Your Skills & Interests

Connect your interests and skills to programs and careers.

The assessment is a quick series of questions that takes a few minutes.
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If you have enough education or training to do the work.

How much money you would make doing the work.


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60 total questions

You would like to...

Build kitchen cabinets.


You would like to...

Lay brick or tile.


You would like to...

Develop a new medicine.


You would like to...

Study ways to reduce water pollution.


You would like to...

Write books or plays.


You would like to...

Play a musical instrument.


You would like to...

Teach an individual an exercise routine.


You would like to...

Help people with personal or emotional problems.


You would like to...

Buy and sell stocks and bonds.


You would like to...

Manage a retail store.


You would like to...

Develop a spreadsheet using computer software.


You would like to...

Proofread records or forms.


You would like to...

Repair household appliances.


You would like to...

Raise fish in a fish hatchery.


You would like to...

Conduct chemical experiments.


You would like to...

Study the movement of planets.


You would like to...

Compose or arrange music.


You would like to...

Draw pictures.


You would like to...

Give career guidance to people.


You would like to...

Perform rehabilitation therapy.


You would like to...

Operate a beauty salon or barber shop.


You would like to...

Manage a department within a large company.


You would like to...

Install software across computers on a large network.


You would like to...

Operate a calculator.


You would like to...

Assemble electronic parts.


You would like to...

Drive a truck to deliver packages to offices and homes.


You would like to...

Examine blood samples using a microscope.


You would like to...

Investigate the cause of a fire.


You would like to...

Create special effects for movies.


You would like to...

Paint sets for plays.


You would like to...

Do volunteer work at a non-profit organization.


You would like to...

Teach children how to play sports.


You would like to...

Start your own business.


You would like to...

Negotiate business contracts.


You would like to...

Keep shipping and receiving records.


You would like to...

Calculate the wages of employees.


You would like to...

Test the quality of parts before shipment.


You would like to...

Repair and install locks.


You would like to...

Develop a way to better predict the weather.


You would like to...

Work in a biology lab.


You would like to...

Write scripts for movies or television shows.


You would like to...

Perform jazz or tap dance.


You would like to...

Teach sign language to people with hearing disabilities.


You would like to...

Help conduct a group therapy session.


You would like to...

Represent a client in a lawsuit.


You would like to...

Market a new line of clothing.


You would like to...

Inventory supplies using a hand-held computer.


You would like to...

Record rent payments.


You would like to...

Set up and operate machines to make products.


You would like to...

Put out forest fires.


You would like to...

Invent a replacement for sugar.


You would like to...

Do laboratory tests to identify diseases.


You would like to...

Sing in a band.


You would like to...

Edit movies.


You would like to...

Take care of children at a day-care center.


You would like to...

Teach a high-school class.


You would like to...

Sell merchandise at a department store.


You would like to...

Manage a clothing store.


You would like to...

Keep inventory records.


You would like to...

Stamp, sort, and distribute mail for an organization.


Your top three traits are...

Artistic

Artistic people are very creative, original, and individualistic. They like to be different and strive to stand out from the crowd. They like to express their personalities by creating new and different things with words; with music; with materials, through painting, carving, sculpturing, engraving, crafting, etc.; and with physical expression, as in acting and dancing.

Conventional

Conventional people are well-organized, persistent, and practical in their approach to life. They enjoy clerical and computational activities performed according to set procedures. They are dependable, efficient, and conscientious in accomplishing the tasks in which they engage. They enjoy the security of belonging to groups and organizations and make good team members.

Enterprising

Enterprising people are self-confident, outgoing, and optimistic. They like to organize, direct, and control the activities of groups. They are ambitious and like to be in positions of authority. They place a high value on status, power, money, and material possessions. They like to feel that they are in control of situations and are responsible for making things happen.

Investigative

Investigative people are naturally curious and inquisitive. They have a need to understand, explain, and predict the things that go on around them. They are scholarly and scientific in their attempts to understand things and tend to be pessimistic and critical when non-scientific, simplistic, or supernatural explanations are suggested by others.

Realistic

Realistic people are attracted to outdoor, mechanical and physical activities, hobbies, and occupations. They like to work with things, objects, and animals rather than with ideas, data, and people. They tend to have mechanical and athletic abilities and are usually strong and well-coordinated.

Social

Social people are friendly and outgoing. They are cooperative and enjoy working with and being around other people. They are understanding and insightful concerning the feelings and problems of others. They like to be helpful to others by serving in facilitative roles such as those of teachers, mediators, advisers, counselors, etc.

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