The latest version of the Strong was released in December 2004. There were a number of changes to the test questions and the resulting reports. One change was the ranking of the different professions for men and women in each general occupational theme code, according to the most and least likely to choose that theme. This time the Social theme is our focus.
Let’s start with the men. The occupations most likely to choose Social as the top theme included Rehabilitation Counselor, School Counselor, Minister, Recreation Therapist, Corporate Trainer, School Administrator, and Nursing Home Administrator. The least likely included Artist, Investments Manager, Medical Illustrator, Bookkeeper, Financial Analyst, and Farmer/Rancher.
For women, the list was almost identical. Among the most likely to choose Social were Rehabilitation Counselor, School Counselor, Minister, Recreation Therapist, Nursing Home Administrator, Special Education Teacher, and Foreign Language Teacher. Among the least likely were Investments Manager, Artist, Research & Development Manager, Medical Illustrator, Computer Systems Analyst, and Geologist.
Of course, it's possible to have Social as your top theme on the Strong Interest Inventory and not like any of the above occupations. This information shows the general trend, and is not a reason to either choose or eliminate any option from your career search.
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