Using Assessment Tools to Help Identify Career Paths

Career assessments can tell you what your personality type is, what values are important to you and what your interests and skills are.  They will identify the occupations that are most suitable for you based on this information. You may think you know enough about a career to either cross it off your list or decide that it’s perfect for you, but through your research you could learn something that will surprise you.  Knowing as much as possible about ourselves can provide the information we need to make wise career-related decisions.  Check out this article https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-a-career-test-526165 to learn more about how career assessments can assist in understanding your professional identity as well as learning about the variety of career assessments available to UTSA students & alumni through the Career Center https://careercenter.utsa.edu/blog/2016/06/09/career-assessments/.

By Sara Goede
Sara Goede Career Counselor, College of Liberal and Fine Arts Sara Goede