Yesterday on MSN.com they had a little color test you take to check which career you should be in. For fun, I took it.
Here are my results:
Best Occupational Category
You're a RESEARCHER
Key Words: Independent, Self-Motivated, Reserved, Introspective, Analytical, and Curious. The investigative types gather information, analyze and interpret data, and inquire to uncover new facts. They have a strong scientific orientation, enjoy academic or research environments and prefer self-reliant jobs. Dislikes are group projects, selling, and repetitive activities.
RESEARCHER OCCUPATIONS Suggested careers are College Professor, Physician, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Chemist, Marketing Research, Inventor, Sales Forecasting, Project Engineer, Dentist, Identifying Consumer Demand, Chiropractor, Dentist, Medical Technician, Optometrist, Research & Development Manager, Respiratory Therapist, Real Estate Appraiser, Chiropractor, Veterinarian, Geologist, Physicist, Science Teacher, Medical Technologist, and Author of Technical Books.
RESEARCHER WORKPLACES Task-oriented careers where you can become absorbed in the job, be original and creative, and not conform to rigid company rules will work best for you. Unstructured organizations, for example, that allow you to sail your own ship are vital.
Suggested Researcher workplaces are universities and colleges, home office positions, medical facilities, computer-related industries, scientific foundations and think tanks, research firms, and design laboratories.
2nd Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR
Key Words: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional
These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or whether they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.
So, I guess I work in my 2nd best occupational category. Unless you count the fact that I am an adjunct professor at SUU teaching voice lessons. And I do a fair amount of vocal research...one of my favorite books Joel bought me for my birthday last month is called, "The diagnosis and correction of vocal faults" and is fascinating. So, I can see how the first one fits to a degree, (all of the key words really do apply to me) but my true love lies in the arts, so I wouldn't be a very happy doctor, unless I could be acting on the side or something. :)
So, go take it...find out if you're in the right career.