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    Top 10 High Salary Courses after 12th Science PCM
    by Bhanu Kaushik March 25, 2022

    After completing 10+2 in science, students have ample choices to navigate their careers. However, most of the students adopt a traditional approach and try to get admission in engineering or medical courses. On the other hand, there are certain students who strive to explore other career options.

    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 after completion. There are many high salary courses after 12th science in PCM. But in lack of proper guidance and knowledge, students make wrong career decisions.


    This post will feature the best career options after 12th science to end up the dilemma of the students regarding their course choice. With changing times and the advancement in industry requirements, there are many relevant job-oriented courses after 12th science that have evolved with time.

    Below mentioned are the best courses after 12th science which a student can choose from depending on their aptitude and interests.

    1. Medicine/ MBBS

    In NEET 2021, 13.66 lakh students had appeared, NEET is conducted by National Testing Agency and considered the gateway to admission to MBBS and various other medical courses. Out of appeared students, 7,71,500 qualified 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.


    1. An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with at least 50% marks
    2. 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 after courses not just in India but across the whole world.


    1. An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English
    2. 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.

    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.

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  • 3. BBA


    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:

    1. An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination in any stream
    2. 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.
    3. 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 postgraduation.

    However, a student studying BBA is NOT required to study an MBA as most people believe. BBA is a three-year course after the 12th 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 12th.

    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.

    4. LLB (Bachelor of Law)


    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.

    1. An aspiring candidate must have cleared his or her higher secondary examination in any stream
    2. 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
    3. 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


    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

    1. 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 the 12th, along with English.
    2. 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
    3. 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


    1. 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.
    2. 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


    Some Science students prefer to pursue a bachelor of Science in Hotel Management immediately after their 12th because of the placement opportunities.

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

    1. 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.
    2. 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


    1. 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.
    2. 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.

    So, there are plenty of courses after 12th science that ensure a rewarding career. Just have confidence in yourself, and you will definitely get the right path to follow.

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