Choosing a career can be overwhelming. With so many possibilities, it can be hard to decide where to start. How do you know which job may be right for you?
Start by taking this quick quiz to help identify your passions and understand your strengths. You may be surprised by your results!
Which statement best describes how you like to approach a project?
- A. I like to collaborate when each person has a different skill to bring to the table.
- B. I like to be the one who makes sure everything is organized and running smoothly.
- C. I think bouncing ideas off other people makes for more creative, better results.
- D. I work well on my own and use my skills to help others.
- E. I prefer to work by myself and like to analyze things before coming up with a solution.
- F. I enjoy working with my hands and figuring things out through trial and error.
Pick the word you feel best describes you:
- A. Compassionate
- B. Ambitious
- C. Adventurous
- D. Good listener
- E. Logical
- F. Active
What type of work environment would you like most?
- A. I like to be on my feet and interacting with lots of different people.
- B. I prefer busy and organized office environments.
- C. I don’t care about traditional hours as long as I stay busy and can be creative.
- D. I like working with people one-on-one and don’t mind being on my feet.
- E. I like working at a computer in a place where I’m allowed to think through my tasks.
- F. I don’t mind working outside and like when each day is different.
Pick the word that best describes the type of job you would enjoy:
- A. Caring
- B. Administrative
- C. Fast-paced
- D. Helpful
- E. Analytical
- F. Hands-on
What aspect of your life and the lives of others do you think the most about?
- A. Health and wellness.
- B. Organization, planning and preparedness.
- C. Creativity and entertainment.
- D. Looking and feeling your best.
- E. Problems and how to solve them.
- F. Keeping your mind and body active.
If you chose mostly A: Health and Medical
Interested in a career where your skills could make a difference in someone’s life? From direct patient care to keeping medical offices running smoothly, there are many different career options within the health and medical industry. Look into careers such as medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medical office specialist or pharmacy technician.
Learn more about Virginia College’s Health and Medical programs.
If you chose mostly B: Business
If you’re interested in areas such as finance, marketing, management, communications or similar fields, business and administrative office jobs might be a good place for you to start your career. Business administration programs may prepare you for entry-level jobs from office manager and administrative assistant to project assistant and office support specialist.
Learn more about Virginia College’s Business programs.