Career Options After 12th

Have you completed 12th standard? Are you looking for career guidance after 12th? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the main career options available in front of Indian students.

Career options after 12th

Choosing the right career is not an easy task! With numerous professional courses to choose from, students these days are confused about courses and career options.


12th standard is an important point in a student’s life. It is at this juncture that they have to take crucial decisions regarding further studies and career.


After completing 12th, a student has access to numerous professional courses. These professional courses play a huge role in determining the fate of his/her career.


Also read: Best careers in India


This shows how important choosing the right professional course is! In Indian schooling system, there are 3 main streams when it comes to 11th and 12th classes –

  • Arts stream
  • Commerce stream
  • Science stream


The fate of your career will depend a lot on the stream you have chosen. Here are some of the stream- specific careers for you –


Career options & guidance after 12th

Science stream

  • Engineer
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Scientist
  • Paramedic
  • Merchant Navy Professional
  • Architect
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Lawyer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Government Employee
  • Manager
  • Statistician
  • Hospitality Management Professional
  • Aviation professional
  • Social Worker
  • Interior Designer


Note: Science stream students are also eligible to pursue courses belonging to other streams (Arts and Commerce). They may later build a career in those areas too! Here are some of the science stream courses available in India – Science courses after 12th.


Commerce stream

  • Accountant
  • CA
  • Banker
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Company Secretary
  • ICWA professional
  • Lawyer
  • Manager
  • Economist
  • Statistician
  • Government Employee
  • Social Worker
  • Hospitality Management Professional


Here are some of the best commerce stream courses available in India – Commerce courses after 12th.

Arts stream

  • Sculptor
  • Painter
  • Writer
  • Performing Artist
  • Government Employee
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Lawyer
  • Banker
  • Social Worker
  • Art Designer


Here are some of the popular arts stream courses in India – Arts stream courses after 12th. If you are interested in securing a Govt job, check out this post – List of Government jobs after 12th standard.


Note: The list of careers provided in the above list is not complete! Only the popular stream-specific career options have been mentioned in the above lists. Apart from them, numerous career options exist, such as –

  • Actor
  • Politician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant
  • Blogger
  • Freelancer
  • Sportsman
  • Model (Fashion)
  • Photographer
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  1. Santhosh Devi April 8, 2018
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