This is a sample report for the Career Surveyor assessment.

Introduction

Welcome to your Career Surveyor report! There's a lot of information here, so take your time and read through it at your own pace.

You'll find your report is split up into different sections, each of which addresses a different key factor in your career search. You'll learn about your interests, your personality, and the jobs and work environments that suit you best. You'll get personalized advice and suggestions for making the most of your strengths in the workplace.

You can read your report straight through, or you can skip to the sections that interest you most. Remember, your results are saved to your personal account. You can come back and refer to them anytime you need to.

So, let's get started!

Section I: Your Interest Scores

This section shows your top career interest area. There are 6 total interest areas, each with its own set of typical work tasks, roles, and values. We have determined your top interest area based on the job tasks you say you most enjoy doing.

Your Career Type

Your career type is the area of strongest interest for you. Choosing a career that matches your career type is a strong factor in your long-term job satisfaction, so it's important to understand your career type and how it relates to your potential career paths.

You're a Creator

Your primary interest area is Creating, which means you are primarily interested in imagination, self-expression, and artistic experience. Creators enjoy drama, fine arts, music, and creative writing. They like to work with visual elements such as forms, colors, and patterns.

Key Values for Creators

  • Individuality
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Freedom
  • Flexibility

Top Career Fields for Creators

  • Fine Arts
  • Design
  • Perfoming Arts
  • Language and Interpretation
  • Writing and Communications

Creators like an unstructured work environment where they can be free to express their individuality. They usually like to avoid work settings with a lot of strict rules or standard procedures that must be followed.

Creators like their work best when they can think outside the box and put their own personal spin on what they do. As a Creator, your primary career goal will be to find a job where you can use your imagination and solve creative problems in a unique and original way.

Now that you know your top interest area, you will also want to look at your scores for the 5 other interest areas. Some of these interest areas may also rank highly for you, and will give you more career options to consider. Other interest areas will be less appealing to you. It is important to know about these as well, so you can avoid careers in areas that are not a match.

More Interest Areas to Explore

These are additional interest areas that ranked highly for you. In addition to your primary interest area, you may find careers from these areas that suit you.

Persuading

Persuading careers are those that involve leading, influencing, or managing others. Persuaders are often attracted to careers in business, management, sales, retail, and entrepreneurship.

Your interest level for the Persuading career area is high. Because this is a key area of interest for you, you will probably want to seek a career that incorporates some aspect of Persuading.

Thinking

Thinking careers are those that involve research, analysis, and solving abstract or theoretical problems. Thinkers are often attracted to careers in the sciences, computers and technology, mathematics, and medicine.

Your interest level for the Thinking career area is moderate. You may enjoy some Thinking careers, especially if they also include some of your higher interest areas.

Career Areas to Avoid

These are the interest areas that ranked the lowest for you. You will probably want to avoid careers in these areas, as you will likely find them unsatisfying.

Building

Building careers are those that involve mechanics and construction, working with machines, or using physical skills. Builders are often attracted to careers in the military or law enforcement, construction, mechanics, and athletics.

Your interest level for the Building career area is low. Since you have little interest in this area, you will want to avoid careers that have a strong Building aspect.

Helping

Helping careers are those that involve assisting, teaching, or taking care of other people. Helpers are often attracted to careers in education, counseling, health care, social service, and human resources.

Your interest level for the Helping career area is low. Since you have little interest in this area, you will want to avoid careers that have a strong Helping aspect.

Organizing

Organizing careers are those that involve managing data, files, and processes. Organizers are often attracted to careers in accounting, computers and information systems, administration, and office management.

Your interest level for the Organizing career area is low. Since you have little interest in this area, you will want to avoid careers that have a strong Organizing aspect.

Section II: Careers to Explore

In this section, we'll show you the top careers that match your interest profile.

First, we'll show you all the careers that you might consider, organized by primary interest area. Then, we'll show you the careers that are projected to grow most quickly in the future, and those with the highest average yearly earnings.

Thinking Careers for You

Title
Historian

Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources.

Natural Sciences Manager

Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They plan and direct research and development projects and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.

Physician or Surgeon

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.

Urban or Regional Planner

Urban and regional planners develop plans and programs for the use of land. Their plans help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Creating Careers for You

Title
Actor

Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media. They also work at theme parks or other live events. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

Announcer

Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these topics or other important events. Some act as masters of ceremonies (emcees) or disc jockeys (DJs) at weddings, parties, or clubs.

Architect

Architects plan and design houses, office buildings, and other structures.

Art Director

Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.

Editor

Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

Graphic Designer

Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Interior Designer

Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.

Multimedia Artist or Animator

Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media.

Musician or Singer

Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.

Reporter, Correspondent, or Broadcast News Analyst

Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio.

Writer or Author

Writers and authors develop original written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, and online publications.

Persuading Careers for You

Title
Advertising and Promotions Manager

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in a product or service. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

Lawyer

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

Producer or Director

Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

Public Relations Manager

Public relations managers plan and direct the creation of material that will maintain or enhance the public image of their employer or client. Fundraising managers coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization.

Sales Manager

Sales managers direct sales teams of organizations. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for the sales representatives of the organization.

Top Executive

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

 

Fastest Growing Careers for You

  1. Physician or Surgeon | Projected Growth: 22%
  2. Interior Designer | Projected Growth: 19%
  3. Urban or Regional Planner | Projected Growth: 19%
  4. Architect | Projected Growth: 16%
  5. Writer or Author | Projected Growth: 15%
  6. Sales Manager | Projected Growth: 15%
  7. Multimedia Artist or Animator | Projected Growth: 14%
  8. Graphic Designer | Projected Growth: 13%
  9. Actor | Projected Growth: 13%
  10. Lawyer | Projected Growth: 13%
 

Highest Earning Careers for You

  1. Physician or Surgeon | Average Yearly Earnings: $186044
  2. Natural Sciences Manager | Average Yearly Earnings: $116020
  3. Lawyer | Average Yearly Earnings: $110590
  4. Sales Manager | Average Yearly Earnings: $97260
  5. Top Executive | Average Yearly Earnings: $91570
  6. Public Relations Manager | Average Yearly Earnings: $89430
  7. Advertising and Promotions Manager | Average Yearly Earnings: $80222
  8. Art Director | Average Yearly Earnings: $76980
  9. Architect | Average Yearly Earnings: $70320
  10. Producer or Director | Average Yearly Earnings: $64430

Section III: Your Personality At Work

Now, we'll look at your personality, and how it affects your success and satisfaction on the job. In this section, you'll discover your strengths and challenges, and receive personalized advice on choosing a work environment that makes the most of your natural talents.

Your Personality Strengths

  • You are imaginative and forward-thinking, and talented at envisioning the future. You do not mind venturing into unknown territory and are enthusiastic about change and innovation. You are excellent at thinking abstractly, coming up with new ideas, and using your creativity to solve complex problems.

  • You have a high degree of stress tolerance, emotional stability, and resilience. You do not easily become anxious, depressed, or upset in stressful situations. More so than most people, you can handle a job with a high level of stress, as you will be able to overcome pressures that others might find overwhelming.

  • You are good at negotiating a balance between meeting your own needs and serving the needs of other people. You cooperate with others and look for compromise when you can, but you are careful not to sacrifice your own chances for success and advancement. You are able to get along with other people and function well on a team, while still making sure you are looking out for your own interests.

Your Potential Challenges

  • You like to be able to get along and cooperate with others most of the time. Although you can handle some conflict, a highly antagonistic work environment is likely to be difficult for you.

  • You have an average amount of self-discipline and drive. You are probably productive enough for most careers, but an extremely demanding job may not suit you.

  • You need a balance of time spent with others, and time spent on your own. Jobs that require too much of one or the other may drain your energy.

  • You generally need a good deal of creativity and variety in your work to stay engaged. You may become bored and frustrated with work that is routine or repetitive.

Making the Most of Your Personality

Knowing more about your personality, your tendencies and characteristics, can help you choose a job that makes the most of who you are. No matter what your personality makeup, there is a job and a workplace that will suit you. The key to find it is to be aware of who you are, and what that means for the job search. The following advice will help you to understand how to choose the right job for you.

  • Interacting With Others

    You tend to negotiate between taking care of your own interests and taking care of other people. You find satisfaction in your own individual achievement, but you do not like to leave others behind in the process. You tend to seek a balance of cooperation and competition. You are not a shark, but you are not a martyr either.

    Your approach to working with others is a good fit for a variety of jobs. It is likely that you will want a career that is consistent with your personal values, and makes you feel you are making a positive contribution to the world. However, you will want a career that allows you to advance your own interests and status as well. You will do best to seek a balance between personal rewards (money, power, prestige) and the rewards of helping and serving others.

    Because you take a moderate approach to dealing with others, you will want to avoid jobs that require you to be either extremely competitive and calculating, or extremely selfless. Work environments with a high level of competition and conflict among colleagues will probably not suit you. On the other hand, work environments that are solely focused on altruistic goals, with no opportunity to pursue personal achievement, will likely not fully satisfy you either. Look for an environment that matches your own balanced approach.

  • Managing Tasks

    You tend to like to balance work and play in your life. Although you can work hard when it matters most, you also like to have plenty of time for relaxation and leisure. Your balanced approach to work is often an asset: you have the drive necessary to succeed in most careers, but you are unlikely to overwork yourself.

    Your level of drive and self-discipline is about average when compared with other people. In most settings, your work ethic will be considered perfectly adequate. However, if you are in an environment of highly motivated and ambitious people, you may find yourself at a disadvantage. Keep this in mind if you are considering a very competitive or demanding career (such as physician or attorney). You will tend to naturally shy away from a very heavy workload, which may cause you difficulty in fields where this is the norm. You do not need to rule out a demanding career, but be aware that you might be required to change some of your habits.

    If you are considering a competitive career path, you may want to put some structured effort into improving your organization and time management skills. Because you are already pretty good at managing tasks, any effort you put in to becoming more organized and productive will give you an edge over the typical worker and thus make you more likely to achieve career success.

    You can also make the most of your approach to work by finding a job that you are passionate about. If you are able to discover your "dream job," you will naturally be more engaged and motivated to do any hard work that's required.

  • Engaging With the World

    You enjoy a balance between social activity and time spent alone. You can work equally well in a team setting and independently, but you will most productive when you can have a little of both. Very social jobs, or very isolated jobs, will probably not suit you. You will do best to seek a job that requires a moderate level of interaction with others.

    To take advantage of your balanced, versatile approach to engaging with others, choose a job that requires some tasks to be done in a group or on a team, and some tasks to be done on your own. You will find that being around others is energizing to you, but only up to a point. Then, you will want to be able to transition to quieter work done on your own. Many jobs require this sort of balance of tasks, so finding one that suits your personality in this area should not be difficult. However, be sure to avoid jobs that require lots of time spent at either extreme.

    You may also find that some types of social interaction are more satisfying to you than others. For instance, perhaps working on a team of colleagues is more energizing than working with customers or clients. Pay attention to the types of social activity that are most motivating to you, so you can better choose a job that suits your style of interaction.

  • Using Your Mind

    You tend to be an abstract, creative thinker. You deal easily with theoretical concepts and prefer a certain amount of complexity in your work. Often, you will find yourself drawn to roles that allow you to see the "big picture." You dislike mundane, repetitive work, and tend to want a good amount of variety in what you do.

    For the best fit, your career should allow you to use your mind to be creative and innovative. You will tend to be most satisfied when you feel you are coming up with new ideas and inventive solutions. You may prefer to work in cutting-edge environments that allow you to be exposed to the newest, most original ideas. You enjoy a sense of experimentation and change, and you may be drawn to unconventional organizations or roles.

    Variety is key to your satisfaction. Although it is unlikely you will find a career that allows you to completely avoid tedious tasks, you should aim to minimize repetitive work as much as possible. If you are just starting out in your career, you may need to put up with mundane work for a while, as long as you are working at the entry level. However, you will want to choose a career path that allows you to be more creative and imaginative in the long run.

  • Responding to Stress

    You are highly resilient and resistant to the effects of stress. In comparison with other people, you are able to put up with quite a bit of stress before you become upset, anxious, or depressed. You may be able to tolerate more risk and danger in your career than the average person because you are not prone to worry and fear.

    Although there's no need for you to purposely seek out a stressful career, you may find you have an advantage over others in a high-stakes environment. You may even find some level of risk invigorating and enjoy the thrill of handling tricky situations. When you do experience setbacks, you'll get over them more quickly than the average person.

    Keep in mind that nobody is completely immune to the effects of stress. Although you are more resilient than most, you may still become overwhelmed in certain situations. Some types of stress may affect you more than others. Choosing a career that is a good fit for the other aspects of your personality will help to ensure that you stay happy and well-adjusted.

Section IV: Moving Forward

Now that you've discovered your interests and personality, and had a look at some career options, your next step will be to do some more research into the careers that may be right for you.

While you're reading about different career options, keep in mind the principles you've learned about your personality and the types of jobs that suit you. When looking at opportunities, keep in mind these do's and don'ts:

    • Look for a work environment that rewards both cooperation and competition. You will want to have the opportunity to work in concert with others, as well as take the initiative to advance your own goals.
    • Avoid workplaces that prioritize cooperating and getting along with others at the expense of producing quality work.
    • Avoid workplaces where employees seem to view each other only as competition, and rarely help or support each other.
    • Look for a role that allows you to balance your time between working with others and working on your own. You'll do best when your workday allows you time to interact with others, as well as time to work independently.
    • Avoid roles that require you to spend all of your time interacting with other people, especially in large groups.
    • Avoid roles that require you to spend most of your time working in isolation.
    • Look for a job that allows you to think creatively, be imaginative, and come up with innovative ideas. You will be happiest when you can invent original solutions to address complex problems.
    • Avoid jobs that require a significant amount of mundane or repetitive work, and those that do not make good use of your creativity and intellectual ability.

Congratulations!

Congratulations! You've just taken an important step towards finding your ideal career. In completing the Career Surveyor, you've discovered:

  • Your top career interest areas and the fields that suit you best
  • The top careers that match your interest profile
  • Your unique personality traits and how they determine your job satisfaction
  • The key points to remember in choosing a job that suits your strengths

Finding the right career takes time and effort, but by taking the time to know yourself, your interests and personality, you're already a step ahead. We wish you the best of luck in your search!