Science, Commerce, or the Arts?
It is one of the most common confusions faced by many students right after the class10th results are out. Even though it is true that after the Class 10th Board exams, students’ career journey starts, which is why students need to study hard for their 10th board examinations, and based on the class 10 results they are allowed to choose their favourite stream. That is why it is imperative to make the right decision while selecting the streams, as the student’s future will be affected by this particular decision. Usually, students choose the course of their parents’ choice, or they go with the course taken by most of their friends because many students are confused and clueless while choosing their career after class 10th. Choosing the right path is very crucial. In today’s time, every field has many opportunities, but one should always choose according to their interests.
Are you still confused? Scroll down to read and choose the right course of your life.
Here are a few questions that you need to answer before taking the plunge
- What are the career opportunities in the subjects that you decide on?
- Should you consider professional courses or stick to the traditional options?
- What are the curricula followed by various boards?
Selecting The Right Stream After Class 10
The most important decision after class 10 is opting for the right stream. Selecting the right stream is important as your future depends on it.
Different Streams That Are Available After Class 10
The subjects studied in this field are Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer, and English, depending on the board and medium you opt for.
If you choose Medicine over Engineering, then the subject offered other than the above-mentioned is Biology. Under the science stream, you have choices in two courses that are:
- Engineering Sciences
- Medical Sciences
In the Engineering field, you need to understand the concepts, while in Medicine, you need to memorize them. Engineering requires analytical thinking and grasping power, while Medicine requires learning skills. For taking up Engineering, you should take up PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Maths), and for Medicine, you should take up PCB (Physics, Chemistry & Biology).
Science is one of the most sought-after courses, and almost every parent wants their child to take up this stream as it has several rewarding career opportunities.
Another great advantage is that it allows students to change streams and take up Arts or commerce later in their lives, whereas arts and commerce students do not have this privilege.
Top Career Options for Science Students
- Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
- Bachelor of Pharmacy
- Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology
- BSc Home Science/ Forensic Science
Commerce is the second most popular career option after Science. If you are captivated by numbers and finances, then opting for a commerce stream is the best choice. It offers a wide variety of career options such as Chartered Accountant, Accountants, Investment Banking, Financial Advisors, and more.
Top Career Options for Commerce Students
- Chartered Accountant
- Business Management
- Advertising and Sales Management
- Digital Marketing
- Human Resource development
3. Arts/ Humanities
For all those students who are interested in academic research, then this is the best choice. If you are creative and want to dive deep into Humanity, then arts are the stream for you. History, Political Science, Geography are the core subjects for Arts Students. Arts now offers an array of career alternatives that are equally rewarding as Science or Commerce offers. After choosing Arts, one can opt for career paths in Mass Media, Journalism, Social Service, History, Geography, Political Science, , Sociology, Human Resources, and Economics.
Top Career Options for Arts Students
- Product Designing
- Media/ Journalism
- Fashion Technology
- Video Creation and editing
- HR training, school teaching, etc
4. ITI (Industrial Training Institutes)
These are quality training centers that provide courses to students looking for accessible employment opportunities after completing school. It is one of the best options for all those students who wish to complete any technical course within a short period of time.
Top Career Options in the IT sector
1.Job opportunities in public sectors such as PWDs & others.
- Jobs in private sectors
- Self Employed
- Jobs in Foreign countries
- Further studies in their specialization
5. Polytechnic Courses
After Class 10th, students can go for polytechnic courses like Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Computer, and Automobile. These colleges offer diploma courses for three years, two years, and one year.
Career Options After Polytechnic Course
- Private Sector Jobs
- Government Sector Jobs
- Higher Studies
- Self Employed
- Own Business
Study these options well and opt for the stream that appeals to you the most. Choosing the right career is one of the most critical decisions in your life. So, a student needs to choose the right field according to your skills and interests. All you need to do is take the right step to build a successful career in the future.
All the best!