Coronavirus pandemic has led to uncertainty from students planning for higher education with more than a third not going to university at all. It has caused a major interruption in students’ learning, careers of graduates, schooling, and future career prospects. Majorly, it has led to a dilemma among students. What career options one has after class 12? This question may haunt every student. Don’t you worry, even when the world is going through difficult times, there are plenty of Options after 12th for students which would offer you decent jobs?
Here are some top courses that 12th passed Commerce stream students may pursue. If you are a commerce student, this will be of much use to you, for sure!
Chartered Accountant (CA)
No doubt, this career option provides a huge scope for the aspirants. It is pretty flexible and therefore one can go for higher education like MBA, CFA, etc. As per reports, CAs would be in huge demand in the manufacturing and financial sector in the coming years. It is one of the best career options for commerce students. Chartered accountants can make a career in Banking (Private & Government), Public Limited Companies, Auditing Firms, Finance Companies, Legal Firms, Mutual Funds, broking Firms, Patent Firms, Investment Houses, Copyright Registers, etc. You should consider your aptitude and interest before pursuing it. Putting the prefix CA just before your name would be worth it.
Company Secretary (CS)
Technically, CS or CA course is a complete qualification as far as creating a good career is concerned. The future is bright when your choice is right! There are countless opportunities after doing CS. The company secretary deals with the legal activities of any business. The role of a company secretary is to keep records, advice, tax returns, and evaluate the legal aspects of the organization. It is a 3-year professional course divided into three levels.
LLB is a professional degree of law catering to a legal profession. It entails core subjects like Labour law, Family law, Crime Law of the Tort & Consumer Protection Act, Constitutional Law, Conciliation and Alternative Dispute Resolution System, Legal Writing, Arbitration, etc. Some of the top universities accept scores of national level exams like CLAT, TS LAWCET, etc. The scope of LLB has increased significantly. Apart from working as a lawyer, one can work for various LPO, legal houses, legal consultancy, and legal printing houses. All thanks to the new rules, one can pursue it after doing 12th given you go for an integrated course like B.com and LLB or BA and LLB.
Bachelor of Economics (BSc)
It is a four-year academic degree. Very few opt for BEc thinking an economics degree might not ensure a decent future. But it is a decent option providing career prospects in the government sector as well. There are many fields where the economist is required. Such as in Business, Government service, Education, journalism, and international affairs. It wouldn’t be wrong to mention that this degree offers plenty of job opportunities. Mathematical modules are not everyone’s cup of tea. If you are ready to deal with numbers and mathematical equations then you can go for this.
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
ACCA is a UK based global body for professional accountants. ACCAs are highly sought-after in every sector by big four accounting & auditing firms, viz. KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte, PWC, and multinational companies like Citicorp, JP Morgan, Microsoft, HSBC, Siemens, Nestle, Accenture amongst others. An ACCA can work as an accountant, financial consultant, management consultant, financial planner, etc. ACCA catapults you to large windows of opportunity and prosperity in India. Moreover, if you decide to leave India and work abroad for a while- to gain more exposure, ACCA is always the right choice.
One can pursue this professional course right after class 12th. Aspirants learn to apply statistical and mathematical methods to assess risks in finance insurance, industries, and other companies. It includes subjects like probability theory, mathematics, economics, statistics, finance, and computer science. Actuary professionals work in the insurance sector. The demand for an actuary is way behind the supply. The work of an actuary is not at all easy but professionals get the reward by status and intellectual challenges. There is no particular duration to complete this course. One can complete when one wants to. Sooner the better!
BBA along with MBA
The demand for comprehensive programs is continuously rising. BBA plus MBA is one of the unique courses for students aiming for a management degree after graduation. If you want to pursue a career in the field of business management, then this is for you. The duration to complete the course is five years. It helps you to stand out of the box. Well, you should be very clear about their goals as you will be studying for five years. it would be easier for you to land mid-management level jobs in industries like banks, export and trading houses, multinational corporations, NGOs, finance companies, PSUs, and manufacturing companies.
Passion for your course and future career matters at the end of the day. ‘Doing what you love is freedom, loving what you do is happiness. If you find the right course, then you will be inspired to succeed and excel, no matter what.