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.
There 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.
- Big Future Majors & Careers from the College Board is available at no charge to explore careers and majors. (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 of personality profiler and potential career options. (no fee)
- Humanmetrics offers a longer, more in-depth personality profiler and provides a description of your personality type along with a list of potentially suitable occupations and educational options. (no fee)
- Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type