Interest Profiler

Before reading on, let's take a minute and talk about why we talk about education when we talk about your future.  It's because education really does pay!  Take a look at the pic on the right (Click on it to make it larger).  It shows how, on average, each time you increase your educational level you are increasing your earning potential!  It also shows unemployment by educational level, and you guessed it, the more education you have the more likely you are to find a job!

Few people at your age know for sure what they want to be when they grow up; there is still so many things to learn about the world and yourself!  However, it is a good time to start considering some of your options.  Below is a link to a simple interest inventory that can show you what your personality type is right now.  Jobs can be categorized into these same types and people who choose jobs that match their personality types tend to enjoy those jobs more than if they do not.  

This does not mean that you are limited to one group of jobs, in fact, your personality type is likely to change between now and next year even.  But, it is the perfect time to look into some of these jobs that you have not considered before.  Perhaps the perfect job is out there just waiting for you to discover it!  Mr. Armstrong and Mrs. Powell will complete an Interest Inventory with all of the 7th graders during the year.  You can take the Interest Profiler Inventory yourself by clicking below.  

 CLICK HERE to go to the Utahfutures website and the Profiler.

When you arrive at the Utahfutures website, click on "Browse", then "Assessments", then "Interest Profiler".

The Interest Profiler will ask you whether you like or dislike several different activities.  After you are done, it will give you some information on your personality types.  When you click on those personality types it will go to many jobs that match the personality type.  Browse the list and find some jobs you are interested in right now.

Now here's the fun part.  Go to this website:

Where it says "Search Careers with key words" type in one of the jobs you are interested in.  Time to reseach:

  • What Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities you will need to do this job?  
  • What personality(s) match(es) this job?  Are those the same as yours?
  • What kind of Education do you need?
  • What is the Job Outlook?  
  • How much money can you expect to make?

Now research 2-3 more jobs you are interested in.  Tell a parent, teacher, or counselor what you learned as you did this activity.