In this article let’s take a look at 15 important reasons why BCA is a good career option for future after 12th.
If you are confused regarding which career option you should choose after completing your 12th then you should consider reading this article throughout the end.
So without further ado let’s get started.
What is BCA?
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) is a three-year undergraduate degree course in computer applications.
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) is one of the popular courses among the students who want to jumpstart their career in the field of information technology.
This three-year degree course is divided into six semesters, over which the students learn cutting-edge technologies to be proficient in design and development of information technology tools.
A student undergoes rigorous academic discipline to learn about database management systems, networking, data structure, and core programming languages like Python, ‘C’, and ‘Java’.
Now let’s take a look at 15 important reasons why I believe this degree is good for your career and for the future as well for those who have interest in computers, technology and programming related stuff.
15 reasons BCA is a good career option for future after 12th
Gain Computer knowledge
The main advantage of this degree is that you can get knowledge regarding computers and programming.
This is especially a big thing because compared to other courses which offers computer knowledge like BSC Computer Science and BTech CS you will have to learn other subjects like mathematics and physics which are not related to computers and
cannot help you get a good job by learning those subjects but you will have to spend a lot of time learning the subject and preparing for the exams but the knowledge you gain from the subjects cannot help you in your career.
Apart from learning computers, technology you will also gain real life skills like problem solving and creativity.
But when it comes to this degree you will not learn any other additional subject apart from computers like programming language, etc and this can be helpful to you because
you can spend a lot of time learning computers and technology rather than trying to learn subjects like mathematics and physics and you can utilise all of the time by improving your coding skills.
Some of the subjects you will be taught in this degree are, Fundamentals of Computers,C Programming,Operating Systems,Multimedia Systems, Organisational Behaviour, Data and Database Management Systems, Web-Based Application Development, Computer Lab and Practical Work, etc
And in all the six semester of your degree you will learn and write the exam of computer related subjects only.
High demand jobs
Another important benefit of this degree is that the jobs you get from this degree are in high demand for example, with the knowledge you have
you can get a job as software developer or web developer and even application developer and game developer, database administrator and data scientist, etc.
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And there is a high demand for all of this developer jobs in the present world because every business is moving online especially due to covid pandemic impact every business needs a website and
an app to run and get sales and because of this last three years there has been a 45 percent increase in the number of jobs available in the coding category in India.
Industry estimates suggest that there are close to 85,000 vacant roles for coders across companies. Here, about 35-40 percent of the openings are in the IT sector
while the rest are for the retail, e-commerce, banking, stock broking, insurance and automobile sector.
Because of this reason you can find more than 95000 + jobs to apply on naukri.com website for software developers.
Bright future and potential
Another important benefit of this degree is that because you will get knowledge regarding computers, Technology and programming related things and
you should know for a fact that every business is dependent on computers and softwares to run properly.
Because of this the people who manage those computers, create those softwares and websites for applications will have a high demand and good future.
As a matter of fact, Coding and programming is the new language of the present world.
And even the artificial intelligence which is believed to replace millions of jobs in the coming years cannot replace coding or programming and
web developers job in the future because this requires a lot of problem solving skills and creativity.
High paying job
Another big benefit of this degree is that you can get a high paying job.
As a matter of fact according to pay scale the average salary of a software developer in India is about 500000 rupees per annum and you should keep in mind that
this is only the average amount and the salary will depend upon factors like your skills, your job position and position in the company, which company hired you, your experience, etc
You should also know that students who have computer related knowledge and degree get the highest package and salary compared to other branches whether it is Engineering or degree.
As a matter of fact students who get above crore rupees salary in their college placement in engineering are related to computer science and information technology.
This shows that computer science and information technology branch gives you the highest salary you can expect in any job.
Good Job opportunities
Another benefit of this career is that you can get lots of job opportunities.
Some of the careers BCA graduates can pursue are Application Analyst, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Database Administrator, ethical hacker, Games Developer, Information System Manager, IT Consultant, Multimedia Programmer, Network Administrator, Software Developer, Big Data analyst, Mobile Applications Developer to name a few.
Apart from working in a private company you can also get a job in government sector like banks and PSU sector.
You can have plenty of job opportunities and because of that you can choose any one depending upon your interest and skills and
you can become expert in it and make money at the same time you can also have the ability to switch between different career options if you do not like your present job.
Become a freelancer
Another big advantage of this career is that you can become a freelancer for example you can offer freelancing services of web development app development or software development to companies and start making money if you don’t like to work as an employee under some one and you want to control your time and money yourself and be your own boss.
The fact is Freelance Software Developer salary in India ranges between ₹ 2.2 Lakhs to ₹ 20.0 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 7.9 Lakhs.
Another big advantage of this career is that you can get the work flexibility which means that you can work from anywhere in the world all you need is computer and
internet connection and you can start working instead of visiting a physical place to work like factory or office.
Because of this reason even the millions of people have lost their job due to lock down and covid pandemic but computer engineers and professionals have not lost their job but their jobs increased due to work from home ability that this job offers.
Wide career options & broad field
Another advantage of this career is that it has wide career and broad field of jobs and you can work in different sectors like,
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- Data science, structures and algorithms
- Human-Computer Interaction (HIC)
- Cyber Security
- Cloud Computing
- Blockchain industry
- Computational science.
- Graphics and visual computing.
- Human-computer interaction.
- Video Game Development
Apart from that you can also learn digital marketing online and start your own website or blog or you can also do MBA or go for higher studies like masters of Computer Application.
Because of this you can choose anyone depending upon your interest and skill and Excel in it.
Convinent college timings
This is another advantage of this career is that you can have convenient college timings.
The ideal college timing will be anywhere between 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the reason this is advantage is because in the remaining time you can get back home and focus on your studies or learn something new.
As the fact is that you can learn many coding and programming skills online taking courses on udemy, Coursera and coding Ninja and you can practice coding after getting back home and you can also work on your personality as well.
At the same you can clear your doubts and queries by posting your problems on forums like stackoverflow and GitHub which have the massive community of programmers in the world.
Apart from that you can also get internship in top IT companies and also grow your network from there in the free time.
Another interesting thing about this career is that it is a global career which means that you can work in any country you want as long as you have the skills needed.
Constant learning is present
Another benefit of this career is that it is constantly evolving with new technology and innovations.
There are new programming languages that come into the market every year and changes and advancements that are taking place in the technology.
Because the landscape of computer science is constantly changing, it won’t be a boring process for you and you can constantly learn and
Grow even if you get a job which can be interesting for some people and this is why it can be an exciting career for some.
Affordable college fees
Another big advantage is that even the college fees of this degree is affordable.
The normal College fees of BCA degree College will range between 2 to 3 lakh rupees.
And the prices will fall even more if you get admission in government college.
And this is advantage because you can get the knowledge of computers much better compared to computer science engineering which has the college fees of 10-15 lakh rupees.
Work in MNCs
Next good thing is that you can get a chance to work in many multinational companies like Google Facebook Amazon Twitter Tata consultancy services and Infosys, etc.
Because of this you can get many other benefits apart from getting a good salary by this multinational companies like health insurance benefits, paid leaves and housing benefits etc.
Work in various sectors
Another big advantage of this is that you can get a chance to work in any industry you want whether it is finance, health & medical, automotive, automobile, manufacturing, retail, research and development aerospace, education or government, defence, banking, etc
Because every industry needs Computers and softwares to run properly.
Because of this you can get new exposure and gain new experiences and knowledge.
Start a tech startup
Another big advantage of this career is that you can start a technology related startup for example after you learn app development you can create any Gaming application and create a licence fee for that so that people can pay you money and use the app or
you can start any web development business after you learn web development and the same time you can also create any software as a service product after you learn software development and start selling it and make money.
You can have high chance of starting a startup and business because at the end of the day every business solves a problem in the life of people and you can use your problem solving skills and creativity and come up with a solution of any problem in the life of people using your softwares and tools with the help of your coding knowledge.
With that said let’s end the article.
Because of all these reasons I believe that BCA is a good career option for future after 12th if you are really interested in technology and coding related things.
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