Career options after 12th for Science Students


After completing the Higher Secondary (12th) Course lots of paths will open for the 12th Passed Students. Science student has much more options than any other stream. There is a long list of career options for HS Science students.

As a science student, you can join Engineering, Medical, Technology, Agriculture Research, Defence, Higher studies on Science, Air force, Management course and many others.

You can choose your career option according to your interest and Higher Secondary exam percentage. Here we discussed some popular career options and courses for students after 12th science.


Medical is one of the popular career field options for students after 12th course. Here are awesome important courses under medical.

Doctor (MBBS) - You have to seat for National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET), All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) or any other state Medical Entrance Exam for admission on MBBS course.

NURSING - Nursing is a professional training course and it is very much popular among the 12th Science passed Female students. This is because after completing this course you will get a job immediately. There are many nursing colleges and school all over India they are providing B.Sc Nursing and GNM Nursing course.

MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - You can also take admission on the Medical Technician course after completing higher secondary. This is also a job oriented course and you will get job after completing this course. Every state has a Medical Faculty and they will arrange and entrance exam for admission on this course.

PHARMACY - After completing Higher Secondary you can take admission on B.Pharm course. Entrance exam organised for this course admission. After completing this course you can work as a pharmacist with a good salary.


In India, engineering course has a huge demand and after completing 12th many students took admission on an engineering course. This is because after completing engineering you will get a job.

B.TECH / B.E - The full form of this course is Bachelor of Technology. Every States organised the entrance exam for admission on B.Tech courses.

You can also seat for JEE Main and JEE advance for admission on IITs or NIITs under B.Tech Course. There are many trades under this B.Tech course like, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, IT, Automobile, Communication etc. This is a 4 years course.

POLYTECHNIC - This is a diploma level engineering course. This polytechnic course has also a huge demand. Students will get a job after completing this course. Admission on this course will be done through entrance exam.

General Degree Course

If you want to continue your study on any specific science subject, then you can go for a General B.Sc degree course. This is a 3 years graduation course.

Here you can take admission on your favourite subject like - B.Sc Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Physiology, Environmental Science etc.

After completing this B.Sc course you can go for higher studies or seat for any government recruitment exam. Every States has many colleges and universities which are providing B.Sc degree course.


Agriculture is the main economic backbone of our country. There are many fields in the agriculture department, where you can join after completing your Higher Secondary examination.

There are many courses like, B.Sc in Agriculture, Agriculture Metrology, Farm Management, Entomology, Agriculture Statistics, Biochemistry and agricultural chemistry. These are three years degree program course.

You take admission on these top Institutions Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, for these courses.

Forensic Science

Forensic science is an uncommon but popular course option for student after completing 12th exam. You can take admission on diploma or bachelor degree course of Cyber Crimes, Ballistics and Finger Prints, Computer Forensics, Forensic Chemistry etc.

After completing this course you can join on any forensic laboratory as a staff. There are many colleges in India which are providing this courses.

Computer Related Course

If you have interest in computers then you can join on mini computer related graduation courses like,

  • Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

  • B.Sc in Computer Science

This courses has very high demand on nowadays. After completing this course you can in join any private company or go for higher studies for better placement.

Join National Defence Academy (NDA)

After completing Higher Secondary (12th) in science stream you can join National Defence Academy (NDA). There you will be recruited on Army, Navy or in Air Force Department.

Every year Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) organise National Level Examination for NDA training. After completing the training course candidates will be recruited on Army, Navy and Airforce. All the posts are very prestigious and high salaried, so every year many students seat for this exam.

On this post we discussed about some popular career option for 12th pass science students. There are many more option available for them. Choose the right career option you are interested because this is the gateway of your life.

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