Don’t Know What to Study? 4 Career Quizzes That Can Help!

By Kai Dao Modified on December 12, 2017

Have questions regarding what career path you should take and the program you need to take to get there? Try taking some career quizzes!

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Choosing where to continue your education after graduating high school is a tough decision (College or university? Local or abroad? Certificate or bachelor?) This is especially true when you have no idea what you want to study.

By the time you are in Grade 11 and Grade 12 you have to ask yourself, what do I want to do for the rest of my life? How am I supposed to get there? Do I want to go to school to eventually get a job as a lawyer? A journalist? A teacher? A doctor? Customer service? The options are endless and, unfortunately, there is no easy solution.

The internet is a great resource as a starting place to being your search and you aren’t ready to talk to ask specific questions yet. There are online career quizzes out there that can help to point you in the right direction and give you ideas of what you may want to study. Career quizzes will ask you a variety of questions to gauge your personality, skills and other attributes that relate to various career paths.

Career quizzes are a great place to get started. If you’ve already begun your search, they can help to confirm the right path for you. Here are some career quizzes you can try!

  1. 1. ThoughtCo College Major Quiz
    ThoughtCo describes different scenarios and you have to choose your preference. This quiz offers the most variety in terms of questions, however, the ‘types’ are very broad and do not offer much insight.
  2. 2. Open Colleges Career Quiz: Personality Test
    Open Colleges uses the agree-disagree-strongly disagree-strongly agree quiz type. This quiz matches you to your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and lists your strengths and weaknesses based on this type. It is very informative and accurate.
  3. 3. Goshen College Quiz: What Should I Major In?
    This quiz asks 26 yes-or-no questions that are primarily geared towards different career focuses. While the questions themselves are limited (as yes-or-no questions typically are) it is interesting to note that the quiz tracks your progress in a graph that you can look at whilst answering questions.
  4. 4. SchoolFinder Career Quiz
    This quiz is available only to those who have created a free account with SchoolFinder but there are many features that make it worth it. The SchoolFinder quiz uses a yes-no-maybe-definitely frame which allows for a wider range of options. The questions range from broad to specific and deliver results as percentages of what you are most likely to succeed in.

Once you’ve figured out, or at least have a better understanding, what career you want to go into, you can begin to look at programs.

College, university, and high school counselors and/or advisors are your friends and are there to help you with any issue and/or concerns you may have regarding careers, programs and schools. Feel free to discuss with them the results of your career quizzes to better understand the results and what this can mean for your future!