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Interest Profiler - Short Version

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:


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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.

 

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1. Build kitchen cabinets
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2. Lay brick or tile
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3. Develop a new medicine
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4. Study ways to reduce water pollution
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5. Write books or plays
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6. Play a musical instrument
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7. Teach an individual an exercise routine
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8. Help people with personal or emotional problems
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9. Buy and sell stocks and bonds
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10. Manage a retail store
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11. Develop a spreadsheet using computer software
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12. Proofread records or forms
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13. Repair household appliances
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14. Raise fish in a fish hatchery
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15. Conduct chemical experiments
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16. Study the movement of planets
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17. Compose or arrange music
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18. Draw pictures
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19. Give career guidance to people
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20. Perform rehabilitation therapy
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21. Operate a beauty salon or barber shop
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22. Manage a department within a large company
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23. Load computer software into a large computer network
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24. Operate a calculator
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25. Assemble electronic parts
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26. Drive a truck to deliver packages to offices and homes
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27. Examine blood samples using a microscope
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28. Investigate the cause of a fire
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29. Create special effects for movies
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30. Paint sets for plays
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31. Do volunteer work at a non-profit organization
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32. Teach children how to play sports
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33. Start your own business
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34. Negotiate business contracts
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35. Keep shipping and receiving records
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36. Calculate the wages of employees
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37. Test the quality of parts before shipment
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38. Repair and install locks
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39. Develop a way to better predict the weather
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40. Work in a biology lab
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41. Write scripts for movies or television shows
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42. Perform jazz or tap dance
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43. Teach sign language to people with hearing disabilities
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44. Help conduct a group therapy session
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45. Represent a client in a lawsuit
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46. Market a new line of clothing
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47. Inventory supplies using a hand-held computer
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48. Record rent payments
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49. Set up and operate machines to make products
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50. Put out forest fires
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51. Invent a replacement for sugar
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52. Do laboratory tests to identify diseases
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53. Sing in a band
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54. Edit movies
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55. Take care of children at a day-care center
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56. Teach a high-school class
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57. Sell merchandise at a department store
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58. Manage a clothing store
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59. Keep inventory records
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60. Stamp, sort, and distribute mail for an organization




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