The Interest Profiler helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It does this by asking you to answer questions that represent important interest areas, including Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Your Interest Profiler scores will help you identify your strongest work-related interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.
You should use your Interest Profiler
results to explore the world of work and identify occupations
that can satisfy your particular interests. You will be
able to look at the interests satisfied by occupations
and compare them to your own interests. Talk to your career
development coordinator/facilitator/counselor for more
help on how to use your Interest Profiler results.
The Interest Profiler questions describe
work activities that some people do at their jobs. Read each
question carefully and decide whether or not you would like to
do the activity.
Try not to think about:
- whether you have enough education
or training to perform the activity, or
- how much money you would make performing
Simply think about whether you would "Like " or "Dislike" performing
the work activity.
Points to remember:
- This is not a test! There
are no right or wrong answers to the questions. The goal
is for you to learn more about your personal work-related
- An 8th grade reading level (minimum) is recommended for persons using this interest profiler.
- There is no time limit for completing
the questions. Take your time.
This assessment typically takes 10-15 minutes to complete.