In order to find a career that will be fulfilling, you have to know who you really are. You need to know what you’re good at doing that you also enjoy doing. You’ve probably spent a great deal of time thinking about what career would be right for you. Most people spend the time from childhood on through college thinking about themselves hypothetically in a variety of careers. But do you know what you want to do now? Many people spend the majority of life trying to find that answer.
Perhaps you graduated college already with a degree and you still don’t know what you want to do. You may go into a career that goes along with whatever degree you’ve received. But eventually you may discover that making good, steady money is not all that fulfilling. You need to love what you do. That is why aptitude testing is so important for many people. The sooner you get tested, the sooner you’ll be able to pinpoint what careers would be the most fulfilling for you.
To see just how helpful an aptitude test can be in helping you find your way, the following is an example of aptitude test results obtained by one person taking an aptitude test.
Example Aptitude Test Results
Research and Literary
Your test shows that your interests point strongly to a combination of research and literary topics. This provides for some interesting specialized career opportunities, such as those careers mixing arts and sciences. Very few people have this specific combination of interests so you should find your niche quickly. In most cases, such careers will revolve around science education. Your research and literary combination means you’ll be well fit for a career creating educational materials. With practice, you may develop the skills to be an oral presenter, opening additional opportunities as an educational lecturer.
Strong in Research
You are clearly pulled in by the acquisition of information. You are likely to enjoy putting much of your time into acquiring more information. You should be prepared to do advanced studies, as most careers making use of research skills require advanced degrees.
It is quite possible that your main interests in school have always been either one or many of the sciences, as each involves a lot of research. You like finding, collating, and problem solving. You use everything you find to construct answers to both specific questions and the big picture. You may also enjoy conducting experiments.
Common research related careers include actuary, astronomer, biologist, botanist, chemist, dietician, medical researcher, physicist, software engineer.
Strong in Literary
You are clearly pulled in by words. You see written communications as an art form. You may enjoy reading, writing, or both. While you may have a variety of interests, your leisure time will often be spent with text.
Many of those most successful in literary careers begin with a different career focus. It is only after years of experience doing other things that they are experienced enough to write with a mature breadth of thought without losing attention to details. You can move into a literary career at any age, but since you enjoy it, you might as well give it a try as either a first or second career.
Common literary related careers include actor, editor, educator, journalist, librarian, linguist, literary critic, novelist.
If you wish to combine your top two aptitudes into a single career, consider studies in anthropology, archeology, information management, science writing, or technical writing. Because all of these require advanced, specific education, you should be prepared to attain a postgraduate degree in an area related to whichever study most interests you, if you haven’t already done so. You can begin your career in a broader area as you study and advance into one of these specific areas.