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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".

  • Are you interested in careers specifically for people who have a high school education or less?
  •   Yes, I want to see the best paying careers for people with a high school diploma or less.
      No, I am interested in good careers for all education levels, including college and beyond.


    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
    Prioritize your choice above:
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    3. What about workplace flexibility and predictability?
    Flexible but unpredictable jobs preferred
    Predictable but inflexible jobs preferred
    No preference
    Prioritize your choice above:
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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
    Prioritize your choice above:
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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
    Prioritize your choice above:
    Low Priority High Priority

    7. What work environment do you like?
    Mostly indoors
    Mixed indoors and outdoor
    Mostly Outdoors
    Prioritize your choice above:
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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
    Prioritize your choice above:
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    9. What sort of work clothes would you prefer?
    Formal (suit and tie, etc.)
    Uniform
    Casual
    Prioritize your choice above:
    Low Priority High Priority

    10. Where would you prefer to work?
    Urban areas
    Rural areas
    No preference
    Prioritize your choice above:
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    11. Check ALL the education levels that you've completed or will complete.
    Trade school
    College
    Post college
    Prioritize your choice above:
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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
    Prioritize your choice above:
    Low Priority High Priority

    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
    Prioritize your choice above:
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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
    Prioritize your choice above:
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    15. Some jobs have the possibility of being outsourced, either abroad or to a remote location domestically.
    Avoid jobs that have the potential of being outsourced.
    No preference
    Prioritize your choice above:
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