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Top 8 Career Options After 12th Science PCB 2024

Apr 17, 2024 71.8K Reads

Completing class 12th education or the much-feared class 12th boards, is one of the crucial milestones of the educational journey of every student's life. Completing 12th with good percentage is one of the best ways to shape your career towards the right path for the future. If you are a student from the science stream, specifically the life sciences background (PCB), then there is an abundance of career options after 12th available for you in the field. Students get the choice to go for medical as well as non-medical courses after 12th in the science field with medical sectors. This blog elaborates upon 8 of the best and popular career options available for students to choose from if they have a background in PCB. Scroll down to know the career opportunities in the science stream. 

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#1 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) 

This is the most popular career trajectory for students who want to become a doctor in the future. After completing their 12th boards with the study of PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Maths), students can take up MBBS to start their medical education for practising as a doctor. MBBS is an undergraduate course that is compulsory to become a doctor in specialized other fields. 

To pursue this course, students need to clear the NEET entrance examination which requires dedicated efforts. The curriculum of the MBBS includes anatomy, pathology, surgery, etc. on the basis of students’ scores in the NEET exam and MBBS students will get to opt for such different specializations, Cardiology, Nephrology, Gynecology, Organ Transplant, Endocrine, and General Surgery, etc.  Students need to hold a Medical degree to become a Doctor of any of the specializations. 

Degree MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) 
Duration 5.5 – 6 years
Entrance Exam NEET, AIIMS, JIPMER 
Eligibility 10+2 with science (PCB) of above 60% aggregate marks
Top Colleges AIIMS- All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi
Christian Medical College
Maulana Azad Medical College
Lady Hardinge Medical College
Armed Forces Medical College
Average Salary  INR 5,00,000 – INR 20,00,000

#2 BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) 

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery is a non-segregated degree in the medical field. Considering the vast history of India and it being home to Ayurvedic and Vedic sciences and medicine, the BAMS course is one offering bright career prospects to students of PCB. The course of study in this field teaches modern and traditional medicines and ways of surgery. It traces and gives the student a tour of the history of Indian Ayurvedic sciences. This is a second undergoing profession in terms of Medical Sciences. One after the completion of the BAMS, one can open their own clinic or ayurvedic medical center as compared to a regular doctor clinic.

Degree BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
Duration 4.5- 5 years
Entrance Exam NEET
Eligibility 10+2 minimum with 60% aggregate marks (for general category)

50% of aggregate marks (for SC/ST Reserved categories)
PCB with English is mandatory in 10+2 

Top Colleges Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
Shri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh
Ayurvedic Medical College, Kolhapur
J.B Roy State Medical College, Kolkata 
Average Salary  INR 7,00,000- INR 10,00,000

#3 BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery) 

This bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery is a course for those who are keen to make their respective career in the field of Homeopathy medicine. This course of study equips students with the knowledge to become a licensed homeopathy doctor in addition to practical expertise related to alternative medicines and natural healing processes as compared to allopathic practices. 

Degree BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery)
Duration 5.5 Years
Eligibility 10+2 minimum with 50% of aggregate marks and Science (PCB) and English as core subjects in 12th boards.  
Top Colleges Shivaji University
National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata
Motiwala Homeopathic Medical College
Rajasthan Vidyapeeth Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
Average Salary  INR 4,00,000- INR 5,00,000

#4 B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) 

Bachelor of Science is a three-year regular undergraduate degree program that is done after the class 12th board. This undergraduate course can be taken up in the relevant specialisation when a student has completed science with the PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) subjects. B.Sc is an Honors degree course that teaches the core subject of selected science specializations. This degree course is offered by many of the top Indian universities or institutes. The specializations of B.Sc include Botany, Zoology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Chemistry, etc. 

Degree B.Sc (Bachelor of Science)
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10+2 minimum with 50% of aggregate marks and Science (PCB) and English as core subjects in 12th boards.  
Top Colleges

Shivaji University

University of Delhi

Jamia Millia Islamia

Kolkata University 

Mumbai University

Average Salary  INR 2,00,000 – INR 5,00,000

#5 BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) 

This is one of the preferred courses after the MBBS degree in the sphere of the Medical field. Bachelor of Dental Surgery shortly known as BDS, teaches the study of the theoretical bases, skills needed and procedures involved in dental surgeries and treatments of the oral parts of the mouth. This is the degree program for students who apsire to become a dentist. It is often compared to the MBBS degree and owns the salutation of the “Doctor” domain. 

Degree BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
Duration 5 years
Entrance Exam NEET 
Eligibility 10+2 with a minimum with 50%-60% aggregate marks. 

PCB with English as a core subject in 10+2   

Top Colleges Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi
Government Dental College, Mumbai
Government Dental College, Bangalore
Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
Average Salary  INR 7,00,000- INR 12,00,000 

#6 B. Pharmacy (Bachelor in Pharmacy) 

Students who are seeking careers after their completion of 12th standard in Pharmaceutical Sciences, are required to pursue the Bachelors degree in Pharmacy, commonly known as B.Pharma. This degree course involves the study of the concepts related to the discovery, drug safety, medical chemistry, medical plants, drug usage, etc. This course in the niche domain of Pharmacy teaches the responsibilities of a pharmacist carries. 

Degree B. Pharmacy (Bachelor in Pharmacy)
Duration 4 years
Entrance Exam Merit-Based as per the colleges/universities, BITSAT, MET.  
Eligibility 10+2 minimum with 50% aggregate marks with PCB subjects   
Top Colleges

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, SAS Nagar 

Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Average Salary  INR 3,00,000 – INR 8,00,000

#7 BPT (Bachelors of Physiotherapy)

Bachelors of Physiotherapy is a four-year undergraduate program that teaches the details of the practice of physiotherapy after the completion of 12th with PCB subjects. Here in this course, a student gets to go for 6-8 months of internship as well in addition to the theoretical bases of physiotherapy, opening up career opportunities in several areas of like hospitals, healthcare centres, fitness centres, medical institutes, etc. The course teaches the study of the physical movement of the body and channelizes the disability and disease movement. The course leads a student to become Chief  Physiotherapist. 

Degree BPT (Bachelors of Physiotherapy)
Duration 4 years
Entrance Exam There is no specific entrance test required to enroll in this course.  
Eligibility 10+2 minimum with 50% aggregate marks with PCB and English subjects   
Top Colleges Apollo Physiotherapy College 

Indian Institute of Health Education & Research

Average Salary  INR 2,00,000 – INR 8,00,000

#8 Forensic Sciences 

Forensic Science is a field that involves the career of scientific knowledge at the investigation of crime scenes. The study of forensic sciences imparts the knowledge, skills and abilities to analyze the evidence found at the time of the crime. The analysis captures the study of crime scenes, soil, bloodstains, body fluids, saliva, DNA proofing, bones recovery and analysis, recovering data from mobile, computer, other resources etc. Forensic experts need to examine all the reports in their respective authorized laboratories to find the result and provides inputs facilitating the solving of crime cases. 

Degree B.Sc Forensic Sciences 
Duration 3 years
Entrance Exam SUAT, CU CET, NPAT, CUET, SAT etc. 
Eligibility 10+2 minimum with 50% aggregate marks with PCB from a Recognised Board 
Top Colleges

Apollo Physiotherapy College

Chandigarh University

Amity University

Christ University 

Indian Institute of Health Education & Research

Average Salary  INR 6,00,000 – INR 8,00,000

#9 Nursing 

A field closely associated with medicine is that of nursing. Students from a PCB background can pursue a career in nursing by taking up the course of B.Sc Nursing that equips the student with the requisite skills and knowledge needed for healthcare, patient care, assistance in medical procedures and so on. This is a four year degree course at the undergraduate level that covers a range of practical and theoretical courses such as biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, medical-surgical nursing, child health nursing, obstetrics and so on. Provided below are a few of the key course details. 

Degree B.Sc Nursing
Duration 4 years
Entrance Exam CUET, AIIMS Paramedical, NEET, KCET, IPU CETetc. 
Eligibility 10+2 minimum with 50% aggregate marks with PCB from a Recognised Board + Being Physicall Fit 
Top Colleges

JIPMER Puducherry

SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre


Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute 

Government Medical College

Average Salary  INR 3,00,000 – INR 8,00,000


As indicated through the mentioned career opportunities, the career scope of the PCB stream is quite bright and prosperous, with a number of lucrative and prestigious opportunities in medical as well as non-medical fields opening up. A majority of the career options available to pursue in the PCB stream are already well-established in India, allowing for building of successful professional trajectories for oneself.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

A student needs to complete their 10+2 science stream with PCB as main subjects as well as complete an MBBS degree course after school education to become a doctor.

To pursue MBBS a student can take admission in Institutes like Lady Hardinge Medical College, AIIMS (All India Institute for Medical Sciences), Safdarjung Hospital, Christian College, which are among best colleges for the study of medicine.

The best colleges for BSc Honors include Christ University, Bangalore, University of Delhi, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and Loyola College, Chennai for the studies of BSc honors.

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