Career Options After 10th

After 10th results are out, there is one common question that strikes in every student???s mind ???What next after 10th???? Diploma engineering, Science, Commerce, Arts or I.T.I ? This is a common confusion which most of the students face. Every field has a lot of career opportunities but choosing the right stream which students are interested should be the main concern. 

Sachin Tendulkar failed in 10th. But he was very clear what he wanted from his life. 

But are we? Few students are very clear about what they want in their life. But there are many students who are confused about their career path. Class 10th is the most important and confusing crossroad of your career. A right decision can help you blossom in your career. And if you make the wrong choice, you will have to face the consequences for the rest of your life. 

So how do you decide what to do after 10th? 

Should you go for the standard science stream?

Should you go for commerce?

Should you select the technical side of Diploma Engineering?

Should you like to be skilled by choosing I.T.I?

Or Should you take up the non-conventional arts stream? 

Which board to opt for?

A lot of options but choosing the right career after 10th is very crucial. Career counselling with a trained career counsellor can help you solve your confusion. A career counsellor uses career assessment to derive a perfect career path for your future. Career assessment test analyses your skills, interest, abilities and based on that a clear roadmap is provided.

Mistakes  students make while choosing their career after 10th

1. Following the crowd/friends ??? This is one of the most common mistakes which most of the students unknowingly make. Many students just take up any stream because their friends have decided to take that stream. This can turn out to be the worst decision of their lives. 

It is necessary that you chose the stream which you are most passionate about rather than doing what most of the students are doing.

2. Parental/Societal pressure ??? Let???s look at a common scenario.

You: Dad, I want to take up Diploma Engineering.

Dad: There is no future in the Diploma. You will just stuck up in one direction. You have to take up science. Look at Sharma Jis son. He had taken up science stream and he is a Doctor doing very well in life.

I am sure many students would have faced this situation. I am sure, that many parents would have given the examples of some Sharma JI or Makhijani Ji to influence the decision of their child. This can lead to a flawed career decision.

It might look like that science stream is everything. But if you get proper career guidance from an expert , choosing a career path after 10th will be much easier.

3. Lack of knowledge ??? There are a plethora of career options after 10th. If we go back 10-20 years ago, there were very fewer career options to choose from. But now the scenario is completely different. There are many career options available and with the help of proper career guidance and career counselling, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Career Options After 10th 

1. Diploma Engineering (Polytechnic Colleges)

After 10th class, students can do polytechnic courses like Mechanical, Civil, Chemicals, Computer, Automobile. Polytechnic colleges offer diploma courses for a duration of 3 years. After doing Diploma, you can get direct admission in 2nd year of degree engineering.

Benefits Of Diploma Engineering-

  • Engineering Diploma is a good  after 10th.
  • Candidate has an Engineering Diploma certificate. which is equivalent to 12th.
  • Candidate gets admission in B.Tech./B.E in Second year direct. 
  • Total time taken Option 1:- After 10th -> 3 yrs Diploma ( Equivalent to 12th) + 3 years Of degree Engineering ( Direct 2nd year admission) = 6 years Option 2:- After 10th -> 2 years ( 11th & 12th) + 4 years of degree engineering = 6 years
  • Various job offers after Diploma in Engineering. 
  • Candidate will be offered as Junior Engineer and can apply many Government and Private sector jobs. 

Courses Offered: – Diploma In Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, I.T Engineering, Computer Aided Costume Design & Dress Making

2. Science ???

??? Science is the most popular and favourite career option for the majority of the parents and students.   

??? Science stream offers many lucrative career options such as engineering, medical, IT and you can even opt for research roles.

??? Taking science stream equips you with excellent problem-solving abilities. 

??? Science and math offer a flexible foundation which enables students to accomplish highly respected and well-paid jobs.

??? Science is fun, amazing and fascinating. As Edward Teller rightly said

???The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.???

Options After 12th science Biology Group

Who should take science after 10th? 

If technology fascinates you and you have a flair for numbers, then taking science after 10th would be a wise option. 

– You can opt for Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM).

– If you want to make a mark for yourself in the medical field, you can opt for Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology (PCM-B).

– Now there are many students who don???t like Maths. Either they are afraid of Maths or Maths doesn???t interest them. Don???t worry, if you want to become a doctor, then knowing Maths is not necessary. You can easily opt for Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB).

Options After Taking Maths Group


2. Commerce ??? 

??? Commerce is the second most popular career option after science. If you love numbers, finances, economics etc., then finance is the best option for you.

??? It offers a wider variety of career options such as Chartered Accountants, MBA, investment in banking sectors etc.

??? You acquire commercial knowledge which is very important for the business.

??? You have to be familiar with the subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Economics etc.

??? You must be good with numbers, data and have a curiosity in Finance, economics. 

??? Commerce as a subject is gaining popularity in India and many students are studying and making a living out of it.

Careers In Commerce

Who should take commerce after 10th? 

If you have an affinity for numbers, business, economics then commerce is the stream for you. 

If you want to shape your career in economics and business world, then commerce is the right career for you. 

There are a number of options available for commerce stream after 10th class. If you have any doubts regarding whether to opt for commerce stream you can choose the smartest way by getting your career counselling done from an expert. Proper career guidance after 10th class is extremely necessary for a hassle-free career. Edumilestones career assessment is considered to be the best by the industry experts. Their career assessment is tested on statistical methodologies and provides accurate and reliable results. 

3. Arts/Humanities ??? 

??? Nowadays arts/humanities are very high in demand and more and more students are opting for it. 

??? Arts is now emerging as a sought after career choice. It provides students with an array of career opportunities.

??? It offers many lucrative career options such as Journalism, languages, history, psychology etc.

??? Design, Language Arts, Performing arts, Humanities are well-paid career options.

??? Arts subject encourage creativity and self-expression.

??? Students who take up art stream develop critical thinking. It also helps you increase your leadership qualities.

Art teaches you to deal with the world around you. 

~ Alan Parker.

Who should take Arts after 10th?

If you are a student who is creative and wants to dive deep into humanity, then arts is the stream for you. 

There are multiple options available for Arts stream after 10th class. If you have any confusion you can get your career counselling done. A career counsellor will provide you with proper career guidance and guide you in the right direction. 

Other Options After 10th

??? ITI (Industrial Training Institutes) ??? After 10th class, students can do ITI courses for employment like Mechanical, electrician, electrical.

??? Paramedical ??? After 10th class, students can do paramedic courses like DMLT (Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology), DOA(Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant), DOT (Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistant). 

??? Short term courses ??? After 10th class, students can do short term courses like Tally, DTP, Graphics.

These are the few good career options which you can choose after 10th class.

For further counseling and choosing the right career option you can leave comment. We will get back to you.

About The Author

Prof. Honey Gurnani is I/C Head Of Computer Department since 2006 in Tolani F.G Polytechnic. She is Masters in Computer Engineering with specialization in Artificial Intelligence. She as a hobby writes her blog for 2 websites and For any career counselling guidance you can contact her by posting comment on this blog.

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