5 Career Options For Students Apart From Engineering And Medical

September 10, 2019

Choosing a career after your 12th can be tricky and intimidating for students especially for those who do not want to pursue a career in mainstream and cliché Engineering and Medical. There are a lot of career options left to choose from for students coming from Arts, Science and Commerce background. Careers in engineering and medical fields are not the only options for students after completing 12th standard with stream science. Here’s a list of career options for them! 

Bachelor of Arts

A bachelor in Arts degree is prestigious and rewarding. It can be taken up in any of the prestigious colleges in the country where they focus on the subject you’re passionate about from a list of plenty. One can take admission in Bachelor’s degree in Literature, Sociology, History, and Psychology. The branch of humanities includes detailed study of historical background, and the reasons behind the evolution of human behaviour, social, cultural, economic and political systems in the human society. Humanities also includes Fine Arts as an integral subject which includes Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literary Arts.

Apart from these career options, many students after graduating in humanities shift from the arts stream and choose to pursue government jobs in different departments and ministries. The UPSC civil services exam which is the qualifying exam for IAS, IPS, IFS and other higher official bureaucrats, is also one of the most preferred career option among the Arts stream students along with jobs in banking, and teaching.

Bachelor of Science

A bachelor in Science can be taken by students who are interested to pursue Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at a deeper level. Career opportunities for science students (PCM stream) also exists in defence. After completing the 12th standard, a student can apply directly for Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy through National Defence Academy (NDA). Research in a preferred science subject is a field that is less explored yet valued. If a student is meritorious and passionate about the chosen science subject, then they can end up doing a research job in Government or Private firm, and getting a handsome salary. 

Bachelor of Commerce

A bachelor in Commerce is a degree course pursued by students who opt for commerce stream in class 12th standard. The duration of a degree course in commerce is 3 years where students are taught the fundamentals of finance and accounting in details. The vital subjects covered in this course are Entrepreneurship, Corporate Accounting, Business Regulatory Framework, Income Tax, Auditing, Business Communications, Management Accounting, Marketing, Business Environment, Computer Applications and IT. Aspiring students can earn a decent salary in the beginning in IT firms, Accounting and marketing jobs. 


Every year thousands of students aspire to become a respectable lawyer. LLB is the most popular course amongst those opting for law which offers integrated courses as well. Law as a profession is in great demand these days amongst youngsters. Due to the imposing changes in the social and economic structure undertaken by the government of India, there is a rising demand for the lawyers. Besides being financially lucrative, Law is an adventurous and exciting career option as well where you can serve justice to the justice seeking people. Lawyers are held in high esteem in our democratic society, and there remains the faith that even when everything else fails, legal system never fails. Campus recruitment at prestigious law colleges in India offer a starting salary as high as Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000 per month. The sky is the limit as you rise up the ranks on your merit and dedication.

In order to pursue law, one can give the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Institutes like Symbiosis Society Law College and Amity Law School among others conduct their individual entrance exams. The most sought after ones are – CLAT (For most National Law Schools), AILET (NLU-Delhi), LSAT (scores accepted by various colleges like IIT Kharagpur’s Law School, OP Jindal Global University, Amity Law School, etc.)


Fashion designing is one of the most lucrative and highly popular career options for the students after completing their 12th. The fashion industry rewards students with attractive salary package and fame. As per a recent report, India’s fashion industry is growing at a exponential pace of 70% every year and it will probably reach to become a humongous 50 billion dollar industry by the end of 2022. There are several opportunities in the field of Fashion Designing like taking up a job in the export houses dealing in textiles, garments and handloom products. One can also start their own retail business in Men’s, Women’s and kid’s garments designing and manufacturing sportswear, casual wear and formal wear. Also, you can be a part of the Government and government aided handloom and textiles manufacturer and work for them. Get an opportunity of being a Fashion Publisher or organizer of fashion shows.

For beginners or fresher, one can easily earn Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000 per month or more than this, depending on the capability of a person. This will surely rise exponentially with experience, skill and the placement. In degree courses, you can do graduation in fashion designing which is a 3 years of degree course affiliated to well-known institutes in India. In India, there are several colleges which hold one or two-year diploma courses in fashion designing as well. They even offer internships to freshly graduated students based on the performance of the student during their learning years.

Minimum and basic eligibility criteria for Fashion Designing courses is passing 10+2 examination with minimum 50 percent marks. Admission criteria will be strictly based on merit via written test, group discussion and interview. After completing the courses of fashion designing, students can go for training to understand the minute details of the fashion industry and the global business is conducted. There are a number of fashion colleges and institutes in India where you can pursue fashion designing courses like NIFT or National Institute of Fashion Technology, NID or National Institute of Design, and IAFT or International Academy of Fashion Technology.


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