Match Your Interests to Careers

Below is the O*NET Interest Profiler which can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

Here's how it works:
The O*NET Interest Profiler has 60 questions about work activities that some people do on their jobs. Read each question carefully and decide how you would feel about doing each type of work: Strongly Dislike, Dislike, Unsure, Like, Strongly Like.

As you answer the questions:
Try NOT to think about: If you have enough education or training to do the work; or How much money you would make doing the work. Just think about if you would like or dislike doing the work.

This is not a test:
There are no right or wrong answers! Please take your time answering the questions. There is no need to rush! You are learning about your interests, so that you can explore work you might like and find rewarding! Please answer each question, in order, before continuing. You can change your answers at any time.

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Build kitchen cabinets
Lay brick or tile
Develop a new medicine
Study ways to reduce water pollution
Write books or plays
Play a musical instrument
Teach an individual an exercise routine
Help people with personal or emotional problems
Buy and sell stocks and bonds
Manage a retail store
Develop a spreadsheet using computer software
Proofread records or forms
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Repair household appliances
Raise fish in a fish hatchery
Conduct chemical experiments
Study the movement of planets
Compose or arrange music
Draw pictures
Give career guidance to people
Perform rehabilitation therapy
Operate a beauty salon or barber shop
Manage a department within a large company
Load computer software into a large computer network
Operate a calculator
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Assemble electronic parts
Drive a truck to deliver packages to offices and homes
Examine blood samples using a microscope
Investigate the cause of a fire
Create special effects for movies
Paint sets for plays
Do volunteer work at a non-profit organization
Teach children how to play sports
Start your own business
Negotiate business contracts
Keep shipping and receiving records
Calculate the wages of employees
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Test the quality of parts before shipment
Repair and install locks
Develop a way to better predict the weather
Work in a biology lab
Write scripts for movies or television shows
Perform jazz or tap dance
Teach sign language to people with hearing disabilities
Help conduct a group therapy session
Represent a client in a lawsuit
Market a new line of clothing
Inventory supplies using a hand-held computer
Record rent payments
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Set up and operate machines to make products
Put out forest fires
Invent a replacement for sugar
Do laboratory tests to identify diseases
Sing in a band
Edit movies
Take care of children at a day-care center
Teach a high-school class
Sell merchandise at a department store
Manage a clothing store
Keep inventory records
Stamp, sort, and distribute mail for an organization
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