CAREER OPTIONS AFTER 12th- Some thoughts…

Are you appearing for your class 12th exam or waiting for the results? Time has come for you to decide over your career. A concrete plan about your future needs to be drawn at this juncture which will in turn determine the course of your professional life.

Deciding upon the right career option is quite tricky for both students and their parents. It is a life long commitment for the young people to choose the Best Career Options. Most of us go through the same dilemma after passing class 12th exams. A lot depends on the interest of the student but lucrativeness of the career and job prospects also play an important role in making the decision. Besides top paying career options such as MBA, Software, Chartered Accountancy, Journalism, Medical, Advertising, PR and architecture, there are numerous other career options in flying & aviation, physical education & sports, law, fashion designing, research & development and administrative services.

After passing out 12th a student can choose a career oriented course or an academic course. The avenues of selection are Arts, Science, engineering, medicine and surgery, various computer courses, fashion designing, web designing, defence, marine, journalism, tourism, and so on. These are the initial year to shape your career. Stiff competition and plenty of options make students confused. Choose your career on the basis of following aspects keeping in mind.

Area of interest
• Personality
• Aptitude
• Assess your strength and weakness.
• Skills
• Possibility and Opportunities.
• Capability
• Feasibility and guidance
• Nature of work
• Financial aid and scholarship

Apart from this, now is the time of specialization. So always pay heed to specialized education rather than simple and theoretical. There are a wide range of options that you can choose from, while some might take up academics to build career in the scholastic discipline, others might love to experiment with vocational courses after sorting through a wide range of career alternatives. It is important that students choose a suitable stream in class 12 to ensure that they are able to join the career of their choice after they complete the 12th grade.

If you have humanities or arts background, you can qualify for a variety of creative courses such as bachelor’s degree in any of the arts subjects or one can learn a foreign language (French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese or Chinese) and aim for an interpreter’s job in the consulates and embassies or prepare for the Indian Civil Service Examinations or State Civil Service Examinations. Besides these, there are courses in advertising, journalism, mass communication, media studies, business management, performing arts, travel and tourism and more.

If you belong to the commerce stream, for instance, you can take up company secretary course, chartered accountancy, computer studies or even business management. Every year only a marginal percentage of candidates qualify for these examinations so a lot of students choose to do Bachelor’s of Commerce before going for CA degree.
If you are a student from the science stream, there are actually hundreds of career options. You can do engineering in any streams such as mechanical, civil, computers, electronics, and others. And students can take up biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, agricultural or dairy science, medicine or dental studies.

Students can also take up vocational courses in the field of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, computers, hotel management, hospitality management or business administration. Further, outside the ambit of schools and colleges, enthusiastic students can take up courses in fashion technology, jewellery design, aviation, radio jockey, packaging or industrial design.

To weed out the thorns of confusion, first you need to analyze your interest, hobby, inclination, potentiality and opportunities. Because if you choose your career based on your interest and hobby, the success rate as well as satisfaction level will be very high.


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Posted on March 14, 2012, in Under Graduate Careers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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