Career Options after 12th | Study Abroad

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Career Options after 12th | Study Abroad

The most haunting question for many students is, what after the 12th?

It haunts you more than the most haunted movie you like - the question, what after the 12th? Where am I heading with this stream? Did I choose the right stream for me?

After the 10th, you choose a particular stream, either because of friend suggestions, parents' want or have no other option. And all the reasons for choosing a stream ultimately stop when you write your final exam for the 12th class.

This is the time when you have very little time to decide what to choose. Because admissions have already started in some universities, and you might need to appear for entrance exams. There are fewer seats for that course, so you have pressure to apply the earliest. If you do not apply on time, you may lose a year.

The highest pressure in the early stage of life you face during the phase of making a career choice. You get bound to decide for the next three to four years of life. One wrong decision can waste the hard-earned money of your parents, and your time that will never come back.

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What should be done to make the right decision?

man confused, seeing question marks

You must be finding it as something of your mind disclosed publicly, but it's a fact of life that most of us have experienced or are experiencing. 

The most helpful advice is to talk to someone who knows what your capabilities are or someone who knows what career options will benefit you in future. 

The former can help you give good suggestions that match your capabilities, learnings, and personality but may not know if that career is fruitful in the future.

The latter may not know about your capabilities but will have the best options that will benefit you in future and align with your interest. After all, it's all about the interest that keeps you going forward.

As final exams are near and the time to make a career choice is reducing every passing day, we will help you make the right decision. Therefore, we will discuss career options after the 12th that serve different interests and are future-oriented. 

Let’s dive in!

Career Options after 12th

The commonly known streams are Science, Arts/Humanities, and Commerce. With each stream, students have different subjects considering the curriculum a school follows and subjects designed for a stream.

But overall, the idea behind a stream remains the same, i.e., the knowledge in a particular study. After 12th, you can start a career with new subjects and more advanced learning such as computer science, engineering, data science, business studies, and tech-based courses. 


Career Options for Arts

  • Journalism
  • Music Education
  • Diversity & Social Justice Studies
  • Communication, Leadership & Culture
  • Fine Arts
  • Law
  • Language (French, German, etc.)
  • International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology & Anthropology

Career Options for Commerce

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Strategy & Business Economics
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Urban Land & Economics
  • Cost & Management Accountant
  • Company Secretary
  • Financial planner

Career options for Science

  • Engineering
  • B.Sc
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology 
  • Actuarial Science

Career options are not limited to what is mentioned above. There are many more options available that you may not know, but you can make your career. 

Studying in Indian colleges and universities after class 12th can also cover most of these courses mentioned above, but studying in top foreign universities can boost your career and add much-needed extra points to your resume and give you higher chances of a better life.

So if studying abroad is in your plan then you may need to know the following information which will make your journey to study abroad easier.

Which country is best for studying abroad?

Lakhs of Indian students move abroad every year. They are enjoying it and are satisfied with their decision to study abroad. The majority of Indian students study in the top 4 countries- Canada, UK, USA and Australia.

Each country provides an excellent education that is recognized globally. Practical learning is a common feature in all four countries. And choosing a country is as difficult as choosing a university.

So, here we are listing the names of top colleges in Canada, the UK, the USA and Australia.

Universities with a higher acceptance ratio of Indian students


  • Algoma University
  • Concordia University
  • Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of Ottawa 
  • University Canada West 
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Acadia University
  • Fanshawe College
  • University of Guelph


  • Cheshire College South and West
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • University of Reading
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Dundee
  • Lancaster University
  •  University of South Wales
  • Kingston University London
  • University of Roehampton 


  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Arizona State University 
  • University of California
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California
  • Simmons University
  • University of Utah
  • University of Houston
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass)


  • The Australian National University (ANU)
  • Griffith University
  • La Trobe University
  • Deakin University
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Tasmania
  • Victoria University 
  • University of New England
  • Murdoch University
  • Swinburne University of Technology

The Average Cost of Study


The average cost to study is CA$ 29714

Humanities, Business and Management programs are a little less costly than courses such as Technical, Medicine, and Engineering etc. Also, undergraduate courses have broad options to choose from. Tuition fees may also differ depending on the program and university choices. 


The average cost to study is 10,000 pounds to 26,000 Pounds 

Postgraduate degree programs are much higher than undergraduate ones in the UK. With university, tuition fees change, and the cost is higher or lower depending on the chosen course.


The average cost to study is $35,000 (approximately)

The USA remains the top choice for students to study abroad. Undeniably, universities are top-ranked and provide high-quality education, beating the competition of best education providers. 


The average cost to study is AU$ 20,000 to AU$45,000 (approximately)

Australian universities calculate the fee based on units, resulting in a difference for every student. Apart from that, graduate and postgraduate courses have different fee structures that vary based on program choice.

Which course gets the highest salary abroad?

Salaries in Canada, Australia, the USA, and the UK vary based on industry, work experience, skills, education, etc. Also, salaries change with time, so there could be a little difference in the average salary when a person applies.

Location plays a crucial role in wages. If you live in a top city in a country, wages will be higher than others.  

Below is the list of average starting wages in different countries. 


CAD$ 19 per hour (approximately)


16 pounds per hour (approximately)


$22 per hour (approximately)


Minimum wage AU$ 21 (approximately) 

Now, many of you have a question about the affordability of studying abroad, don't worry about it, here is a list of scholarship programs you can enroll for, and your cost of studying abroad can be minimized.


Scholarships to Study Abroad

Scholarships in Canada

  • Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program
  • Mitacs Accelerate International
  • Mitacs Elevate
  • Sauve Scholars Program

Scholarships in the UK

  • CastleSmart Scholarship
  • British Chevening Scholarship
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships
  • The Royal Society Grants
  • Euraxess UK

Scholarships in the USA

  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program
  • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
  • #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 
  • Civil Society Leadership Awards
  • Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

Scholarships in Australia

  • Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)
  • Destination Australia awards
  • Research Training Program (RTP)
  • Kurt Hansen Science Scholarships
  • Deutschland Stipendium

Now you have a list of universities, scholarships, cost of study, and average salary, so your next question may be where should I start the study abroad process?


How will you apply to study abroad?

There are many ways to apply to study abroad, and you can start your journey as follows.

  • Firstly, apply directly on the official website of the university, or
  • Get Help from Study Abroad Consultants

Both of these options have their own advantages and drawbacks, and you can choose any one according to your convenience.

  1. Applying directly on the official website of the university: Applying directly to the university will require a lot of effort and research. From finding universities to visa acceptance you will have to work hard for even a little information. But the best part is you do not need to pay any consultant to get your documents ready, or visa filling is done. You can do it on your own. 
  2. Taking the help of a study abroad consultant: In the case of hiring a consultant, you will have to pay a fee for their consultation, document preparation and visa filling.  But the best part here is consultants make the whole process easier with the assurance of timely submission and help in document preparation. So admission becomes hassle-free with consultants. 



 A study abroad program is an excellent start to a global career. 

  • Living alone and figuring out everything on your own builds confidence.
  • You have to speak to people of different languages and cultures, which expands your knowledge and communication skills.
  • You build a network that helps you in finding career opportunities and benefits in the long term.

Canada, Australia, the USA, and the UK are the top countries that have the best education to provide to students. Standard education, globally recognized universities, post-study work opportunities, practical learning, etc., are the most popular features of studying in these countries.

Whatever career you decide to pursue, international universities have advancement in the field. Technology and learning methods make learning easier and practically understandable. Along with that, part-time work opportunities are add-ons for international students. It helps you understand how the International market works as well as the work culture in the country. 

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This article has been reviewed by our panel. The points, views and suggestions put forth in this article have been expressed keeping the best interests of fellow parents in mind. We hope you found the article beneficial.
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