Similarity to College Students and to Job Groups


Based on your interests, the JVIS will help guide you in a focused direction while allowing you the freedom to explore options within your top-ranked job groups and university major clusters.

One of the most distinct advantages of the JVIS is that it uses broad families (clusters) of related majors and jobs. Using specific majors or occupations can be very limiting. Also, it would be impractical to list all of the several thousands of options that exist. These broad families (clusters) allow great flexibility for you to explore many specific options within the cluster. An example of a job cluster is Occupations in Law and Politics. An example of a job that falls within the cluster is Tax Attorney.

Note: Please remember that the sample majors or jobs are just a few SAMPLES of many that exist in any given group. You are encouraged to explore specific careers that fall under your recommended Job Groups.

Both the College Students and Job Groups results are obtained by comparing your JVIS profile with that of the average person in each of these many different subgroups.

Similarity scores can range from +1.0 (Very Similar) through 0 (Neutral) to - 1.0 (Very Dissimilar). A score is calculated for each different cluster.

Similarity to College Students

The JVIS profiles of over 10,000 university students were analyzed. These students were enrolled in more than 150 major areas of study. Based on this analysis, 17 University Major Clusters were identified. These 17 groups do not represent particular major fields of study. Instead, they are groups of majors displaying very similar interest patterns. Using these groups allows you to get a clear, yet comprehensive view of how your interests compare to the interests of students in a wide variety of fields.

The Similarity to College Students section compares your Basic Interest Scale profile to that of the average person in each of the 17 different University Major Clusters. A score is calculated separately for each University Major Cluster, based on the JVIS responses. These are presented in order from the most similar to the least similar. The top three most similar University Major Clusters are highlighted and a list of several sample majors from each cluster is presented. Beware, the majors provided are ONLY SAMPLES. Don't limit your exploration only to just these.

Similarity to Job Groups

The JVIS uses 32 Job Groups to comprehensively represent most jobs in North America. This allows you to focus on groups, which is easier than trying to consider the tens of thousands of jobs available today, and the thousands of additional jobs that will be available in the future.

Note: Be aware that the sample majors and specific occupations listed in the Extended Report are SAMPLES ONLY. Don't limit your exploration only to these particular jobs. The report also lists detailed information for your top three most similar job groups. This includes sample jobs and resources including books and web links, that may be useful for your job information search.