The decision to pick the right career path and/or college may seem daunting! Fortunately, there are various resources available to you (for free!) that will help guide your decisions. 

      Self-assessments are important because they use your unique skills, interests, and personality traits to choose career paths as good matches for you. Starting these assessments in your Sophomore or Junior year allows you plenty of time to research your results and make a decision about what you want to do after high school.

      As if choosing your career path wasn’t hard enough, the decision to choose a college is also quite the task. The College Search Tools provided below should help with that! These tools allow you to input certain criteria (GPA, test scores, location desired, major, etc) and then see a personalized list of schools that fit your needs/wants.


      Career & Personality Assessments


      What You’ll Find

      California Career Zone

      • Free service that uses personality assessments to match students to career fields

      • Create an account so that you can go back and access your test results anytime

      • Click on “Assess Yourself” to access the various assessments

      Sierra College Career Coach

      • Take a free Career Assessment (choose from quick or in-depth assessments)

      • Browse Careers and Programs

      Education Planner

      • Website with various resources including career-planning and personality assessments

      • Click on “Career Planning” and then “Find Careers” for career assessments

      O*Net Interest Profiler

      • 60-question Interest Profiler assessment that links your results to various career options

      My Next Move

      • Browse through careers based on key words or interest

      California Colleges Career Exploration

      • Includes an Interest Profiler assessment, as well as a Career Search tool


      College Search Tools