Why should high school students take a career-preference test when many aren’t even thinking about their college majors yet? Because the perspective the quizzes give can give valuable direction before high schoolers start their college years.

We recently took the following three career tests that would be good choices for high school students. Even though they are not free (you must register and pay before you can access your results), we found them to be well designed and informative.

Option One: The Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential (MAPP)

This well-constructed quiz, offered online by Assessment.com, contains 71 thought-provoking questions and takes about 30 minutes to complete. After taking the test, you are only given a partial report about your career preferences. You must then pay $89.95 to read your full report. We’re not wild about that, but do check out this quiz. The input it provides could be worth the investment.

Option Two: CareerKey Tests

CareerKey.org offers a selection of online self-assessment quizzes to help students pick college majors, choose careers, understand their aptitudes, and more. How much does it cost to take these tests? Unfortunately, the CareerKey website doesn’t answer that question clearly; it seems to be necessary to create an account.

Option Three: Kolbe Index/Instinct Quiz

This unusual 36-question quiz, also intelligently constructed, evaluates the ways that responders respond instinctively to different situations and choices. After taking the quiz, you will be charged $49.95 to assess your report.

Aren’t there Any Free Online Career Tests?

We have written on this blog in the past about free online career tests. and of course, you can Participate in the National Career Pathway Study to gain new insights about making career and educational decisions that align with your interests, passions, and aptitudes.

Happy Career Testing . . . Happy Succeeding

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