Career Quiz: Which Type Of Advanced Degree Is Best For Me?

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Career Quiz: Which Type Of Advanced Degree Is Best For Me?

After high school, everyone is expected to go to college, but not all of them make the cut. Do you think you can make it through your graduate school? The quiz below is designed to help you answer that and tell you the course that suits you best. Give it a try!


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  • 1. 
    Does the thought of being in school for 4 more years scare you?
    • A. 

      Of course, I'm sick of school already.

    • B. 

      I could do two, but not sure if I could do four more years.

    • C. 

      If I'm studying something I love I could spend 7 more years in school.

    • D. 

      No, I could spend four more very focused years in school.

  • 2. 
    Do you have feel that you have no other career options besides Medical, Dental or Pharmacy school?
    • A. 

      Yes, those are the only careers in science that make money.

    • B. 

      No, but my parents really want me to go into something professional and well respected.

    • C. 

      Of course I have options. I'm exploring new things everyday.

    • D. 

      I have options, but I know the degree I am getting now won't help me reach my goals.

  • 3. 
    Do you know what your short and long term goals are and how a graduate degree can help you achieve them?
    • A. 

      Not really, I just don't think I'll be able to get the job I want right now.

    • B. 

      Of course, a graduate degree is the only way.

    • C. 

      I'm not too sure what my goals are, but I know I love a certain discipline.

    • D. 

      I can't even decide what I want to eat for dinner. Long term goals are too much pressure.

  • 4. 
    How do you feel about living in poverty?
    • A. 

      It's so disturbing, sometimes there is no enough food on the table.

    • B. 

      I don't know man. Never been in poverty.

    • C. 

      Yeah, I know it's hard to pay bills and rent but we gonna make through it.

    • D. 

      It's so hard to pay fees for even my school, but I am not gonna stay like this forever.

  • 5. 
    Do you need a break from school?
    • A. 

      No, I need a divorce from school. I could never come back to school and be perfectly fine.

    • B. 

      I enjoy being in school and am excited to learn more.

    • C. 

      School is painful, but no pain no gain.

    • D. 

      If I'm in the right program I could put in a few more years.

  • 6. 
    Will a career-related work experience help you become more sure about what you want to do?
    • A. 

      No, I'm pretty sure I know where my passions lie.

    • B. 

      Yes, it will also make me more competitive for graduate school.

    • C. 

      Yes, I need to see what else is out there.

    • D. 

      Work experience will help confirm that.

  • 7. 
    Are you comfortable initiating and carrying out independent research?
    • A. 

      Nothing could scare me more. I love science, but research is not for me.

    • B. 

      I like working with people, I could conduct research with people.

    • C. 

      Research doesn't pay enough for me.

    • D. 

      I love working independently. I can't wait to be in charge of my own education.

  • 8. 
    Have you talked to a career counselor?
    • A. 

      What's a career counselor?

    • B. 

      Yes, we're on a first name basis.

    • C. 

      Yes, career counselor, academic adviser and a possible research mentor.

    • D. 

      No.

  • 9. 
    Do you want a higher salary?
    • A. 

      Yes, and I want the title to go with it.

    • B. 

      Of course, but if I do what I love the money will come.

    • C. 

      Yes, right now.

    • D. 

      I want to make money, but I could wait a bit longer to make the real big money.

  • 10. 
    Do you desire to be a leader in your field?
    • A. 

      Yes, and superb research will help me become one.

    • B. 

      Yes, through advocacy and health education.

    • C. 

      No, I just want to be employed.

    • D. 

      I just want to find something I love doing. It doesn't matter if I am a leader or not.