Matching Career Options with Personality and Interests

Many high school students (and older people too) are interested in learning about careers that fit with their personality type, interests, strengths & weaknesses and likes & dislikes.

here are a number of self-assessment tools to help you.   Some of these resources also provide a list of suggested college majors and careers that are compatible with both your strengths, general interests and personality type.

  • MyRoad, a service of the College Board, is available at no charge to all students who have taken the PSAT. MyRoad offers a personality assessment and lists suggested careers and majors compatible with your personality and strengths. (no fee)

  • College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You, by Steven Antonoff, contains self-assessment tools that are popular with college counselors.

  • The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a service of the U.S. Government, is available without charge or obligation regardless of your interest in joining the armed services. The program is designed for high school students to measure aptitude, skills and interests and provide guidance on exploring potentially suitable careers. (no fee)

  • The most popular personality inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® (MBTI) is available through professional administrators. Check with your guidance counselor for more information.

  • PersonalityType offers a short version personality profiler and potential career options. (no fee)

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