Career Options After 10th Class (Arts, Science, Commerce, Maths Stream) – Guidance, Counselling, Courses List : Every student after finishing 10th examinations will stand at crossroads in choosing their career. Most people have many thoughts about their career like which stream to choose, which board to select among others. Not only students but also their parents will be in a dilemma to take a decision regarding their child’s career.
They will be surfing over the internet, discussing with friends and others about the same. With many doors open, the person struggles to choose the right door for the right career. With many thoughts and suggestions, the student will find it difficult to come to the right decision. Here we clear your thoughts by analyzing different career options available after class 10th.
Selecting the right career path after the 10th is not an easy task for students. Lots of career planning along with a proper workable plan is required. Students will be aware of certain things to make a successful career planning such as knowledge about his/her own interest, decision-making ability, future objectives, etc.
Knowing Their Best Interest
Student and their parents must focus primarily on the interest of the candidate. They should be aware of various career options available and their relevance in today’s life and their suitability with the interest of the student. With many options, a person may end up making the wrong decision.
So it is very crucial to analyze each option according to the interest of the student. Parents may have their own interest in a child’s career but the ultimate interest of the student should be taken into consideration after proper discussion.
You are at the crossroads of your career after the 10th and have to take the decision to take your journey to the next level. There is a high probability to take the wrong decision at this point as the person is not aware of available options and lacks the right guidance or stress/ pressure because of the complex situation.
One must take a firm decision after gathering and analyzing information on career options as per their interest. Decision Making is the most after sought skill in anyone’s career at any point in time. The right decision drives you in the right way to achieve/ reach your dream.
Discuss with your family, teachers, and well-wishers about career options, your interests, goals, and dreams. Experienced persons might guide you better, so always give importance to the advice of parents, teachers, and other experienced persons among your well-wishers. Ultimately take the right decision as per your future objectives and goals by considering your strengths and weaknesses.
The choice you make will decide your future and choice shape your career. Your actions should not decide your decision but your decision should decide your action. So make the right choice as per your future goals and objectives.
Take into consideration your goals and give importance to the most important ones and choose career options as per your priority of the goal. Infuse action into life to fulfill your dreams. The choice will make now will have consequences on your future, so be careful to make the right choice.
Issues Commonly Faced By Students
Too Many Options Lead To Confusion
Till your class 10th, the subjects are common for all the students except the second language but after 10th there are a number of options like mathematics, Biology, Commerce, Arts, etc. One should choose any one option as per their interest and it will decide your future career as well.
Many options lead to confusion and it will be difficult to decide the right option without knowledge. So by gathering information about all the options and by considering your interests, strengths, and weaknesses along with future objectives one should choose their best career option to continue their higher studies.
- Science: Mathematics, Biology
Which Board To Select?
After considering and deciding the option, the next step is selecting the board for 11 or 12th class/ intermediate. Many students select the board as per their 10th class board. But few want to choose different boards from the 10th class board like a student from any state board may take the CBSE board for 11 or 12th class.
If that is the case a student should consider the difficulties by choosing the other board as curriculum and standard of the syllabus will be different for every board. It is possible to overcome these difficulties with hard work.
Available 12th Boards
|Respective State Government Board
|Recognized by respective state government
|Central board of School education
|Central School board
|Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
|Nongovernmental/ Private board of school education.
Conducts ICSE and ISC exams.
ICSE – For X
ISC – for XII
|Indian Board of School Education
|Private board of school education
|Natioanl institute of open School
|Established by Ministry of HRD to provide education in remote areas
Career Options – Studies or Job
To guide students and their parents, we have to sum up all the available career options after 10th in India. After 10th a candidate will have a plethora of career options in which two are the most common and popular options. They are:
- Continuing higher studies
- Choosing a job in either government or private sector.
Continuing studies after 10th would be a great option for students because advanced studies such as +2, graduation, and post-graduation help students’ in building a strong foundation of academics and knowledge.
With higher studies, a student can get recognition in the family, and friends, and society along with a number of higher career options doors will be opened for them like research field, higher grade prestigious government jobs, private jobs with high perks, etc.
After 10th, on the basis of interest, marks, and grades, a student can select a stream in 10+2 or PUC. The streams available for students to be selected at 10+2 or PUC level are explained below:
- Science Stream with either Bio-Math or Computer or Biology or Mathematics
- Commerce Stream
- Humanities or Arts Stream
Science Stream with any of the available subjects is one of the most popular streams selected by candidates at the 10+2 level. Science Stream allows a candidate to select any career option after 10+2. In addition to this, a Science Stream student can also come back to Arts or Commerce stream after 10+2/PUC i.e., at the graduation level. A Science Stream student can either go with conventional courses like medical, engineering, management or take up other available options like bachelor’s degrees, etc.
Why Would You Choose Science Stream After 10th?
To answer this question, we would like to introduce a few impressive points to our readers. The Science stream comes with an end number of career options. From medical to engineering, a science stream’s student can take admission to any graduate or diploma program/course and then can step into the field of research.
These days, several private and government companies & organizations are showing interest in hiring fresh faces of the 10+2 science stream. In addition to this, India’s pride ‘Indian Armed Forces’ also recruits 10+2 science stream candidates on various permanent commissioned posts. For this, every year, IAF conducts a separate recruitment event.
Commerce stream is another the most popular stream available out there. It is recommended for such students those love to trade business, want to be a part of a management board in any MNC, etc. There is one issue with students having a commerce stream at the 10+2 level that they will not get a chance to change the stream from commerce to science after 10+2. However, they can select a course in the art field after passing 10+2 in the commerce stream.
Why Would You Select Commerce Stream After 10th?
The answer to the above-mentioned question would be best for students going to opt commerce stream at 10+2/PUC level because by reading the answer they will get a clear idea about career options after clearing 10+2 with commerce subjects. In the present scenario, a commerce stream student can take admission to any degree or diploma program/course having commerce subjects. In most of the commerce stream programs accountancy, economics, business studies & business law are the key subjects.
Few popular courses in which a 10+2 commerce stream’s student can take admission are CFA, CA, ICWA, CFP, B.Com, BBA, BMS, BBM, etc. In most of these programs, a student has to learn a few major commerce subjects such as Business communication, Business economics, Marketing, Business Law, Business finance, Auditing, Income tax, etc. By doing these courses one should get settled in well recognized and valued posts.
Arts or Humanities Stream
You can also select Art Stream after 10th i.e. 10+2 Art Stream. It is strongly recommended for those who have an interest in learning challenging subjects such as History, English, Hindi, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Sanskrit, etc. at the 10+2/PUC level. These days, 10+2 Arts Stream has a wide range of subjects that can further offer brilliant career opportunities.
Why Would You Select Arts/Humanities Stream After 10th?
Selection of Arts Stream after 10th lets you pave the way for selecting few other gripping careers. If you have an Arts Stream at 10+2 level then you can pursue a gold-winning career in any of the following fields- sociology, journalism, mass media, social service, history, economics, politics, etc. Several other great career options are available out there for 10+2 Art Stream students.
Few other career options after the 10th are given below.
Vocational Diploma Courses
1. ITCs (Industrial Training Centres) & ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes)
If you have passed the 10th examination and want to do a job in any technical field then take admission to either ITCs or ITIs. In India, ITCs & ITIs are founded under the Ministry of Labour, Union Government of India. Privately-run ITCs and Government-run ITIs are such training organizations in India that offer training in technical fields. Every course’s curriculum/syllabus run at ITCs & ITIs is designed to impart the basic skills required for a specified trade like plumber, turner, machinist, fitter, welder, electrician, etc.
The duration of each course is different and may vary from 1 to 3 years. After learning the course successfully, a candidate can join practical training in his/her trade. NCVT (National Council for Vocational training) also provides an NTC (National Trade Certificate) in the respective trade to such candidates who have cleared AITT (All India Trade Test). Candidates having an NTC can easily get a job in private as well as government sectors such as Indian Telecom departments, Indian Railways, etc after qualifying a recruitment event.
2. Professional Diploma Courses
A diploma course after 10th is one of the most pursued courses after passing 10th examinations. Professional diploma courses are more profitable rather than higher studies and they are recommended for those candidates who want to financially support their family as soon as possible. Most of the professional diploma courses out there are of 3 years duration.
After course completion, a candidate can join any job in his/her respective field to sharpen his/her professional skills. Most of the biggest national and international companies prefer hiring a professional diploma holder to engage talent, fresh, enthusiast, and young face in their company. Name of few popular as well as best diploma courses along with their duration is given below
|Duration (in months)
|Hotel Management & Catering Technology
|Modern Office Practice
|Computer Science & Engineering
|Fire Safety Engineering
|Electrical & Electronics Engineering
3. Certificate Courses
After the 10th, candidates can also take admission to any certificate course according to his/her interest. Certificate courses available out there is mostly 3 to 12 months duration. A certificate course of any duration will be an advantage for a 10th passed candidate. A certificate course after the 10th will add an impression to your CV/resume.
Few certification courses offered by IGNOU are mentioned below.
- Certificate in Beekeeping
- Certificate in Energy Technology and Management
- Certificate in Food and Nutrition
- Certificate in Home Based Healthcare
- Certificate in Information Technology
- Certificate in NGO Management
- Certificate in Performing Arts, Visual Arts
- Certificate in Poultry Farming
- Certificate in Sericulture
- Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management etc.
If you do not want to continue your studies after the 10th then you can go with this option. This option is recommended to such candidates who do not have an interest in pursuing higher studies or just want to earn good money as early as possible. Selecting a job option after the 10th is not a bad idea as these days government and private organizations are recruiting candidates directly after the 10th.
To do a job after the 10th, the first thing you will need to do is to choose a sector in which you want to start your career. Choose either government or private. Both sectors have a plethora of job options for the 10th passed candidates. Sector-wise i.e. government & private, job options are explained below:
In the present scenario, most of the government organizations recruit candidates after the 10th. However, the selection process varies from organization to organization. In some government organizations, a 10th passed candidate can get a job on the basis of his/her marks obtained in the 10th examination.
On the other hand, few government organizations conduct state or national level recruitment events to recruit a 10th passed candidate in their departments. Name of few government organizations in which a candidate can apply after clearing the 10th examination is given below:
- State government jobs
- Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
- Para Military Forces
- The Indian Armed Forces
- Indian Postal Circle
- Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
- Other Central government jobs
- Power Corporation Limited of respective states etc.
Along with the above-mentioned government organizations, there are several others in which a 10th passed candidate can get a job. However, they will need to go through a selection process to get a job in any government organization/department after the 10th.
Like government organizations, nowadays, private national and international companies also recruit candidates just after clearing the 10th examination. However, it is not as easy as you think. It requires a lot of talent to get a job after 10th in any private company.
To get a job after 10th in a private company, you should have interest and skills or any other exceptional talent in the relevant field. For example- if you are best at singing then you can approach relevant persons to get settled in the field.
In the present scenario, most of the national and international private companies are searching for new talent. They run several campaigns and programs at the school level to find and hire hidden talent and offers higher education or job as per skills.