“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Undoubtedly, the craze for Engineering and Medical was at its peak in the ’90s. The day a student would clear a medical or engineering entrance, he would get entitled to an honorable status in society. At the same time, lucrative careers were frowned upon by society. It was relatively easy to go with the trends embarked by society rather than forging a path of your own.
In today’s era, there are a large number of career options for a student after qualifying 12th boards with a PCM or a PCB combination. You are not only eligible for appearing in Medical or Engineering entrance examinations, but you can change your stream anytime you want. Also, having a science background provides you an upper hand. You can not only choose your favorite subjects but go for any course you wish to. This has attracted many students to look for other academic avenues that can satisfy their creative spirit while also offering excellent career prospects in the future.
Understandably, not everyone wants to have the same career choices. Some people choose these subjects under pressure or lack of judgment, and others prefer them in hopes of getting a decent job. There are plenty of job choices, which could be perfect for you if your current preferences don’t excite you anymore.
If you keep your eyes on these career options and work hard to achieve your goals, you can prove all the naysayers wrong.
Career Options After 12th PCM Apart From Engineering:
Many PCM students are drawn towards engineering after 12th because they never actually stop to evaluate their options. Also, they are highly influenced or overwhelmed by their parents, friends, siblings, or society to believe that engineering is the endgame for a PCM student. Times are changing, and there are plenty of opportunities available. Following are some of the examples:
Ethical Hacking: Ethical Hacking is becoming a popular choice among youngsters due to advancements as per the technology aspect. This is the era of the internet. And, the drawbacks of the internet weigh equally just as the boons of the internet. You are supposed to combat the vulnerability of the company from the malicious attempts of your unethical counterparts. This job comes with a high risk. Therefore your excitement will always be maintained.
Defense: Defense is considered to be one of the most prestigious careers. It is responsible for the country’s peacekeeping and protection against external threats. It is further divided into three areas, namely, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force. The career options shall vary according to your area of interest.
Animation and Graphics: In today’s era, YouTube and social media have gained more popularity than mainstream media amongst youngsters. There are plenty of career opportunities in multimedia and animation. There are several animation houses in the country. There has been a spike in demand for talented professionals in the field of Animations and Graphics.
Physical Science: This job offers a broad domain. It refers to the study of various inorganic materials. Not only inorganic materials, but this domain also provides courses in multiple fields such as Geology, Disaster Management, Cartography, etc.. The career options are quite diverse in the world of Physical Science.
There are several other examples, such as Bachelors in various subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Architecture, etc.), Fashion Technology, Merchant Navy, and many other examples.
Career Options After 12th PCB Apart From Medical:
Having a love for biology doesn’t have to mean that you are stuck with only one option of choosing Medical. It’s time to broaden your horizon. Let’s have a look at the various opportunity you are bestowed with.
Botany: Botany is the study of plants, their processes, and structures. It focuses on the interaction of plants with various organisms and the environment. Also, you get to research the genetic formation of plants.
Biochemistry: This branch involves the study of various chemical processes occurring within an organism. It brings biology and chemistry together. Therefore, it’s a laboratory-based career.
Marine Biology: This branch involves the study of behavior and interaction with the environment of marine organisms. This field is quite diverse. You can go for aquaculturists, fishery biologists, etc..
Food and Agriculture: This is also a vast domain that offers you to study chemical and biological processes that affect dairy, plants, and food production.
Some other options like Allied Medicine, BioTechnology, Bioinformatics, etc exist, and who knows, you might end up being an expert in these fields.
You have just scratched the surface of career opportunities. A lot of options, which are perfectly suitable for you, exist. You have to look in the right direction. And, for the right direction, career counseling is required.
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