Career Options after 12th in Science

career options after 12th standard science

Are you preparing for your boards? Are you confused about the career options available after class 12?

Here, we discuss some of the best career options for a science student after clearing his/her 12th boards.

To begin with, science students have a major advantage over humanities and commerce students– they are eligible to take up both science and non-science career options. Hence, there is a broad range of options available for you.

We have put down a list of several courses (and resulting careers) that you can consider after completing your 10+2 in science.

  1. B Tech/BE – Engineering is one of the most famous careers that science students opt for. It is a lucrative option even for those whose score is 50% to 60%. While some colleges offer the degree as Bachelor of Engineering (BE), others term it as Bachelor of Technology (B Tech). Your job prospects can increase manifold after completing this course. One can specialize in any of the fields, including Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology and Automobile Engineering.
  1. MBBS – Those who have an inclination for studying medicine, MBBS is the most sought after career option. You need to have Science (with Biology) to be eligible for it. After MBBS, one can specialize in different branches like orthopedics, neurosurgery, gynecology etc. There are several job options – work in a hospital or have one’s own clinic.
  1. BAMS – Another offshoot of MBBS is a Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine. Ayurvedic treatment is an age-old practice in India and of late, it has gained a lot of significance abroad as well.
  1. B Pharm – If you are interested in working in pharmaceutical industries, then you need to take up the B Pharm professional course. Once you have completed this course, you can opt for one of these options – drug inspector, pharmacist, health inspector, drug therapist or drug technician.
  1. BSc Nursing – If you are one of those with immense patience and have a zeal for working hard and enjoy multi-tasking, then you can opt for BSc Nursing. In this course, one gets comprehensive training in practical and theoretical aspects of this profession. One can work as a certified nurse at the health institutes, private nursing homes and medical colleges.
  2. BSc (Hons.) – For someone who wants to pursue a career in pure research or academics, a BSc Hons., in any of the subjects like Chemistry, Physics, Botany or Zoology will help you with your aspirations. Later, you can do a Masters, followed by an M Phil and can work as a junior fellow research in research institutes. One can also take up a job of a lecturer or work in any chemical or pharmaceutical industry or in government companies like ONGC.
  1. BSc Physiotherapy – This course is for those who are interested in practicing physiotherapy. With increasingly stressful lives of people, this is a career which is in demand. One can get to work in municipal corporations, rehabilitation departments and other private bodies.
  2. BSc Occupational Therapy – BOT or Bachelors in Occupational Therapy is a relatively new career option. If you are one of those who likes dealing with challenges and work in a dynamic environment, you should definitely take up this course. After completing it, you can start working with patients suffering from neurological, orthopedic and psychiatric/psychological disorders at both government and private institutes.
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