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Career Exploration: Your Free Career Test

If you want to study nursing or accounting in college, you’ll have a good idea of what major to declare. Of course, eventually, everyone must choose a major and a career, but what if your interests include art, engineering, and helping others?

That’s where our favorite career interest quiz can help. 

Your Free Career Test

Your Free Career Test is a short yet detailed online quiz that helps determine what major and career path best fit your interests. There are 60 brief questions that can be answered in 2-3 minutes. 

Don’t agonize over the answers; they’re all multiple choice, and just go with your initial instinct. Once completed, you’ll have access to a detailed report ranking your interest in 15 career categories.

Results will show your interest level and present a brief overview of possible careers and links to further information.

Career Categories

The 15 career categories provide a broad overview of your career interests. They also closely align with college majors, departs, degree tracks, and trade school options.

  • Art
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Culinary
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Legal
  • Multimedia
  • Public Service
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Trade

A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey of people born between 1957 and 1964 from ages 18 to 24 shows they changed jobs an average of 5.7 times. The rate of job changes decreased as the respondents aged. While the job changes may not reflect career changes, it’s safe to say that, on average, you’ll have multiple jobs, if not careers, over your lifetime.

People change, and so do their interests. That’s one of the reasons we like this tool so much:  you can take it any time you’re considering a change in education or career pathways.

Additional Career Exploration

Your Free Career Test offers several other free tools to explore specific career categories further. These can assist in further narrowing down areas of interest. Additional tests include:

  • Health Careers
  • Technology Careers
  • Art Careers
  • Business Careers
  • Trade Careers

Pro Tips

  • These tests don’t include personality insights or other experiences influencing education and career choices. So while the tests are outstanding, they’re not perfect.
  • You can, and probably will, experience changes in interests over time. However, recognize that your results may change from when you’re a senior in high school to when you’re a senior in college.
  • The tests are student-friendly and can be taken by even middle school students.
  • The site does not require registration or collection emails. Upon completion of the test, you’ll receive a unique code to access your results. If you lose the code, you’ll need to retake the test. 
  • We recommend combining Your Free Career Test, which is an interest-based assessment, with a quality aptitude test to uncover a student’s natural abilities. We routinely use the site YouScience for this purpose.

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