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People with career and technical educations and community college associate's degrees are more likely to be employed than their counterparts with bachelor's degrees. Some 30 million jobs in the United States that pay an average of $55,000 per year don't require four-year academic degrees.

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Are you on the education path that will lead you to the career that best suits your talents, interests and needs? Are you in the right job now? Answer these questions for a job recommendations and information that may surprise you and help you in your career suitability search. The 200 jobs that will appear on your results page were those jobs analyzed by CNN/Money magazine for their article, "Best Jobs In America".


The first selector question is below.


1. Which of these salary ranges you would accept?
According to PayScale.com, the median income for people aged 18-25 is $34000, for people aged 25-44 it is $48000, for people aged 44-65 it is $54080, for people over 65 it is $50171.
$25,000 to $40,000
$40,000 to $55,000
$55,000 to $70,000
$70,000 to $85,000
$85,000 to $100,000
$100,000 to $115,000
$115,000 to $130,000
$130,000 and up

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2. Can you handle workplace stress?
Some stress is normal. It is often what provides us with the energy and motivation to meet goals such as deadlines, sales or production targets, or finding new clients.
Stressful jobs are OK
Avoid stressful jobs
No preference
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3. What about workplace flexibility and predictability?
Flexible but unpredictable jobs preferred
Predictable but inflexible jobs preferred
No preference
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4. How important is creativity in a job?
Creative jobs preferred
No preference
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5. Would you accept a job considered by most to be difficult?
Relatively easy jobs preferred
No preference
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6. What would your teachers say you were you best at in school?
Spelling
Verbal Reasoning-your ability to reason logically
Numerical Ability
Mechanical Reasoning-your ability to understand machines
Spatial Relations-the ability to visualise three dimensions
Abstract Reasoning-recognition of patterns and similarities between shapes and figures
Language Usage
Not sure
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7. What work environment do you like?
Mostly indoors
Mixed indoors and outdoor
Mostly Outdoors
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8. Do you like to travel or would you prefer to work in one location?
Frequent travel
Usually minimal or no travel
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9. What sort of work clothes would you prefer?
Formal (suit and tie, etc.)
Uniform
Casual
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10. Where would you prefer to work?
Urban areas
Rural areas
No preference
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11. Check ALL the education levels that you've completed or will complete.
Trade school
College
Post college
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12. In which of these do you have a strong aptitude?
Mechanics
Scientific/Technical
Medical
Outdoor activities
Aesthetics
Practical issues
Music
Social service
Persuasion
Mathematics
Clerical skills
Literature
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13. Is high potential of job growth in your career important to you?
In contemplating your response to this question, remember that selecting high job growth potential reduces your job possibilities. If you don't intend to stay in one profession for long, this may not be an important factor.
Yes, it's important
No, it's not important
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14. Which of the following groups of words best describe your personality?
Entrepreneurial, go-getter, aggressive
Gregarious, affable, extroverted, outgoing
Commonsensical, down-to-earth, practical, pragmatic
Detail-oriented, careful, precise
Cerebral, inquisitive, systematic
Expressive, intuitive, imaginative
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15. Some jobs have the possibility of being outsourced, either abroad or to a remote location domestically. Some jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots.
Avoid jobs that have the potential of being outsourced.
Avoid jobs that have the potential of being automated.
Prioritize your choice above:
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Now that you have answered all the questions, continue to the Recommend A Career! button below.

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