Parents observe, reinforce, and take pride in their teen's efforts and accomplishments during their developmental years. As a parent, this familiarity, coupled with your experiences in the world of work, makes you a valuable resource to your sons and daughters as they decide what to do after completing high school. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program can help with this difficult decision.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes eight individual tests covering verbal and math skills, mechanical knowledge, electronics, etc. It also provides three Career Exploration Scores for Verbal Skills, Math Skills, and Science and Technical Skills. These three scores serve as one of several pieces of information about your teen that can aid in the exploration of a wide variety of educational and career options. The ASVAB is offered at no cost and no obligation to high school students.
Students can use this website to explore occupations and consider whether their skills, as measured by the three Career Exploration Scores, and interests, as measured by the FYI, are comparable to the demands of occupations that appeal to them. Research has shown that students who participate in the ASVAB Program experience less career indecision, enjoy greater confidence in making career decisions, and consider more thoughtfully their options than do students who do not participate in the ASVAB Program.
A junior or senior can also use their scores from the ASVAB to enlist in the Military after graduation. The scores are good for two years. However, no one is under any obligation to the Military as a result of taking the ASVAB. Many students take the ASVAB for career exploration and have no interest in military occupations.
We encourage you to participate in exploring educational and career options with your teen.