Confused About What to Do After 12th Standard?
So, your +2 level exams are over, and you are looking forward to join a college, but you do not really know which stream to choose. You, inevitably, have different people in your life, suggesting different streams to you, leaving you even more confused. While one stream brings you more money, the other one gives you a much stress-free life. Do not worry. Here is a guide through the tricky path. Following are some fine points of the streams available for graduation.
Arts or Humanities
If you are someone who has completed your schooling with an Arts background, you need to choose a course that suits your talent profile. It does not matter if you choose an academic course or a professional one; you need to be sure about your career goals. The stream of Arts offers you a wide array of courses which must be analysed properly before taking admission in any one of them. These courses include plain and simple B.A. or Bachelor of Arts, Hotel Management, Event Management, Fashion Designing, Mass Communication, and many more. All these courses offer lucrative career opportunities in the best industries worldwide. Besides, you can also go for Foreign Language Courses; these are high in demand, and help you get a job in multinational companies. The most frequently opted for foreign language courses are Spanish, French, Russian, Korean and Japanese.
Science happens to offer the widest number of courses after 12th. If you have had a science background at school, your first two preferences would likely be Medicine and Engineering. Besides these, you can also opt for B.Sc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics; a degree in Agriculture, Forensic Science, Bio Technology, Geology, etc.
As Medicine and Engineering happen to be popular choices, we are going to elaborate on these two courses. If you choose Medicine, you can opt for any one of the following- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Science in Optometry, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy.
As far as Engineering is concerned, there is wide array of options, which include Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer and Communication Engineering, Information Technology Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, etc.
In case you are a Commerce student, it is quite likely that ‘Chartered Accountancy’ is what strikes your head. However, you need to begin with graduation. Courses such as BCom, BBA, BBS, BMS, etc., are some of the options Commerce students choose for their graduation. Besides, you can also opt for a diploma or certificate course in Taxation, Accounting, Applied Managerial Economics, Micro Finance, Banking and Insurance, Stock Market, Micro Finance, etc. Specialising in Commerce makes you eligible for jobs like that of Account Analyst, Account Assistant, Accounting Coordinator, Financial Consultant, Accounting Coordinator, Financial Auditor, Accounting Clerk, etc.
Think before you choose
There is no harm in taking others’ suggestions, but the ultimate decision must be yours. Nobody, but you know what you are comfortable at. It does not matter how much your parents coax you to take up Engineering, if you find Literature more interesting, go for it. After all, it is you who have to study the subject for the next three or four years, and build a future on the same. So, nobody but you can decide which course is best for you.
Also keep in mind that the course you choose gives you a good scope as far as career options are concerned. What you choose now will decide the shape of your future. So, please choose wisely.
Author’s bio: Jeff Traven is a professor at a well-known university is California. During his spare time, he likes to blog on various kinds topics that help young students choose the right courses after 12th, so that they can have a bright and prosperous future.