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Instructions for Taking the Interest Profiler

Read the work activities from top to bottom and answer in the correct order.

Don’t think about whether you have enough education or training to do the work or how much money you would make. Rather just think of whether you would like or dislike performing the activity if you were capable.

Mark the "Like", "Dislike", or "Unsure" box based on how much you would enjoy that activity.

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Mark whether you think you might like performing the following activities.

1. Build kitchen cabinets
2. Lay brick or tile
3. Develop a new medicine
4. Study ways to reduce water pollution
5. Write books or plays
6. Play a musical instrument
7. Teach an individual an exercise routine
8. Help people with personal or emotional problems
9. Buy and sell stocks and bonds
10. Manage a retail store
11. Develop a spreadsheet using computer software
12. Proofread records or forms
13. Repair household appliances
14. Raise fish in a fish hatchery
15. Conduct chemical experiments
16. Study the movement of planets
17. Compose or arrange music
18. Draw pictures
19. Give career guidance to people
20. Perform rehabilitation therapy
21. Operate a beauty salon or barber shop
22. Manage a department within a large company
23. Load computer software into a large computer network
24. Operate a calculator
25. Assemble electronic parts
26. Drive a truck to deliver packages to offices and homes
27. Examine blood samples using a microscope
28. Investigate the cause of a fire
29. Create special effects for movies
30. Paint sets for plays
31. Do volunteer work at a non-profit organization
32. Teach children how to play sports
33. Start your own business
34. Negotiate business contracts
35. Keep shipping and receiving records
36. Calculate the wages of employees
37. Test the quality of parts before shipment
38. Repair and install locks
39. Develop a way to better predict the weather
40. Work in a biology lab
41. Write scripts for movies or television shows
42. Perform jazz or tap dance
43. Teach sign language to people with hearing disabilities
44. Help conduct a group therapy session
45. Represent a client in a lawsuit
46. Market a new line of clothing
47. Inventory supplies using a hand-held computer
48. Record rent payments
49. Set up and operate machines to make products
50. Put out forest fires
51. Invent a replacement for sugar
52. Do laboratory tests to identify diseases
53. Sing in a band
54. Edit movies
55. Take care of children at a day-care center
56. Teach a high-school class
57. Sell merchandise at a department store
58. Manage a clothing store
59. Keep inventory records
60. Stamp, sort, and distribute mail for an organization

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