Career choice is a very important decision that determines what you would be doing and who you will be for the rest of your life. This decision is a very crucial part of people’s lives and it is important to make a decision based on what your passion is.
Blindly following the trend would end you up with an unsatisfied life. Passion alone is not enough, you should also develop the skills to shine in your workplace. Students who passed 12th might be in a dilemma on which path they should choose and what are the best opportunities.
This article gives an insight into the 10 best technical and professional courses to choose in India.
List of Technical and Professional Courses after 12th in India
1. Chartered Accountant [CA]
Chartered Accountant is one of the best professional courses in India and can be opted by students who did PCM or commerce or arts in 12th. Chartered Accountant popularly known as CA is not an easy course to complete, but with hard work and passion, anything is possible. CA consists of a tax accountant, general management, auditor, etc. CA mostly deals with activities related to business.
This course is generally opted by students who chose commerce in 12th. Students who opted for science and arts can also choose CA. To enrol the students have to pass the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) exam. This exam has multiple choice questions which are based on subjects Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics, and Quantitative Aptitude.
In India, the average salary is 30 lakh per annum. Outside India, it is 45 to 90 lakh per annum.
Job opportunities for engineers are found almost everywhere whether it is for the construction of buildings and bridges or automobiles or making cool apps and websites. There are various options within engineering to choose from. Some of the courses are Electrical, Structural, mechanical, computer science, Industrial and Environment engineering, Biomedical, etc. IIT’s are the most reputed institute for engineering in India.
Engineering courses are mostly opted by students who took PCM in 12th. To get into IIT, the JEE Main entrance exam has to be cleared. After JEE Main, JEE Advance should also be cleared.
The average salary for an engineer in India is 1.5- 8 lakhs annually.
3. Master of Business Administration [MBA]
Master of Business Administration is the best professional course for those who wish to pursue their dream career in business. MBA also includes jobs in fields like an HR manager, management analyst, IT management, etc. Cracking an MBA exam can also open opportunities to get a post of CEO.
To get into an MBA, complete graduation or a similar course with a minimum of 50% marks. Some colleges look for work experience to admit students.
You have to qualify for entrance exams like CAT, CMAT, GMAT, MAT, NMAT, XAT etc. The MBA course has 4 semesters with 6 months allotted for each semester.
In India, freshers will have an average salary of 8 to 10 lakh initially per annum. Outside India, it is 15 to 55 lakh depending on work and skill.
4. Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing consists of social networking, advertisement, YouTube channel marketing, google Ad-Words Internet and selling products online. Digital Marketing is based on online networking where people can buy and sell new products. It makes new products easily accessible to people.
Affiliate Marketing, Blogging and Social Media Marketing are the best professional courses after 12th in digital marketing.
Most courses demand graduation in any field. But you can pursue digital marketing soon after the 12th also.
In India, the average salary is 3.5 to 4 Lakhs per annum. There is high pay in digital marketing in companies like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra etc.
Lawyers work in various fields like advice, permit matters in court, giving justice, etc. It is considered the best professional course in the world.
Students who took any stream in 12th can join these courses. The entrance exam CLAT( Common Law Admission Test). The CLAT exam must be cleared to join an LLB (Bachelor of Legislative Law or Legum Baccalaureus) course. LLB is an undergraduate course.
It takes three years to complete. After the completion of the course, the All India Bar Exam(AIBE) gives a certificate. Courses you can take after LLB are MA or MBA.
The average salary is 8 to 15 lakh per year.
6. Web Designing
Web design deals with web creation and development. The job opportunities are rising in this course and it is the best professional course in the world. Those who are interested in the computer field can join this course. You can work for yourself, the government or private companies.
Many colleges provide courses for students who just completed 12th. There are no specific entrance exams. Undergraduates and postgraduates can also enrol in this course. After completion of this course, you can get job opportunities in companies like Wipro, Snapdeal, Infosys, etc.
The average salary is 20,000 per month in India.
Baking deals with facilities like debit, credit, saving, loans, and marketing. It is one of the most well-paid and best professional courses. Some of the undergraduate courses provided by the university for banking are B. Com, Bachelor of Finance and Accounting (BAF), BBA in banking, B. Economics, and Bachelor of Banking and Insurance (BBI).
Students who have chosen any stream in 12th can opt for baking courses. Postgraduate programs in banking are MBA and M.COM in banking and finance.
The average salary is 3 to 5 lakh per year.
The doctor is one of the professions that are most in-demand both in India and abroad. This course has growing demand and there are various fields within it to choose from. It is the best professional course and is also one of the most respected. Some of the top best courses are BDS, BHMS, B.SC, etc.
Students have to choose biology in 12th to be qualified to write entrance exams for this course. There are entrance exams at the state and national levels. There are many kinds of entrance exams but NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is the most popular one. The questions are multiple-choice questions based on subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
The salary greatly varies depending on the course you have opted for and the field of specialization. The average salary of an MBBS doctor in India is ₹ 6.0 lakhs per year.
10. Fashion Designer
Fashion Designing is the art of enhancing cloth and accessories. Fashion industries are ever-changing and people are looking forward to new designs and trends. To get into fashion design courses one must have a high creativity level and good communication skills.
You can get employed in government, private companies, and film industries. Undergraduate courses for fashion designers are B. Design, Lifestyle Business Management, BA Fashion Design, Master of Business Administration in Fashion Technologies, etc.
Students who took any stream can join this course. NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) and NID (National Institute of Designing) are some of the entrance exams to take if you are opting for a career in fashion designing.
In India, the average salary for fashion designers is Rs.15,000 to Rs. 35,000 per month. This might vary based on brands.
10. Tourism and Travel Management
Students who have a passion for travelling can change their passion for the profession by taking up a profession in Tourism and Travel Management. There are many options to choose from like Holiday/Travel Agent, Tourist Guide, Transport Officer, Tourism Manager, etc. You can also be a wildlife photographer, click photos and generate huge income.
Students who passed 12th with any stream can apply for this course. You must have good interpersonal skills and communication skills. You should also be willing to learn and update your knowledge.
The average salary is 5 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs per annum. Variation can occur based on what field you have opted to work on.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many career opportunities available like engineering, medicine, law, fashion design etc. Look for a job that fits your interest and skills.
Some of the best professional courses after graduation are engineering, medicine, fashion designing, banking, web designing, etc.
Choosing which path to follow after the 12th is very confusing. It is important that you choose a path that you are passionate about and also which provides a secure future. There are a lot of options available to fit your interest. Do your research and choose what best suits your skills and likes.
By Ranjul Arumadi