WHAT AFTER 12TH?! 10 Career options excluding Engineering and Medical


Career options where to goWelcome to India where it is a prestigious moment for a parent to tell that their child has an Engineering degree or studying medicine. It sounds too boring rustic and monotonous, as all of us know this fact. Not that our parents don’t appreciate other career options but most of it is good to hear for some other children. My article is not about arguing with parents that why you don’t allow us to live with our dreams and don’t say Ja simran ja jee le apni zindagi. But its more of making aware the current generation with what all other career options are waiting for them outside the world.

Disclaimer: I am not against Engineering or Medical. It is also a great field for opting a career. (I am also one of those!)


Pictures are a very powerful medium. If clicking pictures is more than a passion for you then you can convert this field into a career. Sometime back, the idea of being a professional photographer might not have appealed to many but today lots of people want to be photographers. The rise of mass communication and the growing importance of the media and fashion is probably a factor, which has led to this change.

Mass Communication

The Indian media and entertainment (M&E) industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Its various segments film; television, advertising, journalism, print and digital among others have witnessed tremendous growth in the last few years. If you are enthusiastic have good communication skills then its a versatile profession to choose, with many job opportunities available.  An experience in mass communication gives you a diverse knowledge base to move ahead and jump careers if you feel stuck.


Law can give you all the status and position that you wish to acquire after 12th. A 5 year graduation course in B.A. L.L.B can enhance the chances of getting a good job. Some of the skills required to become a successful lawyer is the oratory skills and good command over language. Lawyers are required to communicate effectively on the negotiation table so as to convince the judge on his/her side.

Civil services

The Civil Service is committed to improving the delivery of public services for everyone in society. There are many positions in the category as IAS, IFS, IRS etc. If you feel that responsibility to work for the betterment of our country, you should opt for civil services. The preparation is quite tough. However, once you get in the benefits are amazing being a civil officer.

Forensic science

Its kind of high profile where you can find employment with law enforcement agencies, police, and legal system and in the investigative services of the government and private agencies. Opportunities for forensic scientists exist in government organizations such as the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and as investigative officers in the crime cells of state police forces.


Like seriously! There should be no hesitation in choosing a career in sports if you want to. Career in sports has emerged as one of the most lucrative options in India. Although cricket is considered second to none in India, in terms of its popularity, there still exist people who have developed inclination towards other forms of sports as well, predominantly football and hockey. The amount of dedication and hard work required is on the next level, but yes it is a shining career option.

Digital Marketing

A digital marketing professional is often responsible for developing the strategy used in marketing a company’s product online, utilizing such techniques in the field as social media, Web analytics, e-mail marketing and search engine optimization, among others. If you are tech savvy with a creative mind, Digital marketing is a great option for you.


Are you passionate about writing? There are loads of opportunity in market for authors, copywriters, content creators, and bloggers in all horizons of business. If you are a kind of a person, who thinks out of the box or has extraordinary imagination, becoming a writer is the right option for you.

Graphic Designer

This field is growing tremendously in the industry. As the internet is dominating in the entire field and we are going digital all around, we need designers to design various applications and user interfaces. If you can blend your artwork with the technology graphic designing will be a suitable career for you.


Yes! It is a career option! People earlier used to wait for the opportunity to show their talent and skills in front of someone and then getting results out of it. Now we don’t need anyone to judge ourselves. YouTube has given a platform to those who want to express themselves by displaying their talent, be it dance music, stand-up comedy, fashion and what not. If your content is good, people will accept and admire you. Moreover, YouTube has different audience for different context and it does pays you.

There are many other career options, which are available out of the above mentioned. I just want to convey one message that its okay if you haven’t decided anything for the future or are clueless about it. Life is like a road it has bumps cracks and obstacles but in the end, it gets you somewhere.


A freelancer who loves to read,learn and network. I love to challenge the creativity in me and feel passionate about experimenting my thoughts and trying new things!


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