When you’re faced with the decision to start choosing a college, it can be very overwhelming. With so many community colleges and universities to choose from, how do you know which is the right school for you? Do you go the Ivy League route or stay closer to home? When selecting the right college, don’t base your decision on proximity, price or popularity: make sure you find one that will be the best fit for your personality and skills.

The Myers-Briggs personality test will help you choose a career that fits your personality type. For example, ESFJ individuals (extravert, sensing, feeling and judging) will excel in nursing, child care or social work. If you don’t know your personality type, take this short personality quiz to help you better understand the connection between your personality type and a career that fits you best.

Once you find your personality type, search the web for college programs that fit your style. If you don’t want to go the traditional school route, there’s always education online. There are so many available online associates degree programs to be had, so scour the web and find the best fit for you.

For the Dramatic

To be or not to be, that is the question. If you can adapt different characters at the drop of the hat and can channel Jim Carrey or Julia Roberts, then a career as an actor is your ticket. You can take your skills to the big screen or to your local playhouse. Carnegie Mellon, Juilliard and Tisch are all top acting colleges in the U.S., so hone your skills and become the best dramatist you can be.

For the Surgeon

A field as a surgeon or surgical technologist isn’t for the faint of heart. Blood, broken bones and thousands of stitches are all part of the job. If you can handle all that and more, a position as a surgeon may be on your horizon.

Surgical technology is an option. Through this program you will learn the skills needed to work in a fast-paced operating room and get the confidence and education you need to become part of a surgical team. You can find their surgical technology programs in 18 different cities around the U.S.

For the Planner

You plan every minute of every day with calendars, smartphones and planners. Your friends come to you when they need help planning the perfect birthday bash, and you always deliver. Large corporations depend on planners and visionaries and you can expand your skills to many outlets. You can become the best wedding planner on the East Coast; you can become the brains behind the largest corporation on the Southwest Region. Planning and organization skills are some of the top qualities businesses look for and you can succeed greatly in any career you choose.

San Diego State and Kaplan University are two of the most prestigious schools for event planning.

For the Storyteller

Turn your passion for words and storytelling by majoring in journalism. You will fine tune your craft and learn how to communicate a variety of stories through video, print and online media. If you’re a natural in front of the camera and can communicate with people effortlessly, a career in broadcasting for you. But if you prefer using your talents to knock out story after story from the comforts of home or in a work environment, the print and online world is your match. UC Berkeley and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication both have distinguished journalism programs.

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