ORVIS Scoring Key

 

ITEMS OF THE OREGON VOCATIONAL INTEREST SCALES, SORTED BY SCALE

 

Leadership

1.

 Make important things happen

9.

 Lead other people

17.

 Be a sales or marketing director

25.

 Be the chief executive of a large company

33.

 Organize a political campaign

41.

 Be the master of ceremonies at a meeting

49.

 Plan an advertising campaign

57.

 Debate topics in a public meeting

65.

 Persuade others to change their views

73.

 Be a state governor or senator

81.

 Run for political office

86.

 Make decisions that affect a lot of people

Organization

2.

 Be the financial officer for a company

10.

 Be an office manager

18.

 Plan budgets

26.

 Prepare financial contracts

34.

 Develop an office filing system

42.

 Supervise the work of others

50.

 Plan investment strategies

58.

 Establish time schedules

66.

 Monitor business expenses

74.

 Be a purchasing agent

82.

 Keep track of a company’s inventory

87.

 Manage a computer data base

90.

 Keep detailed records

Altruism

3.

 Help others learn new ideas

11.

 Care for sick people

19.

 Be an elementary-school teacher

27.

 Be a social worker

35.

 Be a minister, priest, rabbi or other religious teacher

43.

 Counsel persons who need help

51.

 Instruct parents on child care

59.

 Be a doctor or nurse

67.

 Be a physical therapist

75.

 Provide comfort and support to others

83.

 Participate in charity events

88.

 Help people make career decisions

91.

 Be a counselor or therapist

Creativity

4.

 Create works of art

12.

 Create new fashion designs

20.

 Be a professional dancer

28.

 Write short stories or novels

36.

 Play an instrument in a symphony

44.

 Redecorate one’s house

52.

 Select art works for a museum

60.

 Sing professionally

68.

 Be an actor or actress

76.

 Be an artist or architect

84.

 Act in a play

85.

 Design Internet web pages

89.

 Write songs

92.

 Paint or draw

Analysis

5.

 Be a chemist

13.

 Design a laboratory experiment

21.

 Be a mathematician

29.

 Explain scientific concepts to others

37.

 Be a physicist

45.

 Carry out medical research

53.

 Be a scientific reporter

61.

 Solve complex puzzles

69.

 Develop a computer program

77.

 Be a statistician

Production

6.

 Care for cattle or horses

14.

 Be a farmer

22.

 Construct new buildings

30.

 Be a forest ranger

38.

 Cultivate plants

46.

 Go on nature walks

54.

 Do woodworking

62.

 Raise flowers

70.

 Repair cars or trucks

78.

 Work with tools and machinery

Adventure

7.

 Be a professional athlete

15.

 Engage in exciting adventures

23.

 Survive in the wilderness

31.

 Be a racing car driver

39.

 Face physical danger

47.

 Be a military officer

55.

 Compete in athletic events

63.

 Be a bounty hunter

71.

 Be a long-distance bicycle rider

79.

 Be a police officer

Erudition

8.

 Be a translator or interpreter

16.

 Be a librarian

24.

 Be a professor of English

32.

 Make up word puzzles

40.

 Edit a newspaper

48.

 Know many languages

56.

 Be a foreign correspondent

64.

 Speak fluently on any subject

72.

 Read many books

80.

 Keep a diary or journal

   
   

For additional information about the ORVIS scales, see Pozzebon, Visser, Ashton, Lee, & Goldberg (2010).
 
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