Learning for the sake of learning will not ensure you a successful and happy career. Choosing a specific path will not only determine what kind of postsecondary education options you have, it will also determine the industry you will work in, the kinds of jobs you can apply for and the overall direction of your professional life. This quiz can help you explore the different career cluster and career pathways available to you to help prepare you for college and your career.

Career planning quiz

Answer “yes” or “no” to the following questions:

  • 1.
    Do you enjoy laboratory work in chemistry or biology?
  • 2.
    Do you get good grades in math?
  • 3.
    Do you like following a blue print to build things?
  • 4.
    Have you ever done volunteer work to help others?
  • 5.
    Do you like working with computers?
  • 6.
    Do you like to keep your things in order and organized?
  • 7.
    Do you prefer to gather all the facts before making a decision?
  • 8.
    Have you ever cared for a sick pet?
  • 9.
    When you tackle a problem, do you stick with it until you find the answer?
  • 10.
    Are you good at solving problems?
  • 11.
    Do you enjoy video games?
  • 12.
    Do you read scientific or technical magazines?
  • 13.
    Do you find it easy working with technology?
  • 14.
    Do you enjoy games like chess that involve strategy?
  • 15.
    Do you enjoy working on crossword puzzles?
  • 16.
    Are you interested in insects, snakes, frogs, or other animals?
  • 17.
    Are you good at building things from scratch?
  • 18.
    Are you good at math?
  • 19.
    Do you like solving puzzles and brainteasers?
  • 20.
    Do you like to tinker with electrical equipment?
  • 21.
    Do you like to tinker with cars or small appliances?
  • 22.
    Do you like working with people?
  • 23.
    Do you like visiting museums?
  • 24.
    Do you like to play chess?
  • 25.
    Do you work well in a team?
  • 26.
    Do you pay attention to details?
  • 27.
    When you are working, do you pay close attention to detail?
  • 28.
    Do you like team sports?
  • 29.
    Are you interested in science?
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