Career after 12th [Science]

As they say, what you do in your senior secondary will define your career. They say it is the turning point of life. However, how to decide which career is best? This is where peer-pressure, parental pressure and other sources influence us in choosing the career. And if we are not prepared with what we want to do next, we may end up selecting the wrong career. Having the right mindset on what to do next is VERY essential at this stage of life. There are a lot of new and popular degrees which are slowly gaining momentum in terms of student enrollment. Don’t get left behind! Following is a list of courses that will help you get an idea of what are career streams are out there.

career after 12th science

Science Stream (PCB)

If you are a Science-stream student, and opted for Biology instead of Maths, you are a PCB student. You will have to focus mainly on the medical domain for further pursuing your career since you the combination of subject rules out Engineering. This is a good combination of subjects to choose and has ample career opportunities. Following are the profession you can take up later:

Medicine

MBBS – Doctor –  Gynecology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Radiology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Plastic Surgeon, General Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Pediatrician, Urologist, Oncology, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Pathologist, etc.

MBBS is a 5.5 year (4.5 years academic education + 1 year mandatory internship) UG degree programme

Homeopathy

Degree: BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)

Duration: 5-year course/4-year diploma course

Ayurveda

Degree: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery – B.A.M.S.

Duration: 5.5 years

Dentist

Degree: Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Duration: 5 years

Nursing

Degree: B.Sc in Nursing

Duration: 4 years

Pharmacist

Degree: B.Pharm

Duration: 4 years

Other fields

Biotechnology, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, EEG, Sonography, Yoga therapy, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Environmental Science

As per the saying, 12th is the turning point of our career. Scoring well here can do wonders for you in the future in regards to taking admissions in reputed colleges and getting selected in interviews in the future. Therefore, you should prepare well for the board exams and prepare thoroughly for the entrance exams for your next career choice.

Higher the scores, greater are your chances to excel. Since you chose to study Science for a reason, you should be well-aware of the entrance exams which happen during the same time. Courses are not only limited to the traditional courses that used to be a decade before. Along with Engineering and Medical Science, plethora of other courses are being offered by institutes these days and the scope of growth in these fields is also good. However, you need to perform well in the admission test since the competition is steep.

In this article you will know about the various courses on offer and select as per your choice.

As they say, what you do in your senior secondary or 12thwill define your career. They say it is the turning point of life. However, how to decide which career is best? This is where peer-pressure, parental pressure and other sources influence us in choosing the career. And if we are not prepared with what we want to do next, we may end up selecting the wrong career. Having the right mindset on what to do next is VERY essential at this stage of life. There are a lot of new and popular degrees which are slowly gaining momentum in terms of student enrollment. Don’t get left behind!

Following is a list of courses that will help you get an idea of what are career streams are out there.

Career options after 12th Science (PCM)

If you had opted for Mathematics instead of Biology, you are PCM student. You most likely chose it because of your interest in the Engineering field. However, note that you won’t be able to go for any course in the medical domain (except B.Pharm). This is one of the most sought after combination among youth and opens up ample career opportunities. However, be prepared for stiff competition as the reputed colleges receive truckloads of applications every year.  

Degree: B.Tech/BE (Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Engineering)

Duration: 4 years

Streams: Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering

Degree: B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)

Duration: 4 years

If you have an edge over creativity and drawing along with a technical bend of mind, go for B.Arch. This is one of the sought after courses after B.Tech/BE due to rise in demand of real estate. All India entrances are conducted for this.

Other courses:

The other courses are pursued by candidates who are more interested in research or academics. They are traditional courses and are present in most of the graduation colleges in India:

Degree: B. Sc. (Bachelor of Science) In Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics | Duration: 3 years

Degree: Bachelor of Computer Applications | Duration: 3 years

Degree: B. Sc Information Technology | Duration: 3 years

Noteworthy mention: If your college allows (PCM+B) and you have selected the subjects, you can go for either medical or engineering field.

Change of mind?

If you have a change of mind, finding it tough or have lost interest and don’t want to continue with the Science-related graduation courses, you can always go for the Arts stream, i.e., you can do B.A or B.B.A. or any similar courses. This is one advantage which the Science stream students have over Arts stream students.

Apart from the courses mentioned above there are other courses like B.A. in Animation if you are into drawing and love animation. However, it is recommended to pursue Bachelor’s degree in one of the well-known and well-accepted courses mentioned above so as to be future-ready. You can always take up certificate or diploma level courses to pursue your interest.

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