13 Best Career Tests, Assessments, and Quizzes for 2023
By | The Muse Editors | www.themuse.com
If you’ve seen a TV series set in a high school, you’ve likely seen an episode where the characters take a career aptitude test, get their results, and then hilarity and/or drama ensue.
Whether you’re just beginning to figure out your future profession or you’re looking to make a career change, the idea that you can just answer a few questions and have a test spit out the perfect answer to “What should I be when I grow up?” is enticing.
Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. But you also don’t have to just drift along in a sea of choices: There are plenty of resources out there to help you narrow down your options and find a job where you’ll thrive.
We’ve researched the best career assessments and job personality tests to help you identify which occupational fields and career paths might help you live your best professional life.
Let’s get this out of the way: No test can guarantee it’ll tell you your “dream job” or your forever career.
These quizzes will ask you about your values, interests, skills, and goals and give you some ideas for careers or types of careers to explore further—in other words, they’re a “jumping off point,” says Muse career coach Lynn Berger, who’s used these tests for over 20 years to help clients gain focus and direction in their careers.