Firstly, you need to know accept that this is a very common situation, as this has been the most frequently asked question by any student. So, now that we are on the same page let us tell you the basics first - A strong academic background is always preferred because that helps you advance further in any stream. It’s just like another feather in your hat! So although, you might not end up becoming a scientist if you take science, you may still be able to fend for yourself, when the alternate career works.
Not really convinced? Did you know that some of Bollywood’s leading actors were very well qualified before flourishing in Bollywood? For instance, Shah Rukh Khan had graduated from Hansraj College, Delhi University and followed it up with a Masters Degree in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia University. Parineeti Chopra has a triple honours in Business, Finance and Economics from Manchester Business School in United Kingdom.
Choosing a career outside traditional academics requires lot of creativity, strategy, and dedication. No matter how settled we are, there is always an insecurity of a downfal. Moreover, to specialize, in alternate career, you need a lot of practice. Moreover, in any creative and sports field, there is a high risk element involved as well. Along with the knowledge and confidence you gain from a professional qualification, it can help you build a successful plan B in life!
There is nothing better than doing a job that you love! As Steve jobs perfectly says, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.”