Occupational satisfaction is the level of satisfaction someone has with their chosen career. We have measured occupational satisfaction for many years to separate the impact of the organization someone works for (job satisfaction) from the work they do in that job (occupational satisfaction). Hundreds of thousands of people have taken the MBTI® assessment and responded to questions about their occupation. Each respondent is asked to choose the job category that best describes their occupation (such as loan counselor, editor, or human resources specialist) and confirm their level of satisfaction in that occupation.
We use this deep database of MBTI responses to create statistical models that predict satisfaction levels for each occupation. These models calculate the probability of someone being very satisfied, satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or dissatisfied in each occupation based on their personality preferences. This information provides both a sense of how satisfied someone is likely to be in that occupation and an idea of the uncertainty in the prediction itself. We need to know the level of uncertainty because there are many factors besides personality that influence someone's occupational satisfaction.
Where your predicted satisfaction level is higher than the average for people in the occupation sample, you're likely to find that occupation more satisfying.
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