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 Investigative theme is our focus.
Let's start with the men. The occupations most like to choose Investigative as the top theme included Science Teacher, Optometrist, Software Developer, Chiropractor, Pharmacist, Engineer, Physicist, Dentist, and Computer Scientist. The least likely included Buyer, Retail Sales Representative, Advertising Account Manager, Retail Sales Manager, Florist, Farmer/Rancher, and Paralegal.
For women, the list was almost identical. Among the most likely to choose Investigative were Science Teacher, Optometrist, Chiropractor, Software Developer, Engineer, Dentist, Pharmacist and Veterinarian. Among the least likely were Buyer, Retail Sales Representative, Retail Sales Manager, Financial Analyst, Advertising Account Manager, Florist, and Production Worker.
Of course, it's possible to have Investigative 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.