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Career Assessments

Career assessments are tools that are designed to help individuals understand how a variety of personal attributes (i.e., data values, preferences, motivations, aptitudes and skills), impact their potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments. When you are not sure of what type of job you want or what you want to do next with your career, an aptitude test can help you narrow down your job choices and choose a career path that is compatible with your interests, skills, values, and personality.

Many career assessments tools exist for individuals to match their personalities to career options. The Office of Career Services & Pre-Professional Programs encourage students to identify their passions and pursue careers according to increases the odds of fulfillment and ultimate success. Below are 3 assessments which might help you explore and clarify career options. Once you complete any of the assessments, you may contact our office at careerservices@alcorn.edu to schedule an appointment to discuss your results.

My Next Move


Career Zone Index

O’Net One Center “Interest Profiler

In addition, the Office of Career Services & Pre-Professional Programs recommend visiting the Occupation Outlook Handbook website. This website gives you the tools to view in detail more information about a career you are considering pursuing.

Occupation Outlook Handbook

Furthermore, the Office of Career Services & Pre-Professional Programs recommend visiting the following self inventory websites to learn more about how your skills and assessments can be used to your advantage when pursuing your desired career.

VARK Questionnaire

Holland Code (RIASEC) Test

Human Metrics

Lastly, Compare the expected salary by geographical location using the wage calculator below.

CNN Wage Calculator