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    Top 10 Professional High Salary Courses After 12th Science (PCM)

    by BML Munjal University June 20, 2023

    12th standard is a vital milestone that one crosses. Students look for high salary courses after 12th Science, and indeed they have ample choices to navigate their careers. However, despite having a plethora of options, most students adopt a traditional approach and try to get admission to engineering or medical courses. On the other hand, certain students gladly strive to explore other career options through proper career guidance after the 12th. If you wish to explore diverse course options for graduation offering high salaries, read below!

     

    List of Top 10 High Salary Courses after 12th Science

    Below is a list of high-salary courses you can consider pursuing after completing your 12th grade in the Science stream. These courses are renowned for their potential to offer lucrative career opportunities and competitive salaries. By opting for one of these courses, you can set a strong foundation for a prosperous and rewarding professional journey:

    1. Medicine/ MBBS
    2. Engineering
    3. BBA
    4. LLB (Bachelor of Law)
    5. Bachelor in Statistics
    6. Bachelor in Computer Application
    7. Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management
    8. B.Sc in IT and Software
    9. B.Pharma
    10. Bachelor of Architecture

    One thing that remains common between both groups (non-engineering/ medical and engineering/ medical aspirants) is career prospects. Every student wants to pursue a course that promises a high salary and a future-proof career. This post will feature the best career options after 12th Science to help them choose their respective careers.

     

    High Salary Courses After 12th Science for Future

    For students seeking career guidance after 12th science, below mentioned are the best courses that students can choose from depending on their aptitude and interests.

     

    1. Medicine/ MBBS

    The National Testing Agency conducts NEET and is considered the gateway to admission to MBBS and other medical courses. In NEET 2024, 20.38 lakh students appeared; out of appeared students, 11.45 lakh students qualified for the exam. These numbers show the craze of the students towards medical courses as well as the level of competition. Only the best of the lot clear the same and are able to take admission into the medical institutions.

    Eligibility:

    • An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with at least 50% marks
    • All state level and university level entrance exams have been stopped for MBBS and only common entrance tests conducted, including NEET, JIPMER, and AIMS.

    About the course:

    MBBS is a Bachelor of Medical and Bachelor of Surgery and is an integrated course of 5.5 years, of which one year is an internship.

    This is probably the only course in India where it is not possible to be unemployed post completing this course. In fact, it’s among the front-runners when it comes to high salary courses after 12th.

    The demand for doctors is so high in India that no one who has the requisite degree (MBBS being the qualifying degree) can not have a job. An MBBS student can go for further studies and complete post-graduation as an M.D (Doctor of Medicine) or M.S (Doctor of Surgery).

    Career options:

    • An MBBS student after completing the course either go for higher studies or are absorbed in the same medical college as a practitioner.
    • He or she can work as a doctor, a surgeon, a consultant in the same institution or join any other private or government health centre.
    • They can open their own health firm or set up a private clinic. Also, they can work in research laboratories or in pharmaceutical companies.

    To perform well in this career is not just an individual compulsion, but also public and moral responsibility.

     

    2. Engineering

    Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Technology (BE/B.Tech) is the most sought-after courses not just in India but across the whole world.

    Eligibility:

    • An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English
    • A student must clear the entrance examinations, which are organized every year on a National level (JEE Main), state-level (Maharashtra CET) or institution level (KIIT).

    About the course:

    B.E /B. Tech course lasts for 3 years to 5 years, depending on the country. In India, it is a 4-year course consisting of 8 semesters and a project in the final year.

    Mechanical, Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Engineering Science were the basic four types of Engineering specialisations that were available previously for the students to choose from.

    However, with the introduction of science and updated technologies, engineering has been split into several branches and also sub-branches.

    One such popular branch these days is “Computer Engineering” and “Electronic Engineering.”

    However, during the earlier period, multiple different new fields of engineering have come up for the students, mainly because of the advent of the technologies such as Data Science, Artificial Engineering, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things (IoT engineering), Instrumentation engineering, Robotics, etc.

     

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    Career options:
    Good Engineering colleges provide placement opportunities for students who complete the course. However, there are more than 10k colleges across the country, and therefore only the better students land themselves as lucrative careers.

    Depending on the specialization, a student gets a job. Such a B.Tech in Computer technology can work in a software company as a software developer. It is considered one of the high salary courses after 12th computer science.

    JEE Main – An Overview

    JEE Main is the largest engineering entrance exam in India. It is conducted by National Testing Agency. According to last year’s stats, over 22 lakh candidates registered for all four phases of JEE Main. Most of the candidates opted for multiple attempts. Top 2,50,000 JEE Main qualifiers can appear for JEE Advanced, qualifying which is mandatory for admission to IITs. However, there are many esteemed colleges that allow admission based on JEE Main scores of the applicants. It shows the level of competition for engineering admissions.

     

    3. BBA

    Eligibility:

    Every year a huge number of students apply for this course irrespective of their previous stream. Because of the course content, the course is highly favourable to the recruiting companies. Below are the eligibility criteria for an applicant to this course:

    • An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination in any stream
    • Every different college, depending on its rank, has different cut off marks for application. A student must meet the cut off marks criteria of that college.
    • Some colleges/universities have their entrance examination and/or interview for entry into the BBA program, which the candidate must clear.

    About the course:

    This course is quite popular as most students studying BBA in graduation, complete or target for MBA in their post graduation.

    However, a student studying BBA is NOT required to study an MBA as most people believe. BBA is a three-year course after intermediate examination.

    Students with an interest to venture into business or who have an acumen for further business studies should definitely study BBA after completing science in their intermediate.

    Finance and Accounting, Marketing, Organization behaviour, Statistics, Business Economics are some of the subjects students are taught in BBA.

    Career options:

    You can kick-start your professional career right after completing the BBA. However, most companies require MBA grads for their higher managerial positions. Hence, pursuing an MBA post-BBA will result in a very promising career.

    The career will depend on the specialization taken – HR, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Entrepreneur. Some colleges offer campus placement with starting salaries pegged at 3-5 lacs INR per annum even after completing BBA.

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    4. LLB (Bachelor of Law)

    Eligibility:

    There are two kinds of Law programs in India, one is the Integrated LLB (BA LLB or BBA LLB), and the other is the regular LLB program.

    The regular LLB requires a student to have completed graduation and the course duration is of three years. Whereas the integrated LLB accepts 10+2 students and the course duration is 5 years.

    • An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination in any stream
    • Every different college, depending on its rank, has different cut off marks for application. A student must meet the cut off marks criteria of that college
    • An aspiring student’s score in the national entrance tests determines the college he can get admission to.

    Some of the entrance examinations which are taken by thousands of students every year are LSAT, CLAT, TS- LAWSET, AILET

    About the course:

    LLB is a three-year course designed to steer students towards the law field. LLB is the course that lays the foundation for law aspirants towards legal professionals.

    While many commerce and art students venture into law, science students can also target LLB. The main reason for this is Law requires students with good analytical skills and exceptional logical reasoning.

    Many colleges offer BA LLB or even BBA LLB which is of a total of five years duration. The Bar Council of India or BCI governs the course. Hence any student studying law must check whether their college has BCI approval or not.

    In addition to Analytical and logical reasoning skills, the communication skills of aspirants should be near perfection and the candidate should have the ability and perseverance for research. The course includes property law, Constitutional Law, Banking Law etc.

    Career options:

    Most LLB grads pursue a legal career after completing LLB. They practice law as Lawyer, Legal Advisor, Public Prosecutor, Attorney,  Lecturer, Solicitor General, Public Prosecutor, a Tax lawyer.

    Some LLB students go into further studies and enrol for LLM courses. LLB grads can also apply for State government and Central government jobs where they have options to work in defence, contract, tax, or labour law.

     

    5. Bachelor in Statistics

    Eligibility:

    The study of Statistics has been quite an in-demand course in the job market. As a result of which many students with mathematical finesse and good data interpretation skills, opt for Statistics as a graduation subject. The eligibility criteria are

    • An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination in any stream (science or commerce mainly) with Mathematics or Statistics as a subject in intermediate, along with English.
    • Every different college, depending on its rank, has different cut off marks for application. A student must meet the cut off marks criteria of that college
    • There are some very important national level examinations which are conducted every year by the statistical institutions.

    About the course:

    Statistics, mathematics and some parts of computer application form the basis of the B.Stat or Bachelor of Statistics. It is a three-year course offered in some universities.

    The Indian Institute of Statistics is the best college to study statistics from in India. The college is highly prestigious and has placement options in the private as well as government sector — students who take up Statistics, study application, methods and theory of statistics.

    The course program includes subjects of study such as Business Stats, Probability, applied Maths, Psychological indices, Actuarial Science etc.

    Career options:

    Statisticians are much in need of every industry. Students pursuing this course can work in research laboratories as statisticians. They can also work in scientific institutions.

    Alternatively, they may pursue a career in academics as professors (after higher studies). Or pursue higher education in any of the above subjects which form part of the B.Stat course.

     

    6. Bachelor in Computer Application

    Eligibility:

    • An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination in any stream along with English with at least 45% marks on aggregate.
    • Every different college, depending on its rank, has different cut off marks for application. A student must meet the cut off marks criteria of that college

    About the Course:

    BCA Course is a program of computer science studies and its applications. It is a three-year course that is taught in most universities and private colleges across India.

    Subjects taught in BCA are Advanced programming and world wide web, hardware and networking, mathematics, DC, C++, Data Structure, database administration and software engineering.

    Career options:

    The software companies in India have plenty of opportunities where they hire students from computer application background. Companies such as Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, HCL are top recruiters for students of BCA background. Some of the roles that can be offered are:

    • Software developer
    • System Analyst
    • Hardware and Networking engine
    • Network Designer
    • System specialist

     

    7. Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management

    Eligibility:

    Some Science students prefer to pursue a bachelor of Science in Hotel Management immediately after their intermediate because of the placement opportunities.

    A candidate aspiring to pursue a bachelor’s in Hotel Management should meet the below eligibility criteria:

    • An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination in any stream along with English with at least 50% marks on aggregate.
    • Different colleges depending on their rank, have different cut off marks for application. The cut-off marks criteria of that college must be met.

    About the Course:

    The entrance exams are conducted by National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) and the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM).

    Hotel Management is a course that has taken its current status of popularity in the last few decades, with the boom of the hospitality industry.

    Career options:

    Students of BHM have a lucrative career ahead of them. Some of the roles in which they can work are:

    • Customer Relations Executive
    • Food and Beverages Manager
    • Front Office Manager
    • Event manager
    • Administrative officer

     

    8. B.Sc in IT and Software

    Eligibility:

    • An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination in any stream along with English with at least 50% marks on aggregate.
    • Colleges have their own selection criteria which must be met

    About the course:

    B.Sc. IT program is in the field of Information Technology. It is a three-year program where students are mainly taught about securing, managing, processing, preserving and retrieving information.

    Networking, computer fundamentals, software development, operating systems, testing, information databases, web programming, quality assurance, etc. are some of the concepts in the curriculum.

    Career options:

    Post completion of the course, a student can work in the profiles of Network engineer, hardware networking support,  IT consultant, tester, software developer. Coupled with a degree in Marketing, these professionals can make excellent hardware and software salespeople in B2B or B2C businesses.

     

    9. B.Pharma

    Eligibility: An aspiring to B.Pharma student should have cleared his 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with at least 50% marks.

    About the course:

    It is a 4-year course which teaches students about methodology, organic and chemical composition and therapeutic utility of medicines and affiliated drugs on the human body.

    The course is essential for those who wish to form a career as a pharmacist or work in a pharmaceutical company.

    Career options:

    This course provides ample opportunities to enter into research or work in a pharmaceutical company.

    Health and living have become an essential part of every community; the pharma companies have seen huge growth.

    There is a great demand for candidates with a pharmaceutical background. They can also work as sales representatives or medical representatives with big companies.

     

    10. Bachelor of Architecture

    Eligibility:

    Students from the Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths with 50% marks can apply for the B. Arch course

    About the course:

    It is a five-year integrated course with the intent to groom students into becoming licensed architects.

    Such architects are hired by private and public companies to construct, design, prepare roads, buildings, utility spaces.

     

    Here is a quick summary of courses listed above:

    S. N. Career Degree Name Eligibility Salary
    1. Doctor MBBS The candidate must have passed the higher secondary examination with at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.

     Applicants must succeed in common entrance tests, like AIIMS, JIPMER, and NEET.

    Rs. 8 to 10 LPA
    2. Engineering BE/B.Tech The candidate must have cleared the higher secondary examinations in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English.

     Students must clear national, institute, or state-level entrance examinations, such as JEE Main, KIIT, and MHT CET.

    Rs. 5 to 10 LPA
    3. Business BBA An applicant must have passed their higher secondary examination in any stream.

     The candidate must pass an entrance exam and/or interview at some colleges/universities.

    Rs. 4 to 10 LPA
    4. Legal LLB The candidate must have cleared the higher secondary examination in any stream.

     Applicants must meet the cut-off marks criteria of a specific institution.

     The candidate’s score on the national entrance tests, like CLAT, LSAT, and AILET, determines the college they can get admission to.

    Rs. 5 to 7 LPA
    5. Research B.Statistics A potential applicant must have passed his or her higher secondary test in any stream (mainly commerce or science) with English and Statistics or Mathematics as electives.

     The candidate must meet the cut-off marks criteria of the specific institute.

    Rs. 5 to 8 LPA
    6. IT Engineer BCA At least 45% marks on aggregate in higher secondary test in any stream along with English.

     A student must meet the cut-off marks criteria of a specific university or college.

    Rs. 5 to 10 LPA
    7. Hospitality B.Sc Hotel Management At least 50% marks on aggregate in the higher secondary exam in any stream along with English.

     The cut-off marks criteria of the respective college or university must be met.

    Rs. 4 to 8 LPA
    8. Information Technology B.Sc IT At least 50% marks on aggregate, along with English, in the higher secondary exam in any stream.

     Colleges have their own selection criteria that must be met.

    Rs. 4 to 7 LPA
    9. Pharmacy B.Pharma An aspiring should have cleared 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with at least 50% marks. Rs. 4 to 8 LPA
    10. Architecture BArch At least 50% marks in 10+2 PCM Rs. 5 to 10 LPA

     

    High Salary Courses After 12th Science Without NEET

    After completing their 12th grade in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB), students have a diverse array of Science courses to choose from. While certain sought-after fields like Medicine and Dentistry necessitate taking the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for admission, there are numerous alternative high-paying courses in which NEET is not a requirement.

    Here are a few of the top high-paying courses available in India after completing 12th grade in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB), which you can pursue without taking the NEET. These courses not only offer significant financial benefits but also open up doors to exceptional career opportunities in diverse industries.

    • Forensic Science (B.Sc/M.Sc)
    • B Voc in OT Technician
    • B.Sc. in Medical Imaging Technology
    • Pharmacy (B.Pharm/M.Pharm)
    • Environmental Science (B.Sc/M.Sc)
    • Food Technology (B.Tech/M.Tech)
    • Psychology (BA/B.Sc/M.Sc)
    • BSc Optometry
    • Biotechnology (B.Tech/M.Tech)
    • Microbiology (B.Sc/M.Sc)
    • BSc Fisheries
    • B Voc in MLT
    • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
    • BSc Nursing
    • BSc Cardiovascular Technology
    • Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering
    • B.Sc in Agricultural Science
    • BSc Biology
    • B.Sc. Clinical Research
    • B.Sc. Audiology – Speech & Language Therapy
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy
    • BSc Clinical Psychology
    • B.Sc. Paramedical Technology
    • B.Sc. Nuclear Medicine

     

    List of High Salary 1 Year Courses after 12th Science

    Short-term programs, known as one-year courses, are available for students who have completed their 12th standard in the science stream. These courses are specifically designed to equip students with specialised knowledge and practical skills in a particular field. Opting for one-year courses after 12th science can be a valuable choice for individuals aiming to enhance their employability or prepare for advanced studies, providing them with a competitive advantage.

    • Diploma in Civil Engineering
    • Diploma in Interior Designing
    • Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology
    • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
    • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
    • Diploma in Radiology Technology
    • Diploma in Hotel Management
    • Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
    • Diploma in Dialysis Technology
    • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
    • Diploma in Information Technology
    • Diploma in Fashion Designing
    • Diploma in Travel and Tourism
    • Diploma in Medical Transcription
    • Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology
    • Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering
    • Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Diploma in Engineering (various specialisations)

     

    High Salary Jobs in Science Stream

    All the above-listed courses prepare you for high salary jobs in science stream. The following is science stream jobs list with salary per annum at the beginning of the career:

    • Full-Stack Developer – 6-8 lakhs
    • Software Engineer 4-6 lakhs
    • Big Data Engineer 8-20 lakhs
    • Database Administrator 8-22 lakhs
    • Machine Learning Engineer 7-10 lakhs
    • Medical Surgeon 10-12 lakhs
    • Biotechnologist4-6 lakhs
    • Data Scientist7-17 lakhs
    • Physician/Doctor 6-7 lakhs
    • Data Analyst 4-5 lakhs

     

    So, if you’re a student looking for career guidance after 12th science, these high salary courses can open your doors to many high salary jobs in science stream. Just have confidence in yourself, and you will definitely get the right path to follow.

     

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    FAQs (High Salary Courses after 12th)

    The choice of the best science course after 12th depends on your interests, career aspirations, and strengths. There are several options available in science, such as engineering, medicine, computer science, pure sciences, and more.

    For example, if you have a passion for technology, engineering courses could be a good fit. If you are inclined towards healthcare and want to pursue a career as a doctor, you can consider an MBBS. For those interested in business and management, pursuing courses like BBA can be a great option for a science student.

    • Engineering: BTech Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, etc.
    • Medicine: MBBS / BDS
    • Architecture: B.Arch
    • Pharmacy: B.Pharm / D.Pharm
    • Biotechnology: B.Tech / B.Sc in Biotechnology
    • Agriculture: B.Sc in Agriculture / Horticulture

    Determining the toughest course after the 12th is subjective and depends on individual strengths, interests, and aptitude. For some students, courses like engineering, medicine, or architecture may be considered tough due to their rigorous curriculum and demanding nature. However, with dedication, hard work, and proper support, any course can be successfully pursued and mastered.

    Determining the “best” stream for the future depends on various factors, including individual interests, passion, aptitude, and career goals. Here are some popular streams and their potential prospects:

    • Science: Ideal for those interested in technical and scientific pursuits.
    • Commerce: Suitable for those interested in finance, banking, commerce, management, entrepreneurship, and related fields.
    • Arts/Humanities:Ideal for those interested in subjects like literature, history, sociology, psychology, political science, and more.

    Remember, success can be achieved in any stream by developing relevant skills, pursuing higher education, and staying updated with industry trends.

    Currently, there are several courses that are trending after the 12th, driven by changing industry demands and emerging career opportunities. Some of the trending courses include:

    • Data Science
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
    • Digital Marketing
    • Cybersecurity
    • Environmental Science

    While these courses are currently trending, it’s important to choose a course based on your interests, aptitude, and long-term career goals. So research various options, understand the job market, and consider your passion before making any decision!

    The salary potential after completing a course depends on various factors, including the chosen field, industry demand, job market conditions, and individual skills and experience. Courses like engineering (especially in specialized fields like AI, ML, Data Science, Cybersecurity,  Petroleum, and Aerospace), Medicine (specializations such as Cardiology or Neurosurgery), Management (MBA from reputed institutions), and Law (top-tier law schools), are known to have higher salary prospects.

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