Options After Completing Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Completing a graduation can be termed as a penultimate step of your educational career, at least, regular formal educational career. Students after completing their graduation often get confused as to what exactly are the options going forward, whether they should go out for higher studies, prepare for competitive exams or go for some specialized professional courses. Choices are in plenty, however, the decision is often a difficult one due to the sheer number of opinions suggestions and information we get from various sources regarding different career streams.

More so, when a student has completed his Bachelor in Arts, i.e. such students face this difficulty in a more pronounced way. Their used to be a time when completing your graduation in Arts would have made you eligible for government jobs. However, the times have changed, the competition has intensified, and obviously many new streams and subjects have percolated the academic and the professional fields, which warrant through contemplation on the part of students regarding the career he chooses.

Some search opportunities after Bachelor of Arts have been mentioned below for helping students to make an informed decision:

Note: We will not be giving details about the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in this article because B. Ed. has been made more or less mandatory by almost all the states in India and is now-a-days, a prerequisite for entering into the education sector. So rather than being a career choice, it has become a compulsory preliminary screening platform for entering into a career i.e. education and teaching.


This is the ideal choice for students who intend to go into professional teaching field. You can pursue Master of Arts in your respective stream and then can go in for Doctoral and Post Doctoral programs. There are many government vacancies in terms of teaching in Government colleges and Institutions and further into Semi Government Institutions with good monetary benefits. You can also opt for career in the Communications field by pursuing higher studies in Mass Communication and Journalism.


This is also one of the options, which is exercised by a majority of the students who have completed their Bachelor of Arts. After completing LL.B you can opt for the career as a lawyer in specific technical streams including being a civil lawyer or being a criminal lawyer. If you opt for the stream of being a commercial lawyer then you can be hired as a Legal Advisor in the Private Sector as well as Government and Semi Government Sector. You can also go for the position of higher repute via becoming a judge after successfully cracking the judicial services exams conducted by the concerned bodies of the State and the Central Government.


One of the preferred career choices of today’s students is MBA, a course that equips students with complex problem solving skills and managerial attributes to climb the ladder of success in the corporate world. After successfully completing your MBA, either you can join the private sector for professional excellence or you can also go for government jobs via appearing in the various exams conducted by Government Institutions who require knowledge of management related aspects.

MBA, if done through a good institution can be a lucrative career in terms of monetary benefits and professional satisfaction. The caveat is to go for institutions, which have established Alumni Network and well connected industry contacts for good placements.


Students after completing their Bachelor of Arts irrespective of the specialization stream can go for preparation for various professional exams like in the Banking Sector, Armed Forces, and Paramilitary forces amongst others. When you prepare for entry into the banking sector, you have to crack the exam conducted by IBPS and when you successfully crack the exam, you get entry into the Government Banking Sector as a Probationary Officer.

Nowadays various private sector banks have also started giving importance to the successful cracking of the exam conducted by IBPS for their selection procedure. If you are someone who focuses on physical fitness and want to contribute to the security and well-being of the nation also, then you can go for the exams conducted by armed forces (Army, Air Force, and Naval) for entry into various positions. You can also go for professional studies in Social Work, Fashion Design, & Hotel Management and can make a successful career in these respective arenas.


There are various short-term or diploma courses, which have emerged as good choice for students who have completed their Bachelor of Arts. Such courses equip students with professional, managerial, technical, and complex problem solving skills, to make them fit and eligible for further professional advancement.

In today’s rapidly changing times, such courses can provide students with handsome amount of monetary benefits and an option to be a part of the most innovative industries. Students can opt for such short-term professional courses in the fields of animation, video editing, documentary or filmmaking, artificial intelligence etc.


Bachelor of Arts can be also done with specialization in an area of your choice. When indeed you complete your Bachelor of Arts with a specific technical stream then there are further options available to you in terms of advancing in that very particular stream.

For example, if you have completed your BA with specialization in statistics then you can opt for Post Graduation in Statistics, if you have done your BA with Economics then you can go for Master of Business Economics (MBE) or MA in Economics and if you have then you are BA with psychology as your specialization then you can go for higher studies in the Psychology field and go on to become a professional Counselor in various institutions or the private sector.

The point is that there are many options available when you do your BA with the specialization of your choice.

We will be posting on a regular basis regarding the choices available in terms of such specialized fields, so make sure you regularly visit this page for most updated information. Check more career options after BA here. https://www.tradejinni.com/

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