What Are The Career Options After Earning A Bachelor Of Computer Applications (BCA)?

Information technology (IT) related services that include exports have changed the face of the Indian economy over the years, specifically in the last decade. This tremendous growth rate was possible because of our qualified professionals. A bachelor's in computer application (BCA) is one amongst the popular options that builds a strong career in the IT industry. This three-year bachelor's degree is almost equal to the four-year BTech/BE in computer science and/or information technology.

A degree in BCA provides strong academic knowledge on many issues such as computer science, industrial computing, information systems and computer applications. With a degree in BCA, one can go for advanced studies in computer application besides taking up many positions in the field of information technology. A large number of students are set to enter the competitive world after graduating in BCA, so here are the best career options one can take up.

Career Options After A Degree In BCA

Jobs In MNCs

Attaining a job is the first preference to every graduate. One who holds a BCA certificate will find a plethora of opportunities in multinational companies (MNCs) such as Infosys, Accenture and Microsoft. The responsibilities of a software engineer in MNCs vary from one company to another.

Some of the positions in the IT industry are software engineer, software consultant, network engineer, database administrator, test engineer, system analyst, computer systems analysts, programmer and quality assurance engineer.

App Development

Android/iOS app development is a lucrative job for BCA graduates. With most of the companies and websites planning their own apps, the demand is more for professionals. One should be strong in programming languages such as Java, C, C++, XML, HTML5 and others. One can even start their own app development company.

Higher Studies

Apart from taking up professional jobs, one can start pursuing higher studies after BCA. One has to opt for the right specialisation at the postgraduate level to advance in their career. Here are some of the best available options after pursuing BCA. One can also consider the diploma courses related to computer applications.

  • Master's of science (IT)
  • Master's of computer applications (MCA)
  • Master's degree in information management (MIM)
  • Master's in computer management (MCM)
  • Information security management (ISM)
  • Master's of business administration (MBA)

Freelancing

After completing BCA, one can also consider freelancing. A fresher who feels that they have excellent command over the programming language and designing skills can think about freelancing. One will earn money based on the number of hours they've worked and projects they have.

BCA graduates will have knowledge of web development, app development, graphics designing and web designing. One can take up any of the above areas for freelancing which not only provides money but also experiences which are useful in career advancement.

Government Jobs

With a BCA certificate, one can try their luck in various positions in the government. One can go for generalised jobs such as probationary officers in banks, short service commission in the Indian Navy and Army, Staff Selection Commission, Union Public Service Commission and others.

Apart from the general jobs in the government sector, there are many positions in the public sector companies such as BHEL, Steel Authority of India and NTPC for which graduates from BCA can apply.

Also Read: Top 10 BCA Colleges in India

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