What are the different career options available after 12th?

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Avadhut Desai
Avadhut Desai
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  • Kolhapur

Being a higher secondary school student or parents of this student you might have been a bit anxious taking the future course after completing 12th level of education. Obviously, all the 12th students and their parents will have to think about what is next after 12th. What after 12th is a question that haunts students and parents equally across the cities and rural areas with the same extent. We the CareerGuide work exactly what it requires to resolve the queries and guide the students helping fulfill their career aspirations successfully.

In India, we find many such professional and academic courses after 12th and it has become more than easy to choose right streams with the online Psychometric Career Tests by CareerGuide. Right from the most sought after Engineering and Medical courses to the Management and especially the Economics and finance courses, there are hundreds of career options available for you. I am just listing those courses bellow –

Courses in Medicine

These courses can be opted for on the basis of Science subjects in 12th such as PCB – Physics, Chemistry and Biology. There are many such Government (AIIMS) and private institutions where you can pursue these courses.

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


Courses in Engineering

Being one of the most sought after professional courses, Engineering has become a passion for many. Owing to the reputation of the IITs, the institutes of technology and centers of excellence for technical studies, students dream for engineering studies after their 12th. The IITs, NITs, and other top universities provide you the finest opportunities to purse engineering studies.

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering - ECE
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Information Technology - IT
  • Aeronautical Technology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Manufacturing process and Automotive
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Petroleum or Petrochemical Engineering


Courses In Humanities Stream

Bachelor of Arts (Also Honors) in -

  • Programme with Functional Hindi,
  • Sociology,
  • Economics,
  • History,
  • English,
  • Journalism,
  • Media & Communication,
  • Psychology,
  • Tourism,
  • History & Journalism,
  • Apparel Design & Merchandising,
  • Fine Arts,
  • English with Journalism,
  • History,
  • Political Science,
  • Economics,
  • Humanities and Social Sciences,
  • Social Work, Journalism),
  • Mass Communication,
  • Sociology,
  • Mass Communication,
  • B.,
  • Philosophy, etc.



Courses In Science Stream

Bachelor Degrees in Science streams in the following subjects –

  • Electronics Media,
  • Digital Art & Technology,
  • Hospitality Studies),
  • Animation (Distance Education),
  • Fashion Designing & Apparel Designing,
  • Interior Designing (ID),
  • Jewelry Designing & Management (B.SC. JD&M),
  • Fashion Technology,
  • Games & Interactive Media from Sheffield Hallam University,
  • Jewelry Design,
  • Textile Design,
  • Multimedia,
  • Multimedia & Animation,
  • Fashion & Apparel Design- FAD,
  • Fashion Communication,
  • Fashion Design,
  • Fashion Technology,
  • Interior Design,
  • Mass Communication,
  • Advertisement & Journalism



We see there is a boom in real estate industry and the field requires architects on great scale. Architecture studies provide you the avenue to become a part of this fast growing industry. There is Bachelor Degree in Architecture which you can pursue after 12th. For being enrolled in the B.Arch. course you are needed to face the NATA Entrance exam which you can appear for on the basis of 12th Science. The candidates are required to secure minimum 50% marks in their higher secondary level. You can pursue this B. Arch. course from the top institutions in India like IITs and NITs.



After your 12th you can pursue Integrated Law course which will span for 5 years. The combination of the course will be like Bachelor of Arts with law, commerce with law, business administration with law, science with law. The Law course is considered as one of the reputed professional course in India and it also lets you have a good and lucrative career path. We have National Law University which offers Law courses on the basis of score in CLAT exam which is a Common Law Admission Test.


Fashion designing

This one is also a professional course and a famous one. You can pursue this course after your 12th in the Institutions like National Institute of Design and National Institute of Fashion Technology and these two are premier institutes in the field. Also, there are some Diploma courses in Fashion Designing. We know the Garment industry has flourished these days to cater to the growing needs of the people. People these days have their tastes changed and people prefer more fashionable garments and clothing style. You can become a professional designer and thereby enter one of the lucrative professions.


Nursing Courses

Being termed as the noble service, nursing is a good profession at all. There is an advantage in this case, that students from any discipline that is from Arts, Commerce, and Science can take admission for Nursing courses. Many Government and private institutions offer Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing on the basis of Entrances or even on the score in the higher secondary course. In India there is a great scope for the Nursing profession so do you have vast opportunities being in this profession. Owing to the growing population in our country, more and more hospitals and healthcare centers are to be set in near future so you can avail this one of the best career opportunities.



Journalism and Mass communication course is also gaining a currency these days. The more and more students opt for these courses every year. The mass media have become one of the most sought after courses. After your 12th you can opt for a bachelor degree or even can take up any diploma course. You might have seen the reporters on news channel but that is not only the position in this field. There various positions in the media field and you can become a part of it after completing journalism courses.


Chartered Accountancy and Cost Accountancy

After your 12th there are two such courses in the finance field and these are Chartered Accountancy and Cost Accountancy. These courses lead you to the business world and the profession is more of a lucrative though challenging. The Chartered Accountancy (CA)  is a course offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Cost Accountancy is offered by Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI).

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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