Career Options in Pakistan

β€œAt different periods the tide of opportunity sets in different directions, according to the needs of the whole and the particular stage of social evolution which has been reached. There is abundance of opportunity for the person who will go with the tide, instead of trying to swim against it.”
(Wallace D. Wattles)

Deciding a career is a lifetime decision that has deep impact on whole life. selection of correct career, offers lifelong economical and social stability. Therefore, it is very important to select the career in the field of your interest. A developing country, Pakistan, offers numerous career options in different fields. And from these innumerous career avenues you have to select a career best suited for you and go ahead. One can find excellent career opportunities in different fields including air force, medical field, advertising, engineering, foreign languages, biotechnology, travel and tourism, hotel industry, Army and Merchant Navy, call centers, public relations, journalism and mass communications, civil services, insurance, banking, dairy technology, medical transcription, KPOs, teaching, veterinary science, law, agriculture science and accounting etc. One can get bachelors and master's degree in the respective courses also such as Masters in Business Management. There are many universities in Pakistan and across the globe providing career options in different fields.

Selecting Right Course and Right Institution for Study

The education that you have chosen plays a major role in the decision of the occupation that you finally choose. There are some people who think that they have made the wrong decision to join a particular college only after they join and it becomes difficult to reverse the decision. If you are interested in medical and health related work, then you should try to join a medical school and not an engineering college. This is one of the primary things that you have to do.

Universities in Pakistan

Federal Area

University Name City Sector
National Defence University Islamabad Public
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad Islamabad Public
Riphah International University Islamabad Private
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Public
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Islamabad Public
Pakistan Institute of Engineering Applied Sciences Islamabad Public
National University of Modern Languages Islamabad Public
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Islamabad Private
International Islamic University, Islamabad Public
Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad Public
Foundation University Islamabad Private
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology Islamabad Public
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad Public
Bahria University Islamabad Public
Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad Public
Air University Islamabad Public


University Name City Sector
National School of Public Policy Lahore Public
Virtual university of Pakistan Lahore Public
University of Wah Wah Private
University of Management & Technology Lahore Private
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore Public
University Of Engineering & Technology, Taxila Rawalpindi Public
University of South Asia Lahore Private
University of Sargodha Sargodha Public
University of the Punjab Lahore Public
University of Lahore Lahore Private
University of Health Sciences Lahore Public
University of Gujrat Gujrat Public
University of Faisalabad Faisalabad Private
University of Engineering & Technology Lahore Public
University of Education Lahore Public
University of Central Punjab Lahore Private
PMAS University of Arid Agriculture, Murree Road (Presentation) (Information) Rawalpindi Public
University of Agriculture Faisalabad Public
The Superior College Lahore Private
National Textile University, Faisalabad (Federal Chartered) Faisalabad Public
National College of Arts Lahore Public
Minhaj University Lahore Private
Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore Private
Lahore School of Economics Lahore Private
Lahore College for Women University Lahore Public
Kinnaird College for Women Lahore Public
King Edward Medical University Lahore Public
Islamia University Bahawalpur Public
Institute of Management Sciences Lahore Private
Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore Private
Hajvery University Lahore Private
Government College University Lahore Lahore Public
Government College University Faisalabad Faisalabad Public
GIFT University Gujranwala Private
Forman Christian College Lahore Private
Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi Public
National College of Buisness Administration& Economics (NCBA&E) Lahore Private
Beaconhouse National University Lahore Private
Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Public
HITEC University Taxila Private


University Name City Sector
Ziauddin University Karachi Private
University of Sindh Jamshoro Public
University of Karachi Karachi Public
University of East Hyderabad Private
Textile Institute of Pakistan Karachi Private
Sukkur Institute of Business Administration Sukkur Public
Sir Syed University of Engg. & Technology Karachi Private
Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam Public
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST) Karachi Private
Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Public
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology Nawabshah Public
Preston University Karachi Private
Preston Institute of Management Sciences and Technology Karachi Private
Pakistan Naval Academy Karachi Public
Newports Institute of Communications and Economics Karachi Private
NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi Public
Nazeer Hussain University Karachi Private
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi Private
Mehran University of Eng. & Technology Jamshoro Public
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro Public
KASB (Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari) Institute of Technology Karachi Private
Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology Karachi Private
Jinnah University for Women Karachi Private
Isra University Hyderabad Private
Iqra University Karachi Private
Institute of Business Management Karachi Private
Institute of Business Administration Karachi Public
Institute of Business & Technology BIZTEK Karachi Private
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi Private
Indus Institute of Higher Education Karachi Private
Hamdard University Karachi Private
Greenwich University Karachi Private
Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi Public
DHA Suffa University Karachi Private
Dawood College of Engineering & Technology Karachi Public
Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education Karachi Private
Baqai Medical University Karachi Private
Aga Khan University Karachi Private
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana Public


Univeristy Name City Sector
Islamia College University, Peshawar Peshawar Public
Khyber Medical University Peshawar Public
University of Science & Technology Bannu Bannu Public
University of Peshawar Peshawar Public
University of Malakand,Chakdara Malakand Public
Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology Peshawar Private
Qurtaba University of Science & Information Technology D.I.Khan Private
Preston University Kohat Private
Pakistan Military Academy Abbottabad Public
NWFP University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar Public
NWFP Agriculture University Peshawar Public
Northern University Nowshera Private
Kohat University of Science & Technology Kohat Public
Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences) Peshawar Public
Hazara University, Dodhial Mansahra Public
Gomal University D.I.Khan Public
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology Topi Private
Gandhara University Peshawar Private
City University of Science & Information Technology Peshawar Private
CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences Peshawar Private
Frontier Women University Peshawar Public
Abasyn University Peshawar Private
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Public
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sharingal Public


Azad Jammu & Kashmir


University Name City Sector
Karakurum International University   Public