The latest version of the Strong was released in December 2004. There were a number of changes to the test questions and the resulting reports. One change was the ranking of the different professions for men and women in each general occupational theme code, according to the most and least likely to choose that theme. This time the Artistic theme is our focus.
Let's start with the men. The occupations most likely to choose Artistic as the top theme included Editor, Technical Writer, ESL Instructor, English Teacher, Translator, Art Teacher, Attorney, and Minister. The least likely included Production Worker, Farmer/Rancher, Financial Analyst, Bookkeeper, Accountant, Health Information Specialist, Medical Technician, and Banker.
For women, the list was almost identical. Among the most likely to choose Artistic were Editor, ESL Instructor, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Urban & Regional Planner, Art Teacher, Translator, and Attorney. Among the least likely, the list is the same as for men: Production Worker, Farmer/Rancher, Financial Analyst, Bookkeeper, Accountant, Health Information Specialist, Medical Technician, and Banker.
Of course, it’s possible to have Artistic as your top theme and not like any of the above occupations. This information shows the general trend, and is not a reason to either choose or eliminate any option from your career search.