#1 Save time
A career aptitude evaluation lets you zero in exactly what programs to apply to, which classes to take, and which internships would be the most beneficial to you. This means you’re graduating on time with the knowledge, skills, and relevant experience you’ll need to be competitive in the workforce. Not changing majors 3 times like the average student or extending your college career by 2 years+.
#2 Save money
Each time a student changes majors it adds 8%-10% more to the tuition bill. If they change it the average 3 times, that college education just cost 24%-30% more. That means more money parents have to shell out and/or more student loans to pay off. A career aptitude evaluation reduces the number of times a student changes majors, keeping tuition lower. Alternately, it directs those that would benefit from learning a trade away from making the costly mistake of attending college.
#3 Make strategic choices
Do you need to go to that ivy league/out of state university for undergrad, especially if you know need to go to medical or law school afterwards? Why not take the full ride scholarship to the public university and let your college fund keep growing so grad school is less expensive?
While some people would benefit from going to college to accomplish their professional goals, others not so much. They may excel in a highly skilled trade or by joining the armed services. A career aptitude evaluation points you in the professional direction that best aligns with your personality, strengths, and interests.
#4 Personal and financial independence sooner
Millennials are known as the boomerang generation because they often end up back at home with their parents, unable to afford living independently and drowning in student loan debt. A career aptitude test can help young adults plan their future properly so they can achieve independence sooner and feel like the grown-ups they are.
#5 Greater work (and overall life) satisfaction
The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work. That’s a third of their life in the 9-5 grind! So the work that you do and where you do it will have a huge impact on your quality of life and overall happiness in the long run. You can turn the odds of happiness in your favor by taking a career aptitude test now and reap the returns many years into the future.