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Is A Career In Science After 10 Really For You?

“We are the choices we make.” – Patrick Ness

The Class 10 results are out, and we hope you did well! Now, the time has come for you to choose a stream for +2. Your options are simple: You have to choose between taking up Science, Commerce or Humanities (Arts). But, it is the short term and long term consequence of the choice you now make, that makes it so difficult to choose. The choice that you now make can either make or mar your career.

So, which among the three streams should you choose? As it so happens, Science often turns out to be a hot favourite of several students and parents. But, is it really for you?

Are You Cut Out for A Career in Science after Class 10?

Keep the options aside for the time being. Also, keep aside the 100,000 different opinions you may have got from parents, relatives, friends, teachers, and other well-wishers. Sure, they were trying to help! But this is your life, so the choices you make should also begin with YOU. So, probe yourself!

Are you that, slightly eccentric, geeky guy or girl in school who is kind of cool but in an uncanny way? It’s true, students who want to take up Science as a stream after class 10 have a set personality type. Most of them are introverts and believe in contemplation. They like to spend time by themselves, instead of socializing with a lot of people. They are committed; they have concrete career goals and they really know what they want. They are not scared of having to burn the midnight oil. They can take the stress. They are keenly interested in everything science-y, and they don’t mind giving up their play time for fathoming the unfathomable.

Sounds overwhelming? Well, it is you who must choose what you love. And then, you must love what you choose!

Must Have Skills for Career in Science after Class 10

    A student planning to take up Science should have an analytical bent of mind They must be perpetually inquisitive about things like why the apple fell down on the ground They must naturally take a keen interest in solving problems, unveiling mysteries and deciphering the logic behind all phenomena. They must have an innate ability to draw a connection between the concepts they study and real-life situations. They must have the tenacity to work hard. And, they must be know all about perseverance; Edison failed 999 times before he actually invented the light bulb.

If this describes you, then by all means, Science is just the right stream for you.

Subject Combinations for Career in Science after Class 10

*SET-A students are eligible for NEET entrances

**SET-B students are eligible for JEE (Mains & Advance) entrances

***SET-C students are eligible for JEE & NEET Entrance Exams

Between JEE and NEET, if you are not entirely certain, it is best to opt for Set- C. Students who take up this combination have more number of career options open to them.

Other Subject Options:

    Agriculture Biotechnology Home Science Information Practices National Cadet Corps Physical Education

The availability of the above mentioned subjects  depend upon certain factors like which school you are from, which board, your location, the year of passing, the demand of a particular subject in your area, and the availability of faculty. So, check with your school for the availability of subjects before taking a final call on your stream.

Most Common career options after 10th in science stream

There is no such thing as limited career options, and even if there was, that definitely does not apply to a student who takes up science after Class 10. All you need to know is where you are right now, where you want to go in the future, and what is it that you love doing. If you have clarity in these terms, you will always know what is best for you.

But not all have all the answers right from the start, and that’s okay too. Given below is a list of courses after 10th in science stream for your reference.

Course & Career Options

Subject Combinations

1.B. Tech/BE 

Physics, Chemistry, Maths

2.    MBBS: 

Biology or Life Sciences

3.    BAMS 

Physics, Chemistry & Biology

4.    B. Pharmacy 

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology.

5.    B.Sc. Nursing 

Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

6.    B.Sc (Hons)  

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology or Computer Science.

7.    B.Sc Anthropology 

10+2 with Biology

8.    B.Sc Occupational Therapy 

Physics, Chemistry and Biology

9.    B.Sc Physiotherapy 

Physics, Chemistry, Biology

10. B.Sc Computer Science  

10+2 with Computer Science

11. B.Sc Electronics  

Physics,Chemistry, Maths

12. B.Arch. 

Physics, Chemistry, Maths

13. BCA 

10+2 with Maths &Computer Science

14. B.Sc Zoology 

Physics, Chemistry, Biology

15. Biochemistry 

Physics, Chemistry, Biology

16. Botany 

Physics, Chemistry & Biology

17. B.Sc Microbiology 

Physics, Chemistry & Biology

18. B.Sc. (H) Biomedical Science 

Physics, Chemistry & Biology

19. Biotechnology: 

Physics, Chemistry & Biology

20. Physics (H) 

Pass 10 + 2 science stream

21. Chemistry (H): 

Pass 10 + 2 science stream

Unconventional career options after 10th in science stream

Course & Career Options

Subject Combinations

1.    BBA

10+2 with Mathematics and English. Students may have to appear for entrance exams conducted by respective colleges.

2.    B.A/ B.Sc Economics 

10+2 with mathematics and English as core subjects. Some universities may conduct entrance exams.  

3.    B.A English

English is common for all streams. Students need to have a good command on the language.

4. B.Com 

10+2 from any stream. Students can simultaneously pursue professional course like CA, CS or ICWA.

5. Animation & Multimedia Courses

10+2 from any stream.

6. Fashion Designing

10+2 from any stream.

7. Interior Designing

10+2 from any stream.

8. Journalism & Mass Communication

10+2 from any stream.

9. Digital Marketing

10+2 from any stream.


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