What after 12th? This is the most common and confusing question everyone has come across. All of us have gone through this perplexion. Seeing the current scenario of the field of education, there is an endless wave of the rat race with ample courses available. Which is the right stream to pursue?
Don’t worry! Here we will be highlighting 6 unconventional  career choices that you can take up after 12th:
 

Architecture
How many of you get awestruck looking at the marvelous structures of Burj Khalifa, Sydney Opera House, Hearst Tower, etc? They are the results of extensive planning and designing. Architecture is an enduring field. It requires keen observational skills, aesthetic sensitivity, critical thinking, a knack for efficient use of space, and an eye-for-detail.

Course:
B. Arch, a 5-year degree course.
Entrance exam: NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). Eligible for Students having Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in 12th.

Job Opportunities:
You can specialize in Sustainable Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, etc

Industrial Design: 
Science plays a significant role in designing and manufacturing of products. Mobile phones, Bluetooth headphones, smartwatches, wheelchairs, furniture, home appliances, cars, bikes, etc, each one of these calls for technical expertise. A student from any stream can opt for a Product designing course.

Course:
Bachelor of Design [B.Des] (Industrial Design), a 4-year course

Job Opportunities:
Specialize as a Product Designer or Industrial Design Researcher in the manufacturing sector, research institutes, and companies that deal with the design of innovative products. Automobile Designers in the R&D departments of various automotive firms, such as General Motors, Honda, Tata Motors, etc.
 

Mathematics:
We are sure most of you have preferred to stay away from this much-feared subject. It forms a fantastic base for fields involving computation, numbers, and data.

Course:
Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics.
In Australia, Canada, India, Russia, the US, and the Philippines – Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree.
The University of Cambridge -Degree of ‘Mathematical Tripos’.

Job opportunities:
In the domains of Actuarial Science, Data Science, Banking, Insurance, Finance, Meteorology, Stock Market, etc
Get hired for roles in Market Research, Project Development, Numerical Analysis, Research Operations, Financial Analyst, etc

Animation and Graphics

VFX, post-production, and CGI have an upswing in this field. Develop a thrilling career in this field. If you possess strong creative skills, aesthetic sense, ability to work with computers and technology, and a love for design and multimedia.

Course:
Diploma or bachelor course

Job Opportunities:
Animator in Film & Television, Cartoon Production, Video Gaming, Graphic Design, 3D Modelling, Storyboarding etc.
Commercial Pilot

There is a lifetime opportunity to fly across the world and experience unlimited adventures. It is a perfect mix of science, technology, and travel.
Course:
Join any private commercial pilot training center, approved by the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation). In India, there are 43 private pilot training centers or Flying Clubs.
2- Join the flying branch of NDA or CDS. Qualify the competitive entrance exam conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).
 
Investment Bankers:

If you have a degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statistics, this is the perfect career choice. You need to be good with numbers, communication skills and have good analytical skills.

Conclusion:
Do something that you love! Career is a lifetime commitment. Ask yourself, “Can I do this for the next 20 years of my life and not get frustrated?”. Don’t worry if you have unconventional career choices.
That being said, let’s explore the world of opportunities that lie ahead in your life!


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