What Job Is Best For Me?

Choosing a career is never a simple decision. When you are young and just starting out, you can be overwhelmed by the variety of jobs out there and stressed out about finding somebody to hire you in the first place. As you gain experience, you find out that career paths are rarely straight lines, and every few years you may find yourself pondering what next step in your career is the "right" one. Basically, you're constantly trying to find out what job is best for you, no matter how old or how experienced you are.

That's why PayScale created our Best Job for Me quiz.

Learn About Jobs That Fit Your Personality

PayScale's Best Jobs for You quiz is a fun, easy way to learn about jobs that fit your interests and values. We ask a few easy questions about the kind of work you want to do, your education, your personality and whether salary or job satisfaction is most important, and generate a list of jobs from our Research Center that fit your answers. Then we show some statistics about each job title, including demographics, salary, typical degree levels and majors for people with that job, and job stress, satisfaction and meaning statistics.

Consider a New Career Path

Nowadays, it's not uncommon to switch careers no matter how long you've spent in one particular field. If you feel like you are reaching a plateau, want to explore new and exciting options that fit you better in this stage of life or just want a change, this quiz may help you answer the question "What career is best for me?"

If PayScale's Best Jobs tool suggests a new job that excites you, consider using our Research Center to find out more about it and see related job listings, or our Career Path Explorer tool to find out how other people with that job title got that job and what job titles they went on to hold down the line.

PayScale's Best Jobs Lists

Want to keep exploring? Check out our Best Jobs lists. We've run the numbers on the thousands of job titles in our career database to reveal which jobs are best for Introverts, Working Parents, College Students and Do-Gooders. We've also created a fun interactive map that shows the most popular jobs in each state.