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10 Best College Majors for Your Personality Second Edition

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10 Best College Majors for Your Personality Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-863-3

Pages: 304

Edition: Second

Copyright: 2011 JIST Works

Size: 7.5 x 9.25

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., and The Editors at JIST

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By choosing a major that fits their personalities, college students may improve their career certainty, graduation rates, and even school involvement and satisfaction, according to research. With this best-selling book, students discover their personality types and the 10 best majors that relate to them.

This updated resource covers nearly 50 majors for the six personality types: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional. A self-assessment helps readers quickly determine their personality types. Next, more than 90 best majors lists reveal the 10 best majors overall for each personality type, plus many must-know facts and figures not found elsewhere. Other best majors lists for each personality type include the best majors ranked by potential pay and growth of their related occupations; best majors at the bachelor's and higher degree levels; and best majors for men, for women, for part-time jobs, or for self-employment. Bonus lists reveal the best majors for introverts, extroverts, persistent people, stress-tolerant people, detail-oriented people, innovators, and analytical thinkers.

The college majors are organized by personality type and described in an easy-to-digest format with information on typical sequences of high school and college courses, specializations in the major, related Classification of Instructional Programs, full descriptions of related jobs, earnings, growth, openings, verbal and math skill ratings, and other helpful details.

Key Features and Benefits

  • The only book that focuses on connecting the proven theory of personality type to the college major choice.
  • Includes unique best majors lists.
  • Demystifies college major choice by matching who you are with what to major in.
  • Saves immense amounts time and money by putting readers on the right path of study.
  • Provides a quick assessment to help you discover your dominant personality type.
  • Gives more than 90 "best majors" lists in the most engaging section of the book.
  • Is a rich source of facts on the majors and related careers that are the best fit for each personality.
  • Provides a cornucopia of current information for good career decision-making in a useful, interesting format. Handy printed tabs help readers easily find the descriptions of majors by personality type.




Table of Contents

Part I: Your Personality and Your Major
Part II: What’s Your Personality Type? Take an Assessment
Part III: The Best Majors Lists
Part IV: Best Majors Described

Author Bio

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a Senior Product Developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.

He has been a researcher and developer at Educational Testing Service, where he helped develop the SIGI Plus computer-based career information system. He oversaw the updating and enhancement of the SIGI PLUS database for more than 15 years. He has served as a board member and as president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. Shatkin is also a member of the National Career Development Association and a frequent presenter at its conferences.

Shatkin is the media’s go-to source for up-to-the-minute occupational information and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC News Now, the FOX Business Channel’s Money for Breakfast, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many more television and radio shows across the nation. He has been quoted in major print publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Publishers Weekly—just to name a few.

For interview requests or questions about Shatkin, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.

The Editors at JIST have dedicated their careers to helping people by making complicated occupational and job search information understandable, accessible, useful, and beneficial to readers at all levels. Together, they have more than 80 years of experience in writing, editing, teaching, training, supervision, libraries, and retail sales. They are deeply immersed in the career development field and are constantly on the lookout for the newest and most helpful books for job seekers.