PayScale’s Best Jobs for You Tool provides a fun and intriguing launching point for career exploration.
Based on answers to six questions, this career assessment tool shows up to 10 job titles that match with select personality characteristics and work priorities.
It also conveys statistical data about each job including national median pay, degree-level breakdown, gender breakdown, generational breakdown, and more that could prove useful in your career research.
Here is a partial example of one result for one user:
The methodology of this tool is based on data collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale’s employee survey. Individual results from the Best Jobs for You tool are calculated by a proprietary PayScale formula based on a user’s chosen preferences.
My caution to users: While there is an important nod to select values in the questions, this tool does not provide integrated results on a wide continuum of values, motivated skills, interests, and personality.
View this tool as a starting point for career exploration, preferably with the guidance of a trained professional career counselor or career coach.