Career Test

Are you looking for a first career? What about changing jobs or careers? Our online career test can help you figure out what to do with your life, whether you’re a student in school or an older adult looking for some kind of chat.

Instructions: This is a career screening test, that will offer you some general suggestions after it is scored about what career path might make the most sense to pursue. Choose the circle on the scale below from “Definitely Agree”, “Slightly Agree”, “Slightly Disagree”, to “Definitely Disagree” that most closely matches your feelings about the statement. Please take the time to fill out the below form as accurately, honestly, and completely as possible. All of your responses are confidential and you will be provided with instant results.




I am a year old / /
1. I like to give speeches or talk to others.

2. I like to figure out more about how humans or animals work & behave.

3. I like trying to help people solve their problems.

4. I enjoy trying to figure out how things work.

5. I am an ambitious person, I like to set goals for myself.

6. I like to organize things, such as my room, schoolwork, my office, files, etc.

7. I like to build or repair things.

8. I enjoy reading about art & music.

9. I like to have clear instructions to follow.

10. I enjoy science.

11. I like to take care of animals.

12. I enjoy teaching or training others.

13. I like to do experiments, or try to do something in a different way.

14. I am good at working on my own, independently.

15. I wouldn’t mind working 8 hours per day in an office.

16. I like selling services or things.

17. I enjoy creative writing.

18. I am very interested in healing people.

19. I look forward to taking on new responsibilities.

20. I like to test things to make sure they’re working as designed & properly.

21. I like to teach or supervise children.

22. I like putting things together or assembling things.

23. I like to manage other people or an entire department.

24. I like to play instruments or sing.

25. I like to do filing or working on a computer.

26. I like to analyze things, such as problems, situations, etc.

27. I like acting or directing plays or movies.

28. I enjoy learning about other cultures.

29. I would like to start my own business or run my own company.

30. I enjoy cooking.

31. I like statistics, accounting, or working with numbers.

32. I am a practical and pragamatic person.

33. I’m good at math.

34. I like to get into discussions about serious societal issues or politics.

35. I am good at keeping track of and records of my work.

36. I like to lead.

37. I enjoy working outdoors with my hands.

38. I am a creative person.

39. I like working with data, Powerpoint, or charts.

40. I like helping people.

41. I like to draw or paint.

42. I like to do puzzles, crosswords, or Sudoku.

43. I like to work on or repair cars or other mechanical things.

44. I like to play a musical instrument.

45. I would like to work in an office.

46. I enjoy working in teams or in a group of other people.

47. I like to try to influence or persuade people.

48. I am very detail-oriented.




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Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). Career Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 29, 2020, from


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Last updated: 29 Jul 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 29 Jul 2020
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