Interest Inventories are helpful in the sense that they match student interests to careers. Interest inventories can range from several questions to hundreds and can give a variety of potential career options. With the Naviance program, our students have access to a career interest profiler. This profiler can be found by logging into the Naviance Family Connection, going to the Careers tab and clicking the Career Interest Profiler link. To access this, please go to Naviance.
The information from the profiler can be used to help students plan for the future. By answering the 180 questions about themselves, they get matched to career clusters and then potential careers that are found in those clusters.
This is an example of the results that you could get after completing the profiler:
my career interest profiler
Here are your results:
Your strongest interests are in green. You can think about your interests as work activities you like to do. Your interests can help you find occupations you might like to explore. The more an occupation meets your interests, the more likely it is to be satisfying and rewarding to you.
Are you ready to explore the occupations that match your interests? Just click the button below.
Realistic: Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative: Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Artistic: Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Social: Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Enterprising: Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional: Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.