Psychometrists administer psychological tests which aim to 'measure' functions such as cognition (often referred to as IQ or intelligence tests), interest (for example career assessments) and personality. The results are usually interpreted by a psychologist or psychiatrist to better understand the clients attitudes, abilities, medical condition or suitability in the workplace. Psychometrists hold an honours degree in research psychology and are registered with the HPCSA.
Career choice assessments are focussed on young people in the early stages of making career choices. The world of work has and is changing at a rapid pace.
Choosing which career is most suited for you is one of the more important and daunting decisions of your life. Understanding yourself is the most important aspect in making an informed career decision.
In order to have a better understanding of yourself, you need to identify what you enjoy doing, what you are good at and what really matters to you.
Psychometric assessment can assist in identifying your interests, abilities, and personality preferences which gives you a better understanding of yourself and how you see yourself fitting into the world of work.