Career recourses of students

Students should investigate job opportunities depending on their skills and learning abilities.

BySanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh

Updated 26 May 2024, 6:16 am

Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)
Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

Since childhood, many students have wished to be pilots, doctors, or famous business people. As individuals grow older, they realize that choosing career options for students is daunting. Because, there are already numerous careers available for them to choose from and many more will be available over time due to advancements in science and technology. They have to make career choices at a young age, and if they make the wrong choice, it will have a serious impact on their entire life. Some people will inspire you to pursue your passion, while others will inspire you to choose risk-free professions such as medicine, engineering, or teaching.

Which will be the best option for you? Every student faces this kind of prediction. Some careers, such as engineering or accounting, are solely degree-based, whereas others, such as photography and acting, are purely skill-based. Students should investigate job opportunities depending on their skills and learning abilities. Before making any judgments, students should consider their career's future. In this article, I'll go through some of the most profitable job opportunities for students of various backgrounds.

Career Options for Science Students:

Engineering: Engineering is the most popular career option for science students around the world. As a student, there are several engineering areas to pick from, including computer engineering and software development, civil, mechanical, biomedical, and electrical. An undergraduate degree in any engineering subject will allow students to enter the job market. A student can work as an engineer in the government or private sector, become a professor, or do independent research as an engineer. 

Medical Science: A career in medical science is also much desired among science students. There are various career options available for students in the medical field, such as becoming a doctor, nurse, medical technician, or public health expert. 

Cyber security Expert: Cyber security experts are responsible for maintaining the overall security system of the organization they work for. They find flaws in hardware, software, and networks and create defensive systems to protect against potential threats and attacks. 

Data Scientist: A data scientist has to collect and analyze vast volumes of data while applying concepts from mathematics, statistics, and computer science to solve business challenges. They find data trends and use various visualization techniques to represent data to the board of the company. Business institutions require the expertise of a data scientist to analyze their data and devise optimal solutions and strategies for maximizing revenue. 

Aviation and Space Scientist: Many jobs are available for science students in the aviation sector, including roles such as pilot, aerospace engineer, avionics engineer, flight attendant, and aircraft manager. This sector is one of the fastest-growing industries and offers high salaries.

Career Options for Commerce Students:


Chartered Accountant (CA): Every large corporation and firm requires a chartered accountant to manage its finances. The responsibility of a Chartered Accountant (CA) is to audit accounts, examine the company's financial records, handle taxation, and manage corporate finance to help the business grow and become profitable. 

Banking: Banking is a promising career option for commerce students. A banker's job requires knowing the bank's products and services, assisting clients in opening bank accounts, monitoring their transactions, endorsing loans, providing financial advice, and responding to client inquiries and complaints. To become a banker, a student needs to have a bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, or a related field, as well as strong communication skills. 

Marketing and Sales: Commerce students study marketing and sales thoroughly, which enables them to build successful careers in these fields. Every business requires marketing, and they hire qualified marketing and sales experts to promote their brand and expand their business. A candidate with a bachelor's degree in marketing and sales would be an ideal fit for this position. 

Research analysis: A research analyst's job is to collect and analyze previous information and data to solve problems and make decisions. They then advise firm executives on the most effective strategies to boost profitability. A bachelor's degree in economics, finance, statistics, computer-science, or a related field is required to become a research analyst. 

Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship can be a promising career path for students studying commerce. Students studying commerce possess profound knowledge of marketing, sales, and accounting. As a result, they can more easily start their own business and become successful entrepreneurs compared to students in other disciplines.

Career Options for Arts and Social Science Students:

Law: Law students can pursue a variety of careers, including corporate lawyers, environmental lawyers, public prosecutors, criminal lawyers, divorce lawyers, barristers, and work as judges. A lawyer's salary is also fairly good.          

To practice law, one must first obtain a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law and then pass the bar test. 

Economist: Becoming an economist is one of the most prestigious career options for students in the field of social sciences. Government and financial organizations rely mainly on economists' recommendations. A Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) degree in economics is required to become an economist. Individuals who want to become experts in this discipline can also pursue master's and Ph.D. 

Social Worker: To continue their humanitarian service to society, many social welfare organizations need qualified social workers. Individuals with a bachelor's degree in social work or related disciplines are the best candidates for these organizations. A social worker makes a good livelihood. 

Mass Communication and Journalism: In the Bachelor's degree program in Mass Communication and Journalism, students learn about various aspects, including print journalism, radio and television production, film studies, advertising and public relations, media law, and ethics. Students who aspire to influence society through their insights can pursue a career in mass communication and journalism. 


Public Administration: A career in public administration can be a lucrative career option for arts and social sciences students. In the bachelor's program for this course, students learn in-depth about government policies. They also learn the leadership skills necessary to manage an institution. A public administration graduate can work in - state and local governments, private institutions like UNICEF, and health and communication sectors.

Career Options for Students from Any Discipline:

There are various career options available to students from all academic disciplines. Each job has its unique recruitment strategy; it is the same for everyone regardless of whether you come from a science, arts, or commerce background. 

Teaching: Teaching is regarded as one of the noblest occupations in the world. A good teacher is an asset to his society and country. Teachers typically teach the subject they have a bachelor's and master’s. 

Human Resources: The role of the human resources department is to recruit, train, and provide ongoing support to employees while monitoring their progress and safeguarding their rights as workers. Many universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in human resources, but individuals from any academic background can apply for a human resources job. Human resource departments hire employees who possess excellent organizational skills, strong leadership abilities, and effective communication skills.

Government Jobs: In any country, the government requires bureaucrats to manage the administration of the country. There are a variety of government jobs, such as office clerk, secretary, intelligence officer, food inspection officer, tax specialist, and more. Any student with a bachelor's or master's degree can apply for these jobs. To secure a government job, applicants must pass civil service exams. The government job is the most desirable among job candidates due to its security and pension system. 

Police and Army: The police and army are responsible for protecting the general public and maintaining the country's sovereignty. Both professions are seen as noble, and the general public has a high regard for those who serve as police officers or in the military. There are numerous job vacancies available in the police and the army. Any student can get a job with proper qualifications and training.  

Hotel management and tourism: Since the world is gradually turning into a global village, people are traveling to different countries as a tourist for business and recreational purposes like never before. As a result, the demand for high-quality hotels and competent staff has increased. Any student can enroll in a bachelor's or diploma course on hotel management and tourism after high school to build a successful career in this field. The hotel management and tourist industries employ people who are skilled at running a hotel, maintaining high standards, managing finances, managing the travel sector, marketing tourism, and so on.

Besides the above-mentioned  career options for students, There are hundreds of career options availablelike: Photography; Music; Modeling and Acting; Dancing; Fashion Designing; Event Management; Digital Marketing;  Online writing; Multi-lingual; Voice Artist. The essential thing to remember is that no matter the career path you choose, you have to take risks and work hard to advance in your career.

(The views expressed are personal)


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Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh

Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh

Assistant Professor, JCRE Global College, Babupara, Imphal. The writer can be reached at sjugeshwor7@gmail.com


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