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Best Career Options after MCA - Scope, Job Options, Courses after MCA

Kumari Neha
Kumari Neha Updated On: October 28, 2021

MCA is one of the popular courses in IT stream. The demand for MCA course and IT professionals has been increasing, and MCA graduates can expect better career prospects. Check the list of best career options available for MCA graduates. 

Best Career Options after MCA

Best Career Options after MCA - Master of Computer Application (MCA) is a job-oriented course that helps students pursue a career in IT (Information Technology) or equivalent field. The course offers a career path for those with a knowledge base and specific ‘know-how’. After the successful competition of the MCA course, a student can choose to work in an area of his/ her interest. Usually, a student with an MCA degree chooses to work in a software or IT company. Those who have a desire to go in the research field opt for a PhD or fellowship programme. Apart from this, there are some specialised certificate courses that a student can choose for additional career options or knowledge enhancement.

With an increase in digital payments, online shopping, demand for online classes etc, MCA graduates can expect decent career prospects with lucrative salary packages. Compared to the existing number of jobs in the IT field, more recruitments or hirings may take place in the coming years. Therefore, MCA can be one of the best career options for the aspirants who are looking for jobs in the IT sector.

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Job Options after MCA

Government Jobs after MCA

Certificate Course After MCA


Jobs Roles to Choose After MCA

MCA degree programme gives candidates an opportunity to work as a professional with different job roles. Each role required different skills and responsibilities. The candidate can choose the job role based on the area of their expertise and interest. Many MCA colleges in India provide job opportunities to final year MCA students through on-campus placement drive. The candidate can also apply for jobs in their desired company through walk-in or direct interview. Some of the job roles, recruiters and the average salary of an MCA passed out candidates is listed below:

Job Role

Top Recruiters

Average Salary (Per Month)

Software Developer

TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra, IBM, HCL, Accenture etc.

Rs 45,000 per month

Hardware Engineer

Hi-Tech Solutions, Ericson, Robotics and Scalability Technology, IBM

Rs 30,000 per month

Software Consultant

TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra, IBM, HCL, Accenture etc.

Rs 45,000 per month

IT Support

IBM, TCS, Wipro, HCL, Tech Mahindra etc

Rs 30,000 per month

Web Designer

Wipro, Infotech, SnapDeal etc

Rs 30,000 per month

Assistant Professor

MCA colleges/ Institutes

Rs 30,000 per month

Also Read: NIT MCA Admission 2020

List of Government Jobs After MCA

Apart from private jobs, there are various government jobs available for MCA passed out candidates. Those who wish to apply for government jobs after MCA must check for government job openings. The list of government jobs after MCA is given below:


Job Role

Salary (Per Month)

Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL)


Rs.35,000 – 45,000/-

NIC, Government of India


Rs 35,000

Government of Haryana

Senior System Analyst

Rs 35,000

Public Sector Banks

IT Officer

Rs 35,000

List of Certificate Course after MCA

After MCA, a candidate can opt for a specialised certificate course that has huge demand in the industry. Some of the popular certificate courses to opt after MCA are listed below:

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification course offered by Cisco Systems. The course helps candidates get well versed with topics like LAN/WAN, WLAN, TCP/IP model, Switches and routers, Network utilities (ping, tracert, arp), IP addressing and subnetting etc.

To become CCNA certified, a candidate must take and pass the CCNA exam. Pearson VUE is responsible to conduct CCNA exam at its designated centres.

Data Scientist

Data science is a promising career path for professionals. It is all about the analysis of data and information, its processing and usage of programming skills to handle bulk amount data. It involves the use of advanced analytical tools, statistics and complex algorithms to extract insights of structural and unstructured data.

There are various institutes that offer a certified or full-time course on Data scientist like Amity University Manesar,GD Goenka Gurgaon, IITB Bhubaneswar, Maharishi University Of Information Technology ( MUIT) Noida etc.

Apart from this, an Online certificate course on Data Science is also available.


DevOps is a process to automate and integrate the processes between software development and IT teams for faster and reliable development and deployment of software products.

DevOps has a great scope because of increased automation needed in the IT industry. The DevOps approach has features to release quality and efficient products with efficiency. Candidates interested in a career as a DevOps can opt for a certified course in DevOps. Most of these courses are available online.

Also Read: MCA or MBA- The better Course after BCA

Cloud Computing

The cloud computing industry has grown fast in recent years. Today cloud computing services are an integral part of the infrastructure of IT companies. Companies of all sizes rely on a cloud computing platform to host their data and application

Thus, the demands of professionals with cloud computing knowledge will increase in the coming years.

A candidate can opt for higher education or certificate course in Cloud CompDr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Instituteuting if they wish to pursue a career in the same field. JECRC University ( JECRC)- Jaipur, , Jagannath University- Jaipur, PES University- Bangalore, LPU,SRM University are some of the institutes that offer Cloud Computing courses.

Machine Learning

Machine Learning finds its applications in Artificial Intelligence. It is the science and technology of feeding data and information in computers and helping them interact with the real-world scenario.

In the coming years, Machine Learning will play an important role in the software application. Thus, the scope of professionals in Machine Learning is high.

IIT Madras offers a certificate course in Machine Learning. Apart from this, there are other platforms from where the candidate can opt for an online certificate course in Machine Learning.

If you are looking for admission assistance in top private MCA colleges, you can fill the Common Application Form.

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