Career Interests Self-Assessment

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Holland's Theory of Career Choice and You

This game is designed to help you match your interests and skills with similar careers.

Imagine walking into a room in which the six groups of people are already gathered and talking among themselves. Read the description below of these six groups of people.

Then ask yourself: who you would be drawn to 1) first, 2) then second, and 3) then last.

In that order, click on your choices below and read about the characteristics of each group. See how your personality will fit in with the specific work environments and careers that attracted you.


People who have athletic or mechanical ability, prefer to work with objects, machines, tools, plants or animals, or to be outdoors.

Investigative People

People who like to observe,learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate or solve problems.


People who have artistic, innovating or intuitional abilities and like to work in unstructured situations using their imagination and creativity.


People who like to work with people to enlighten, inform, help, train, or cure them, or are skilled with words.


People who like to work with people, influencing, persuading, performing, leading or managing for organizational goals or economic gain.


People who like to work with data, have clerical or numerical ability, carry out tasks in detail or follow through on others' instructions.

(Career Interests Game developed by the University of Missouri Career Center).