? Are your parents going to decide your career options or you are going to follow your friends’ advice?

There are multiple options available out there for you, which can get you a good job with a comfortable pay scale and perks, thereby enhancing your lifestyle. If you are confused, just relax! Every student gets confused during this period. Following are various career options after 12th according to the stream you choose:

Career Options after 12th Commerce

If you are more interested in analytical studies compared to other streams, you have a host of career options after 12th commerce to choose from. Below are the career options after 12th Commerce:

  • 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
  • Finance – Certified 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

Career Options after 12th Arts

If you have good communication skills both verbal and written or you are interested in studying human nature, society and different cultures, you have a host of career options after 12th arts to choose from. Below are the career options after 12th Arts:

  • Psychology – Industrial psychology, Social psychology, Counselling psychology, Clinical psychology, Special education, Learning disability, Human development, Human resourses, 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 snthropology, Sociology and Mass media, Gender and Society, Sociological theories, Social demography, Industrial sociology, Criminology
  • Economics – Agricultural Economics, Buisness Economics, Quantitative Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Literature – Linguist
  • Law – Company Secretary, Legal writing, Defense writing, Notary, Law process outsoursing, Solicitor, Civil law, Criminal law, Corporate law, Property law, Securities law, Incometax law, International law, Property law, Informationa 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, Marinetime archeology, Archeological heritage management, Egyptology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Landscape archeology, Ethnography
  • Public administration
  • Libraray sciences
  • Teaching

Career Options after 12th Science

If you are able to spare long hours for your studies, in objective thoughts and innovative ideas then you can opt for various career options after 12th science.

Find below mentioned career options after 12th science with PCM and PCB

Options after 12th Science – PCM

  • 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-Naval Architecture
  • Actuarial Science
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Merchant Navy
  • Computers
  • Information Technology/Software/Systems-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 Navy officer, Indian Air force officer
  • Physical Science-Chemist, Mathematician, Astronomy, Forensic Science, Geographer, Geologist, Nuclear physicist, Oceanography, Operation Research, Astrophysicist, Physicist, Statistician
  • Pharmacy-Clinical Research

Options after 12th Science – PCB

  • Medicine –

o   General Physician/Doctor – Ophthalmic, Ophthalmic, Gynecology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Radiology, Electro logy, Endocrinology, Cardiology, PlasticSurgeon, General Surgeons, Neuron Surgeons, Pediatrician, Thoracic Surgeons, Trauma Surgeons, Urologist, Sexologist, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, ENT/Ear nose Throat Specialist, Pathologist
o   Homeopathy
o   Ayurvedic
o   Dentist – Orthodontist
o   Unani
o   Sidha

  • Para medicine-Physiotherapy, Speech therapy, Audiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetic and Orthotics, Medical lab Technology ,Optometry and Ophthalmic technology, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Allied Fields-EEG technician, Hospital manager/Administrator, Medical lab technologist
  • Nuclear medine technologist, Radiation technology, Pathology technology, Respiratory therapist
  • Sonographer technician, Operation theater assistant, Naturopathy, Yoga therapy, Massage therapy
  • Acupressure, Acupuncture,
  • Vetinary Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Bio sciences-agriculturist,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

Don’t get confused; what you need to do is just analyze your interests, personality and aptitude. It is said that if you do career planning based on your aptitude, interest and personality type, the success rate as well as satisfaction rate will be very high.

As the 12th board exams are the turning point in your life, it is during this period that you have to take an important career decision. Making a good career choice at the right time will bear fruitful results for you later. Good Luck for the career you choose. 🙂

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