Aptitude Testing and Research since 1922
Since 1922, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people understand their innate potential and choose careers that fit how their minds like to work, naturally.About Us
There are half a million careers in the world.
How do you find yours?
Just like scientists use data to make predictions, aptitude testing can help you predict the types of careers you’ll thrive in. Our work is rooted in the scientific study of human abilities and the mission of our founder, Johnson O’Connor, who believed that everyone has natural talents that should be nurtured and used.What Are Aptitudes
Who Can Benefit From Our Approach?
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
High school students preparing for college make up one portion of the Foundation’s clients. Identifying strengths and weaknesses as a result of aptitude testing can make the process of making decisions about schools and majors much easier. Before investing time and money in education, it makes sense to give some thought to how that education relates to careers.
COLLEGE STUDENTS & GRADS
College students may have already made some decisions about education and career, and they will benefit from learning about their aptitudes too. Gaining insight into which role is most appropriate for them within a given field, or learning about new ideas they hadn’t previously considered, are just two examples of the kinds of information college students would obtain from our testing.
About half our clients are employed adults who want help in planning their career path. Adults who decide to take advantage of the Foundation’s aptitude testing program include people unhappy or dissatisfied by their current jobs, those facing promotions or transfers, and those who are facing downsizing or other types of career transition.
Scheduling & Cost
Our aptitude testing program consists of two sessions, each about three and a half hours long, and the evaluation conference, which can take one to one and a half hours.
Our current fee is $750 in all offices except $850 in San Francisco, Florida, and Austin, Texas. The fee will be $850 in all of our offices as of February 1st, 2022.
What are Aptitudes?
Aptitudes are natural talents for doing certain kinds of things quickly and easily. We measure 19 different aptitudes ranging from reasoning abilities to musical talents to workplace personality. These abilities aren’t related to what you’ve learned in school or your interests, which can change over time. Aptitudes are talents you’re born with, so you can use your test results to make decisions throughout your career. Learn more about aptitudes
Our Tests are Different
Personality tests and interest questionnaires reflect how you feel about yourself at that moment in time. Our tests don’t consist of answering subjective questions or filling out forms, and they’re not influenced by factors like past experiences or schooling. We provide objective data about how your mind likes to work and what careers might best match your combination of abilities.
How will Aptitude Testing Help Me Choose a Career?
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is one of the most important aspects of career planning. Aptitude testing provides objective data about the areas you’re likely to succeed in and the ones you might want to avoid. People tend to be more satisfied and successful in occupations that use their aptitudes.
The Testing Experience
Our tests aren’t like school tests but are more like puzzles or games. About half of our tests are given individually by a trained test administrator; the rest are given using audio-visual equipment. There are no “good” or “bad” scores on our tests, just objective measurements of how naturally a task comes to you.
“The Individual who knows his own aptitudes, and their relative strengths, chooses more intelligently among the world’s host of opportunities.”