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FAQ: Your Free Career Test

Question: Is this resource test useful for students as well as adults?

Answer: The free career tests in this resource are useful for students and adults for career exploration. School districts, colleges, and workforce centers use this with their students and clients for career research. The content is written at an 8th-grade level when possible and is most easily understood by students that are at least 13 years of age and older. Some schools do use this as a resource with students that are younger than 13 to get them interested in STEM careers. However, younger students that are not in high school yet should be supervised when taking any of the tests so any questions can be explained if necessary. Also, some careers are more technical than others and younger students may find the terminology a bit more difficult to understand, especially in the job description.

Question: How much time does it take to complete the free career tests?

Answer: They are designed to take no more than five minutes to eliminate test fatigue. Some free career tests can be completed in as little as two or three minutes. Our flagship free career test is our most popular and may take the full 5 minutes for an adult or student to complete. All career tests can be taken on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. However, it may take users on a smartphone or small tablet a minute longer to complete.

Question: Can you share more about the results page?

Answer: Immediate access to your results is provided directly after completing the questions. The results page has interest scores associated with each category the user was evaluated against. A person may receive identical interest scores in multiple categories. It’s useful to consider each career category with a high-interest score and consider careers that blend of two career categories. For example, if a high-interest score is given in the healthcare and technology career categories, consider jobs that blend the two, such as healthcare data scientists, biotechnology, or genetics.

Question: How easily can the free career test results be shared with others?

Answer: It’s easy to share any of the free career tests on this resource with others. There are a few ways a person can share and save their results. First, each report contains a unique link to access the results anytime. It’s important to write this short, unique code down for future reference. It’s easy enough to text to yourself, write on a piece of paper or email. This unique code can be shared with friends, family, or teachers. Any time in the future a person can visit this website and submit the code to see the results.

All career test pages and this home page have an input text field to add the code. The results are also print-friendly. Some students are asked to take the test and turn in results as homework. Students with printer access can use their browsers File > Print functionality to print their career test reports. The report can also be saved as a PDF by using the browsers File > Print > Save as PDF option. Finally, a unique URL is also provided on each of the results pages. If a person would like to share their career test results with others over Social Media, they can copy and paste their unique link into the platform of their choice.

Question: What if a student loses their career test results?

Answer: We have received this question a few times. Though this resource is useful for adults and students, we strive to make it as student-friendly as possible. This is why personal identifiable information is not collected to take a free career test or access the results. There is no registration or email required. Because of this, if a user misplaced their unique code or the unique link to their test, it is impossible for YourFreeCareerTest to retrieve it. The person must take the career test again. The good news is all career tests take 5 minutes or less to complete.

Question: What are some of the benefits of this resource?

Answer: These career test results are free, student-friendly, and do not require any personal information or payment to take the test. There is also no fee to ‘unlock’ a more robust test result page. Everything is free to use on this site with zero cost. Accessing the career test results at a later time via a unique link is also free and this capability does not require personally identifiable information to be shared either.

This free resource does earn revenue through college leads if a person wants to find a college and request information from that college. Finding a college is completely optional and not a requirement to gain access to the career tests or the free test results. These funds support YourFreeCareerTest to improve existing functionality, develop useful features, add content, and pay for hosting costs.

Question: How long are the results relevant?

Answer: Career interests change over time. As students and adults are exposed to new people, places, and careers, the may experience a shift in interests. If any test on YourFreeCareerTest over a year ago, it’s a good idea to retake it.

Question: What should a person do after they take a free career test?

If someone took our flagship career test, they may find it useful to take one of the other free career tests that can narrow down their career interests even further. For example, there is a health career test, technology career test, art career test, business career test, and trade career test.

Career research is a logical first step to take after completing a career test. Our Careers page is useful as once a user selects a broad career category, they can filter the careers by education level to help narrow down their career research. Here’s a rule of thumb though. The higher the education a career requires to gain an entry-level position, the more the job often pays. 

Question: Do you have translations for the free career tests?

Answer: YourFreeCareerTest stopped providing translations as major web browsers shifted to include translation services in hundreds of languages. Chrome is one such browser and can be used on a laptop, desktop computer, or downloaded as an app on a tablet or smartphone. To ensure accessibility of content, videos located in the career results have the videos correlating text under the video so the browser can translate the information. This is also important for those using screen readers as their test result content will also be read to them. Learn more about how Google Chrome translates webpages.

Free Career Test Video Transcript

Your future is waiting for you. What will you choose to become? How do you want to live your life? What career is right for you? This free career test is for students and adults to help you discover your career interests because there are thousands of careers to choose from and each is just as unique as you! Give us just a minute to explain how the free career tests on this site work so you can take full advantage of the free career exploration resources this site has to offer.

First, there is zero cost to access your full, free career test results. Your career interest results are immediate, and you’ll receive a unique link to access your results in the future. When you access your free career test results, be sure to email your unique link to yourself, your teacher or parent, or copy it somewhere. Just don’t lose it. We’re a student-friendly resource, so we don’t collect your email address or require you to register to see your results now or in the future. Because we don’t collect or save your personal information, we will not know which test results belong to you. If you lose the unique link to your career test results, we will not be able to retrieve it for you in the future. If this happens, you’ll have to retake the free career test again. But don’t worry, they’re all really quick to take.

Each career test takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. If the career test were longer, you’re likely to rush through the last group of questions leading to less than accurate results. You certainly don’t want that. Once you’re finished answering the questions, you’ll receive an interest level indicator on your test results associated with a career category. This interest level indicator is important because you can have the same interest level score in multiple career categories. For example, you could score a high-interest in the art category and technology category! By providing you with an interest level, you’ll be sure to consider each career category carefully and not place more importance on one career category over the other. You can also use your career interest level to discover careers that two or three career categories have in common. 

Let’s take art and technology as an example. If your career test results indicate you have a high interest in art and technology, you can consider careers that marry the two, such as graphic design, video game design, or marketing. Your Free Career Test has a general career test, and that’s where we recommend you start your journey. It’s our flagship career test because it ranks your interest in 15 broad categories. Those 15 broad categories include:

  1. Art
  2. Business
  3. Communications
  4. Culinary
  5. Education
  6. Engineering
  7. Finance
  8. Healthcare
  9. Legal
  10. Multimedia
  11. Public Service
  12. Science
  13. Social Science
  14. Technology
  15. Trade

The 15 broad career categories on your career test results provide a big-picture overview of your career interests. These are also the categories that most resemble college departments, degree tracks, and trade school options. If you’re undecided about what you want to be when you grow up or what career is right for you, your interest scores will point you in a direction to focus when doing your career and college research. 

There are two last points to call out.

  1. This resource does not include personality questions on your tests. Diversity of thought, experience, and personality type are all important in the workforce. We do not jump to conclusions and assume one career field is better for a person based on personality.
  2. Your interests change over time. Your career interests as a high school student may vary if you took one of our tests as a college student. Remember, even though you score high in a few categories today, that doesn’t reflect what your future self may score later.

Your Free Career Test is used for career research and college exploration by K-12 school districts, colleges, universities, and workforce centers worldwide. We hope you like it as much as they do! Now if you haven’t already, go ahead and take our flagship career test, and get started.