Have you completed 12th standard with Commerce or Arts stream? Here, I’ve listed down some of the best career options available after completing 12th class.
12th standard is a very important point in a student’s life. It is at this point that his/her career starts taking shape!
This guide will be of help to students as well as parents. Students hailing from various levels – 10th, 11th and 12th – will find this guide very helpful!
There are many career options available after Arts and Commerce streams. Knowing more about these options will help you choose relevant professional courses.
Before heading to the meat of the matter – list of careers after 12th Arts and Commerce – let us check out some basic facts and details about PUC schooling under Indian Education system.
PUC SCHOOLING IN INDIA
What is PUC schooling system? Under this system, students go for 11th and 12th class schooling after completing 10th standard. This level is also known as Senior or Higher Secondary level.
PUC schooling under Indian Education system can be divided into three major streams. They are –
- Arts or Humanities
In this article, we will deal with Arts and Commerce streams. For details about Science stream, check out this guide – careers after 12th Science.
After completing 10th standard, a student has to choose a stream. After that, he/she must complete 11th and 12th standard. It is after completing 12th class that he/she is eligible to pursue relevant courses (Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma etc).
There courses, in turn, will shape his/her career. This is the main reason why 12th standard is an important point in a student’s life! This phase of schooling shapes his/her career’s direction!
Let us check out the list of career options now. Here they are –
CAREER OPTIONS AFTER 12TH ARTS AND COMMERCE
Banking sector offers ample amount of job opportunities each year. There exists numerous job profiles and opportunities within this sector.
If you want to land a basic managerial job in Banking sector, a Bachelor’s Degree qualification is enough! Some useful courses are –
Do you want to build a rewarding career in management sector? Do you want to don administrative role in a business firm or company? If yes, you may pursue relevant management courses.
Here are some relevant courses –
- Diploma in Management
Do you want to become a Lawyer? If yes, you must pursue LL.B. course. LL.B. is a PG level course. You must complete a Bachelor’s Degree course before you are eligible to pursue LL.B. course.
After 12th Arts and Commerce, you are eligible to pursue relevant Integrated law courses. Here are some relevant courses –
- B.Sc. LL.B. course
- BA LL.B. course
- B.Com. LL.B. course
4 SOCIAL SERVICE
Arts and Commerce stream students are eligible to build a rewarding and satisfying career in Social Service sector. In order to do so, a student may pursue relevant course like BSW (Bachelor of Social Work).
If you want to build a career in accountancy domain, you may pursue relevant courses like – CA course, B.Com. course etc.
6 COMPANY SECRETARYSHIP
If you want to become a Company Secretary, you must pursue relevant course called CS (Company Secretary) course. Also check – courses after 12th arts.
7 MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
If you want to build a rewarding career in marketing or advertising sector, you may pursue relevant management courses related to these domains. Such courses are available at UG and PG levels. Notable UG courses are –
- BBA in Marketing
- BBA in Advertising
8 CIVIL SERVICES
Civil Services is an attractive career option available in front of Arts and Commerce stream students. After completing relevant Bachelor’s Degree course, they are eligible to appear for UPSC Civil Service examination.
Arts and Commerce stream students are eligible to build a rewarding career in teaching and education sector. In order to enter this domain, they must pursue relevant teacher training course such as B.Ed. or Integrated B.Ed. course.
Arts and Commerce students have access to Integrated B.Ed. courses after 12th standard. One such Integrated course is – BA B.Ed. Integrated course.
In order to build a rewarding career in finance sector, you may pursue relevant courses such as –
- BBA in Finance
Arts and Commerce stream students are eligible to build a good career in Psychology domain. In order to do so, they must pursue a relevant course. One such course is BA in Psychology.
If you want to build a rewarding career in this domain, you must pursue a relevant course such as – BA in History.
After completing relevant B.Des. and BA course related to Fashion Design, you may build a career in this domain.
14 OTHER CAREERS
Apart from the above mentioned careers, Arts and Commerce stream students also have access to many other career options. Some such career options are – acting, multimedia, State Government jobs etc.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. I’ve listed some of the popular career options only!
I’d recommend my readers to choose a career that suits your needs, passion and interests. Go through the list of careers, find an appropriate option and pursue a relevant professional course after completing 12th standard.