Recently, we blogged about how taking a career aptitude test can help you choose a major if you’re feeling uncertain about what you want to study in college. (We also wrote up a list of four tests to help get you started.)
Some career tests will churn out results that point you toward pretty specific degree path—“You’d make a great accountant, so study accounting!”—while others give a more general sense of your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. These kinds of results can be trickier to interpret, with categories like “mental acuity” and “spatial ability.”
While we can’t cover every possible outcome of your career aptitude test, we can help you understand what these categories are evaluating and what high or low scores might mean for you—including a few majors to explore as a result.
Because the Complete Aptitude Test evaluates your skill set across seven different categories, we’ll use it as an example here. Whichever test you decide to take, you can likely interpret your results in much the same way.