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Top Career Options after completing BA

Top Career Options after completing BA

Congratulations on your graduation! Your years of studying hard and sitting down for nerve-wracking exams had finally come to an end. You have reached your next milestone.

The field of Bachelor of Arts(BA) sees more students than other Bachelor programmes every year. With lakhs of students graduating each year from this stream, the already competitive job market becomes even more challenging each year. It is no wonder that the unemployment rate in India is always so high.

Now, you may be wondering which career path to follow with your BA certificate. Well, this blog shares some of the best career paths you could opt for after completing Bachelor of Arts.

Let’s begin.

Content Writer:

If you are an imaginative and creative person who enjoys reading and writing, why not become a content writer? As a content writer, you’d have to use your artistry to build compelling content for a company’s website and social media accounts. As more and more businesses are moving online, the demand for content writers is quite high these days.

In India, the average base salary of a content writer is ₹285000.

Skills Required:

  • Communication Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Creativity
  • Time Management
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Editing Skills
  • Originality
  • Adaptability
  • Technical Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Ability to stay updated with the latest trends.

Social Media Executive:

Now this is a profession for social-media enthusiasts. If you spend most of your time online on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest, why not make money out of it? As a social media executive, you will be responsible for handling a company’s social media accounts and activities such as organizing social media campaigns and promotions among many others. You’d also be responsible for the company’s Online Reputation Management (ORM) by going through feedback, inbox messages and comments while responding to them appropriately.

In India, the average base salary of a Social Media Executive is ₹310000.

Skills Required:

  • Communication Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Time Management
  • Creativity
  • Advanced social strategy abilities
  • Proficiency in using social media management tools
  • Research Skills
  • Ability to keep abreast with the latest online trends
  • Planning Skills
  • Budgeting Skills
  • Understanding of Digital Marketing
  • Data Analytical Skills.


They say that becoming a teacher and educating the young minds is one of the most rewarding career paths to follow. If you’d like to help shape the future generation by giving them the best education, you can get Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) degree and become a teacher.

In India, the average base salary of a high school teacher is ₹305000.

Skills Required:

  • Communication Skills
  • Patience and empathy
  • People Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Conference
  • Dedication
  • Organisational Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Speaking Skills.

Government Jobs:

Be it permanent or contract jobs, government jobs come with handsome pay and benefits, stability and security. If you want to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, take a year or two dedicated solely to studying for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams. You could also join offline or online courses to upskill yourself.

In India, the average salary of government employees differs based on the positions.

To clear an UPSC exam, the skills required includes:

  • Communication Skills
  • General Knowledge
  • Knowledge of current affairs worldwide
  • Computer Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Basic Numeracy.

Higher Education:

If you are still not sure as to which career path you want to follow or if you want to go for higher positions, you could pursue a Master of Arts (MA) degree. The higher your qualifications, the higher are the chances of getting a high role with better pay.

We will leave you here with our best wishes.

Good luck!

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Last modified: April 29, 2021