Instructions

Welcome to the Interest Profiler!

The Interest Profiler is based on the O*NET Interest Profiler and can help you determine your interests and how they relate to various careers.

On each screen, click the Next button at the bottom to continue. You can use the Back button at the bottom to re-read the instructions or change your answers.

The Interest Profiler has 60 questions about work activities that some people do on their jobs.

Read each question carefully and decide how you would feel about doing each type of work:

Try NOT to think about:

  • If you have enough education or training to do the work; or
  • How much money you would make doing the work.

Just think about if you would like or dislike doing the work.

There are no right or wrong answers!

Please take your time answering the questions. There is no need to rush!

You are learning about your interests, so that you can explore work you might like and find rewarding!

Questions

Build kitchen cabinets
Lay brick or tile
Develop a new medicine
Study ways to reduce water pollution
Write books or plays
Play a musical instrument
Teach an individual an exercise routine
Help people with personal or emotional problems
Buy and sell stocks and bonds
Manage a retail store
Develop a spreadsheet using computer software
Proofread records or forms

Questions (more)

Repair household appliances
Raise fish in a fish hatchery
Conduct chemical experiments
Study the movement of planets
Compose or arrange music
Draw pictures
Give career guidance to people
Perform rehabilitation therapy
Operate a beauty salon or barber shop
Manage a department within a large company
Install software across computers on a large network
Operate a calculator

Questions (more)

Assemble electronic parts
Drive a truck to deliver packages to offices and homes
Examine blood samples using a microscope
Investigate the cause of a fire
Create special effects for movies
Paint sets for plays
Do volunteer work at a non-profit organization
Teach children how to play sports
Start your own business
Negotiate business contracts
Keep shipping and receiving records
Calculate the wages of employees

Questions (more)

Test the quality of parts before shipment
Repair and install locks
Develop a way to better predict the weather
Work in a biology lab
Write scripts for movies or television shows
Perform jazz or tap dance
Teach sign language to people with hearing disabilities
Help conduct a group therapy session
Represent a client in a lawsuit
Market a new line of clothing
Inventory supplies using a hand-held computer
Record rent payments

Questions (more)

Set up and operate machines to make products
Put out forest fires
Invent a replacement for sugar
Do laboratory tests to identify diseases
Sing in a band
Edit movies
Take care of children at a day-care center
Teach a high-school class
Sell merchandise at a department store
Manage a clothing store
Keep inventory records
Stamp, sort, and distribute mail for an organization

Results

Your Interest Profiler Results

Think of your interests as work you like to do.

Your interests can help you find careers you might like to explore. The more a career meets your interests, the more likely it will be satisfying and rewarding to you.

To learn more about an interest click on a link below for more details.


Job Zones

Job Zones

To focus your search, think about the following question:

How much education, training, and experience do I need to do the job?

Each O*NET career is in one of five Job Zones, which are groups of careers that need the same level of experience, education, and training.

Different careers need different amounts of preparation. The Interest Profiler will help you identify and explore careers that might be right for you.

When evaluating careers in a Job Zone you can think of the career one of two ways:

Current Job Zone — choose the Job Zone that matches the kind of experience, education, and training you have now.

OR

Future Job Zone — choose the Job Zone that matches the amount of experience, education, and training you plan to get in the future.

In both cases, your Job Zone will include careers that you might like to do.

You can click on any Job Zone below to learn more. When you're ready, click Next to continue.

Your Careers

Start Your Career Search

Below you will find a list of careers based on your choices and sorted by job zone. Click on a career to learn more and to find possible job openings in your area. By entering your email address you can save your results for future reference.



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