Career After 12th Science

The students who have completed their Class XII in the Science stream have a multitude of career options to choose from. Also, they have an advantage over the pupils who have completed their 12th standard in Commerce or Humanities stream. This is because after clearing their 12th standard exams in Science stream, they can select from both science and non-science options.

In the following details, you can find more information on the different career options that students who have passed their 12th standard exams can avail.

Students who have studied subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB)

Degree Courses (4 to 5.5 years)

  • Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS or MBBS in Allopathy)
  • Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BV Sc. AH)
  • Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yoga Sciences (BNYS)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery (BSMS)
  • Integrated MSc.

Degree Courses (3 to 4 years)

  • BE/B.Tech in Engineering (Agriculture, Environment, and Bio-Technology)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Dairy Technology / Radiology / Nursing / Optometry / Prosthetics
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Home or Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology

Diploma Courses

  • Dental Mechanics
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Health Inspector
  • Dialysis Technology
  • X-Ray Technology
  • Ophthalmic Technology
  • Operation Theatre Technology

Students who have studied subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Maths (PCBM)

If you have completed your 12th standard in Science stream in PCBM and are not interested in engineering or medical courses, then there are several Bachelor of Science courses that you can opt for. Then, after acquiring the Bachelor degrees, you can pursue M.Sc. M.Phil. and Ph.D. ones.

Degree Courses (ranging from 3-5.5 years)

  • Integrated M.Sc.
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Pilot training
  • Defense Services (Air Force, Army, and Navy)
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Additional Options

Aside from the above-mentioned courses, there are other fields where you can develop a career, as seen in the following details.

Mass Communication

Mass Communication entails a range of mediums such as television, public relations, radio, newspaper, advertisements, and Internet.

Performing Arts

For having a career as a dancer or musician or singer, you can avail the option of the wide range of Performing Arts courses.


There is an array of design courses for those having a creative bent of mind. Indeed, there are graphic, interior and fashion design courses for availing.

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