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What are the career options after completing a BCA? 

Online Manipal Editorial Team | August 17, 2022

Bachelor of  computer applications (BCA) is among the highly popular graduation programmes that students opt for after they finish school. However, most candidates who have completed BCA are unaware of the career opportunities they have. The rapidly evolving technology and its impact on businesses has increased the demand for technically sound professionals. By acquiring the right knowledge and technical skills during your BCA degree opens up a vast range of employment opportunities. 

In this article, we’ll discuss the diverse career opportunities that a BCA graduate has and the various sectors they can work in. Students can pursue a BCA degree in offline or online mode depending on their requirement and convenience.

The various job roles a BCA graduate can land

Digital Marketer

This is one of the popular career choices after finishing your BCA course. As many businesses have started to shift online, the importance of digital marketing has increased more than ever. Digital marketers are professionals who promote a company’s products and services to expand the customer base and generate more sales.

BCA graduates can easily enter this lucrative field and establish a thriving career. There are several job profiles available in the digital marketing field such as content manager, SEO analyst, digital marketing manager, social media expert, UI/UX designer, and more. Whether it’s a startup business or a well established firm, every company needs digital marketers to promote their products or services and increase their brand value.

The average salary of a digital marketing executive ranges from INR 2 LPA and INR 6 LPA depending on the experience Whereas the average salary of a digital marketing analyst ranges from INR 3.6 LPA and INR 9.4 LPA. A digital marketing manager salary is an average of INR 6.2 LPA, which goes up to 18 LPA with experience. (Source).

Web developer

A web developer’s job is to create visually appealing and easy to navigate websites and ensure that the website is performing well. The various types of web developers include front-end, back-end, full-stack developers. The following the responsibilities of a web developer:

  • Design websites, user interfaces, and navigation menus
  • Write and review code for sites, typically HTML, XML, or JavaScript
  • Collaborate with designers and stakeholders
  • Integrate multimedia content onto a site
  • Test web applications
  • Troubleshoot problems

A Web Developer’s salary in India ranges between ₹ 1.2 Lakhs to ₹ 7.6 Lakhs. (Source)

Read: how you can get a job in Infosys after a BCA

Cybersecurity professional

Online BCA courses from a reputed university can equip the candidates with the necessary cybersecurity knowledge. Thus, becoming a cybersecurity expert is another good career option after BCA.

From large-scale multinational organisations to government establishments, everyone requires the services of skilled cybersecurity professionals. The demand for such experts is on a constant rise. There are many hackers out there who are continually preying on the weak points of organisations. Also since an increasing number of companies are shifting their transactions and resources online, the need for cybersecurity professionals has also surged.

To enter this field, you must learn a few critical skills such as application security, data secrecy, network security, and cryptography. A Cyber Security Consultant’s salary in India ranges between ₹ 4.2 Lakhs to ₹ 24.1 Lakhs (Source)

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Blockchain developer 

After your BCA consider entering the blockchain industry. Although it is relatively new in comparison to other fields, it has generated a demand for skilled tech professionals.

A blockchain developer is responsible for developing and optimising decentralised applications (dApps) and smart contracts based on blockchain technology, and understanding the architecture and protocols of the blockchain system.

Digital transactions are becoming increasingly common and this necessitates the requirement of efficient infrastructure. This is where the blockchain industry comes in and many reputed companies like IBM, Accenture, and others are looking for blockchain managers and developers to join their team.

To become a blockchain professional, you need to understand the term and its various tools. You must grasp some skills required for the profession, such as java, core backend development, smart contracts, solidity, and more. A Blockchain Developer’s salary in India ranges from ₹ 2.3 Lakhs to ₹ 20.3 Lakhs. (Source)

Product manager

A career in Product Management is another great choice for BCA graduates. Product management is the study of the various stages of product development along with its advertisement. Product managers are professionals who help companies in identifying, developing, and delivering products based on the needs of the consumers. 

In the past few years, the business market has become extremely competitive and fast-moving. In order to stand out, businesses are looking to launch newer software products. Consequently, they are on the constant lookout for expert product managers who can help them create and deploy new products quickly.

This is a highly lucrative field so if you have a liking for software and management, pursuing a Product Management course can be your best bet. A Product Manager’s salary in India ranges between ₹ 6.0 Lakhs to ₹ 35.0 Lakhs. (Source)

Also read How to get a job at Google after BCA?

Higher education opportunities after BCA

If you’re looking to get into managerial roles or highly paid job positions after your BCA, you can pursue an MCA or MBA course as it helps in upskilling you and prepares you for the leadership roles in the IT and other related sectors. 

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

As far as higher studies after BCA is concerned, the most natural thing for candidates is to opt for MCA. It is a post-graduate level course in computer applications. The programme enables the students to delve deeper into the field and acquire knowledge of the various software technologies and development tools needed to succeed in the field.

After MCA, you can apply for various jobs related to software development in top-tier organisations. The most common job profiles include network engineer, system analyst, database administrator, software engineer, etc. 

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This is another popular course that can be pursued by a BCA graduate looking to increase their earning potential or land in managerial and other leadership roles. There are various specialisations in MBA including Finance, marketing, IT & Fintech, analytics and data science, etc., and one can choose any specialisation that they think boosts their career. 

Certifications you can take up

A Cisco Certified Network Professional or CCNP is an IT certification by Cisco systems. It is great for network engineers and administrators and network operations specialists. These certifications can add increased value to your resume and help you land lucrative jobs.

You can check out 10 reasons you should enrol for an online BCA degree course

Online Manipal is your first choice for top-grade online degree programmes

Online courses have gained tremendous popularity in recent years and many esteemed universities and learning platforms have started providing online degrees and certifications that help individuals to complete their studies from the safety and comfort of their homes. Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) provides online graduate and postgraduate degree programmes in various specialisations. The university is NAAC A+ accredited and all the courses offered are UGC entitled. 

Learn about  Online Manipal’s online degree courses

Online Manipal has state-of-the-art Learning management system (LMS) where learners can access a vast e-learning content, live and recorded classes, interact with expert faculty, attend webinars from renowned scholars and so on. Online Manipal’s degrees are widely accepted by many hiring companies and institutions providing higher education.

 

 

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