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