Career Options after 12th (HSC) in India

In a country like India it is expected that one should choose an appropriate field which generates a profession that is both respectable and lucrative in nature at a tender age ranging from fourteen to sixteen years, the choice can be made through various means viz. personal preference/interest, parents’ discretion, career counselling, grades in the former class, peer pressure, and the list goes on. Every individual can be categorized under two types- one having clarity since the beginning, and the other one are confused with what to choose or the choice so made was meant for them in the first place, or there is a possibility of the third category known as the “jo hoga dekha jayega”crowd.
We know about the best possible careers which might initially cost us a good fortune and later pay us double the amount, but is it always about the monetary aspect or it is about what makes an individual happy at the end of the day. One may or may not be satisfied, the selection of field after 12th exam which was earlier thought to be pastured may now seem barren. At such times explore the possibilities and to avoid such times in future reread the former part of this sentence. There are hundreds of accessible alternatives, make a list of the professions that you think will be best for you, broaden your horizon and gradually narrow it down by choosing the option you think is the best for you or the person for whom you’re looking for after researching about the same. The list is as follows-
(Note- For the purpose of ease of understanding the following has been divided under four heads listed below)

Arts

  • 3D Animation
  • Advanced Diploma in Digital Animation (Diploma in VFX & Animation)/ Fashion Designing / Interior Designing/ Jewellery Designing
  • Air Hostess / Flight Steward
  • Bachelor of Arts – Economics/ English / History / Humanities/ Journalism/ Media & Communication/ Psychology / Political Science / Social Sciences / Sociology / Tourism
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Design — Accessory Design / Fashion Design / Textile Design
  • B.M.S.
  • B.Sc. – Animation / Digital Art & Technology / Electronics Media / Fashion Designing & Apparel Designing / Fashion Technology / Hospitality Studies / Interior Designing / Jewellery Designing & Management / Mass Communication, Journalism & Advertising/ Multimedia & Animation
  • B.A. LLB

Commerce

  • B.A. (Fashion Communication)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • BBA+ Graduate Diploma in Retail Management (GDRM)
  • BBA+ Hotel Management
  • BBA+ MBA (5 years integrated program)
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • B.Com. — Accounting and Finance / Banking and Insurance / Computers
  • B.Com. + Cosmic Certified Accountant (CCA)
  • Bachelor of Mass media
  • Bachelor of Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  • Charted Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Company Secretary (CS)
  • Cost and Work Accountant (CWA)
  • Fashion Designing
  • Interior Designing
  • Law- B.A. LLB / B.Com. LLB / BBA LLB / BSL LLB
  • Hotel Management
  • Bachelor in Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Foreign Trade Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • Accounting and Insurance
  • Fashion Technology
  • Diploma courses– Accounting and Finance / Banking / Entrepreneurship / Human Resources / Infrastructure and Construction / Information Technology / Interior Designing / Marketing Management / Plastic Technology / Retail Management / Textile and Leather Designing

Science

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
    1. Basic Course(s)- B.Sc. Botany / Chemistry / Home Science / Maths / PCM / Physics / Statistics / Zoology
    2. Professional Course(s)- B.Sc. Agriculture / Animation / Aquaculture / Aviation / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Bioinformatics / Computer Science / Dietetics / Electronics / Fashion Technology / Food Technology / Forensic Science/ Forestry/ Genetics / Information Technology / Interior Design / Medical Technology / Microbiology / Multimedia / Nautical Science / Nursing / Nutrition / Physiotherapy / Psychology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration- BBA/BMS
  • Bachelors of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Manufacturing process and Automotive
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Print & Media Technology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Tech — Aero Space Engineering / Agricultural and Food Engineering / Automobile Engineering / Bio Technology / Chemical Engineering / Civil Engineering / Computer Science and Engineering / Dairy Technology / Electrical & Electronics Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Electronics & Communication Engineering / Food Technology / Information Technology / Marine Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Metallurgical and Materials Engineering / Textile Engineering / Paint Technology
  • EEG technician
  • Hospital manager/Administrator
  • Medical lab technologist
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Radiation technology
  • Pathology technology
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Sonographer technician
  • Operation theatre assistant
  • Naturopathy
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga therapy
  • Bio Chemist
  • Bio Medical
  • Biosciences- Agriculturist/ Biologist/ Botanist/ Environmental Science/ Floriculturist/ Fishery Science / Food Technologist / Forestry And Wildlife/ Home Science/ Horticulturist/ Microbiologist/ Zoologist/ Marine Biology/ Para medicine/
  • Physiotherapy
  • Audiology
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Optometry and Ophthalmic technology
  • Nutrition And Dietetics
  • General Physician/Doctor: Anaesthesiology / Cardiology / Dermatology / Ear Nose Throat Specialist (ENT) / Electrology / Endocrinology / Gastroenterology / General Surgeons / Gynaecology / Neurology / Oncology / Orthopaedics / Ophthalmic / Pathologist / Paediatrician / Plastic Surgeon / Psychiatry / Radiology / Sexologist / Trauma Surgeons / Thoracic Surgeons / Urologist
  • Homeopathy
  • Ayurvedic
  • Dentist (Endodontics / Orthodontist / Oral and maxillofacial surgery / Periodontics / Prosthodontics)
  • Unani
  • Sidha
  • Law- B.A. LLB / B.Com. LLB / BBA LLB / BSL LLB / B.Sc. LLB / B.Tech. LLB

Common Professional Courses

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Art and Design
  • Bank Clerical Jobs
  • BBA
  • BCA
  • BMS
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Employees of the state and national territory- Indian Air Force/ Indian Army/ Indian Navy/ Police Force/ Indian Railway/ Municipal Corporations Clerical Jobs, so on and so forth.
  • Event Management
  • Fashion Designing
  • Freelance Writer
  • Forest Department Jobs
  • Graphic Designing
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Pre-Primary School Teacher
  • Photography
  • Postal Jobs
  • Tally Operator
  • UPSC – IAS / Civil Service Examination
Whatever career option you choose, do it with all your heart and soul. Never fall prey to any institutions providing fake degrees and diplomas, make a point to not only do an extensive research about the areas of your interest but also of the university or college you are planning to join for the same. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors.