Today I met with a guy from a vocation rehab evaluation company. Basically he gathered information and had me do some basic testing to evaluate my level of comprehension. Well, needless to say. . . I was some pretty basic tests and I was surprised at how difficult some of them were for me :) Especially the BASIC math. However, I know math is my weakest ability. But even some of the other stuff that I KNOW I learned in elementary/middle school was hard to recall. In my defense I have been out of school now for like 14 years :)
The evaluation also consisted of me reviewing and determining my interests and what careers fall into the categories that I show interest in. I was not surprised at all at the results. I am not an undecided personality. . I'm the opposite, I know what I like and I know what I am good at. My results came back with HIGH scores in the Arts-Professional, Arts-skilled, Service-professional and Service-skilled. So basically the jobs/educations I am interested in all fall under those catagories.
#1 Arts-Professional includes actor/actress, comedian, fashion designer, drama, music & art teacher, interior design and painter/sculptor.
#2 Arts-Skilled includes graphic designer, advertising designer, sign painter, pottery, crafts, floral designer and photography.
#3 Service-Professional includes athletic trainer, health educator, recreational therapist, many aspects of teaching, Art Therapist, caseworker, nurse, physical therapist, Pediatrician (haha), oooh also plastic surgery! It also includes most psychology careers.
#4 Service-Skilled includes Aerobic instructor, Yoga instructor, tour guide, animal control worker, cosmetologist, flight attendant, ooh hey it lists 'wig stylist', also physical therapist, nursing, police officer, FBI special agent, paramedic, and the best one is body guard. lol.
That's not a complete list of all the careers that are listed in each category. .but it gives you an idea of what kind of jobs fall into them. As you can see I have 2 distinct interests. One is Art and the other is Service. I guess those both describe me pretty well. I LOVE art/creativity and I like to use my talents to bring a service or help others around me.
I will meet with my rehab worker and we'll go from here and start putting together a plan and getting things rolling as to whether I will go for a degree or a technical college/certificate. But it was interesting to have my personality and my abilities evaluated :)
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