The aim of career choice assessments is to guide individuals in their choice of career by offering them greater insight into their own strengths and personal preferences. It is applicable to anyone needing to make a decision about their career and Educational Psychologists work both with adolescents nearing the end of their school career as well as older individuals who have already set out on a career path and are considering a change in this path.
A career choice assessment usually consists of the following:
- Aptitude Test. This will help to pinpoint your strengths and will also indicate areas of weakness. It could also help those considering tertiary studies determine which field of study will best suit them best.
- Personality Test. This will help establish which career fits well with your personality.
- Interest Questionnaire. The interest questionnaire is used to determine which career you are most interested in and is most likely to offer you a high degree of satisfaction.
- Values Assessment. This helps to establish which values are most important to you.
The results of all the above tests are then integrated and recommendations made with regards to career choice.
Contact one of our Educational Psychologists listed on this website to find out more about a career choice assessment.