Choosing a right stream for yourselves after passing Class 10 is very crucial. Our whole career or we can say our life depend on this decision. If we make a mistake while choosing the stream and we are not clear about the career choice till this point, then your career can be at stake.
Normally, student don’t know the fact that 10th is the initial and crucial stage of building a career. They take the decision with puzzled and ambiguous mind and end up selecting a wrong stream thereby opening the door to worst consequences in the long-term career prospects.
This is the most sought after stream for 10+2 education and offers many lucrative career options including medicine and engineering. It is also popular for the fact that it keeps your options open, i.e. a student is allowed to select commerce or arts after pursuing science in 10+2, while commerce and arts students cannot pursue science.
In science stream, you have to take at least six subjects including one compulsory language. There are many options for subjects like mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, IT, electronics etc. The student should select the subjects that can lead them towards their prospective career.
Science Stream students have many lucrative career choices. They can either become Engineer or a Doctor. Both the career options are pretty in demand in the job market.
This is the second most popular stream among students in India. Commerce stream leads towards some of the highest paying and respected jobs like investment banking, chartered accountant, company secretaries, accounts and financial adviser etc.
The three major subjects taught in commerce stream are economics, accountancy and business law or business study. The subjects offered by most commerce colleges include business economics, business law, accountancy, auditing, income tax, marketing, etc.
Although, this stream is not so common among students, it holds many exciting career opportunities like journalism, literature, social works, teaching, etc.
In arts stream, you have to select six subjects including one compulsory language and one optional language. Arts offers you a huge list of options to select the remaining four subjects which include, sociology, history, literature, psychology, political science, philosophy, economics etc.
Self-awareness: The first stage of stream choice is self-awareness. This involves identifying your interest and understanding your aptitudes and skills. Analyzing at their own end is essential while taking a decision.
Discussion with your seniors/parents/teachers: Sometimes students take wrong decisions due to lack of knowledge. So, guidance from experts and experienced people always matters. On many occasions, students ignore their passion and follow parent’s decision. So, a healthy discussion with parents and conveying about own real happiness should not be missed out during this phase.
Visit a career counselor: For more clarification, a student can visit some career counselor who will conduct tests which have been scientifically designed and formulated and help the student to know the right stream after 10th class.
After all the mentioned processes the real game starts now, as we have taken advice from your parents, talked to a career counselor, or your teacher and seniors. But when it comes to decision making you should take your own decision. There is no good and bad stream and a lot of opportunities are there in every field. One just needs to put all his/her efforts to make a successful career. Choose wisely and all the best.
Parents have a crucial role in forming student’s career. Parents should help in the exploration of the right career option for their children. However, they should not impose their decision on children while choosing the career option and should encourage their kids to follow their own dream. Positive parenting like giving valuable advice and support help children to grow in an area of his interest and abilities.
At the end of the mentioned process , if you are satisfied with your decision and also the view of your parents, you may go ahead with the decision that will lead you to that career.