What kind of engineer should you be?

pin it - what kind of engineer should you be?

Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already!

You can skip a few questions if you don't like them, but the more you answer the more accurate the test will be. Well, within all the accuracy it's capable of, that is. Which isn't much.

Also - if you're a teacher and want to print this out so a whole class of future engineers can take it, I now have a printable version!

Another possible job for me might be...
Politician
Cosmetologist
Teacher
Pilot
Veterinarian
Retail

What are you most likely to doodle on the side of a paper when you're bored?
Squares
Cars, buildings, trees... other things you see around you
Arrows
Clouds, airplanes, rockets, other things in the sky
Lines
Circles

Are you good at minding your own business?
Yes
No

What would you rather do?
Be a mad scientist
Break stuff
Build big impressive things
Invent cool gadgets
Make the world a better place

Favorite way to spend your free time?
Doing puzzles or creating things that involve putting pieces together
Hanging out with friends and family
Expressing myself through art or something I create
Expressing myself directly, like writing my thoughts down or speaking to groups

Do you like being in charge?
No
Yes
Doesn't matter

Favorite color?
Blue
Gray
Yellow
Orange
Purple
Black
Green
Red
White
Pink

My mad scientist laboratory would have...
Colorful liquids in test tubes
A greenhouse full of plants (maybe evil plants?)
Everything, it'd be a total mess!
Blinky lights

What do people like about you?
I'm relaxed and easy to get along with
I'm convincing, opinionated, and fresh
I'm very supportive and loyal

Word that describes you best?
Happy
Understanding
Helpful
Successful

What's something you'd HATE at work?
Getting messy
Sitting at a desk all day
Constantly being distracted and having to switch tasks
Working in isolation

I'd rather have friends who are...
Confident
Generous
Unique
Not into creating drama
Imaginative

I'd rather work
Alone. I don't care how helpful the group is.
With a group of helpful people.

I'm good at helping people...
Understand others and resolve disagreements
Understand complex ideas
Understand themselves and what they're really looking for
Get their head out of the clouds and have a reality check

What's more important?
That everything is done right
That people get along

Where would you like to go to work?
Outer space
My own special cubicle
A hospital
A busy factory
The great outdoors
A different city every week

Favorite kitchen utensil?
Meat thermometer
Microwave
Wire whisk
Blender
Spatula

If I'm late on a project, it's more likely because it...
Takes me a while to get motivated, I'm a procrastinator
Takes me a while to get done, I'm a perfectionist.

What size company do you think you'd want to work at?
Huge, like the government
Someplace in the middle
A big company, with lots of people to meet and room to move around
A small company, with a few dedicated people I'm close to

Word that best describes you
Adventurous
Ambitious
Practical
Nerdy
Organized