Question: I am in grade 10 and want to decide on my career and subject. Well, it’s not as easy as it seems. The more I go deeper in my research on the subject the more I feel I should not study this. I just can’t decide what should I do. I’m not a science lover, it leaves me with business studies and humanities. And these two have a lot of options.
Thanks for reaching out.
The very first objective is to identify your areas of aptitude, and interest. Aptitude refers to your natural ability for a subject combined with learned ability and interest refers to your interest in some areas like playing sports, creating art like sketching, colouring, painting, dancing, music, cooking, solving puzzles, craft, building things out of waste, repairing electronics, and electricals etc. How do you identify them? Well since you seem to have identified your dislike for science subjects you can easily identify which ones you like.
Now after 10th you have 3 options excluding science which are as follows:
Arts- In arts you will study subjects like languages, sociology, political science, economics, history, geography and civics, psychology. Post 12th you have BA which is Bachelors of Arts. You can look at pursuing BA in Psychology, History, Archaeology, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Literature, and Languages, Physical Education, and many more.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.): In case you are interested in any of the art forms, a Bachelor of Fine Arts is the perfect career option for aspirants who have a creative flair. It is further bifurcated into Fine Arts, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts. You may choose a specific field such as Theatre, Film Making, Music, Dance, Painting & Sculpting, Pottery & Ceramics, Creative Writing, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Interior design, Graphics and Animation. Most of the mentioned courses have entrance exams to be eligible.
- You can also look at courses like Bachelor in Hotel Management, Mass Media, and Business Administration where Hotel management requires one to clear an entrance exam.
- Integrated Law Course (BA+LLB)- This is a five-year course and includes post-graduation. It requires you to pass the entrance examination for which you must prepare.
Commerce: Commerce is a field where you study about the principles of doing business and its applications. In this field you will study subjects like Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics/ Informatics Practices and English, Book keeping. You can pursue Bachlors of Commerce with or without Maths along with some specializations like BCom in Accounts and Finance, or BCom in Banking and Insurance.
Other than these conventional commerce courses one can look at Bachelors in CA, CS, BMM, BBA, BMS, Hotel Management, etc. Integrated Law Course (BCom+LLB)- This is a five-year course and includes post-graduation. It requires you to pass the entrance examination for which you must prepare. The courses mentioned are common courses which can pursued after both Arts or Commerce.
Diploma/Certificate Courses: You can also look at diploma/certificate courses which are short term courses ranging from time period of 6 months to 2 years. One can pursue Diploma in Hotel Management, Designing, Accounts, Foreign Languages, DJ, Event management, Flight attendant, Travel and tourism, Retail and logistics management etc. These courses are meant for students who dont want to spend a long time studying and start earning earlier to support family or for those people who already know what they want to pursue.
If you still find yourself confused get yourself assessed for aptitude, interest and personality which is part of career counselling. Career Counselling is one of the best methods of identifying your career pathway.
Hope this helps, if you have any other queries do connect online for a chat between 10 am-8 pm or drop us an offline message
All the very best