In this career quiz, there are 10 questions that will analyze if the Transportation Planners career is right for you.
There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Okay and Like.
Answer “Dislike” if you tell yourself “Ugh… Sounds boring” or “I’m not sure” Answer “Okay” if you tell yourself “Umm… I think I will be okay with that” Answer “Like” if you tell yourself “Yes, I’m interested”
Ready? Let’s start
You’re interested in transportation like principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
You’re interested in the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Prepare reports or recommendations on transportation planning.
Recommend transportation system improvements or projects, based on economic, population, land-use or traffic projections.
You like working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking.
You like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
You like following set procedures and routines.
You like working with data and details more than with ideas.
You like work that includes practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
You like dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. You like working outside, and hate paperwork or working closely with others.
Now count how many points you have. Dislike = 0 point Okay = 1 point Like = 2 points
After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.
They plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.
They develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.
Social Science and Humanities Green New & Emerging Governmental and Regulatory Administration, Research, Design and Consulting Services, Transportation Engineering Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
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Written by: Stanley Tan
Transportation Planners prepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.