Oregon Vocational Interest Scales (ORVIS)

 

Please rate the degree to which you like to do the following activities, using the following scale.

 

 

I would like to…

 

1

Strongly dislike

2

 

Dislike

3

 

Neutral

4

 

Like

5

Strongly like

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Make important things happen          

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2.

Be the financial officer for a company

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3.

Help others learn new ideas               

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4.

Create works of art                            

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5.

Be a chemist                                       

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6.

Care for cattle or horses                     

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7.

Be a professional athlete                    

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8.

Be a translator or interpreter              

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9.

Lead other people                              

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10.

Be an office manager

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11.

Care for sick people

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12.

Create new fashion designs               

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13.

Design a laboratory experiment         

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14.

Be a farmer                                        

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15.

Engage in exciting adventure            

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16.

Be a librarian                                      

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17.

Be a sales or marketing director         

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18.

Plan budgets                                      

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19.

Be an elementary-school teacher       

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20.

Be a professional dancer

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21.

Be a mathematician

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22.

Construct new buildings

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23.

Survive in the wilderness

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24.

Be a professor of English

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25.

Be the chief executive of a large company

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26.

Prepare financial contracts

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27.

Be a social worker

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28.

Write short stories or novels

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29.

Explain scientific concepts to others

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30.

Be a forest ranger

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31.

Be a racing car driver

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32.

Make up word puzzles

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33.

Organize a political campaign

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34.

Develop an office filing system

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35.

Be a minister, priest, rabbi, or other religious teacher

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36.

Play an instrument in a symphony

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37.

Be a physicist

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38.

Cultivate plants

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39.

Face physical danger

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40.

Edit a newspaper

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41.

Be the master of ceremonies at a meeting

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42.

Supervise the work of others

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43.

Counsel persons who need help

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44.

Redecorate one’s house

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45.

Carry out medical research

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46.

Go on nature walks

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47.

Be a military officer

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48.

Know many languages

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49.

Plan an advertising campaign

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50.

Plan investment strategies

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51.

Instruct parents on child care

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52.

Select art works for a museum

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53.

Be a scientific reporter

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54.

Do woodworking

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55.

Compete in athletic events

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56.

Be a foreign correspondent

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57.

Debate topics in a public meeting

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58.

Establish time schedules

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59.

Be a doctor or nurse

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60.

Sing professionally

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61.

Solve complex puzzles

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62.

Raise flowers

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63.

Be a bounty hunter

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64.

Speak fluently on any subject

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65.

Persuade others to change their views

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66.

Monitor business expenses

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67.

Be a physical therapist

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68.

Be an actor or actress

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69.

Develop a computer program

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70.

Repair cars or trucks

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71.

Be a long-distance bicycle rider

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72.

Read many books

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73.

Be a state governor or senator

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74.

Be a purchasing agent

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75.

Provide comfort and support to others

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76.

Be an artist or architect

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77.

Be a statistician

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78.

Work with tools and machinery

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79.

Be a police officer

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80.

Keep a diary or journal

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81.

Run for political office

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82.

Keep track of a company's inventory

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83.

Participate in charity events

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84.

Act in a play

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85.

Design Internet web pages

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86.

Make decisions that affect a lot of people

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87.

Manage a computer data base

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88.

Help people make career decisions

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89.

Write songs

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90.

Keep detailed records

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91.

Be a counselor or therapist

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92.

Paint or draw

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