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Interest Profiler

The Interest Profiler (career interest assessment) 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. Your Interest Profiler scores will help you identify your strongest work-related interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of occupations 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 of workers in 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:

Simply think about whether you would "like" or "dislike" performing the work activity.

Points to remember:


(optional) Name: 
(Optional, to identify your printout if printed on a group printer.)

 

Directions:

If you think that you would like the work activity, select the Like button next to the item.

If you think that you would dislike the work activity, select the Dislike button next to the item.

If you are unsure whether you would like the work activity, select the Unsure button next to the item.

 

1. Build kitchen cabinets Like
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2. Guard money in an armored car Like
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3. Study space travel Like
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4. Make a map of the bottom of an ocean Like
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5. Conduct a symphony orchestra Like
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6. Write stories or articles for magazines Like
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7. Teach an individual an exercise routine Like
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8. Perform nursing duties in a hospital Like
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9. Buy and sell stocks and bonds Like
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10. Manage a retail store Like
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11. Develop a spreadsheet using computer software Like
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12. Proofread records or forms Like
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13. Operate a dairy farm Like
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14. Lay brick or tile Like
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15. Study the history of past civilizations Like
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16. Study animal behavior Like
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17. Direct a play Like
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18. Create dance routines for a show Like
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19. Give CPR to someone who has stopped breathing Like
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20. Help people with personal or emotional problems Like
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21. Sell telephone and other communication equipment Like
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22. Operate a beauty salon or barber shop Like
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23. Use a computer program to generate customer bills Like
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24. Schedule conferences for an organization Like
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25. Monitor a machine on an assembly line Like
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26. Repair household appliances Like
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27. Develop a new medicine Like
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28. Plan a research study Like
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29. Write books or plays Like
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30. Play a musical instrument Like
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31. Teach children how to read Like
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32. Work with mentally disabled children Like
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33. Sell merchandise over the telephone Like
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34. Run a stand that sells newspapers and magazines Like
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35. Keep accounts payable/receivable for an office Like
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36. Load computer software into a large computer network Like
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37. Drive a taxi cab Like
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38. Install flooring in houses Like
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39. Study ways to reduce water pollution Like
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40. Develop a new medical treatment or procedure Like
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41. Perform comedy routines in front of an audience Like
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42. Perform as an extra in movies, plays, or television shows Like
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43. Teach an elementary school class Like
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44. Give career guidance to people Like
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45. Give a presentation about a product you are selling Like
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46. Buy and sell land Like
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47. Transfer funds between banks using a computer Like
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48. Organize and schedule office meetings Like
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49. Raise fish in a fish hatchery Like
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50. Build a brick walkway Like
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51. Determine the infection rate of a new disease Like
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52. Study rocks and minerals Like
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53. Write reviews of books or plays Like
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54. Compose or arrange music Like
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55. Supervise the activities of children at a camp Like
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56. Help people with family-related problems Like
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57. Sell compact disks and tapes at a music store Like
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58. Run a toy store Like
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59. Use a word processor to edit and format documents Like
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60. Operate a calculator Like
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61. Assemble electronic parts Like
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62. Drive a truck to deliver packages to offices and homes Like
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63. Diagnose and treat sick animals Like
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64. Study the personalities of world leaders Like
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65. Act in a movie Like
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66. Dance in a Broadway show Like
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67. Perform rehabilitation therapy Like
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68. Do volunteer work at a non-profit organization Like
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69. Manage the operations of a hotel Like
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70. Sell houses Like
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71. Direct or transfer phone calls for a large organization Like
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72. Perform office filing tasks Like
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73. Paint houses Like
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74. Enforce fish and game laws Like
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75. Conduct chemical experiments Like
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76. Conduct biological research Like
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77. Draw pictures Like
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78. Sing professionally Like
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79. Help elderly people with their daily activities Like
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80. Teach children how to play sports Like
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81. Sell candy and popcorn at sports events Like
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82. Manage a supermarket Like
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83. Compute and record statistical and other numerical data Like
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84. Generate the monthly payroll checks for an office Like
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85. Operate a grinding machine in a factory Like
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86. Work on an offshore oil-drilling rig Like
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87. Study the population growth of a city Like
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88. Study whales and other types of marine life Like
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89. Perform stunts for a movie or television show Like
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90. Create special effects for movies Like
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91. Help disabled people improve their daily living skills Like
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92. Teach sign language to people with hearing disabilities Like
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93. Manage a department within a large company Like
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94. Sell a soft drink product line to stores and restaurants Like
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95. Take notes during a meeting Like
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96. Keep shipping and receiving records Like
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97. Perform lawn care services Like
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98. Assemble products in a factory Like
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99. Investigate crimes Like
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100. Study the movement of planets Like
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101. Conduct a musical choir Like
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102. Act in a play Like
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103. Help people who have problems with drugs or alcohol Like
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104. Help conduct a group therapy session Like
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105. Sell refreshments at a movie theater Like
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106. Sell hair-care products to stores and salons Like
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107. Calculate the wages of employees Like
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108. Assist senior-level accountants in performing bookkeeping tasks Like
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109. Catch fish as a member of a fishing crew Like
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110. Refinish furniture Like
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111. Examine blood samples using a microscope Like
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112. Investigate the cause of a fire Like
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113. Paint sets for plays Like
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114. Audition singers and musicians for a musical show Like
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115. Help families care for ill relatives Like
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116. Provide massage therapy to people Like
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117. Start your own business Like
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118. Negotiate business contracts Like
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119. Type labels for envelopes and packages Like
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120. Inventory supplies using a hand-held computer Like
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121. Fix a broken faucet Like
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122. Do cleaning or maintenance work Like
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123. Study the structure of the human body Like
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124. Develop psychological profiles of criminals Like
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125. Design sets for plays Like
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126. Announce a radio show Like
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127. Plan exercises for disabled patients Like
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128. Counsel people who have a life-threatening illness Like
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129. Represent a client in a lawsuit Like
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130. Negotiate contracts for professional athletes Like
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131. Develop an office filing system Like
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132. Keep records of financial transactions for an organization Like
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133. Maintain the grounds of a park Like
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134. Operate a machine on a production line Like
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135. Develop a way to better predict the weather Like
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136. Work in a biology lab Like
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137. Write scripts for movies or television shows Like
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138. Write a song Like
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139. Teach disabled people work and living skills Like
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140. Organize activities at a recreational facility Like
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141. Be responsible for the operation of a company Like
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142. Market a new line of clothing Like
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143. Record information from customers applying for charge accounts Like
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144. Photocopy letters and reports Like
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145. Spray trees to prevent the spread of harmful insects Like
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146. Test the quality of parts before shipment Like
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147. Invent a replacement for sugar Like
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148. Study genetics Like
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149. Perform jazz or tap dance Like
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150. Direct a movie Like
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151. Take care of children at a day-care center Like
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152. Organize field trips for disabled people Like
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153. Sell newspaper advertisements Like
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154. Sell merchandise at a department store Like
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155. Record rent payments Like
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156. Enter information into a database Like
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157. Operate a motorboat to carry passengers Like
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158. Repair and install locks Like
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159. Study the governments of different countries Like
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160. Do research on plants or animals Like
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161. Sing in a band Like
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162. Design artwork for magazines Like
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163. Assist doctors in treating patients Like
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164. Work with juveniles on probation Like
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165. Sell automobiles Like
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166. Manage a clothing store Like
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167. Keep inventory records Like
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168. Maintain employee records Like
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169. Set up and operate machines to make products Like
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170. Put out forest fires Like
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171. Do laboratory tests to identify diseases Like
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172. Study weather conditions Like
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173. Edit movies Like
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174. Pose for a photographer Like
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175. Provide physical therapy to people recovering from an injury Like
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176. Teach a high-school class Like
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177. Sell restaurant franchises to individuals Like
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178. Sell computer equipment in a store Like
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179. Stamp, sort, and distribute mail for an organization Like
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180. Handle customers' bank transactions Like
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